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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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Reconsidering The Wire

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On May 5, 2015
Dave Zirin has an excellent essay about reconsidering The Wire in the wake of the police murdering Freddie Gray. And he’s right–one thing missing from the show is how the police are actively part of the oppression of the poor and African-Americans in Baltimore and a second thing missing from the show are community activists […]
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