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SIBR: A Monthly Column (9/14)

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere–ZZ Packer I read Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry a couple months ago.  The best part about the book was that each chapter was named after a famous short story.  I wrote down all the … Continue reading

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Hey, let’s celebrate Homey’s birthday!

Yes, let’s celebrate with a photo similar to the one from my previous post.  There are a few differences, of course.  Lego M—–l is now wearing an arty French beret, has switched from black jeans to blue jeans, and has … Continue reading

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Fodor’s said my clothes weren’t good enough for Paris.

So I was basically forced to buy an entirely new wardrobe to avoid looking like a fool when Beth and I head over there in a couple weeks.  Not only did I buy new boots, pants, and shirts, but I … Continue reading

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Lil Bub wee tea cups vs. Glam Breakfast coffee mug

Sometimes I get the itch to go back and delete all my posts except for this one and this one and then rededicate Outgoing Signals to its true purpose, the documentation and review of cups, mugs, bottles, steins, and other … Continue reading

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On Urban Fauna and Quadrupeds

Every year around this time I buy a few packs of the Allen & Ginter trading cards out of a sense of curiosity and nostalgia.  Although most of the cards feature baseball players, I have little interest in them; I’m … Continue reading

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The second worst beer I’ve had this year…

…came in the best bottle.  I’m talking about the Grätzer Ale from New Belgium (in conjunction with 3 Floyds Brewing).  Look, the bottle has zombies riding bicycles all over it.  The alpha zombie even has some brains in her bike basket.  … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: A Monthly Column (8/14)

Hark! A Vagrant–Kate Beaton Kate Beaton is my favorite comic artist working today.  What’s so great about her?  First off, her background in literature and history give her a supply of topics that goes way beyond the navel-gazing of many … Continue reading

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Upright book + garden gnome = post

I just finished up a three-day computer-free weekend.  I usually have to fight through a computer-free day, but this long weekend was no problem at all.  I wasn’t even tempted to check in on the internet, play Words With Friends, … Continue reading

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Casey cracked up. Pete, Bob, Gary, and George disappeared.

I was going through a box of old sports memorabilia last week when I found my dad’s autographed Casey Stengel baseball.  He got the ball signed when he was a kid and continued to play with it for many years, … Continue reading

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This one’s (also) for the ladies.*

Do you remember that photograph I posted last year of Marion smoking a cigar and drinking a beer on a tiny lakeside pier?  Well, I’m happy to report that I found the companion shot of her future husband doing the … Continue reading

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