commented on About Trump's L.L. Bean Tweet
On a side note, there's a good This American Life episode about L. L. Bean's return policy, the lengths they go fulfill their absurdly generous lifetime guarantee; and the lengths people will go to return things (e.g. returning two-decade-old slippers, buying things up on Ebay, and returning them).
Not sure if this has anything to do with Trump...
commented on Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys. Part Five: Grateful Dead
"Everything the Dead did was right on the edge of being hokey, right on the edge of veering off."
This statement explains, in a way I never really understood to myself, my ambivalence about the Dead.
For what it's worth, I love the acoustic stuff Jerry did (e.g. the albums with the mandolinist buddy, e.g. "Not for Kids Only"), but the jam-band sound just never excited me. Maybe it will in ten years...?