Coming Soon: The Seven Deadly Virtues

September 10, 2014

As of today the good folks at Templeton Press have sent my new book, The Seven Deadly Virtues, off to the printer. I’d like to tell you about it, since, unlike What to Expect, this project has been shrouded in relative secrecy. First off, it’s not really “my” book. After What to Expect, which took a little more than five […]

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The Greatness of Triple H

September 10, 2014

If you’re into podcasting, and wrestling, Talk is Jericho is about as good as it gets. (Jericho is such podcasting gold that his episode on the Nerdist podcast was absolutely the best interview Chris Hardwick ever did. Even better than the Mitch Hurwitz episode.) In two recent episodes, Jericho has a long interview with Triple […]

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An iWatch for the Leftorium?

September 9, 2014

A stupid Apple Watch question: Does it come in a left-handed version? Because if you’re a lefty who wears your watch on your right wrist, you’re reaching across the face of the watch to use the digital crown, which seems to be the primary input. If you’re a weirdo like me–a righty who wears his watch on […]

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RGIII: Calling All Markers

September 9, 2014

An honest question for Redskins fans: What level of success does Robert Griffin III need to achieve as a quarterback to make his acquisition worthwhile for the franchise? For example, if he’s Elway, then he was a bargain. If he’s Achille Smith, he’s a disaster. But what if he’s Brad Johnson? Or Joe Flacco? Or […]

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Great Moments in Law Enforcement

September 9, 2014

NYC edition. As always, the problem isn’t (just) the mistake–it’s that (1) The mistake seems to have been made in bad faith; and (2) There seems to be no institutional corrective applied to the officers who made the mistake. Most workers would expect to get fired if they made a really bad on-the-job mistake like […]

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Site Is Slightly Jacked Up

September 8, 2014

Comments don’t seem to be working and lots of other little things are going weird. I’m working on it; I think I have to update Thesis. But this may take a while. Like, several weeks. Thanks to the new WordPress. Update: Look at the big brain on Brad!

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#GamerGate

September 4, 2014

As the kids say, W.T.F. No really, go look. I’ll wait. Let me know how many paragraphs you make it through before you’re completely lost. Two thoughts: 1) You thought that there were people with too much time on their hands? You have no idea. 2) Suzanne Collins was basically right: except that America is pretty […]

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The Best Gay Cowboy Since Brokeback Mountain

September 4, 2014

Obligatory Michael Sam content, via Galley Friend X: In a story on Michael Sam’s move to Dallas, he’s quoted as complaining about the media circus: “You guys follow me around like hawks,” Sam said after going through his first late-morning workout with the Cowboys. “I’ve been tired of it since February. I expected it.” That’s pretty […]

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World War T Comes to the Army

August 26, 2014

The Pentagon thinks that there are 15,500 transgendered people secretly serving in the military. Some quick math: There are 1,369,532 active duty military personnel. If 15,500 of them are transgendered, it means that 1.13 percent of our armed forces are transgendered. For comparison’s sake, according to the CDC, 1.6 percent of Americans identify as gay […]

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About that Action Comics #1

August 26, 2014

The world perked up when a 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 sold for $3.2 million on eBay the other day. The real news is buried in Chuck Rozanski’s helpful weekly Mile High Comics newsletter: It might surprise you to know that my reaction to that sale was that it was no big deal, as it […]

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Great Moments in Law Enforcement

August 20, 2014

An honest question for super trooper Sunil Dutta, who says that if citizens would like to avoid being shot (or tasered or pepper sprayed or beaten) by their law enforcement agents, they simply must not “challenge me.” Here’s his relevant advice to citizens: [I]f you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton […]

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#183,877–with a bullet!

August 20, 2014

The Seven Deadly Virtues is screaming up the Amazon charts already–and it doesn’t even come out until the Halloween book-buying season. More to follow.

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