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SIX OF THE BEST… nerdy recipes
If you’d seen my work schedule this week, you’d know that I don’t even have time to post this on the site. But I’m taking a moment because my wife spent a lot of time working on a guest column … Continue reading
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SIX OF THE BEST… Brooklyn Nine-Nine cold opens
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns this Sunday, and in celebration, here are six of the best of their cold opens. They all have something in common. Guess what.
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SIX OF THE BEST… Tenth Doctor episodes
I was finally convinced to watch Doctor Who. It’s good. Not the best show ever, but good. Good enough for me to have a top-six list of David Tennant episodes.
SIX OF THE BEST… ways you could make my stay more comfortable
I’ve stayed in 13 hotels in the past two years. That’s an average of one hotel every two months (not including the one I stayed in twice). That’s given me quite an insight into ways hotels could improve things… or, … Continue reading
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SIX OF THE BEST… annoying conspiracies no one is talking about
It’s a conspiracy. You may not think it is, but it is. Maybe. By the way, did you check out my new story, “Thoughts and Prayers”, over at The Arcanist? You should. It’s only 1000 words; shouldn’t take you long to … Continue reading
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SIX OF THE BEST… expensive things I refuse to spend money on
I don’t buy expensive stuff as often as I would like, because… well… it’s expensive.
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SIX OF THE BEST… movie sequels in 2017, revisited
Last year about this time I wrote a column about what I thought the six best movie sequels coming out in 2017 would be. Now it’s time to see if I was right or not.
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SIX OF THE BEST… types of columns I wrote in 2017
Instead of doing a boring “six of the best columns I wrote in 2017”, I decided to present my yearly best-of in a slightly different fashion.
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SIX OF THE WORST… episodes of The Orville
Even when The Orville isn’t great, it’s still pretty good. And since I ended 2017 with six of the best episodes of the show, it’s only fair that I start 2018 with six of the worst of them.
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SIX OF THE BEST… episodes of The Orville
When you write a weekly column that is a list of six things, a TV show with only 12 episodes fits neatly into the format… which is why I’m ending 2017 with a look at The Orville. I’m also starting 2018 … Continue reading
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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to improve customer service in medicine
Medical customer service is often not great. I came up with six ways to improve it.
SIX OF THE BEST… streaming originals I watched this year
I watched a lot of streaming TV this year, including many original shows. Here are six of the best of them, in no particular order.
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SIX OF THE WORST… Star Trek: the Next Generation episodes so bad that I couldn’t let my daughter watch them
Star Trek: The Next Generation was, in general, a really good show. However, there were a few episodes that I just cannot condone showing to my daughter. Here’s six of the worst of them.
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SIX OF THE BEST… Star Trek: the Next Generation episodes, according to my daughter
My daughter recently finished watching Star Trek: the Next Generation. She can’t remember every single episode, but she does have a top-six list of episodes from the final season.
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SIX OF THE BEST… changes my wife thinks the NFL should make to their rules
I got my wife into football by way of fantasy, and now that she’s spent a couple of years watching games with me, she has a few NFL rule changes in mind.
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SIX OF THE BEST… times the hero and the villain teamed up
I’m kind of surprised that it took me this long to write a hero/villain team-up column.
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