Category Archives: Music

Happy Mother’s Day

Love, Danzig

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Nice Shorts, Prince

Prince was only 5’2″ when he played on his junior high school boys’ basketball team. I wonder what Charlie Murphy has to say about his passing.  

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: The End

Here’s Wednesday’s one-two hump day journalism punch: – For some insight into President Obama’s favorite JV team, read “What ISIS Really Wants” by Graeme Wood in this month’s edition of The Atlantic. A little hint, Mr. President – it’s going to … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: For Those About To Rock

The centerpiece of “Chairman’s 2012 Spring Workout Playlist” is “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, followed by “Back in Black,” “She Shook Me All Night Long” and “Hells Bells.” I would’ve simply named the playlist “AC/DC Faves” or something like that, but intrusions by … Continue reading

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9/11 + 13

Thirteen years ago, American Airlines Flight 77 followed Columbia Pike in Arlington and accelerated as it descended, clipping a rooftop antenna at the Sheraton Hotel, zooming over a portion of the National Cemetery, skimming just above traffic on Interstate 395 and knocking … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Maniac

At the front end of my last deployment I found myself in a cluttered compound on the Fallujah Peninsula known as Combat Outpost (or “COP”) Black. Walled off with Hesco barriers filled with dirt and rocks and lined with concertina wire, it sat … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: 9 to 5

After spilling coffee on his fur, accidentally deleting an important voice mail and jamming the copier, Truman reached back – wa-a-a-y back – for this dandy. His tiny legs could barely get around Dolly Parton’s intimidating frontal region for the requisite hug … Continue reading

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