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    Five Manly Last Minute Halloween Costumes

    Halloween has come around again, and this year you’ve decided it’s not for you. You’re just going to stay home, maybe watch a couple of scary movies, possibly keep a small bowl of candy near the door...

    • Posted October 30, 2014
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  • Awesome Men Throughout History: Flip Wilson

    When Dave Chappelle famously lost his mind and walked out of his career back in 2005, people acted like it was an unprecedented abandonment of show business by a comedian at his peak. Some people still feel...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Awesome Men Throughout History: Calvert Deforest

    Old school Letterman fans who remember when his show was actually funny probably remember Calvert Deforest, aka Larry “Bud” Melman, a weird little guy who looked like Patton Oswalt’s Dorian Gray portrait and was hilariously out of...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Self Made man: Chad Atlas

    In my other TSB column, Awesome Men Throughout History, we looked at the strange but ultimately successful career of Bernarr MacFadden, a health and fitness guru who got Americans thinking about their longterm health in a more...

    • Posted September 27, 2014
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  • The Self-Made Man: Marc Maron

    Marc Maron and his groundbreaking comedy podcast, WTF, have been referenced a lot in my columns here at TSB, and I’ve often considered him for an Awesome Men Throughout History column, but upon reflection, I think Maron’s...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • Awesome Men Throughout History: Vic Green

    This week’s Awesome Man Throughout History is cartoonist Vic Green, whose near-total obscurity is quite impressive in this day and age. Vic was a painter and cartoonist whose comic strip “Willie Dee” ran in newspapers from 1948...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • The Self-Made Man: Gordon Lugauer

    If there’s one thing that should be dead and buried by now, it’s board games. Think about all the dynamic, technologically-superior stuff competing for everyone’s very limited free time. It’s crazy to think that board games are...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • Awesome Men Throughout History: Howard Werth

    This week’s installment of Awesome Men Throughout History focuses on someone you should have heard of, but probably haven’t; musician and record producer Howard Werth. Werth was the frontman of Audience, a British art rock band that...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • The Self-Made Man: Bryan Dwyer

    This week’s Self Made Man, pizza enthusiast and Pizza Brain owner Brian Dwyer, might come across a bit sillier and less driven than other entrepreneurs in this series. Maybe he is, at least by conventional standards, and...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Awesome Men Throughout History: Bernarr MacFadden

    Some of TSB’s readers might think that current organic/gluten-free/juicing/etc. health fads are a modern thing brought on by fretful yuppies with too much disposable income. That’s only half-true, though; weird health and fitness trends have been a...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • The Self-Made Man: Jeph Jacques

    Making a living as a working artist is ungodly difficult, on a scale that your average tech start-up couldn’t begin to imagine; while theirs can be a very stressful world too, at least techies’ skills are respected...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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