Category Archives: Books

If ‘Football For a Buck’ Had Been Published In 2015, Trump Wouldn’t Be President

Not that I’m blaming author Jeff Pearlman, author of Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL, which is about the short-lived US Football League from 1983 to 1987. What’s remarkable in the book is … Continue reading

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Books For The Rich

No, this isn’t a new political slogan. A common theme of apartment advertisements, especially those in glass box buildings (which are many of the new buildings on the market in D.C.), is a couple, who is usually too young to … Continue reading

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A Book Question

I heard a lot of interesting things about Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David Garrow, so I decided to check it out from the library. However, there’s a problem. See if you can find it: It weighs … Continue reading

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Unusual Housing Porn

I’m not talking about porn that’s filmed in houses, but media that covers houses (online and in print). Here’s the oddball–see if you can find what’s weird! Did you see it? Here’s a hint: That’s right: there are books in … Continue reading

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The Depressing Thing About Housing Porn

And, no, I’m not talking about porn that takes place in houses (I’ll leave that to the state government of Utah). I mean the genre, both in its online and print incarnations, that shows beautiful houses or apartments. What’s weird … Continue reading

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A Hugo Award Observation: The Irony of Rabid Puppies

No, I’m not referring to genuinely ill dogs–that’s just sad to even think about. Instead, I’m referring to a bunch of rightwing morons headed by a blogger known as Vox Day (SEE WHAT HE DID THERE? AND HE WILL HAVE … Continue reading

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MAD BIOLOGIST NEWS–Publishing industry sources today revealed that Mike the Mad Biologist has signed a deal to publish Kierkegaard Was a Neurobiologist. Despite certain misgivings, such as the Mad Biologist’s inability to write a paragraph without using the word fuck, … Continue reading

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This Is Definitely Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Definitely presidential pardon territory: Ecoterrorist Rebecca Rubin was sentenced Monday to five years in prison — and to read a book by Malcolm Gladwell. I’m not sure there’s redemption to be found in books by a horrible person either.

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Le Rhinoceros

If I were a crazy rich person–as opposed to a crazy not-rich person–I would buy myself a copy of The Rhinoceros: A Monograph (observed at the Natural History Museum, Washington D.C.): To give you some idea of the size of … Continue reading

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