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A Little Piece Of Quiet

By Glenn T, published on Aug 17, 2009

I'm not sure that reading about economics is the healthiest thing for me. One one hand, it's intellectually enriching and allows me to explore a topic that I never had the good sense to get into while still in college, and develop a new skill set as a businessman. However, on the other hand, it gets me thinking about just precisely what I would pay for certain things, no matter how unsavory they are. Because, in a purely economic world, if people are willing to pay for something, it would be for sale.Unfortunately for my girlfriend, if she ends up in the car with me, this means having... (more)

Tags: disney, medicine, music, traffic, burbank

As Far As I Can V

By Glenn T, published on Aug 10, 2009

When I set out to write a weekly blog for a whole year, I truthfully didn't expect an appreciable percentage of my pieces (if any) to be about fashion. I had no fashion sense to speak of until I was thirty years old, and even then it took me a few more years to really get comfortable in what I was wearing. As a point of reference, a law school colleague (who was a year behind me) once told me that when he saw what I was wearing in class during his visit to the campus (I was 29 at the time), he thought to himself "if that guy can do it, I know that I can." True story.I'm not certain... (more)

Tags: california, gay, fashion

"Fee" Health Care

By Glenn T, published on Aug 3, 2009

As the debate over Universal Health Care or Socialized Medicine (or whatever name you’re currently using to refer to the federal government taking over health care) continues, we seem lost for a decent example of how and whether or not it will work. As European versions seem too far removed, we are constantly being told to take a good, hard look at our national neighbors to the North as anecdotal evidence. But, if Shania Twain, Keanu Reeves and Pamela Anderson are any example of our looking to Canada for informative analogs (of cowgirls, surfers or lifeguards, respectively), perhaps we ought... (more)

Tags: healthcare, medicine, pamela anderson, environment

Back In The Saddle

By Glenn T, published on Jul 29, 2009

This past Saturday I stood back in a familiar place: on a padded cheer floor about an hour from my apartment, in front of a table full of judges, standing beside thirty or so impossibly fit men and women, my wrists secured with athletic tape, and with a fresh sweat dripping down my back from warming up. Nearly 18 months after dismissal by the team, triple-fusion spine surgery and a month removed from my 35th birthday, I was back at Clippers Fan Patrol tryouts.Just so I don't ruin the suspense for you, I didn't make the team. But, in defense of that failure, I didn't actually try out.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, nba

Levi Blues

By Glenn T, published on Jul 21, 2009

This is not the first time I've waxed poetic on inexplicable fame. In fact, one might go so far as to say that it's one of my favorite things to talk about. Inasmuch, I'm likely, on balance, to be more a part of the problem than I am of the solution. But that being as it may, I can hardly stay quiet when the celebrity bar has been lowered so drastically as to make Paris Hilton appear as a paragon of legitimacy. The press has recently added a pundit so amazingly devoid of social value, even the faintest trace of intelligence, or any redeeming characteristics whatsoever, that it's a wonder they... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, hockey, myspace, movie, lindsay lohan, sex

Afflicted

By Glenn T, published on Jul 14, 2009

Through most of my adult life I have had the good sense and/or the good fortune to not have gotten caught up in the majority of ridiculous fashion trends that have afflicted most of my peers. There was my ten years in the Navy, which obviated the need to have much fashion sense; since the majority of time I was in uniform, and when I wasn't, my haircut gave away any hopes I had of blending in. Then there was law school at Stanford, where all I needed to fit in was a few hundred dollars worth of Abercrombie & Fitch (which hadn't become as douche-tastic as it is today). Finally, there was... (more)

Tags: douchebag, myspace, affliction bingo, affliction clothes

Dancing With Myself

By Glenn T, published on Jun 30, 2009

I'm not big on celebrity worship, and I never really have been. As a group, I don't find celebrities to be particularly interesting, either when they rise or when they (inevitably) fall. And as celebrity becomes a trait all its own - rather than an accompaniment for extraordinary talent and ability - there is less and less to be impressed with. Then I'm left with only either envy or disgust for the one thing that seems to differentiate celebrities from the rest of us - exceptionally good fortune. But I'm also not enamored with the proverbial "fall from grace", the watching of which seems to... (more)

Tags: dancing, michael jackson, showbiz, michael jacksons death

On 35...

By Glenn T, published on Jun 16, 2009

Birthdays have gone from being a time to simply celebrate to a time to reflect on where I'm at and where I'm going in my life... and then having a celebration to cheer myself up after doing so. Although, since I'm not crossing a decade marker, I imagine most folks won't see much significance in turning 35. But, 35 is a more significant age than you think. It's the age at which you officially leave the world's most influential spending and cultural demographic (males age 18-34) and move into the demographic being targeted by pharmaceutical advertisers and Time-Life books. You may think these... (more)

Tags: death, age, growth, learning, generations, birthdays

The Better Song

By Glenn T, published on Jun 7, 2009

Early in my teens, I became enamored with the power of being a DJ. As a small kid, it blew me away to see the effect that music had on people, and the amazing control that a disc jockey could then have over an assembled crowd, regardless of his size. I saw how music could turn a simple gathering in a party, and turn awkward first meetings of strangers into steamy rendezvous. Of course, it wasn't just any music that could do this, but the right music. And so the axiom originally opined by Stan Lee in 1962 (via the Amazing SpiderMan) once again proved true for the disc jockey: with great... (more)

Tags: myspace, spiderman, music, education

Not Your Dad's Lawyer

By Glenn T, published on May 31, 2009

It’s not news to anyone that the economy is a mess, or even why it is and how we got here. The vast corporate structures we leveraged and then over-leveraged finally collapsed onto themselves, and the safety and stability once associated with having a “cushy” job with a big company in a tall building has now become a landscape of layoffs and hiring freezes. Professional school graduates are piling into the workplace, even from the most prestigious programs, with year-long waits to start work, or without a job at all. Storied companies and firms, many of... (more)

Tags: education

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