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Contest: "Bunting's 11 (and 1/3)"
September 30, 2009 – 3:33 PM | 56 Comments

(Confused? No problem: I'm having a contest, to raise money for underfunded public schools. Read all about it here.)
It's a gamble.
I want us to raise $150,000 this year — $210,000, if we can manage it. …

When Half Spent Was The Night
September 11, 2009 – 7:31 PM | 35 Comments
When Half Spent Was The Night

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and known, without moving the curtain to look outside, that it had started snowing? Maybe you'd had a bad or strange dream, or your …

OFD goes global
September 2, 2009 – 10:45 AM | 4 Comments

My appearance on BBC Radio 4's "Americana," from Sunday, talking about trying to find Don. The podcast is available via free download on iTunes; I come in at minute 22-ish.
OFD is also a Facebook group …

Shea Good-Bye
June 29, 2009 – 2:05 PM | 6 Comments
<I>Shea Good-Bye</I>

I like Keith Hernandez, but as a TV commentator, he has weaknesses.Leaving aside the "what's that betty doing in the dugout" incident, Hernandez tends to dwell more than I'd like on the kind of analysis …

3-2-1 Launch: Monday 29 June! Freeee!
June 29, 2009 – 8:45 AM | No Comment
3-2-1 Launch: Monday 29 June!  Freeee!

Come on down to the Bell House on June 29 at 7 PM for a FREE Night Of Rock, to celebrate the launch of two new Brooklyn-based businesses — King Killer Studios and xtrapulp — …

Deckheads!
June 3, 2009 – 8:05 AM | 76 Comments
Deckheads!

I thought, at this late date, that I'd heard pretty much every meow the cats had to offer. Aggrieved "yes, there's kibble in my bowl, but you have to come watch me eat it" wail? …

AIDSWalk: Nap for the Cure
May 14, 2009 – 5:57 PM | 3 Comments
AIDSWalk: Nap for the Cure

Come celebrate the first ever Team SupersnackAIDS Nap!
AIDS Nap 2009 was conceived during previous AIDSWalk outings, whenmany Supersnackers looked around at the beautiful May day and opined that, whilewalking 6 miles in Central Park was …

"I was almost excommunicated in the second grade"
May 3, 2009 – 8:40 PM | 16 Comments

I never read the Sunday Times anymore, really, but I bought a copy of it today because I'm moving (no big whoop, just within Brooklyn, and more on that later but the moving process is …

Shut up, St. Patrick's Day
March 16, 2009 – 8:29 PM | 99 Comments
Shut up, St. Patrick's Day

Ireland, Irish people, Irish culture, Irish Spring soap, Kathy Ireland — I've got no beef with them, corned or otherwise. I could do without shitty Oirish accents of film and television, but that's not Ireland's …

At least headline-writers get to have a good time
February 9, 2009 – 5:25 PM | 30 Comments
At least headline-writers get to have a good time

"A-Roid," "A-Fraud," it's a tabloid field day around here. Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Times has a good (and more importantly, calm) piece about the revelations, and the last few days of coverage.
If you demonize and …