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The War on Flu

Flu season is fast approaching. You can tell because every 4-6 seconds we are told to get a flu shot. Flu shot ads are everywhere, and they’re more stealth than the actual flu. You can avoid the flu with hand washing and vigilance. But to avoid flu shot ads, you Read more…

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Masked Boozers

Halloween is once again upon us. It’s that time of year when grown adults dress up as monsters, superheroes, and celebrities … and proceed to get very drunk. This is something I’ve never understood. When anyone drinks too much, what happens? We do things and say things we later regret. Read more…

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America Ranks

I recently read that Alzheimer’s is the #6 leading cause of death in America. Even more concerning…America has a Top Ten for death. That’s awfully morbid, even if it is scientific. Fact is, we love ranking things in this country. Ten Best this. Top 25 that. We’re obsessed with rankings, Read more…

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Love is in the Air

Last week I performed in Washington state, where coffee, rain, and soccer are so plentiful, it will one day be annexed by South America. It’s a passionate culture in Washington, especially when it comes to coffee. It’s home to Starbucks, Tully’s, and awfully presumptuous Seattle’s Best Coffee…not to mention enough Read more…

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On Sharks and Tourism

This year is the 40th Anniversary of the movie Jaws, based on the novel by Peter Benchley. To mark the occasion, America watched Sharknado 3, based on the napkin drawing by a stoner in Long Beach. Jaws is one of those movies that makes me stop channel surfing. Sharknado 3 Read more…