Tag Archives: Mark’s big ideas

Hotpants and Hijab

I had a serious, thoughtful post planned for tonight. It was mostly written when my wife showed up at home with a few bottles of wine and our friend Kristin. Now, though, after a few glasses of said wine, and a lot of laughing around the kitchen table, I’ve decided to give you something completely […]

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I hate that, in the America of Donald Trump, trolling the left has become a legitimate career path

I want desperately to put on some comically large fake glasses, tuck all my hair up into a baseball cap, and drive the three hours to Kent State, just so I can get on Twitter and post, “Today I went undercover at Kent State to ask students what they thought about Mark Maynard, the Hot […]

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Horses that owe me money!

At some point during the 1952 thriller Sudden Fear, Joan Crawford breaks into the apartment of her husband’s lover with the intention of stealing both a gun, and a sample of the woman’s handwriting. While I’ve watched the scene a number of times, it hadn’t occurred to me until last night to actually slow the […]

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75 hours in Baltimore…. celebrating the Monkey Power Trio’s 23rd day as a band

The weekend of October 21st marked the 23rd meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, we’d […]

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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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