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ed@sdcitybeat.com

Edwin Decker likes music. Edwin Decker likes movies. Edwin Decker likes books. Short books are best, but he'll read long books if he must. Edwin Decker likes sports. Edwin Decker likes games. He likes serious games like poker and chess and silly games like Risk and Monopoly. Edwin Decker likes his family. He really likes being married to his wife. Edwin Decker likes to write. He wrote a book once. It's called Barzilla and Other Psalms. It's a poetry book. Edwin Decker has a website. You should go there.

eddeckersandiego
April 18 2012
The phrase "America, love it or leave it" is what's known as a false dilemma because it supposes only two options when actually they are bottomless
eddeckersandiego
April 4 2012
Acute Server burnout is a disorder from which it is difficult to recover, especially in the final stages—when you hate the bar and the bands, the funbuzzes become more murky and stygian and your...
eddeckersandiego
March 21 2012
Code Red is an ingenious little tool that warns you when your wife or girlfriend—or any cohabitating female for that matter—is about to have her period
eddeckersandiego
March 6 2012
So, while this issue of CityBeat is devoted to all the excellent original bands of San Diego (CityBeat staffers are notorious OMSs), I tip my hat to the red-headed stepchildren of the scene, and will...
eddeckersandiego
Feb. 22 2012
It's been two weeks since my beloved New York Giants took Super Bowl XLVI, and still the pernicious missives from my Giants-Hating Chargers-fan friends keep rolling in
eddeckersandiego
Feb. 8 2012
I'm like Rachel in the movie The Ring. Whenever the phone rings, my heart stops for fear the caller might be a little girl with wet, black hair who will want to talk about band camp for an hour. This...
eddeckersandiego
Jan. 25 2012
Whether you believe newborn babies are miraculous gifts from God or subterranean alien vampire-rats bent on draining your life force, can we at least agree that songs about babies tend to suck rusty...
eddeckersandiego
Jan. 11 2012
How is it possible that all the over-reactionistas and followers of The John Lennon Church of Latter Day Music Snobs don't recognize that redesigning old songs is an exciting and unpredictable part of...
eddeckersandiego
Dec. 28 2011
The bill is called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, and it basically does what all previous NDAA bills have done—fund the military—the only difference being...
eddeckersandiego
Dec. 14 2011
This is why I can't wait for Dec. 22, 2012. Because there will be not one, but thousands of kooky soothsayers who will have to backpedal like hell once Mayageddon is proven to be horse shit. And I know...
eddeckersandiego
Nov. 30 2011
What is going rogue, you ask? Going rogue is buying or doing something so wonderful, thoughtful, bla bla bla for your wife, that it causes all the women of the inner circle to blurt to their husbands,...
eddeckersandiego
Nov. 16 2011
On Nov. 1, Congress passed a non-binding resolution to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto. There are two problems with this. The first, and most glaring, is that “In...
eddeckersandiego
Nov. 1 2011
Don't you hate when people make declarative, predictive statements about things that might happen in the future when everybody knows that nobody knows what the future holds
eddeckersandiego
Oct. 19 2011
I always get a big yuck out of these mainstream-religion types who scoff at fringe religions as being preposterous, which is like junkies scoffing at tweakers for being addicted to a more damaging drug
eddeckersandiego
Oct. 5 2011
While I received a lot of support from members of the LGBT community, a lot more sent very angry, accusatory missives, all of which boiled down to one or all of the following questions 1. Is Ed Decker...
eddeckersandiego
Sept. 21 2011
When the light turned green, he revved up and peeled out, leaving me in a poisonous cloud of noise pollution, hate pollution and pollution pollution. And what I thought as I stared at the back of...
eddeckersandiego
Sept. 7 2011
You know I know that the Chinese family-planning policy is barbaric. I would never support a law that limits our right to reproduce; however—isn't it time our government stops promoting reproduction?
eddeckersandiego
Aug. 23 2011
So, this week's column is about the fatwa-like death threat against David Letterman for sayi—waaait a minute! What the hell is that!? At the top left of this column? Is that my picture up there?
sordid
Aug. 3 2011
The “main mission” of any true drinking excursion isn't “conversation.” The main mission is drinking. All that other stuff—talking about problems, exploring philosophical...
sordid
July 19 2011
Imagine my delight when I read this July 7 headline on the Orlando Sentinel website: “Lightning strike at Caylee memorial ‘could be a sign from the angels.'”

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