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Khal Putin Banned From Netflix

March 19, 2014

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According to the Borowitz Report, in a brilliant bit of satiric wit, “In what was described as a major ramping up of sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the United States had frozen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Netflix account, effective immediately.”  Life in the Boomer Lane believes that the surprise move […]

LBL Attends A Political Presentation

January 6, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane attended a presentation yesterday evening, given by a candidate running for county board.  She did this because Now Husband is out-of-town and Downton Abbey didn’t start until 9PM and so she would be home on time. She also believed there existed a slight possibility that she might have understood enough […]

How Boomers Saved Everything

December 28, 2013

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While few would argue that boomers discovered fire and invented the wheel and the baby cage, AARP Magazine has a whole new crop of boomer achievements to present in its current issue. In fact, AARP will be devoting an entire year to slobbering over what we boomers have achieved. The first piece is by PJ […]

The Unrecorded Interview Between Matt Lauer and Sarah Palin

November 12, 2013

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ML: Ms Palin, you and other tea partiers have been quite vocal in your opposition to the Presidents’s Affordable care Act. Can you please give us a run through of the health care plan that you would propose? SP: I’m glad you asked me that, Matt. Let’s be clear about one thing from the get-go. […]

School for Scandal

July 29, 2013

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Instructor: I’d like everybody’s attention, please. Welcome to “How to Respect Women,” a workshop tailored specifically for politicians. We will undo a lifetime of womanizing in two weeks. Are we ready? Eliot Spitzer: You have nice boobs, Teacher. Instructor: Mr Spitzer, we will refrain from references to female anatomy in this class. Is that understood? […]

A Short Conversation Between the Weiners

July 24, 2013

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Darling, I have a text here from a “Carlos Danger.” Do we know anyone named Carlos Danger? Ah, Sweets, that is actually me. I meant to send that text to my new assistant, the twenty-year-old who is completing her doctorate in “The Value of Long Hours of Public Service.” But Love, why are you sending […]

Hillary Clinton: Ageism, Sexism, and Scarlett Johansson

July 10, 2013

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As the New York Times noted back on June 29, “The 2016 election may be far off, but one theme is becoming clear: Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Mrs. Clinton’s age. The former secretary of state will be 69 by the next presidential […]

Welcome to 2013. You can run, but you can’t hide.

January 1, 2013

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Back on January 1, 1541, it would have been tough to predict what the coming year would bring.  Nostradamus was the only high-profile prognosticator around then, but, in the absence of tweets, iPhones, and The Anderson Cooper Show, most of his predictions were unknown to the general population. Most people simply went out their daily […]

2013: Resolving to Embrace the Unresolved

December 27, 2012

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Let’s face it: It’s pretty darn difficult to make any kind of resolutions for 2013 when we have just narrowly escaped The Rapture, The Mayan Calendar Flaw, and Mitt Romney. And, with only a few days to go, we are perched on the edge of The Fiscal Cliff and the only people who can save us […]

Boomer Breasts and the State of the Planet

November 30, 2012

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Boomer breasts, while going about their daily business in relative obscurity, have nonetheless unwittingly become symbols of the general state of our world. The Breaking up of the Polar Ice Caps: The southward journey of the Boomer breast is symbolic of the sinking of the polar ice caps, but because it is located in a […]

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