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"So, what shall we get?"

The kids and I are looking at the overhead menu in the repurposed McDonald's.

"Smoker antibodies," says my son, grinning. He knows very well that the antibodies that protect smokers from lung cancer and the ones that allow drinkers to consume very large amounts of alcohol and metabolize it fast without getting cirrhosis are quite illegal under age 21.

"Try again," I say.

"Dad and I are going to play golf. I want Tiger Woods antibodies. Surprise, dad."

"Your stamina will go down." The Tiger Woods antibodies will displace his own endurance antibodies. Some do, some don't. I have really really sticky tubulin blocker antibodies and the lab is still trying to figure out something that will displace them. Meanwhile, I avoid infection and stress.

"No worries," says my son.

"What do you want?" I say to the IT.

She is looking coldly at the menu. Her expression means concentration, not anger. "Nothing." she…

"The Simpsons Movie" was a full-length, animated film released in 2007 and based on The Simpsons television show, which by that point was over 15 years old. It featured the same voice actors as the Simpsons live show: Dan Castellenata, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer, all voicing both the Simpsons family and various residents of Springfield.

By the time the movie debuted, the first episode of the Simpsons had…

Songwriting and songwriters can be pretty difficult to judge and compare against one another. Unlike with an instrument or with vocalism (which can reasonably be lumped in with instruments, as the human body is essentially an instrument) in which talent and proficiency can be more easily measured and agreed upon, "good" songwriting is reflective of the audience as much as it is reflective of the creator. One of the few imperfect yet effective ways that songwriters can be compared is by their reception,…

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