Monthly Archives: January 2015

American Sniper, a Morality Tale

As the debate about American Sniper lives on and as the movie continues to record huge sales, the debate about the portrayal of the American Sniper also continues unabated. As discussed a week ago in this column a movie portrayal … Continue reading

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Water and Using The Commons

One of the things we as a people and our (out of touch) representatives in Congress share is our disregard of The Commons. As the planet’s resources shrink this ignorance and avoidance of the limits in The Commons is ill … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man Franchises Himself

Hey, Neurotic Man has finally found a way to make some bucks! Easy or hard, fast or even faster, the bucks need to come. When I assessed myself I had to admit that among my weaknesses numero uno is that … Continue reading

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Exonerations on the Rise

Given the increased scientific expertise brought to the matter there is no surprise that the number of exonerations each year is on the rise. 2012 and 2013 were tied for the record of most exonerations per year at 91 and … Continue reading

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Seminal Movies and White Backlash

There are movies created out of a historical event that become seminal movies not only as entertainment but as a snapshot of our zeitgeist. Silkwood and Norma Rae showed us something about the working condition of American workers. The current … Continue reading

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Pulpdiddys Permutations on Sunday

For quite some time at Pulpdiddys Permutations I have had a Sunday column in which I explain why I no longer write a regular column on Sunday and instead, except for this explanation column, take the day off. I’ve tweaked … Continue reading

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Cheats in Sports, Cheats in Society

There was once the Olympic Ideal in our sports, the idea that you played hard but fair, that as sweet as victory was it was even sweeter when that victory was obtained through honest of fair measures but unfortunately that … Continue reading

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Weighing the Economic Recovery

Everyone has been putting their own spin on to what extent there has been an economic recovery but let’s forget the spin and deal with reality. Sure, things are getting better since the economic debacle of 2007/2008. But during those … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man Reacts to Medical Therapy

Recently, and quite by accident, a large tumor was found resting at my brainstem. Of course this tumor was benign – what else could Neurotic Man have? There is nothing malignant about me. Of course I was freaked out as … Continue reading

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Barack Obama and History

At moments like these when the civil rights era and continued racism seems to have developed a new life on its own, when the poor just keep on getting poorer, when immigrants are vilified for being immigrants in a land … Continue reading

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