Category Archives: irritants

How Much Less Could You Not Care?

It just occurred to me that too many people online are mentioning Back To The Future. Maybe they’re making a sequel or prequel. I actually love the term origin story, which I just learned this week. I love it because … Continue reading

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The Gucci Dead Animal Shoe, $15,000

A sharp-eyed reader sent me to this shoe, which looks like it’s trying to run away. Run, Gucci goat-hair slipper, run as fast as you can! You know what, the poor thing is dead. Too late. [These} slippers are one … Continue reading

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Is Your Pubic Hair Silky?

Three young women noticed a vacuum in the marketplace for pubic hair grooming products, and voila! They formed a company to right that wrong, called Fur. Because money. Wait, I’m so sorry, I meant to say, because why shouldn’t we … Continue reading

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Death Cafe: Stupid Or Awful?

Death Cafe is sort of a coffee klatch for would-be coroners. At present, it’s more of a movement than a physical space, with pop-up Death Cafe’s in 31 countries. Here’s how Death Cafe defines itself: At a Death Cafe people, … Continue reading

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2015 VMA Awards Exegesis

The horror, right? It was mostly non-stop horror, with the exception of Kanye West‘s comic turn. Poor Kanye! He could talk forever and never make sense. That is his genius. I tired to explain to my husband why I don’t … Continue reading

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Sunday Night TV

Tonight we watched what my husband and I call ‘Our Sunday Shows.’ We’re like decrepit retiree’s, with nothing more exciting to do at night than watch TV. I can’t remember what young people do at night. Anyway, Sunday night is … Continue reading

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And For Our Jewish Friends…

In my 20s, a hundred years ago, I remember enjoying newspaper ads for grocery stores that said “And For Our Jewish Friends,” with photos of Hanukkah or Passover food. I enjoyed what I felt was the discreet racism of “Our … Continue reading

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Window Blinds: A Fight To The Death

We are moving box by box, until Monday when the moving truck comes to take the big stuff.  The new house is nice, and a neighbor from across the street gave us a bottle of wine and some cookies to … Continue reading

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2014 VMA Awards Exegesis

God, what an ordeal. I’m going directly to Beyonce to say: Why did everyone love this performance??? I really think I have never seen such an obnoxious display of self-importance in my whole life. “Welcome to my World?” Who gives … Continue reading

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Taking A Stand

Everywhere I go online today, there is shit about Fifty Shades of Grey. I guess there’s a new trailer out, or maybe it’s the first trailer. I can’t tell you how good it feels to not be interested in this … Continue reading

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