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Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

It’s always hit or miss with David Sedaris.  His most brilliant work often involves his family and always involves some personal flaw.  His worst work, which can be offensive, belligerent, and nausea inducing, usually involves his views on politics.  

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Tom Cruise’s Oblivion

Oblivion is yet another movie about a world where the bulk of the earth’s population has been wiped out and a handful of survivors with virtually no chance of beating a vastly superior enemy-uh wait, that’s a lot closer to the end.

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Fiction Ruined My Family

Jeanne Darst recounts a life filled with wrong choices, poor decisions, and a general lack of interest from her alcoholic parents and her apathetic sisters.  As might be expected, this is not a happy story, but it has it’s occasional funny

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Homeland on Showtime

There are some shows that should only be one season.  Heroes and Prison Break would have made pretty good one season shows, as they quickly lost their way after the first season.  Damian Lewis had his own short lives series,

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Contagion

Contagion was not what I was expecting.  I thought it was going to be more 28 Days Later and less PBS Special on Diseases and how they are spread.  So instead of a tense story about the end of the

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You Don’t Know Jack

Barry Levinson’s made for HBO movie is about the completely eccentric retired Doctor Jack Kevorkian, who believes that it is his duty to put people out of their misery.   With the help of his sister and his only friend in

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Hit List:Antia Blake and Edward Ride Again

Laurell K Hamilton goes old school with Anita Blake in the 20th book in the series.  Hit List is more monster hunting and vampire slaying and a lot less wicked sexual powers and Ardeur induced orgies.  This is a good

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Genghis Grill-In Awe of The Master

I’ve always been a fan of all you can eat places-who doesn’t love having more food than they can possibly eat?  Genghis Grill sell their buffet as either one bowl-about the size of a cereal bowl- or all you can

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Never Let Me Go

British Sci Fi never ceases to amaze me-the same people who bring us Doctor Who and Space:1999 also bring us The Prisoner and Outcasts.  From the very silly to the simply baffling, British Sci Fi is never predictable. Never Let

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Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It talks about how the world changed after World War II and how everyone who has been drinking the Calories In/Calories Out Kool Aide is wrong.  Once upon a time some

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