Everybody Is Cramping My Style
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Everybody Is Cramping My Style

I recently went through a profound identity crisis for which I blame the rest of the world. The very essence of my unique style were the Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades. I picked up my first pair in 1980 as a respectful nod to the Blues Brothers.  Back then, Wayfarers were already an artifact from the past (they were designed in 1952). … Continue reading

Me So Wanna Be Freshly Pressed
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Me So Wanna Be Freshly Pressed

 Oh, I so wanna be freshly pressed. Please Oh please press me Mrs. WordPress! I will be a good blogger, I swear. I’ll smile a lot, I’ll write answers to comments, I’ll comment on my comments on your comments, I’ll link back aplenty and send loads of likes to fellow bloggers, I will be so … Continue reading

Hey, Le Monde, You Suck Too!
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Hey, Le Monde, You Suck Too!

The French take proper spelling very seriously. It starts in school, with the traditional exercise of the dictation. You lose half a point out of 20 if you miss an accent, one point if you misspell a noun, and two points if you make a grammatical mistake. If spelling is really not your thing, you may literally collect an ego-crushing 0/20 … Continue reading