Monthly Archives: March 2013

Movie Review: Mao’s Last Dancer*

“Mao’s Last Dancer” is probably my new favorite movie – a rich biopic that follows the renowned Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin from his brutal apprenticeship in a Beijing studio for gifted youths to his star-turn as a headliner for the Houston Ballet. There’s a love story woven in … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle With You … Assclowns

You’re in the conference room, the meeting has just begun and so has the idiocy. In one corner, Daisy’s thumbs are a blur on your iPhone as she posts a photo of a fluffy bunny on Pinterest (“Precious!“). She is … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Black Dog

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Half Staff

Every morning on the way to work at the Quantico Marine Base, I walk past a massive U.S. flag flying at full staff. It flew at full staff Monday, hours after the fatal mortar explosion in Nevada that killed seven grunts … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Who Am I (What’s My Name)

“You don’t love me. You just love my doggy style.” Editor’s note: I just finished watching this video in full for the first time in a decade. Be on the lookout for a bald guy getting his head buffed by … Continue reading

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Karzai to U.S.: Drop Dead

I initially thought Afghan President Hamid Karzai had a Tourette’s outburst when he accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban so U.S. forces can stay in that lovely slice of heaven for another million years. His comments were … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Eamonn’s

A month ago, Eamonn’s: A Dublin Chipper joined the yuppie insurgency sweeping through Arlington’s Columbia Pike corridor. Time will tell whether a snobby fish-and-chips joint can survive the semi-discerning palates of my neighborhood. But really now, can you screw up fish and … Continue reading

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