Tag Archives: Groundhog Day

That Curious Existential Despair and Dread

One of the most depressing scenes in Groundhog Day – the best comedy exploring existential despair and dread that Hollywood ever produced, or maybe the only comedy exploring existential despair and dread Hollywood ever produced – is the Jeopardy game. … Continue reading

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Facing the Impossible

There’s no shame in failing to do the impossible. You’re not going to travel faster than the speed of light and you’re not going to be the one who invents the perpetual motion machine, and you’re certainly not going back … Continue reading

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That Late Summer Buzz in Your Ear

No, they won’t let you alone. Yes, it is Labor Day weekend – three full days off from work, if you’re one of the few Americans who still has a job, or one of those who somehow dodged finding yourself … Continue reading

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Life in the Big City

When a man is tired of London he is tired of life. Samuel Johnson said that in the late eighteenth century, coinciding with the somewhat new idea of the great city, as the industrial revolution was just beginning. The one … Continue reading

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The Punxsutawney Blues

This is the annual Groundhog Day column, and although it is being posted in Groundhog Day, it has nothing to do with what happened in Punxsutawney. Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this time, by the way, so this awful … Continue reading

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January Nihilism

Sometimes you win and win and win, and then you lose. And it feels rotten. Ask the San Diego Chargers – another great regular season, and another January, and another playoff game, and they lose to the lowly New York … Continue reading

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