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Entries from December 29th, 2004

Quipless

December 29th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

It was sad enough when he left the show, but now the loss is far greater: Jerry Orbach, a.k.a. Lennie Briscoe, has died. He played the quintessential “jaded cop,” a wisecracking 12-year veteran for a landmark television series, in addition to stealing scenes on stage and on the big screen. He was all set to […]

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Carded

December 21st, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Waitaminit. Sending out Christmas cards is a domestic task largely the domain of women? Why didn’t I get that memo? Anyway, if you want one from our crowded and cozy home, just send me your mailing address (you’ll have to fix the ‘at’ sign — damn spambots). You won’t get it before Christmas, but you’ll get […]

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Bid

December 6th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Now that I’m sure I’m in it for the long haul with my new gadget (or my “new mistress,” as my wife likes to say), it’s time to bid farewell to my old friend. Sony makes spectacular PDAs. If only they had a chance in the mobile phone marketplace… Hey, if you know me and […]

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Mew!

December 5th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Media commentator and unapologetic cat lover Ian Lind points the way to this Star-Bulletin story by photographer-turned-firefighter Ken Ige, describing how he stumbled into the world of feline custodianship. “So I stood there in the humane society office, holding the phone, neither of us saying a word. No one wanted to be responsible for either […]

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Toothless

December 3rd, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

Don’t tell my wife, but Chris Noth is the latest star in Amazon.com’s great experiment in short-films and blatant product placement. He stars in “Tooth Fairy,” a piece that — seemingly in tribute to his giddiest island fan — features cookware and cutlery, among other things. Past stars include Blair Underwood and Minnie Driver. Interestingly, the films […]

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Inevitable

December 1st, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

“Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster is out with its list of the 2004 ‘Words of the Year.’ Topping the list by a wide margin is the word “blog,” which is generally used to describe an online personal journal. The word has shown up consistently since July on the daily top 50 list of words looked up on […]

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