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Pi-hsien Chen Apr 26, 2015 The world-renowned pianist will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and new compositions by Taiwanese composers Tzyy-Sheng Lee, Tsung-Hsien Yang and Ying-Ting Lin. 78 other events on Sunday, April 26
 
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Monday, June 9,2014
Sordid Tales

There’s no such thing as a bad synonym for ‘vagina’

A response to Nina Bahadur’s column in the Huffington Post

By Edwin Decker
The first three on the list of "terrible' synonyms for vagina are, unsurprisingly, cooter, snatch and pussy, which—in the right context—are perfectly reasonable terms but, OK, I understand why most women dislike them.
Tuesday, May 27,2014
Sordid Tales

The context and history of the Mt. Soledad holy-torture device

Do the cross supporters think they’re going to fool the Supreme Court?

By Edwin Decker
For those who don't know, the Mount Soledad Memorial Association (MSMA) petitioned SCOTUS in March, hoping to overturn the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the gigantic, sacred torture device is in violation of the First Amendment.
Monday, May 12,2014
Sordid Tales

The YMCA is trying to kill me

Have you heard the one about the fat man who enters a gym?

By Edwin Decker

When a fat man walks into spin class for the first time, all commotion abruptly stops—like an American backpacker entering the local pub of a rural, English village with a persistent werewolf problem.


Tuesday, April 29,2014
Sordid Tales

A religious righty says and thinks stupid shit about atheists

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Rev. Michael Faulkner

By Edwin Decker
For the latest edition of "Religious Right Winger Says and Thinks Stupid Shit about Atheists and Other Secularists," I present the Rev. Michael Faulkner. 
Monday, April 14,2014
Sordid Tales

To be or not to be psychoanalyzed

Filling the existential hole where the factory of awesome Mexican meat logs should be

By Edwin Decker
Forty pounds. That's the amount of weight I've shaved off my torso, ass, thighs and chins. Forty bona-fide, USDA grade-A pounds since late January—just before W. said she was leaving.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
Sordid Tales

There’s no such thing as zero tolerance

And that’s especially true for San Diego Unified’s drug policy

By Edwin Decker
Yup, we have yet another "Asinine School Administration Negligently Enforces Zero Tolerance Policy Because the Administration is Asinine" debacle. 
Monday, March 17,2014
Sordid Tales

Revisiting floodageddon

The true story of Noah’s Ark as told in the Bible —> eyes rolling

By Edwin Decker
While we're at it, how did eight people with no zoological experience care for several million animals? Whose job was it to shovel the dinosaur dung? Who organized the bingo and shuffleboard tournaments?
Monday, March 3,2014
Sordid Tales

Shit I was wrong about

How could I have been so off the mark on the PMRC, smoking in bars, John Lennon and Jim Morrison?

By Edwin Decker
The whole trip down memory lane got me thinking: What other issues have arisen over the years about which I have been embarrassingly wrong?
Monday, February 17,2014
Sordid Tales

Oh Frankenstein the beautiful

A response to the people who went berserk over Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial

By Edwin Decker
What's that you say? "America the Beautiful" sung in Foreignnish? It's an outrage! Or so thought people like Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio.
Monday, February 3,2014
Sordid Tales

Wow, I guess I’m a bigot after all

It turns out everybody is an intolerant bastard

By Edwin Decker
Now, I've been called a bigot plenty before, but it never bothered me, because, well, I know that I'm not one. Indeed, I have been squawking against prejudice for as long as I've known how to squawk, have always been on the side of civil rights and have gleefully used this column to attack those who aren't.
 
 
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