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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.

Tuesday, May 28,2013
Sordid Tales

Quit your Abercrombie and bitching, lard-asses

Take it from a fat guy: Not everyone is beautiful

By Edwin Decker
Abercrombie & Fitch got hit by a massive PR cyclone earlier this month after an article about the company's policy to exclude overweight, unattractive and/or uncool people resurfaced.
Monday, May 13,2013
Sordid Tales

Sylvia Browne is a wretched charlatan

I’ve long since had it up to here with the ‘psychic’ who said Amanda Berry was dead

By Edwin Decker
For about 15 years, I've been not-so-patiently waiting for the career of celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne to crash and burn, and I suspect that day may be upon us.
Tuesday, April 30,2013
Sordid Tales

Abstinence education is fine; abstinence-only is not

Maybe having no kids makes me the expert

By Edwin Decker
Sure, abstinence should be taught to students, but not -only. Abstinence should be taught side-by-side with the condom option, the pill option, the mutual-masturbation option and the gargle-Listerine-before-giving-head option.
Wednesday, April 17,2013
Sordid Tales

The last bastion of my manhood

Dignity’s final gasps came as she took control of the thing I loved the most

By Edwin Decker
My wife and I recently threw a going-away party for a married couple we know and love. It was while setting up for the party that the last bastion of my manhood flew away.
Monday, April 1,2013
Sordid Tales

The Ten Commandments of figuring out the restaurant bill

How to handle stingy little check-dodging weasels, and other useful tips

By Edwin Decker
You know about these people, right? These chum-sucking, check-ducking, cheap-ass charlatans who'll do whatever it takes to avoid paying their fair share?
Wednesday, March 20,2013
Sordid Tales

Understanding the difference between ‘public’ and ‘private’

My first-ever letter to an editor

By Edwin Decker
After nearly 25 years of receiving hate mail from irate readers, I finally got around to writing an angry letter to an editor myself.
Monday, March 4,2013
Sordid Tales

Why it’s perfectly acceptable to download free music

File sharing is nature’s way of refunding audiophiles for previously purchased crappy albums

By Edwin Decker
Do you want to know why I don't feel sorry for the record companies when they complain about file sharing and other piracy? Because, when you think about it, they still owe consumers a lot of money.
 
 
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