The Praying Mantis


First, let me say that I have submitted this post to the Colorado Patent Authority because, after I define it, the phrase “Praying Mantis” will be the title line of at least three top 50 rap songs, and will be used in no fewer than four Judd Apatow comedies, and I intend to get rich. … Continue reading

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Presidential Debate 2: Lost in Debate


Hello friends, Here I am with the second installment of my earth-shattering, wildly popular, critically acclaimed live blog of the 2012 Presidential debates. Before we begin, though, I want to share  one thought and one prediction for tonight’s debate. Updates are in italics. Disclaimer: In judging the merits of the points made in this debate, … Continue reading

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Live Blogging the Presidential Debate

Ready to go.

It is 6:46 PM. I am set up in the kitchen at work with my laptop, my trusty research assistant, Beau, and the debate on the flat screen. I am going to keep this as live as possible by hitting the “Update” button on my draft screen as I go. Here’s an example of what … Continue reading

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Breaking News: ‘Round Midnight Closed; Re-opening ‘Round Never.


NOTE:  Subsequent to posting, Real Boys Don’t Blog was able to recover corroborating evidence of the closure described below, in this post from ‘Round Midnight’s Facebook page.  We assume that 55 people do not “like” this, so much as they “liked” ‘Round Midnight, or appreciated the tender goodbye post.  Also, note the guy who commented … Continue reading

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What To Watch (Instantly)


How can I put this delicately?  Netflix sucks balls. Sophie, Jash, and I don’t have cable, (not because we are making some sort of statement, being frugal, or because we like to read, but because all of us are too lazy to walk one block to the Comcast store and pick up a free remote) … Continue reading

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Lessons from SOPA


Comments from the White House and several members of Congress suggest that SOPA and PIPA have lost steam and, if the vote scheduled for Thursday occurs at all, it will be watered-down, more precisely worded, legislation that is voted on.  So everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, because free speech and democracy won out over … Continue reading

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Hello, #JerseyShore, I’ve Missed You

Cast of the Jersey Shore

I’ve been plotting a Jersey Shore post for a long time, but I haven’t had cable since moving in to The House of the Rising Sun in mid-August, so without my data samples, research was halted.  When I got word about the fifth season kicking off, I could no longer stand on the sidelines and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Fictional Girlfriends

Front Page Kelly

Yesterday I had The Wonder Years on Netflix while Jash and I were eating breakfast and we got on the topic of our favorite fictional pop culture girlfriends.  What follows are the ten girls that I would most like to go steady with if they were real and if they would have me, along with my reasons … Continue reading

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