Author Archives: MEC

I say it; they draw it!

I tweeted this on July 29: And I saw this today in the Washington Post comics:

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Whither Rosetta?

Ever since OS X 10.7 Lion was released, we’ve all been wondering just what happened to Rosetta. Apparently, it went in search of comets! Currently, it’s approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is due to arrive at the comet in August and … Continue reading

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The Author’s Big Mistake: A Case Study

Once upon a time, I was asked to review an interactive book. I wrote the review, posted it, and that was that. For a few weeks. Then the book’s author discovered my review. And he even thanked me for it. … Continue reading

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Beowulf: The monster and the cricket

I like Tolkien and I like Anglo-Saxon poetry. So, when a friend sent me a link to a New Yorker piece by dance critic Joan Acocello, titled “Slaying Monsters,” I clicked. Then I had to scrape the stupid from my … Continue reading

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A Poem

I have a big problem: It’s that I’m a Jew— A Jew that loves bacon And sausages too! And butterfly shrimp, And scallops in butter, And a bacon cheeseburger Makes my heart go aflutter! I’m my rabbi’s despair, And my … Continue reading

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Etiquette tip of the day

Don’t bogart that joint, my friend Pass it over to me Don’t bogart that joint, my friend Pass it over to me Roll another one Just like the other one You’ve been hangin on to it And I sure would … Continue reading

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Today’s Episode of “What Were They Thinking?”

Recently I undertook to convert Glenn Fleishman’s The Magazine: The Book from a beautifully laid out hardcover book into something that an EPUB reader could handle. The tool I used was Adobe’s latest version of InDesign, a program that I … Continue reading

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So, my brother

It’s been nine days since my older brother Dennis died. Nine days before his sixty-fourth birthday, which would have been today. We were very different, Dennis and I: at least, we both tried to think so. But right now I … Continue reading

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In which I am revealed to be a terrible person

On Thursday, when I returned home after attending my brother’s Orthodox Jewish funeral, I had a Bacon Insider burger from Jack-In-The-Box. It was delicious. (I believe Dennis would have understood.)

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Lex Eisenberg

I’ve been seeing a lot of astonishment and outrage at the reported casting of Jesse Eisenberg in the yet-to-be-titled sequel to Superman; even my friend Josh has evinced some disdain at the choice. Yet, to me, Eisenberg seems a natural … Continue reading

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