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Taco Tuesday Haiku

Originally posted on Shut Up Dad:
It’s Tuesday, which is short for Taco Tuesday. The most holy of days. Like the Sabbath, but spicier. Where tacos are only a dollar, and margaritas are well, cheaper than normal. In honor of…

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This is your brain on cartoons…

A New Yorker article explores why we laugh at cartoons — using New Yorker cartoons for illustration. Nice concept. But if you think too hard about what makes humor, do you destroy it? I must admit that when someone says,

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Not usually my bag of tea

“Spoken word” poetry is not something I have appreciated much, with the possible exception of William Shatner. But “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan is a powerful bit about bullying. The spoken word part makes it all the more vivid — as does

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Originally posted on Shit I Heart:
This must have been some copywriter’s dream job – by the guys over at Partners+Napier. While I’m not saying that I’d ever steal public signage, I’d like to have one of these in my…

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Reblogged below: How To Buy A Wolf Shirt

Writers and even real people would do well to connect with/tap into the spirit power of the animal world around us – or far from us, in many cases. But how to begin? Andrew from the “Shut Up Dad” blog

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Originally posted on Shut Up Dad:
As most of you know, purchasing a new wolf shirt can be an important and painstaking process.  As difficult or even more so than buying a new car, a new home, or adopting a…

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Feral Toddler teaches me about writing

I’m fine with stories that break the rules of reality. But it does bug me when a writer creates an alternate world with its own rules, and then breaks those — just to make the story easier to write. That’s

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