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You Are Why You Say What You Like

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The Setup My good friend and bestselling mystery writer John Connolly wrote a blog post about a discussion the two of us had the other day about a book he’d recommended. ┬áJohn, per usual, turned out to be completely wrong, but, in terms of Backup And Tell It Right, it got me thinking about the […]


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Blairenda! Serblanda! Dasebla! I.E. Dan And Blair Make Out And Serena Sees Everything!

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The Setup On this week’s GOSSIP GIRL, Dan finally makes a move on former-nemesis-now-unrequited-love-interest Blair, which, despite her skinny-pregnancy, extremely complicated (and weirdly easily attainable) pre-nup, and looming problems with bruised and vengeful former boyfriend Chuck, Blair responds to. But then multi-hyphenate Serena (the multihyphenataion being Blair’s-best-friend-and-Dan’s-high-school-girlfriend-but-they-broke-up-and-got-back-together-a-bunch-of-times-and-now-Serena’s-into-him-again-but-Dan-isn’t-into-her) sees it all and uh oh! What Serena […]


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No Logic Or Self-Worth Attached

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The Setup I made the terrible mistake of Netflixing NO STRINGS ATTACHED (the Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher eff buddies movie (wasn’t there another one too?)) the other day, and, in addition to having my soul crushed for two hours, I also got to witness an almost pathological amount of self-degradation, the kind that oftens crops up […]


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New Game: Spot the Kodependency

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The Setup After Kourtney’s babydaddy Scott punches his fist through a mirror right after a fight with Kourtney, Kourtney decides it’s time to put up some boundaries and move on… ish. What Kourtney Says I’ll let Kourtney speak for herself. Back Up And Tell It Right Here’s the game. There are two video clips, each […]


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Yeah, Copyright Whatev – What About My Rights?

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The Setup I guess I’m on a corporate rant! There’s a bill before Congress (called SOPA in the House and Protect IP in the Senate) that is designed to protect copyright at the expense of speech. What Hollywood Says We need these bills because we’re losing jobs and money to piracy. Back Up And Tell […]


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Not To Be All Demanding Here But I Got Some Demands

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The Setup Occupy Wall Street has pushed a lot of – perhaps undefined – disassatifaction to the fore which, from my relationship-centric POV, really boils down to one problem: corporate America, you have boundary issues! What Corporations Say What’s good for us is good for everyone. Back Up And Tell It Right Um, no. To […]


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“I’m Not Here To Make Friends!”

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Reality-show villains – like Elise from HELL’S KITCHEN for example – sure have a hard time doing two things at once. The Setup Elise is a reality-show staple, the contestant who has gotten into fights with more or less everyone on her team but sees everyone else as the problem. Her main techinques are the […]


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Shout-Show Host Piers Morganzilla Tells It Like It Isn’t

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Piers Morgan may be able to edit tabloids, judge talent competitions, and host talk shows, but he sure seems to have a hard time using his restaurant voice during an on-air argument with British Parliament Member, Louise Mensch. The Setup During a Parliamentary session about the NEWS OF THE WORLD scandal, Louise, in making a […]