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The Slice archive for July 29, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011


Boys buying condoms in summer of '11 

I can only assume it is a bit more matter-of-fact these days, though perhaps not totally so. One classic depiction of a young man being ill at ease about purchasing these items appeared in the 1971 movie, "Summer of '42." Here's a moment from that…

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Singing along with the car stereo 

So I was standing at the corner of Lincoln and Riverside, waiting for the light to change. A car went by with the windows down and the sound system up. The young woman behind the wheel was singing along with Miranda Lambert's "White Liar." I…

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Loud concerts and hearing loss

"Let's just say that thanks to George Thorogood and Neil Young my husband and I have great appreciation of closed captioning on TV," wrote Sandy Tarbox. "Years ago we saw George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers at the Opera House (loudest concert ever performed there).…

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Don't let this happen to you

Coming in the back way to work this morning, I noticed on the Knitting Factory marquee that George Thorogood is coming. That's fine. But now there exists the very real possibility that I am going to be hearing in my head all morning, "One bourbon,…

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