February 2004

The End of Sex

February 25, 2004

“We’re sorry; Frances is currently watching the final episode of Sex and the City and cannot come to the phone. Please leave your name and number and whether or not you want a call back after 10 pm.” Like a lot of good ideas, I had that one after I had fielded the third phone […]

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Seniors Drinking Me Under the Table

February 24, 2004

Among the things my father’s generation does better than mine is drink. They’ve done it longer, and harder, than their herb smoking children and they can just drink more than we do. I picked up this bit of wisdom the hard way this weekend when attending all the festivities at the Mystery Ball. The bartender […]

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The Sins of the Father

February 23, 2004

In the mid-sixties, a radical change shook television like a dog shakes a rat. Black people started appearing in sitcoms and commercials — a small niche previously reserved for a few “safe” black performers. I was just a small boy back then, but I remember this revolt clearly because it was vividly pointed out to […]

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Computers and Bad Karma

February 19, 2004

Computers run most of America and no one notices until something fouls up. You get a seven hundred dollar cable bill in the mail, or suddenly your services are cut off, or you start getting lots of mail offering you credit even though your credit rating is somewhere south of the equator. This is the […]

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Good Things You Shouldn’t Do in Valdosta

February 18, 2004

Sometimes you have to take the good ones with the bad ones.  These submissions to our list aren’t so bad… Move Away and return and expect things to be the same………. Decide that Ashley Street is the fastest route to ANYWHERE on your lunch break. Admit that you live in Clyattville. Take a wrong turn […]

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