Putting your trust in two fat ladies A treatise on making 88% certainty a common idiom

I’m 99% sure that my feet are still there. I feel this way because I can think of no reason why my feet wouldn’t be there. I’m not looking at them, and have no immediate proof of their existence, but I’m pretty damn convinced that they’re there. Still… I feel inclined to leave a 1% margin of uncertainty, just in case I am wrong, just in case (for

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Food, Shelter, and a Bullshit Story to Tell Are the Homeless our new Storytellers and Bards?

There was once a time when certain individuals would come knocking on hostel doors in the dead of night, or  loudly declare their presence to a full and bawdy tavern, or find themselves summoned to the forum of courts and castles. These men and women would spin tales and tall stories, dancing their way through ballads and legends, moving their captive

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Reviewing Me, Reviewing You Can you review a book when the author is watching?

While promoting my deconstruction of Andrew Klavan’s Man and Wife, I made the mistake of linking myself on what I thought was a fan page but turned out to be a page managed by Klavan himself. Suddenly (and pretentiously) I felt his eyes and the eyes of his core fans turning on me, putting pressure on the quality and content of my eventual review. I

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Because he’s The Goddamn BATMAN!

Tonight I’m putting as many affairs in order as possible and making homemade beef jerky in preparation for a weekend of solid gaming with Batman: Arkhamn City, and feel this as good a time as any to bite back at the critics of the legendary Man of Bats. The biggest criticism levelled at Batman is that he lacks any real powers. Wrong! Batman’s power is a

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