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Jessica Jones

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On July 15, 2016
I recently completed a bit of an experiment. What if I, someone who has never read a comic book in my life, even when I was a kid, and who is openly hostile to superhero stories, watched a superhero show. How would it stand up? Does it work despite my hostility to the genre? Does […]

More Shandling

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On March 26, 2016

A few more Garry Shandling related links. One might forget how great the writing on The Larry Sanders Show was. So great. So hilarious. Thanks to Tom Till for the link. Conan O’Brien’s rem

Television

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On December 10, 2015

Back in June, I asked people what show I should watch. After some consideration, I briefly started watching Orange is the New Black, which I found basically fine but never got super into. I’ve w

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The Word “Fuck” in History

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On September 14, 2015
News you can use: Paul Booth, a historian at Keele University in England, found three examples dating from 1310 and 1311 of a man known in legal documents as Roger Fuckebythenavel. Booth said he believes Roger was not the bearer of a very unfortunate family name, but rather it was given to him derogatorily. “This […]
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