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Erik Deckers
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Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer
Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer

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Cheese Should be a Super Food
Cheese lovers, raise your glasses and your cheese cubes on toothpicks! The French Paradox has finally been solved, and cheese is good for us. We can eat it without feeling guilty or Grandma reminding us that her dad ate two wheels of Brie a day and died of ...

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Cobras Are Not For Collecting, Beer Cans Are
When I was ten years old, I collected some unusual things: rocks, fossils, and beer cans. A few of my other friends also collected them, and we would occasionally make trades or show off some amazing new can we got. I collected regular stuff too, the kinds ...

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New Department of Zombie Defense Created
Withers: Hello, and welcome to members of the media. My name is Richard Withers, and I am the Director of the newly-formed Department of Zombie Defense. Last week, the President created this department through executive order to help us combat the rising th...

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My Mother The Computer Erik Deckers Laughing Stalk syndicate Copyright 2017 "Hello, my name is Eliza, the new AI home assistant created by moms and dads. Before we get started, we need to run through a few setup procedures and rules." Okay, let's start with...

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Best Restaurants to Have an Existential Crisis In
As a philosophy major and travel writer, I've had my share of both existential crises and road food. And in all my travels, I've found several great restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops to question your purpose in life while enjoying a quick nosh. Here are ...

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Why Don't We Talk Like That Anymore?
One of the things that disappoints me about our language is that it has become less flowery and expressive than it was 300, or even 150, years ago. We don't use lofty language or elevated speech like they did in high society in the 18th century. Our words a...

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Do You Keep Your Ketchup in the Fridge or Pantry?
It was a life changing moment that reshaped my entire childhood. I never knew people lived this way, and the realization that people could do. . . this, and throw caution to the wind, made me realize there was so much more to life than I ever knew. It was t...

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Adventures in Vegetarian Taxidermy
Erik is out of the office this week, so we are reprinting a column from 2005. Kevin: Hello, and welcome to Kevin Ketchum's Kitchen Adventures. I'm Kevin Ketchum and this is my kitchen. Today, I'm joined by Bastian Flannelbeard, noted vegetarian taxidermist ...

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Karl the Curmudgeon Stays Up Late to Get Smarter
I'm fading fast tonight, I said. I don't think I can keep my eyes open much longer. "You bailing out on me, Kid? What a lightweight!" said Karl. We were sitting at First Editions, our favorite literary-themed bar, at a friend's book launch. The subjects was...
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