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Watching what YouTube tells me to watch: Mormon Missionary Call Videos

A couple months ago, YouTube started recommending to me that I watch Mormon Missionary Surprise videos. For a week or two, I was addicted.

Basically, the genre works like this: some kid (and by kid, I mean guy aged 18 or girl aged 19), has received their letter from the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

Paternal Memories: How to Loan a Pen.

I lost my father five years ago this coming February – this is not something I actually spend a great deal of time dwelling upon, but rather he comes to mind at some of the oddest moments.

When I least expect it, he pops into mind – environments where I don’t think I would have […]

My 2015 Reading Adventure continues with 18 more: books 80 through 97

80: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase by Betty Thesky (and others): I had high hopes for this book – I am a devoted fan of the Betty in the Sky podcast – and I thought that surely it would translate into an amusing book. Ultimately this book completely lacked the voice of Betty, […]

… on all my credit cards

This past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to my banks – on both sides of the Atlantic – in order to check up on some details of my life.

And it occurred to me that back in January, when I was in Bloomington, I’d visited my safe deposit box and found all my old […]

You really can be in four places at once: Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners — right at the center.

Today’s adventure took us (on this segment of the trip, I’ve been joined by Cynical Queer, but I was navel gazing when talking about the railroad, so he wasn’t introduced then) to the Four Corners Monument, which is nicely located at the corners of four states: […]

If I cared about football, then I’d be upset… #beceltic

If I cared about football, then I’d be upset…

In the last eight years, since I last attended a professional football match here in Germany, my love for the beautiful game has not really increased.

I’ve come to dread the World Cup and the Euro football tournament. It’s the only time that the large masses […]

Lessons learned from my stack of magazines.

Honestly, I only subscribe to three magazines: The Economist, Rolling Stone, and Ex-Berliner.

The Economist is expensive and I get it delivered to my home in Berlin – it is the only appointment reading that I have every week. I read it from cover-to-cover in a specific order (cartoon, letters to the editor, then I […]

Berlin Hosting (yet another) World Championship – This time Boot Throwing

What an awesome logo: the Berlin Bear, throwing a boot!

Saturday took me on an adventure to northern Berlin – Tegel – in order to attend the closing day of the Boot Throwing World Championships 2013 and World Cup 4.

Lest you think that I am making this kind of bullshit up, I’m not. […]

Adam’s Eurovision 2013 Preview Post

Eurovision is shit this year.

Pure unmitigated shit.

Wait – before you give up, hear me out. As most of you know, I’m a Eurovision fan. Perhaps not the most dedicated (I don’t pay attention to within country song selection processes, not even within Germany), but I do buy the music and listen to it […]

A Pervert’s Guide to the Miniatur Wunderland

Temporary Invalid once appeared in photos like this.

This past weekend I headed up to Hamburg in order to visit my favorite Temporary Invalid – ideal timing because he was mobile enough to get around, but not mobile enough to escape me.

Given that I’d never actually been to Hamburg’s biggest small attraction, the […]