Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Wisdom of Crowds

I'd like to start a new section on this blog, The Wisdom of Crowds, for one of my favorite internet occurrences: stupid, irrational customer reviews that only serve to invalidate totally the opinions of the reviewer in question. These are most commonly found in Amazon product reviews and Yelp restaurant reviews, but today I enjoyed this comment from the site which I found while researching my daughter's potential future elementary school:

"When I think of all of the effort I put into getting my child into Edison, I only have bitter laughter . . . The parents of the kindergartners hang out at the kindergarten entrance like gangmembers [sic], blocking the entrance to the kindergartners."

So as far as I can tell, her bitter laughter is engendered by the fact that the entrance way to her child's kindergarten class is slightly too narrow.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Foghorn is finally back!

Totally and beautifully redesigned by Hollye Chapman of The Aesthetics Department (

And we have tons of brand new work by J. Ryan Stradal, Adam Goldman, Nelson Lloyd, Nathan Pensky, Joseph Leff, and many (several) (a few) others.

Check us out here:

And to celebrate our clever new design, we'll be hosting our first Foghorn reading in Los Angeles soon - stay tuned for details. (A Bay Area reading may soon follow.)

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Equalizer

I'm late in posting this, but one of my poems appeared in the first series of the new journal The Equalizer.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Pregnant Prizefighter: Hidden Benefits to Natural Childbirth

I'm back on The Nervous Breakdown with this ode to natural childbirth.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

After a two-month hiatus,

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Splitsider: The Year's Best Humor Writing

I'm delighted to be on this list of The Year's Best Humor Writing as both a nominator and nominatee.

Also check out work by my friends J. Ryan Stradal, Nathan Pensky, and Jennine Capo Crucet, among others.

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