Author: 5iveblades

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What Does It Mean to Kneel?

I find myself unusually distressed this week. In part because my dad is having surgery on Friday, since even though it’s routine, strange things happen to aging bodies under stress. But what’s really getting to me is what’s swirling around...

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Suicide Squad Didn’t Suck – But It Was Close

Let’s be clear about one thing: Suicide Squad was better than Batman v. Superman. I know that’s no special achievement, but it matters. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. just doesn’t know what they’re doing with a comic universe. It’s surprising, because their animated work...

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Intermission.

Three years ago, at the beginning of December 2012, I was about to do something I didn’t want to do. But some new friends had talked me into it, and somewhere along the way I’d said yes. I wasn’t sure...

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Bow Ties Are Cool

It’s tuxedo season in Dallas. I was in the Galleria on Saturday afternoon, and every store had tuxedos and dinner jackets right up front…and with good reason. It doesn’t just seem like there’s a formal charity event every weekend til...

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The Victim: Our Modern Hero

It’s a time honored tradition of people who are getting old to lament the disintegration of society as evidenced by the next generation. I mostly hate that tradition for two reasons: society wasn’t particularly wonderful when I was a kid,...

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Guns and Evil

I usually agree with Jim Schutze, from the Dallas Observer. Not always, but usually, especially on local stuff. But today he revealed a level of idealism and naivete that’s pretty shocking for someone of his…experience. Writing about the recent machete...

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It’s a Weird Day

Last night was pretteh awesome. The inimitable Rich “Sunshine” Meister got us on the list for the Dallas premiere of HBO’s┬áBallers. Open bar, free buffet, pretty people dressed up into prettier people. Super cool. Unfortunately, while I was enjoying the...

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6 Ways to Boost False Hopes

Leading to ultimate disappointment. I’ve never heard of Dave Asprey. But AskMen thinks he has valuable ideas about fitness. Before I send you over to read it, I’m going to let you know that he doesn’t. Dave Asprey’s 6 Best Muscle Growth...

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Comic Books Make People Crazy

I love comic books. Actually, that’s not accurate. I love comic universes. In all their moving, complex, WTFery…I love them. And I prefer Marvel above them all. I could go on about how they succeed in being deep and insightful...

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It’s Not Real

It is spring…summer is just over the horizon, which means most of us are considering getting into better shape. I’m going to help you by dispelling an important misunderstanding that just won’t go away. My Story In December I noticed...