The Retroactive Table of Contents : February 3 – February 10

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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    This is cool, Tod. Thanks.Report

  2. Avatar Mary says:

    Here’s what you missed on Glee! 😉

    Once again, great job. Thank you.Report

  3. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    “Weak-sauce” is Pacific Northwest parlance, right? I remember hearing it all the time when I lived in Van.Report

    • I didn’t know you lived in Van.  The one in the state or the one in the province?Report

      • Avatar Christopher Carr in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        A few of my friends went to school out in Vancouver, BC, and for one reason or another, didn’t graduate on time, so two of them and I drove slow across the U.S. the summer after I graduated from college, and then I slept on their floors for a few months. We had some wild times, which I actually wrote about and am considering trying to publish somewhere someday (I’ll have to change some names). It was an era when I was far more interested in joining the 27 club and putting my fate in the hands of strangers than I was in things like cultivating knowledge or raising a family.

        Anyways, in Vancouver, I got lost in the city one night, and didn’t make my way home until the middle of the next day. It was kind of a resting and regrouping spot for me right before I headed over to Japan (pitch and putt everyday, 15-cent wings, etc.). I also spent nine days in the wilderness on Vancouver island, which is definitely up there as far as formative experiences go.Report

    • Avatar Patrick Cahalan in reply to Christopher Carr says:

      I’m a California-boy, through and through.  Never lived anywhere else.

      However, an interesting thing about California is that lots of people come here from lots of other places.  Every once in a while I pick something up from somebody else and then five years later somebody says, “Man, I haven’t heard anybody use that phrase who isn’t from Iowa”.

      This background has apparently damaged my ability to recognize regional vernacular, Kitty is much better at pegging where people are from immediately from things like that.Report

  4. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    Oh, and Google’s “steam engine” is more like one of those stupid turn-of-the-century bicycles where one wheel is way way bigger than the other and you have to use a platform or ladder to get on and off.Report