What Would It Take To Make You Support Secession?


How far would those you oppose have to go before you finally said, “Eff it, we’re starting our own country!”

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What’s the Best Book You Never Finished?


Sometimes you encounter a book that you know is objectively excellent, but which hits a nerve in a way that you simply cannot keep reading it.

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The First Date Deal Breaker Files Part Eight: Objectively Enthusiastic.

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You see a lot to like on their bookshelf, but then your eyes meet the section that is seemingly devoted to the entire bibliography of Ayn Rand….

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Waffles or Pancakes?



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Do We Really Want to Live In a World Where No One is Ever Offended?


Even the best of us with the best of intentions will eventually run into a situation where we say or do something that has offended someone–it’s literally impossible to avoid.

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Would You Pay Money To See Your Own Funeral?


There is a very good chance that by merely watching the film you set in motion the events that lead to its creation.

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What’s the Simplest Skill You Haven’t Mastered?


I can’t figure out how to tie a frikkin’ necktie for the life of me.

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Is Rock Dead? Gene Simmons Thinks So and I Can’t Completely Disagree….


Rock probably isn’t dead, but it’s not healthy, because our attitudes about the importance of art in our lives as a whole are not healthy.

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What’s Your Major Cultural Blind Spot?


What’s the big hole in your conversational canvas that requires you to step out and go to the washroom when it inevitably comes up?

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What’s the One Writing Mistake You Can’t Stop Making

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My big one is adding an unnecessary “-ly” to words like probable, usual and casual.

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If You Had the Power to Ban a Work of Art Would You Ever Use It?


Or do you believe–as I do–that there is a place for the offensive, even if it’s only to confirm what we know to be good and true?

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Tapas or One Plate of Food?


In my brain it seems slightly better to waste a little of a lot of things than a lot of just one thing. My brain is weird and does things like that, even when it makes no sense.

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The First Date Deal Breaker Files Part Seven: “Hi Mom!”


There you see sitting on their couch a life-size doll, dressed in the manner of a middle-aged woman.

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Do You Recline Your Airplane Seat Back?


It’s the perfect example of an act most people consider to be a basic right, but which often comes at the inconvenience of someone else.

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The Question Is…. To Cyborg or Not to Cyborg?


Would you give up touch, taste and smell if meant never having to die?

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Winners or Losers–Which Team Would You Cheer For?


We’ll call the first team The Noble Efforts, but I can’t tell you the name of the second team, because it is a derogatory term for an oppressed group of people.

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