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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great cereal gross-off: peanut butter cookie crisp edition

During their Biblical forty years of wandering in the desert, the Jews subsisted on a miracle food that fell from the heavens each night....

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Current Events

squirrel wrangler

Haven’t been able to write this morning because a squirrel fell down the vent above our stove — the last couple hours have...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"over the garden wall she said/ ‘let’s go to the party’"

Kissing the Pink. Yes, that’s totally what it means. Ahem. Now that we’ve dispensed with all that, Kissing the Pink formed in...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Chris Whitley

Let’s talk about the blues. It only seems appropriate, after all, given that it’s Tuesday, the bluesiest day of the work week...

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Music

trompe le whatever

As Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith once famously noted, everybody wants to rule the world. In the literal sense, they were imagining some...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: cheesy burger ravioli

This is it, my friends — the end of Week Boy-Ar-Dee: It’s been a bumpy road, to be sure, but an educational one nonetheless....

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Music

the mystery of setzer

I love artists past their prime. As I’ve repeatedly mentioned here, I derive endless fascination from the things musicians do after...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: chili cheese dog twistaroni

So. We meet again, my fat, toque-headed nemesis: I won’t lie to you — yesterday’s Boyarxperiment hurt me, and hurt me...

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Music

listening booth: King Sunny Adé And His African Beats, “Juju Music”

King Sunny Adé And His African Beats – Juju Music (1982) I’m not quite sure what to say about this album. If you...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: pepperoni pizzazaroli

Yes. Fucking Pepperoni Pizzazaroli: You would think “Pepperoni Pizza Ravioli” would be good enough, or even “Pepperoni...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Ry Cooder

I’ve been working up to a Ry Cooder Idiot’s Guide for awhile now. He’s one of my longtime, all-time favorites, but...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: cheesy nacho twistaroni

Behold! Isn’t modern technology wonderful? They’ve taken cheesy nacho, combined it with pasta, and put it in a can. Convenience...

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Meta

chef boy-o-blog

Meet The Boy: As of a few weeks ago, he and his mom are living with us, and since my eating habits tend to mirror those of a six-year-old...

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Music

on david foster

So, I heard the news this morning — David Foster is splitting from his wife of over a decade, Linda Thompson-Jenner. I read it about...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"And I’ve just about had enough of the sunshine, hey!"

In a nice bit of blog synergy, it seems everyone is talking about blue-eyed soul…which leads me to one of the sadder stories of the...

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Books

sex, drugs, & cocoa puffs

I realize I’m like five years behind the cool kids on Chuck Klosterman, but I’m loving this book: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs:...

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Meta

fun with site stats

Someone came to the site today through a Google search for “Maura Tierney butthole.”...

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Meta

web fame: like real fame, only smaller

Been a heady week here at jefitoblog — last week’s Stone of Sisyphus review was discovered by the folks at chicagofans.org,...

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Music

listening booth: the refreshments, “fizzy fuzzy big & buzzy”

The RefreshmentsFizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy (1996) Here’s a little gem I stumbled across the other day while dusting my CD...

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Music

the complete idiot’s guide to jude cole

Talk about a guy who should have been huge. An accomplished guitarist and songwriter who paid his dues playing for established artists,...

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Music

goddamn the sun

I haven’t been writing every day lately, on account of a few things: 1. Summer = disruption of my carefully constructed schedule 2....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"Curling smoke climbs upward slowly past my troubling face…"

Talk about DIY – when club promoter and all-around Paris-Hilton-famous-for-merely-being-famous trailblazer Steven Strange...

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Music

listening booth: chicago, “stone of sisyphus”

I just got back from a last-minute business trip to Los Angeles (otherwise known as “my least favorite city in the world”), so...

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Music

listening booth: lesbian campfire edition

Indigo Girls – Rarities (2005) They don’t get as much attention as they used to, but I think that’s more a function of...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

For London

Pete Wylie – “Sinful” It’s sinfulIt’s tragicIt’s sinfulIt’s tragic Hey Joe! I got the news...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the GREAT CEREAL GROSS-OFF: Kellogg’s Mini Swirlz Fudge Ripple edition

I realize it’s been a long time since I did an entry on some new piece of dumb junk food, but our nation’s beloved...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the GREAT CEREAL GROSS-OFF: Kellogg’s Mini Swirlz Fudge Ripple edition

I realize it’s been a long time since I did an entry on some new piece of dumb junk food, but our nation’s beloved...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to the Push Stars

Now here’s a band that would be huge if the world made any sense. A trio of non-threateningly scruffy alterna-pop minstrels, singing...

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Current Events

send in the clowns

I love Billmon. Have a happy 4th, kids — jefitoblog is back to normal operating hours tomorrow....