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What would you do with a hideous animatronic Trump?

I just watched video of Disney’s new animatronic Trump, and they apparently didn’t take my advice. The robotic Trump doesn’t, as I’d suggested, shove his way past his distinguished presidential predecessors in order to get front and center on the stage, like he did earlier this year at that NATO summit in Brussels. The Disney […]

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What I remember of the MarkMaynard.com 10th anniversary party

I want to thank everyone who showed up last Saturday for the 10th anniversary party at Woodruff’s. I especially want to thank those folks who I didn’t get an opportunity to speak with in person. As well over 100 people showed up over the course of the evening, I just didn’t have an opportunity to […]

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Putting the finishing touches on the virtual Mark Maynard that will be doing all of my socializing for me this evening

I tried meditation, exposure therapy, Chinese herbs, and any number of other things, but, in the end, I decided to overcome my fear of people through the use of technology. Thanks to my friend Chris, who came though with a projector, and Linette, who going to help me fashion the head, I’m now just a […]

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Chris Elliott: A Television Miracle

A few days ago, when I let it slip on this site that my dapper young companion, the accomplished local puppeteer Patrick Elkins, was himself in fact an automaton, which I’d created from a found beard, a magical top hat, and the rusted-out shell of my former mentor’s daughter Vicki, I received an email from […]

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