TV Game Shows For 2022

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Name That Trauma A panel of four psychologists try to identify each contestant’s trauma by asking a series of yes/no questions like “Do you ever curl up in a ball on the couch unable to move due to a feeling of existential dread?” If they fail to identify the correct trauma in five minutes the contestant wins a free year …[ Read More ]

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The Big Game

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OK fellow fans, especially those of you lucky enough to have tickets for today’s big game. I just want to remind you to stick with the fundamentals that got you here. See the hot dog, eat the hot dog. See the beer, drink the beer. You’re not going to be able to win this thing all by yourself. Every fan …[ Read More ]

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A Night Out

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“It was really sweet of your parents to offer to sleep over our house and babysit the boys, wasn’t it? We haven’t had a night away together in two years. Do you want to go downtown for dinner and a movie, and then stay at that special hotel on Public Square like your dad suggested?” “That was a nice idea, …[ Read More ]

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The No-Service Economy

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By Raymond Lesser In the old Soviet Union, people stood in line for hours for the chance to buy a loaf of bread. Here in America we stand in line for hours for the chance to pay for one. This is corporate America’s new business model: You go into a store the size of an airplane hanger, filled from the …[ Read More ]

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10 Cent Beer Night

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Many people my age, including Forrest Gump, have had the chance to witness and even participate in world changing historical events such as the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, or the March on Washington where MLK gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. I have not been so fortunate but I was at the most famous Cleveland sports fiasco …[ Read More ]

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Why Do I Still Have A Landline?

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I get two bills every month for my landline, one for $47.81 from AT&T and another from my long distance provider for $9.61. I never make any long distance calls from my landline now that we have cell phones that can call anywhere in the country for no additional charges and services like Skype and Zoom that let us connect …[ Read More ]

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What Do You Want Be When You Grow Up?

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Chocolate consultant? Professional bridesmaid? Dog surfing instructor? Fortune cookie writer? These are currently among the top twenty “most amazing jobs in the world.” But what do kids really want to be when they grow up?  I was listening recently to an interview with Anthony Ramos, the star of the movie In the Heights. He said that when he was a …[ Read More ]

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Technical Difficulties

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I’m not really looking forward to a world where my refrigerator counts my calories and tells me what I’m allowed to eat, or my water meter cuts me off mid-shower because I’ve used up my self-imposed quota of hot water. I can only imagine the things that might go wrong when my self-driving car decides to take me to somewhere …[ Read More ]

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Forty Days, Forty Nights, Forty Years

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Forty years ago this month I married my partner in life and Funny Times, Susan Wolpert. As in the biblical saga of Noah it rained for 40 days and nights in the time preceding our wedding. After briefly considering building a boat, Susan’s Mom and Dad instead had a huge tent installed in their backyard in preparation for a continuing …[ Read More ]

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Road Trip

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“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” — Yogi Berra After a year of responsible isolation, echoey Zoom meetings, and hundreds of miles of walking around my block, I’m really looking forward to taking a road trip this summer. Before I had my own car I used to hitchhike to explore the country. When you …[ Read More ]

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