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Waiter Rant

Pros: Hysterically funny; surprisingly insightful; beautifully balanced; intelligent yet blunt Cons: Frank language will be a bit much for some Rating: 5 out of 5

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"A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action," LuAnn McLane

Pros: Silly & fun; wish-fulfillment fantasy; entertaining characters Cons: Some mild frustrations; so many couples coming together at once Rating: 4 out of 5

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Gamers Driving

There we were, driving back from the grocery store. We arrived at the traffic light and saw something unusual, something unexpected: a dark blue race car. The driver wore a helmet; it sat low to the ground; and it had

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Meeting in the Alps

I was over at Two-Fisted Freelancing Tales and stumbled across an awesome discussion of the Coen brothers’ movies. I got distracted, however, by the following: [T]he scene starts in a suburban living room containing a man in an iron lung

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"A Corpse in the Soup," St. James & Bradner

Pros: Extremely quirky; cartoony; entertaining; bizarre cast of characters Cons: Cartoony; some of the twists were fairly obvious Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Seen on a Jeep’s spare tire:

Printed so that it read upside-down (yes, I can read upside-town text quite easily; it’s one of those useless skills you pick up in childhood and never quite lose): IF YOU CAN READ THIS FLIP ME BACK OVER   Today’s

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"Red-Hot and Royal," Susanna Carr

Pros: Hilariously fun romantic romp Cons: Some smudged plot details Rating: 4 out of 5

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I was up late last night playing D&D, so I’m a bit dead on my feet today. One of the cats seems to be a bit sick, too, so cleaning up cat puke at 11:30 pm (yay, raw bunny vomit

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Naughtiness and Creativity

Humour – like romance, like drama, like excitement – needs boundaries. It needs rules, lines, differences, be they social (as in Fawlty Towers), cultural (Borat), gender-based (Tootsie) or moral. As in sex. This, arguably, is a primary purpose of organised

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Stuff for Gamers

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