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Thank God for the hipsters

This might be poorly timed as I know Todd is working to de-hipsterfy himself (he knew hipsters weren’t where it was at before it was cool to know hipsters weren’t where it was at) but I owe a brief debt of thanks to the community of the painfully ironic. Cliche as it sounds, one of the many, many pleasures and privileges …

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A touch of class

I was in Lewes recently at Fisherman’s Wharf when I had  what I thought was a unique experience. There was a glass for every beer on tap. My wife ordered a Dale’s Pale Ale and it came in a “Dale’s” glass. I ordered a “Lucky 7” and it came in an Evo glass. My wife took my Lucky 7, sticking …

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I Believe in Local Beer | Craft Beer Delmarva

Burley Oak has a Kickstarter. It is only novel in that it is being done by someone I know personally. All over the country, small breweries are leveraging something only a small brewery can possess—a philosophical preference for local beer. The rise of the local beer Kickstarter to prominence has to do with (I think) the rise of the drink …

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No Court Would Convict Me

Last week I finished my first book only three inches short of a complete nervous breakdown. I’d been under the gun for weeks and, as the deadline loomed and it was clear I wouldn’t make it, this printer decided it wasn’t going to work anymore. I lost my shit. The thing is, I didn’t even try to break it. I …

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Scientology and Kardashianism: An apologist’s rant

It is difficult to constantly have to be the person in the room to come to the defense of Kim Kardashian and nearly intolerable to have to defend Scientology as a legitimate religion. But with every slight against either, I get more defensive about the honor of both. It bothers me that the will to denigrate these pillars of American …

Episode 152: G.I.G.O.

Remember G.I.G.O.? No, that’s Gigli (but, I guess, also G.I.G.O.). G.I.G.O. was a concept used back when we were willing to spend money to tech kids how to program computers, as opposed to just playing with them. It was an acronym meaning Garbage In, Garbage Out. What it said was that if you weren’t careful when writing the code, you had no …

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Qualitivity (or: Dollar Tree is run by space aliens)

This is how this blog was supposed to start: “I made up the word qualitivity, so there’s no point in writing to say this blog title makes no sense. I thought it sounded like a bullshit business school word and it amused me. Qualitivity is supposed to suggest the value for the money. As in, ‘This steak is being sold …

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Episode 151: Help us shop small

If you will look to your left, you will see a logo provided by one of the largest companies in the world. So what can it mean? The notion behind the “Shop Small”movement is that it is better for the micro economy, the macro economy, and the planet generally if we try and do business locally. This is vaguely true. …

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Zombies, Run!

If you were unfortunate enough to open the steam room door at the Mid-Delmarva YMCA, you would have seen me, naked and lobster red, wearing an expression of asymmetrical anguish. I looked a bit like the grotesque on the cover of Pink Floyd’s The Wall film. The middle of my back and left side of my neck were cramping,  paralyzing …

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Episode 150: Picture in Picture

As Todd and I continue to find our feet on the Google Hangout aspect of the Todcast, we’re trying to keep viewers interested by throwing up photos of our escapades. In the coming week’s we hope to invite you to join us live. Meanwhile, we’ll be posting our show photos each week over at the GCFL Google+ site for people …

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