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A funny thing happened at BYU graduation

Let’s take our rays of hope where we can get ’em, people. Today, that means BYU. From this Washington Post article: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints considers same-sex marriage to be a “serious transgression” — and, until this spring, treated Mormons involved in these unions as apostates, subject to church disciplinary hearings […]

Happy thanksgiving!

Here are some fabulous dishes for you to try out on your dinner party!      

Hey, lady, you want us to fix your car?

So, I had some time to kill in the Valley the other night. I was supposed to meet a friend at 6:30 for an odd little adventure:  we were going to a talk by an “internationally recognized prophecy expert,” a the-world-is-ending, repent-or-perish type who we hoped would go on a wild rant about stocking up on rice, guns and […]

Here’s a new post on The Great Whatsit

Hi, everybody! Nice to see you all hanging out here again. Here’s some stuff I’ve been thinking about recently: Is Homeland good, bad, offensive, or some combination of all three? I can’t help but think that if I were (a) Pakistani, (b) bipolar, or (c) CIA agent, I’d really hate this show. It’s so completely divorced from reality […]

The “butt song from hell”

Via The Dish, the story of a Hieronymus Bosch composition brought to life.

How to spend a Thursday downtown

First, you go see the Angels Flight Railway, the shortest railroad in the world (and probably the steepest). It’s not functioning right now, so you can’t take a ride, but you can look at it.   Then, you walk across the street to the Grand Central Market. You poke around at the various stalls, looking […]

Sportz talk

For the one or two sports fans here, I present a sports/comedy podcast starring comedian Erin Foley and your own L. Parrish.

How to spend a Wednesday in West Hollywood

First, you go to the Pacific Design Center.   Then, you go into the Pacific Design Center and start going up the stairs, so you can see some views.   Then, you go back down and into the little brown box that is the MOCA branch in West Hollywood, to see if there are any […]

Advice upon arriving in Beijing

Cleaning out some files in the garage, I came across this letter. I must have written it not long after arriving in Beijing via the trans-Siberian railway in June of 1989, expecting that my friends would be coming soon after. It appears here mildly edited. Dear J & M – Important Beijing things that Lonely […]

51,498 unique visitors

That’s how many TGW had in August of 2007. Mind-blowing, isn’t it?