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Re: “Joke of the Week: Pet Names

I mean, yea, Gabriel Iglesias used the word fluffy in a few jokes and as the title of one of his specials. But he used it as an adjective meaning "fat", though, while Eric is using it as a proper noun evoking "cuteness" (ironically, in reference to a person who you obviously "wouldn't want to fuck with"). It's definitely a unique word that conjures Gabriel Iglesias, but he didn't invent it, and I think using the word "fluffy" as a pet name instead of a description of a person's weight is totally different enough for there not to be any issue of originality here (if that's what you were suggesting, The Oracle).

Also, the "about the joke" blurb here is damn awesome.

Posted by skeletor69 on 03/27/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Joke of the Week: Pet Names

By the way... Gabriel Iglesias.

Posted by The Oracle on 03/27/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Joke of the Week: Pet Names

"Don't quit your day job" (rimshot)

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Posted by The Oracle on 03/27/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “'The World According to Sound' Brings Audio Show to Vermont

Try this 30 second mountain soundscape https://vimeo.com/73414942

Posted by A. Smith on 03/19/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Know Thy Enemy: UVM vs. Purdue

Catamount claws rip right through chin muscles Dan.

Posted by stellaquarta on 03/16/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Playtime: Son of Salami, 'Bacon Street'

I always use hypogeum in everyday conversation.

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Posted by The Oracle on 03/03/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “'I Am Vermont Too' Exhibition Opens at the Statehouse

This is real life according to people who have lived it. Being the constant target of ignorant assumptions sounds deeply irritating at best. Like instead of seeing a person, people see a "type." Ouch.

I have no experience having dark skin. But I remember two microaggressions based on my Jewish ethnicity. I wasn't devastated, more perplexed and miffed. But the memories remain acute. When I was 23, my boyfriend's sister told him that I would expect him to buy me expensive things and provide a lavish lifestyle. When I was in my 30s, a cafe manager who'd become an acquaintance to the point of discussing our backgrounds said that I "must be really good at business and earning."

And those were nothing, two mild chafes from my long-ago past. My heart aches thinking of people living with that disrespect daily, seeing it on others' faces before they even speak, taking the hit, and constantly striving to heal beyond it.

Life is hard enough without having to deal with this kind of thing. I want to do better for others and help reduce this pointless stress. Our assumptions about others are usually unconscious and implicit, nothing we've "decided" to believe. Still, we open our mouths and out they come, causing people pain. We must dismantle racism for all our sakes.

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Posted by Sheryl on 02/10/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Howard Frank Mosher's Imagination of Vermont: A Tribute

I met Howard ( or Mr Mosher as I knew him ) 48 years ago when I was a freshman at Lake Region Union HIgh School in Orleans. He directed " The Taming of The Schrew" which I had a small role in. Phyllis was my biology teacher and yes she was "cool". I've read all his books and had the good fortune to talk with him by phone in 2015. He remembered me and as he'd always done made me feel important and special. Your tribute is right on. Thanks

Posted by Andre' Lebel on 02/08/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Howard Frank Mosher's Imagination of Vermont: A Tribute

Beautiful, moving tribute, Jay. Thank you. I wish I'd known Howard. Grateful for his books and your films to keep Howard Frank Mosher alive till the end of time.

Posted by giovannapeebles on 02/03/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Vermont PBS and Frog Hollow Spotlight Green Mountain Artisans

Gosh. It would have been interesting to know WHEN this is being aired. Isn't that one of the five "W's"?

Posted by Seth Callander on 02/03/2017 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Theatre Kavanah Hosts 'Maple Edition' of National Jewish Playwriting Contest

March 23rd is on a Thursday?
Would you please post the correct date/thanks

Posted by Sarita Austin on 02/02/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “A Reporter's Fond Remembrance of Howard Frank Mosher, 1942-2017

Thanks Mark. I enjoyed reading your piece on Mosher. I hope that you get out on the streams this spring anyway.

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Posted by John Brawley on 01/31/2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “A Reporter's Fond Remembrance of Howard Frank Mosher, 1942-2017

I interviewed Mosher years ago for a travel story and yes, he was a gracious man and a good source. Thanks for this remembrance.

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Posted by Greg Dennis on 01/30/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “A Reporter's Fond Remembrance of Howard Frank Mosher, 1942-2017

Thank you, Mark. I only met him once, but you have absolutely painted Howard true to life. He has written of the Kingdom in a way that will save it for all of us, no matter how far we roam. I am thankful that he came to Vermont and became one of our jewels. We've lost a number this past year, and this is the most tragic. (pace Leland and David).

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 01/30/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “A Reporter's Fond Remembrance of Howard Frank Mosher, 1942-2017

Wonderful remembrance, Mark. Above all, Howard was authentic. He lived like characters in his books.

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Posted by Todd R. Lockwood on 01/30/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “A Reporter's Fond Remembrance of Howard Frank Mosher, 1942-2017

Beautiful tribute to a remarkable man who was a Vermont treasure and gone too soon, thank you.

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Posted by Penelope on 01/30/2017 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Comedian Greg Proops on Donald Trump (Spoiler: He's Not a Fan)

Boy I'm glad I didn't go see this joker! These comics need to get off the politics and just get back to funny. Glad I just saw this I almost wasted my money. Next

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Posted by Shannon Bushey on 01/27/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Author Howard Frank Mosher in Hospice With 'Untreatable' Cancer

go to Boston, unless you're on your dying bed already, it's treatable!

Posted by Judy Cardinal on 01/24/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Author Howard Frank Mosher in Hospice With 'Untreatable' Cancer

Reiki sent.

Posted by Michele Nappi on 01/23/2017 at 10:15 PM

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