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Do I Have What It Takes To Read What It Takes? Week 3

Do I Have What It Takes To Read What It Takes? Week 3

Justin March 2, 2011 0

It’s time once again to track my progress as I try  to tackle Richard Ben Cramer’s Magnum Opus, “What It Takes” about the 1988 Presidential campaign. As I’ve stated previously, this book is very

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No Words, No Money and… NO WAY!

No Words, No Money and… NO WAY!

Justin February 26, 2011 0

I wrote this whole thing backwards this week. I started with Point After and worked my way up. As a result, this intro is actually the last thing I’m writing. Why? I thought the

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SCP Predicts the 2011 Oscars So You Can Watch Basketball Instead

SCP Predicts the 2011 Oscars So You Can Watch Basketball Instead

Justin February 23, 2011 1

It’s Oscar time again. I’m sure you’re all very excited. I know I am. In keeping with tradition, SportsCracklePop presents  our Oscar picks. As always, these comments and predictions are based on two very

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Do I Have What It Takes To Read What It Takes? Week 2

Do I Have What It Takes To Read What It Takes? Week 2

Justin February 23, 2011 0

It’s been a week since I announced, to much fanfare, that I am reading Richard Ben Cramer’s  Epic, “What it Takes,” about the 1988 Presidential election. Here’s how it’s going so far

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Old Gum, Old Bias and Old Crashes

Old Gum, Old Bias and Old Crashes

Justin February 18, 2011 0

Unlike most of the world, I do not do the majority of my magazine reading while in the bathroom. As I’ve said before, my magazine reading is done while on an eliptical machine at

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I, Too, Like Some Healthy Mommas

I, Too, Like Some Healthy Mommas

Justin February 17, 2011 1

Decades after he retired, Walt Frazier may still be the coolest athlete of all time. He gave an interview to GQ, as part of the magazine’s “Guide to the New NBA Golden Age.” (It

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Lakers/Celtics Is Not The Same As Jets/Sharks

Lakers/Celtics Is Not The Same As Jets/Sharks

Justin February 17, 2011 0

I have lived in New York City since 2002 and have lived in the Metropolitan area my entire life.  But, I have virtually no experience with Broadway.  In fact, in my entire 32 years

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Do I Have What It Takes To Read What It Takes?

Do I Have What It Takes To Read What It Takes?

Justin February 16, 2011 1

Cracklers, I am a big fan of books.  They provide information, insight and unlike most people, they don’t get angry when you fall asleep half way through using them. Recently, I ordered a book

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New Words, New Saviors and New Perspectives

New Words, New Saviors and New Perspectives

Justin February 11, 2011 1

Readers, do you remember Snigglets? They’re “words that aren’t in the dictionary, but should be.” It was a comedy bit that Rich Hall turned into an empire of TV appearances and multiple books. Sort

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Stealing Hackers, Steelers/Packers and Pretense Lackers

Stealing Hackers, Steelers/Packers and Pretense Lackers

Justin February 4, 2011 2

And now, a moderate annoyance, written in the style of a 1940’s  crime noir story. (Why 1940’s crime noir? Fuck You. That’s why.) The wind blew cold off the icy Gotham street, as I

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