February 2014

The Only True Love of Stuart and Edna

February 14, 2014

Watching Stuart get out of his electrician’s van was excruciating. Sl-o-o-o-w-ly his ponderous gray head emerged. Slo-o-o-w-ly he set one foot on the ground and slo-o-o-w-ly followed it with the other. Slo-o-o-w-ly  he turned his heavy body on his cane. Slo-o-o-w-ly stepped toward the back of his truck and opened the door to a wild jumble of transformers and conduits and circuit tracers and stack …

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I Call My Brother Fat Boy

February 10, 2014

Actress Jennifer Lawrence said in an interview recently that calling people fat on television should be illegal. If calling people fat were illegal, I’d be serving jail time. I call my brother Fat Boy. There’s a second brother, whom I call Smart Boy, and a third one, whom I call Muskrat. That is, I christened them that once upon a time. Those names, having a …

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