Monthly Archives: March 2011

The USC code of ethics

I’m in a graduate program at University of Southern California, but I don’t really consider myself a member of the Trojan community. I don’t know what’s going on there most of time. Something about football and condoms, I think.  I … Continue reading

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Mr. Blacks in “Hooray for Hollywood”

In our last installment, Mr. Blacks had been living on the street, when he got hired at a law firm. Within several years, or perhaps hours, it doesn’t really matter, Mr. Blacks became a world-renowned entertainment attorney, taking on some … Continue reading

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Sorry to be a douchebag, but I love my iPhone

I’m an old-fashioned guy. I wear a wind-up watch from the 1940s. My favorite movie stars and musicians are dead. I have a vintage tube amplifier in my living room. I listen to vinyl. The warm tone of mildew on … Continue reading

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Mr. Blacks in “The Bum Also Rises”

As faithful readers, you will of course remember that Mr. Blacks lost his job as boss of the National Spy Bureau, and now spends his time as he pretty much always did, wandering the streets and harassing people. Will he … Continue reading

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The way back machine

It was 1997. Abraham Lincoln had just invented the cotton gin, the Western Roman Empire had fallen, and everyone was wearing poodle skirts. Or was it fleece pullovers from Old Navy? I can’t remember: I was only 13 at the … Continue reading

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