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How Louis CK Received a Massive Gift

How Louis CK Received a Massive Gift

Some refreshingly counter-cultural thoughts about identity, kids, and self-fulfillment from America’s favorite comedian, courtesy of a recent conversation with NPR’s Terry Gross:

C.K: When I first got married and had kids, I thought, you know – I had some friends that I played poker with on Mondays, and I thought the poker game on Mondays is – that’s the water line. Like, if I don’t make that game, I’m losing something. I’m losing something if I don’t make it to that game. It means I’m letting go of my youth, I’m letting go of my manhood – all of things –…

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Boring Addicts and Portugese Drug Law

Boring Addicts and Portugese Drug Law

In Michael Specter’s recent New Yorker piece (Full article only available to subscribers or on the iPad app, sadly. But a great read.), he traces the history of Portugal’s attempts to deal with rampant drug addiction. After a 1974 coup ended an authoritarian rule, Portugal opened up to the world. A side effect was a massive influx in drugs and a rise in drug trafficking. By the 1980s, drug addiction in Portugal exploded. By 1999, 1% of the population was addicted to heroin alone. HIV spread rapidly; eventually, Portugal had the highest rate of drug-related AIDS deaths in the EU….

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I Walk A Thin Line: The Fearful Genius of Lindsey Buckingham

I Walk A Thin Line: The Fearful Genius of Lindsey Buckingham

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the brainstorming sessions for Saturday Night Live’s “What’s Up With That?” skit. It may not be their most clever bit of all-time – in fact, it’s a rather irritating choice for a running sketch – but the idea of having Lindsey Buckingham serve as a silent foil to Keenan Thompson’s Deandre Cole almost makes up for the increasingly unfunny premise. Bill Hader plays Buckingham with an aloof smirk, and it’s a hilarious juxtaposition. Most of all, though, it’s gratifying to see some limelight cast Buckingham’s way, even…

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