Ghoulish humor is a common release valve in a lot of fields that put their practitioners in close proximity to human misery, such as medicine, law enforcement, and journalism. There's a great "Homicide" episode in which a crime victim's family overhears a detective squad talking about the incident in a way that just makes things worse -- not through any hardheartedness or lack of empathy, but as a way to gain a little distance from a terrible situation.
Penzeys sells Aleppo pepper (from Turkey). Unlike okra, it is delicious.
On Man Persists
Stepping away from the day-to-day seems to have compromised your ability to make me want to open a vein.
This is not a complaint.
"filmed on location in WHERE, Louisiana"?
On On Giving Up
Read his novel and thank me later when your brain and heart are bigger and better than they are right now:
Not that the headline wouldn't suck just as hard if they did, but reporters at a paper the size of the Post (either one, actually) don't write their own headlines.
EMETROL. Emetrol, Emetrol, Emetrol. You're welcome.
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Also, Nan Talese does not work at Algonquin.
Thanks, Balk. I have enjoyed this song for many, many years without having the slightest inkling that that was the name of it.
On Meet The Awl
You know who else's birthday is April 20th?