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The pants exemption card

Apparently the pants exemption card I posted on Facebook and Twitter back on June 24 went viral on those services as well as Reddit, so here’s a high-resolution one as well as a downloadable PDF. I’m going to go ahead … Continue reading

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“You are a very foolish man.”

Working from home these last few months of The Plague Year has given me a lot of time to work on my audition tape for “The Jerky Boys.” I really need to start taping these calls, I guess, for use … Continue reading

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We’re taking steps to protect you, our valued listener

You may be wondering how the entire Radio 9 organization is responding to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured, we are taking steps immediately to protect our host and you, our valued listener, from exposure: Jay Thurber has been wrapped … Continue reading

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The Who Mourns for a Piece of Yesterday’s Christmas Incident

I’m envisioning an episode of “Star Trek” where they visit a planet whose civilization is based entirely on Hallmark Channel Christmas movies…. (MUSIC “ENTERPRISE” THEME, ESTABLISH and UNDER) (ON-SCREEN: Enterprise in orbit around Earth-like planet) KIRK (V/O): “Captain’s Log: Star … Continue reading

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Facts revealed in the new Mr. Rogers biopic

The new movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, beloved Pittsburgh icon, influential children’s television programmer and one of the best-loved American personalities of all-time. Here are some of the startling facts depicted in … Continue reading

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What to expect during the impeachment hearings

Impeachment is a congressional investigation into alleged misconduct by the President of the United States. At the end of the process, the House of Representatives refers any evidence that has been gathered to the U.S. Senate, which then holds a … Continue reading

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CMU never closed due to weather, until it did

This one goes out to all of my CMU-affiliated peeps, in honor of the #PolarVortex. I see people on social media griping about Carnegie Mellon University being closed due to extremely cold weather. Some people think CMU wimped out, while … Continue reading

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Uncle Jay’s TV Reviews: “Murphy Brown”

The reviews of the “Murphy Brown” re-boot are in, and they’re not kind. I watched it with very low expectations — and I laughed a lot, to my own surprise. (Spoiler alerts follow)

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Uncle Jay’s Movie Reviews: “Murder on the Orient Express”

We saw “Murder on the Orient Express” last night. Capsule review: I had very low expectations, because the reviews have been mixed. It exceeded all of my hopes. It is a very faithful adaptation of the original Agatha Christie novel … Continue reading

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Movie review: “The Nice Guys”

During my day off yesterday, Denise and I saw “The Nice Guys.” Capsule Review: Denise liked this a lot better than I did. Set in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, Ryan Gosling is a hapless private eye (think Richie … Continue reading

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