Fables of the Deconstruction

Now that I’ve lost you

It’s time for another round of everybody’s favorite game: “Stump the Geek.” This is where I answer your brain-busting trivia questions.

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What is life?

A dedicated fan recently brought it to my attention that I ruined his ability to enjoy one of Hollywood’s finer recent entertainments because I revealed some significant detail from the prove

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I must not think bad thoughts

Having a fairly skimpy budget for entertainment (after my cable bill, I have a pretty skimpy budget for groceries, too), I came up short on July 9, as I sadly realized I would not be able to

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The last time I saw Richard

I can’t remember the last time I went to see Shakespeare in Central Park. There for a while, I made a habit of it.

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Stuff

Last Thursday morning, while listening to Laurie Anderson’s Big Science on my iPod, I went to pour some milk in my coffee, and the little plastic ring from the milk

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Father and son

I recently caught myself making a “Tch!” noise and scrunching my face the same way my dad does when something inconsequential goes wrong.

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Don’t tell me how the story ends

My friend called me Saturday morning, May 22, in a panic.

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I think we’re alone now

“Citizen Kane” is widely regarded as the greatest American movie ever made. Any legitimate survey will include it in the top five, at least.

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Tell me it isn’t true

Shortly before he moved to Vail, Colo., with his wife Tracy, 14 or 15 years ago (or was it 10?), my friend Mark G. invited me over for dinner.

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Gimme some truth

I recently ran across a copy of “Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks,” a collection of articles and profiles that I hadn’t seen, as well as transcriptions of what seems