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Our 11th annual Chinese New Year bash was a howl. The pack gathered. Tails wagged. Perhaps butts were sniffed, but I admit to nothing. Much General Tsao’s chicken was consumed. And all our booze was gone by the end of the night. And nobody ended up in the pound. I call that a win.
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Let me begin by stating I’m not here to be controversial and I think we can all talk about this like adults. So. The new Star Wars? It was dumb. I could do better.
NOT IN THE FACE! NOT IN THE FACE! Settle down. Thank you. I owe you an explanation on this your people’s sacred holiday.
Lots of people liked this movie. People I respect seemed to like it. I am at a loss. I find this inexplicable. Enjoying the new Star Wars takes the same mental back flips for me as accepting Donald Trump as a statesman. I am dumbstruck with the dumbness of it. There must be something dark and shriveled in my soul. Because, no sir. I did not like. Not one bit.