White Rapper Face-Off: Eminem vs. Vanilla Ice

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Yo, yo, yo!  You know what time it is! It’s been a long time comin’, but we ’bout to hash this beef out once and for all.  Through the years, these two great white hopes have been pitted against each other in a brutal grudge match.  The people want this settled once and for all: who is the greatest white rapper of all time?  Continue reading

In Persuasion Nation

Who are your heroes?  And how do you feel about meeting them?  I saw George Saunders at a reading a couple of months ago, and immediately went on a crazy Saunders kick.  (I’m sure  he would cringe at the “hero” reference.  He strikes me as a happy but really easygoing and unassuming guy.  But what do I know?  I only saw him for about an hour addressing a room of about 400 other people).  I have been a fan for a while now, but seeing him in person inspired me.  In Persuasion Nation was first on my list. Continue reading


The last strains of sunlight lingered in the corners, grasping every available point of refraction.  She slid her fingertips along the glass wondering if this was all there ever was. Or could be.
But no.  Un-alone, her mirrored shadow had company in her pantomimic otherworld.  With the beckoning, tenebrous gloom, an apparition, dark and menacing, approached.  She shivered with delighted terror and settled in to watch.


wheres-george-Who likes money?  I know I do.  And I always have.  But not in the way you think.  Would I tolerate greater quantities in my possession?  Absolutely.  But that is not my goal.  No, what really interests me is the actual paper, the ink, the security measures especially.  I love looking at it.  Find it fascinating.  And am always on the lookout for nuances/irregularities.

And it was in this context that I was delighted to discover on one of the rare actual one-dollar bills I encountered (who uses real cash anymore, seriously?) the red-lettered message “Track this bill at www.WheresGeorge.com.” Continue reading