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Monday, November 11,2013
Sordid Tales

The wonderfully absurd reasons chicks can’t be priests

Translating the Vatican’s spokesdude isn’t difficult

By Edwin Decker
"This is just nonsense... It is simply not a realistic possibility," said Vatican spokesperson Father Federico Lombardi in response to reports that the Pope might ordain two Irish women as cardinals.
Monday, October 28,2013
Sordid Tales

The Redskins should compromise

My take on the name controversy and a recommended solution

By Edwin Decker
On Oct. 9, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrote an open letter defending the football team's controversial name. It begins—as you would expect—with a lot of lip service to Redskins' devotees.
Tuesday, October 15,2013
Sordid Tales

Abolish mandatory sexual-harassment training

In this day and age, it’s disgusting

By Edwin Decker
Apparently, the only people who scored 100 were the mayoral candidates, probably because they all received something called "sexual harassment training."
Monday, September 30,2013
Sordid Tales

I am a fair-weather fan

Temporarily abandoning My Favorite Football Team I Like the Best

By Edwin Decker
And so it goes, when your Favorite Football Team You Like the Best loses the first two games of the season by sucking on levels only seen in quantum vacuums and black holes. And so it goes, today, I declare myself a fair-weather fan. 
Monday, September 16,2013
Sordid Tales

In defense of marital decrees

My name is Ed Decker, and I make good rules

By Edwin Decker
The reason I'm in favor of marital rules, aside from shared convenience, is to protect myself from the numerous and blatant hypocrisies of my marriage.
Tuesday, September 3,2013
Sordid Tales

The real reason Bob Filner was unfit to be king

He didn’t realize that chicks dig mayors!

By Edwin Decker
However, the fact that he is (allegedly) a creepy, goofy, molester-nerd is not the reason I believe him to be unfit for office. Rather, it's because—as a card-carrying creepy, goofy molester-nerd—he didn't recognize that he had one of the greatest jobs a creepy, goofy molester-nerd could have. 
Tuesday, July 23,2013
Sordid Tales

The system isn’t broken, we are

Why the Zimmerman verdict was a good thing, especially for black people

By Edwin Decker

I am truly astounded by the outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict. I watched much of that trial and it was pretty obvious, pretty quickly, that Zimmerman would not, and should not, be convicted. 


Wednesday, July 10,2013
Sordid Tales

The wife retaliates with a vengeance

She’s had it up to here with me, so she’s hijacked my column

By Edwin Decker
As most of you know, for the last decade or so, my husband has been using this column to talk shit about me and our marriage. I have tolerated it over the years, but his last column was the final straw, so this week, I’m hijacking it.
Monday, June 24,2013
Sordid Tales

My wife refuses to obey our marital rules

All I wanted was a Diet Coke, and she wouldn’t give it to me

By Edwin Decker
Another unwritten rule is what I call the Upright Fetch Mandate, which is as follows: When one spouse is reclining on a chair or couch, and the other is upright, the upright spouse must perform any task requested by the reclining spouse provided that the task is quick and easy to perform.
Monday, June 10,2013
Sordid Tales

Blurring the lines between ad and article

U-T San Diego’s trying to pull one over on you

By Edwin Decker

I was perusing the May 28 issue of U-T San Diego and came upon a peculiar article about a discount being offered by an air-conditioning company. What in tarnation kind of news story is this? I thought. Who the hell cares about pricing of—. And then it hit me. Oh, duh! This must be an advertisement.

 
 
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