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Monday, January 26,2015
Sordid Tales

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
Sordid Tales

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
Sordid Tales

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
Sordid Tales

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
Sordid Tales

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
Sordid Tales

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.
Monday, September 22,2014
Sordid Tales

A letter from my younger self to my older self

Don’t be like Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Dwight Howard and Art Garfunkel

By Edwin Decker
Just Google "letter to my younger self" (LTMYS), and it'll return about a gazillion hits. Some are celebrity letters. Other letters are from regular Joes. There are tons of YouTube messages, magazine features and several books. 
Monday, September 8,2014
Sordid Tales

Waiter Math and the demise of mandatory tipping

Servers needn’t gnash their teeth amid new rules for restaurants

By Edwin Decker
An Aug. 28 U-T San Diego story reports that the California Board of Equalization is updating the tax code to ensure that sales taxes will be collected on "mandatory tips."
 
 
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