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I recently read an article about a Japanese man who has spent approximately $16,000 on plastic dolls for companionship over the past decade: http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/07/18/us-japan-sex-dolls-idUSSP10422420070718. I was feeling a little sorry for the guy (as in “He’s pathetic!”), until he said that…

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Jimmy the Greek


(previously posted on Vox on 12/1/09) Jimmy the Greek sells bagels, gyros, sodas and chips from a truck in front of my office building. Every morning from nine to three, Jimmy’s truck is stationed on MLK Jr., Blvd. Rain. Snow. Sleet….

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The Decision Fairy


The Decision Fairy lives on the same street as Santa Claus and Jesus, and like them, if you call on her, she makes life-changing decisions. Word on the street is that she’ll make up to twenty-five decisions a day for each…