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I’m “Open Aircraft Palin”

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September 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm

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Run away! Run away!

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September 11, 2008 at 1:30 pm

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Behind the scenes with McCain and Palin

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The prospect of a McCain/Palin administration scares me, but this clip cracks me up.

P.S. The language in the video is quite NSFW. And please ignore the “click here to see more” link at the end of the clip.

P.P.S. For a lively, smart, personal take on Palin’s appointment that’s unlike any of the 10,000 other pieces you can read today on the subject, visit “I Am Sarah Palin” on Leaf-Stitch-Word. Forget experience and sexism. This is about class, people.

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September 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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What I didn’t have for breakfast today

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August 29, 2008 at 9:59 am

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Yet another example of why you shouldn’t sit down next to me if you see me anywhere

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You might be a normal person who hears a child chant, as I just did, “Made you look/Made you look/Now you’re in the baby book,” and forget it immediately. I envy you, friend. I, unfortunately, am not a normal person and I am therefore troubled by a number of things in that nyah-nyah:

  • Why does making someone look put him or her into the baby book?

  • Why is being in the baby book bad and, as a result, tauntable? I like babies. Wouldn’t being in the baby book be a good thing?

  • If being in the baby book is indeed a bad thing, what sort of person would trick another person, probably a friend or family member, into looking just to get him or her into a baby book?

The questions could go on forever (and it felt like they did in the original version of this post), and by now the person once sitting next to me would be running away as surely as if I had been pitching scientology, Atlas Shrugged, or CDs of the New Kids on the Block reunion.

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July 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm

The wrong spokesman

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Is it me, or should Lance Armstrong NOT be doing advertisements for drugs?

Just saw this ad on CNN.com:

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April 6, 2008 at 9:35 pm

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Living like savages in Chestnut Hill: an update

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Either 20 or 21 Septembers ago, my younger brother moved into a fifth-floor apartment in Back Bay. We dragged the first of his stuff up to the top floor of the elevator-free building. He turned the key in the door, opened it, and discovered that none of the five people living in very close quarters in that studio apartment had even begun to move out. They were all still asleep, in beds spread across the room.

I thought about that this morning as I looked across the living room of our house:

Eli, the model here, still has his own room for now (it’s the only unaffected room on the second floor, but he still has to move eventually because it’ll be Grace’s room when we’re done). The other four of us are stretched across the living room. After more than 20 years together, Jane and I are back in a one-bedroom place … with two other people!

For a more meaningful report on the way we live now, see Jane’s latest report.

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March 28, 2008 at 9:18 am

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