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Of All the Dr. Bronners I Have Known

My dad’s been dead for over seven years now. But strangers still come up to me, telling me what a great man he was. Greatness is like that. Failings are more intimate. My brother curses our dad every time I … Continue reading

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Slung Blood

My wife has been trying to get me to watch Sling Blade for forever. I kept abstaining. It wasn’t for me. I don’t really like Billy Bob. Etc. La-di-dah… Wrong again Lyle. Did you know that John Ritter is in … Continue reading

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Melon Collie Pony

I think I first heard about the movie Melancholia somewhere around the time they announced that Bernie Madoff was no longer suicidal. There seemed to be a lot of depression and suicide themed stories in the news around then. I … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m a Special Bunny

So the other day I was accidentally listening to the top rated kids song on Sirius-XM. It kinda reminds me of Harvey, but with Jimmy Stewart as the rabbit. It’s called I Think I’m a Bunny. It’s a song by … Continue reading

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Space Ballpoints!

The Fisher Space Pen: it writes in Zero gravity, upside down, underwater, through oil. US Astronauts used one on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Despite the packaging, I don’t think any ever traveled to the moon. They were made after that had … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Met an Ugly Horse, Part II

The Black Stallion Returns is a completely different movie from the first one. Instead of taking place on a desert island, or a New York farm, it takes place in the desert, far outside of Casablanca. Instead of being about … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Met An Ugly Horse

I love horse snouts. They make me smile. You got the big nostrils. The lips with patchy whiskers. Warm and squishy, but also firm and dexterous. They make the horse look older, maybe wiser too. In The Black Stallion, the … Continue reading

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Occupy Tomatoes

My wife’s mom makes a garden every year. Though she lives over 500 miles away, we still accumulate more butternut squash than you can shake a salt shaker at. And turnips turn up on our doorstep quite frequently. Mmmmmmm, so … Continue reading

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Shrinky Dinks and Me

There’s a lot going on in Shrink. You definitely get your money’s worth. There’s more acting and characters and plots and stuff in these two hours than you usually get in 3 movies. It sort of makes Hollywood feel like … Continue reading

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Spooner is as Spooner Does

I think that they really blew an important opportunity when they made the theatrical Scooby-Doo movies. If they hadn’t broken all the Scoobe rules, it could have been great. Because Matthew Lillard was spot-on-perfect as Shaggy. So there’s a bunch … Continue reading

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