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Venice Baroque Orchestra Feb 27, 2015 Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, with a focus on bringing freshness and experimentation to early music. 62 other events on Friday, February 27
 
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Monday, February 23,2015
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The changing definition of the word ‘literally’

Amnesty for ignorance is what it is

By Edwin Decker
Apologies for addressing this issue belatedly, but it only recently became known to me. Apparently, a little more than a year ago—quite silently and with minimal brouhaha—Webster's Dictionary (an
Tuesday, February 10,2015
Sordid Tales

How to tell her you only want a one-night stand

It won’t be easy, but it’s doable

By Edwin Decker
Dear Sordid Tales: I am a male in my late 20s who was recently jilted after a six-year engagement. Now that I’m single again, I’m not interested in anything serious. However, I’m not interested in being cruel or deceptive, either.
Monday, January 26,2015
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Spending an evening at a five-douche dive

All I wanted was to just chill out with a few drinks, but no

By Edwin Decker
Some of you may have read my last column, about how, on a flight to upstate New York for the holidays, I found myself on board a three-baby plane. That was a horror-show, to be sure, but what happened the following night, on the nearly freezing evening before Christmas, was worse. 
Monday, January 12,2015
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New rules for flying on airplanes with babies

Or, a visit from Odin, the Viking god of all gods

By Edwin Decker
Now, it should be known, for the record, that I don't dislike children. Not only are they cute and cuddly; they also make great fishing bobbers.
Monday, December 29,2014
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2014 queer in review

Definition of traditional marriage is about to change, again

By Edwin Decker
The year 2014 was a banner one for LGBT rights (also known as "The War on Humanity"): Twelve states legalized gay marriage, and I would just like to say, "Well done, 2014. Your work here is done."
Monday, December 15,2014
Sordid Tales

The asinine petition to bring back a dead TV character

Don’t read this if you’re not caught up with ‘The Walking Dead’

By Edwin Decker
Warning: This column is a spoiler for those who haven't seen Season 5 of The Walking Dead.
Monday, December 1,2014
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Misinformation continues to surround the McDonald’s hot-coffee case

How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?

By Edwin Decker
I heard it again. It was during that show The Talk, when one of the guests—some actor I’d never heard of—was talking about frivolous lawsuits and mentioned the famous 1994 McDonald’s hot-coffee case.
Monday, November 17,2014
Sordid Tales

A sordid jackass defends the Irish exit

There are too many good reason to slip out into the night

By Edwin Decker
For those who don’t know, the Irish Exit—also known as The French Leave, The English Goodbye, The Irish Goodbye and ghosting—refers to a departure from a party, a bar or some other gathering without announcement. 
Monday, October 20,2014
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San Diego Super Credit Card Chargers

Rewriting the worst team fight song in the NFL

By Edwin Decker
Now that the Chargers have excised the tumor that was Coach Norv Turner and are back to kicking most excellent ass, it's time to address another pressing issue concerning this team. 
Monday, October 6,2014
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Clarifying the consent standard for sexual assault

Yes plus yes plus yes plus yes plus no means no

By Edwin Decker
On Sept 28, Gov. Jerry Brown passed a bill requiring colleges and universities to apply an "affirmative consent" standard in the investigations and tribunals of campus-related sexual assaults.
 
 
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