Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Blackbeard’s Ghost

Last night, Arlo and I watched the 1968 Disney film Blackbeard’s Ghost, starring Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette, and Dean “the poor man’s Jimmy Stewart” Jones… After having spent about 20 minutes sorting through our options, we’d narrowed it down to two movies, and Arlo decided against Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, having […]

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Apparently people really like it when you go on Twitter and smack down anti-Trump Republicans offering unsolicited advice to Democrats about how they need to be more moderate

Remember how, a few weeks ago, former FBI Director James Comey offered Democrats a bit of unsolicited advice in a tweet, telling us that we should eschew the “socialist left,” as “America‚Äôs great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership”? Well, this morning another high-profile former Republican, Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol, stepped up to tell […]

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There was stuff that I wanted to write about tonight, but I’ve decided to watch Lifeboat instead

If you’d like to join me, you can rent 1944’s Lifeboat on Amazon for $3.99. If, however, you’re not a Hitchcok fan, you can feel free to use this as an open thread, and just leave a comment about whatever it is that you want to talk about, from today’s arrest of Republican Congressman Chris […]

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The tweet that should have won the internet today

The interviews have begun for the next President of the United States. #TheApprentice pic.twitter.com/KNPoFYqwpd — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) August 6, 2018 I think Twitter must be fucking with me the way they fuck with other great patriots like Alex Jones and Diamonds and Silk, tweaking their algorithm to keep my message from the people. By […]

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The legacy of CBGB further unwinds into nothingness with Target’s East Village appropriation

I try my best not to be too terribly sentimental about things. I understand that, no matter how much we might try to stop it from happening, everything changes. I know, eventually, everything wonderful and meaningful is destroyed and replaced. As I’ve discussed here before, though, there are certain things I find it difficult to […]

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