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3 Bully Benefits

By Glenn T, published on Sep 28, 2011

It’s the latest epidemic of choice; championed by celebrities, government programs and televised public service announcements. But it’s not breast cancer, smoking or AIDS. In fact, it’s not a disease at all. It’s bullying. You can hardly watch television, surf the web or even listen to the radio without being reminded about the damage done by bullying and what you can do to stop it. For the profoundly uninspired, they even offer government-approved scripts for determining what to say in bullying situations - distilled down to a political-correctness so pure than you can almost clean tile... (more)

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3 Twilight Troubles

By Glenn T, published on Sep 21, 2011

Well, I’ve flirted with it plenty of times, but I’ve never really gone ahead and gotten down to it. To be honest, I didn’t really think I had to explain why I don’t like Stephanie Meyer’s idiot-opus - it seemed like the most obvious thing since Clay Aiken’s sexuality. But, it has come to my attention recently that there really are otherwise perfectly normal people who count themselves as fans of this literary abortion - and it’s time to finally lay it down once and for all. After all, can I really include this interminable saga of the ambiguously sexual paranormal into my lexicon of high-level... (more)

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3 Poor Placements

By Glenn T, published on Sep 14, 2011

If you’re a regular reader you know - it’s hard enough to figure out what to wear, let alone how to wear it. With clothiers peddling even less reliably valuable wares than Hollywood and the recording industry, we can hardly rely on magazines and model to tell us how to get it right. But it turns out that where you put something on your person is just as, if not more, important than what you’re putting on. In fact, you can easily turn something you should be wearing into something you shouldn’t just by putting in the wrong spot. Of course, we’re not talking about wrong-footing your shoes... (more)

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3 Gridiron Goods for Girls

By Glenn T, published on Sep 6, 2011

It is difficult to mark the passing from summer into fall, even in my land of threes, without noting the glorious return of our real national pastime: football. What has for the past six months been my passing, ancillary and utterly marginal interest in sports has now turned into a ravenous information, betting and televised game-play hungry beast that no one dares leave unsatiated. The American obsession with this weekly symphony of violence is well-documented and ever-growing, but not truly understood. I, for one, believe that as our society has become more and more gentrified (i.e. wussified)... (more)

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3 Musical Missings

By Glenn T, published on Aug 30, 2011

There is perhaps no greater indication of the rapidly diminishing social relevance that comes with age than pop music. I am old enough to recall how little sense it made that my parents literally hated the sound of the music I liked, and often compared it to “just noise.” My late mother was so convinced of its utter lack of artistic value that she cited my continuing consumption of this music as the primary reason for believing I was a drug addict (I wasn’t). And yet, a scant twenty years later, I can look upon the landscape of modern pop music with similar disbelief. Don’t get me wrong,... (more)

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3 Malodorous Maladies

By Glenn T, published on Aug 24, 2011

After being raised in a conservative household that could only generously be described as tolerant, and a decade-long stint in the military, it’s taken me the better part of my adult life to become a little more accommodating to the views of others. Ok, I know what you’re saying, and you’re right. I’m still a judgmental asshole, but now I’m mostly doing it for laughs, and deep down I think that the differences between us is what makes the world such a beautiful and fascinating place. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I suddenly think that it’s ok to be ignorant, entitled or otherwise ridiculous,... (more)

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3 Rapid De-Celebrations

By Glenn T, published on Aug 16, 2011

For a nation that seems as perilously perched on the brink of disaster as we’ve ever been, we sure seem to be doing an awful lot of celebrating these days. The celebrations from my younger days averaged about one per month, and only two of those qualified for the receipt of presents. There were holiday meals, but rarely holiday “parties” and more often than not, the occasions were marked exclusively by a card from my grandmother and check for five dollars. But the latest generation of “trophy kids” or Generation W (for Winning), seems to find opportunities to celebrate even the most mundane... (more)

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3 Fashion Laws

By Glenn T, published on Aug 10, 2011

One of the great surprises of this writing project has been just how many times I have written about clothing. On balance, I’m no more qualified to opine on style than anyone else you might find on the street. I am, however, uniquely qualified in voicing my opinion in the most honest of ways, and since the fashion industry seems founded mostly on delusion, I find my point of view needed in sometimes the most dire way. But like any good logician, I am not content with simply anecdotal remarking, and empirical evaluation. I need rules, axiom and laws that I can apply without passion or prejudice... (more)

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3 Superheroes We Were

By Glenn T, published on Dec 27, 2010

As it has often been said, youth is indeed wasted on the young. Despite my protestations to the contrary, I know that I’m still a relatively young man - but just when I’m starting to feel particularly youthful I see a few college kids and realize: man, that was a long time ago. There’s no doubt that I believe that the youngest generation may show less promise and hope for the future than any that has preceded it (including the ones that endured plagues) - but that doesn’t mean they are powerless. In fact, as I look back on my own youth, I had no idea what powers or even superpowers... (more)

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3 Xmas Party Xploits

By Glenn T, published on Dec 10, 2010

There is perhaps no single event more threatening to one’s continued employment than the office Christmas party. This seemingly benign or even joyful event, which ostensibly brings co-workers together to celebrate the holiday season, absent from the pressures of the workplace, couldn’t be further from its intended device. Whereas the idea is to remove the hierarchies, formalities and otherwise awkward deference of working relationships in furtherance of a fraternal atmosphere, it ends up being an exercise in pretending to do the same, while being exceptionally careful to not... (more)

Tags: humor, christmas, satire, office, party

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