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Since the dawn of consciousness, mankind has pondered the Big Questions.
Godzilla versus Mothra?
Jesus versus Santa?
Cheech & Chong versus... More >>
Last Thursday I pushed a stroller with two small children for a couple of hours through tens of thousands of honking, backed-up cars.
And boy am... More >>
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I might sum up the whole thing by sayin': "I seen my opportunities, and I took 'em."
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If San Francisco were 1930s Hollywood, I were playing a fedora-wearing newsman, and Gavin Newsom's mess of a city government were a Burbank back... More >>
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