Category Archives: Yutes

You know, from “My Cousin Vinny.”

My Proust Questionnaire

Your favorite virtue: Patience mixed with persistence are the virtues that will not allow a good idea to be abandoned. Your favorite qualities in a man: Compassion, tenderness, and forgiveness Your favorite qualities in a woman: Empathy, toughness, and short … Continue reading

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Perhaps the Most Awesome Video of All Time (or March 2012)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2bOED5LzZw&feature=player_embedded

Gymnastics routine of 86-year old Johanna Quaas

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Parenting Lessons from John Waters

In a recent issue of our nation’s most perverse newspaper/website, “The Wall Street Journal,” John Jurgensen (great name, great spelling, probably accompanied by great accent) interviewed the Baltimore auteur, John Waters. Waters has been a cultural hero of mine since … Continue reading

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The One About the Triple-Flutter Blast

I am not proud about this chapter in my life. However, the one saving grace about your shameful personal incidents, traits, or behaviors is that the noble, continental, erudite Benjamin Franklin more than likely shared the incident, trait, or behavior … Continue reading

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Living Alone (Part 4)

I do not think I could live without The New York Times. The Times is so fucking much better than most news outlets because they take journalism seriously. Sure, they are trying to make a buck, but I think they … Continue reading

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The One About the Time I Uttered a Racist Comment in Second Grade

“Look at that chocolate melting in the sun.” I uttered those words when I was eight years old. Looking back after more than 40 years, deconstructing that sentence has become an interesting exercise in East Coast, wine-sipping, Volvo-driving, self-loathing, liberal … Continue reading

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Required Viewing and Listening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcq9lHlpoqc

One of the few covers of a great song that is vastly superior to the original. I burned through a vinyl recording of this song in my yute.

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The One Where I Occupied My High School Library

In olden days, high school libraries were run like Swiss banks, enveloped by seriousness of purpose, utterly lacking in distractions, dominated by rules to protect valuable contents. The librarians were like Swiss Guards, steel-eyed and born without the DNA to … Continue reading

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The One About Losing My Retainer in the City

This story is about the night I became a man. When I was 13, my parents looked at my teeth and decided to fix them. I have no recollection that there was anything wrong with my teeth. But after being … Continue reading

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Family Band of the Year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxQSEvHdyjQ&feature=player_embedded#!

YouTube caption: “Dicken feat. Milah & Korben: ‘Everything Counts.’ Pretty sure no CGI work.

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