Category Archives: Definitions

Sports Talk: Tebow Redundancy

I heard this gem in reference to Tim Tebow, current QB (sorta) for the Denver Broncos on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning: His intangibles are off the charts. That was from former player, current NFL analyst, Mark Schlereth. … Continue reading

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Before Congressman Fleming Was “Creating Jobs”

He was once a young man in difficult circumstances. I deeply loved and respected my dad. Any 17 year-old is going to be grief-stricken by the death of a parent, and I was no exception. Shock, grief, and fear came … Continue reading

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Jaworski Hits the Fan, but C’mon, It’s Just a Word!

It’s a word. Just a stupid word. A little vulgar, a little crass: “shit”, “merde”, the “s-word”… it’s a versatile and useful tool for getting across appropriate sentiment in lieu of dull exposition and an excessive display of vocabulary for … Continue reading

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The Times of London Cartoonist Gets it Wrong about Phone Hacking

Sometimes, it’s right and proper to point out the absurdity of someone’s vehemence regarding a perceived outrage by comparing it to something outrageous to a greater degree. Sometimes it is neither right or proper. Setting aside whether or not it … Continue reading

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Slavery, Sharia Law, Hitler: Let’s Drop the Hyperbole

Folks, I can’t emphasize this enough. If you’re going to make analogies from one thing to another thing, make them good analogies. Avoid hyperbole (or litotes for that matter). Try not to equivocate one part of a spectrum of concepts … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Archbishop of Denver’s Take on Violent Video Games

It’s the comic books/Dungeons & Dragons/rock n’ roll/heavy metal/hip hop issue of our times: video games. An entertainment form enthusiastically enjoyed for the last several decades, video games have advanced in their technical, graphical and immersion qualities so rapidly that older … Continue reading

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Oxford Comma: Love It or Leave It?

Obligatory Vampire Weekend reference. Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon.com made an impassioned plea in favor of the punctuation rule in response to a story broken by GalleyCat about what many thought was a change being issued by Oxford University. Grammar … Continue reading

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