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Guessing the Maximum Storage Capacity of Hat Stands

#1: 86 berets. #2: 25 boaters. #3: 38 fedoras. #4: 193 yarmulkes. #5: 9 sombreros. #6: 74 fezzes. ***** Of course, the tragedy of this post is its lingering uncertainty. Advertisements

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Candy Crushed (Or: The World Is Full of Crushing Bores)

(You’ll soon notice, I’m sure, there’s a “but” coming.) I don’t want to be a grouch. Or a curmudgeon. Or troublemaker. Or rabble-rouser. I don’t want to seem – or, in fact, actually be – a misanthrope. And I don’t … Continue reading

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Celebrity Guess Who

Well, I don’t know about you but at this time of year I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ about as much as I do Agamemnon’s eventual defeat of Troy. Virgin birth… three wise men… following a star… gold, frankincense, … Continue reading

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A Test of Englishness (Satisfaction Neither Guaranteed Nor Offered)

…Part 2 (part 1 here) – in which I give you all the answers and then draw some highly dubious conclusions about how English my American wife is… Bold = the correct answer Red = the answer Jackie gave Bold and red = … Continue reading

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A Test of Englishness (Satisfaction Guaranteed)

We’ve been catching up on the second series of Downton Abbey. And our place in New Jersey plays host to Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall just about as often as our old place in Boston did to those other … Continue reading

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The Anti-Crossword Crossword (Revealed)

Finally, here’s your chance to hunker back from the edge of your seat – as I reveal the answers to the crossword what I wrote last week. These, my friends, are they (and further down, what your performance means): Now, … Continue reading

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(Happy New Year) The Anti-Crossword Crossword

Crosswords are way too difficult. Even the so-called ‘easy’ ones. They take far too long – and who’s ever finished one anyway? Who’s got the time? …And now we’ve reached that unfortunate time of year when we set ourselves all sorts of … Continue reading

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