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Edwin Decker

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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.

I really loved Edwin Decker's Dec. 24 "Sordid Tales" column, "Oh Satanism, how you disappoint me." He's a very intriguing, talented, entertaining and humorous writer. I look forward to reading more of his work and will check out his website... more

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On this episode of STP we have The Silent Comedy who will talk about their big tent evangelist roots, riff on the Home Depot and debut a new song exclusively for STP. We'll also read and discuss the Sordid Tales column about the controversial... more

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On this episode of Sordid Tales: The Podcast, the staff yuks it up among themselves because their guest - a big time hollywood movie actor - cancelled at the last minute saying something about car troubles. Also, a new Drunk Thoughts, new Bad... more

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On this week's episode of Sordid Tales we welcome Willow Decker, long suffering wife of Ed Decker, who recently commandeered his Sordid Tales space in CityBeat to retaliate after years of being an unwilling target of his articles. She will sh... more

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On this episode of STP we have Mike Sager - the bestselling author and award winning journalist formerly of The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and currently writer-at large for Esquire. His article "The Devil and John Holmes," served as inspi... more

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Fresh off their European tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, we have the band Transfer in the studio! Also another installment of "Drunk Thoughts," "Ask Sordid Tales Your Dumbass Question," and "The News with David Patrone, The World's Onl... more

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On this episode we feature "Lobster" Bob Major - the psychic developing, dead-people-talking, paranormal hypnotherapist extraordinaire - on whom we try to call "bullshit" for his alleged metaphysical abilities. Also, The News with David Patro... more

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My friend Larry is a formidable Scrabble opponent. We're usually pretty even, but the last time we played was a holocaust. more

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I've been trying to work on this column all week but it's difficult to concentrate with a dragon tearing up your house. Actually, I finally got some work done because the dragon was unconscious on the couch for a while. But I knocked over a... more

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They took Mrs. Bloomingberger today. I was washing a rack of dishes and could see through the kitchen window as the Support The Troops Police marched up to her apartment, bashed down the door and dragged the poor old gal away. They said she... more

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So I received an unnerving extortion scam email recently and it freaked me the freak out. This is no easy task. more

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Of course, it’s not just Ingraham. There are many examples of celebrities being told to shut up about politics, mostly by conservatives, and often on Fox News. more

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San Diego’s history of hosting major league sports is that of disloyal, if not corrupt, ownership and mind-numbing mediocrity on the field or court. more

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I almost cried today. I mean, literally, almost. As in, red eyes, wet lids, deep sniffles—all but the bawling. more

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A friend delivered this zinger while arguing for the existence of god recently: “All the proof you need,” he said, “can be found in the perfection of the human machine.” more

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Is it me or have a whole-helluva-lotta people been talking about implementing laws against hate speech lately? A more

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By now, readers may have heard about the California State Assembly passing Senate Bill 905, a five-year pilot program allowing nightclubs in seven California cities to potentially stay open until 4 a.m. more

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As I write this, a boulder sits on my right eyelid. It is crimson, black and crusty, like the caldera of a volcano that is finally cooling down from its last eruption. more

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I am not one of these, “Men-Have-it-Harder-Than-Women” kind of guys. I have always believed that things are equally hard, in different ways, for the two sexes. more

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As many may already know, last month The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the infamous Christian baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding on the grounds of his First Amendment right of free religious exercise. more

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By now you have heard about the tub of hot water in which Kathy Griffin scalded herself last week. In short, she criticized fellow comedian Kevin Hart for the apparently cowardly offense of not attacking Donald Trump while being Black. more

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The internet is filled with articles listing rules for drinking in bars. The problem is these articles rarely seem to apply to real drinkers. more

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I told myself I wasn’t going to write about this whole Kelly-Sadler-Must-Apologize-to-John-McCain hubbub, but that was before reading something that made commenting unavoidable. more

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I was waiting on friends for a breakfast meeting that happened to fall on my birthday. Having arrived early, I grabbed the L.A. Times and did something I had not done since my teens. I consulted my horoscope. more

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Alas, there is not enough space on this page to pore over the many ways in which Bully Hunters failed. more

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So this April 20, when you and your friends are packing that first, celebratory bowl of the holiday, please remember to sprinkle a few pinches of shake on the ground to honor a local hero of the 4:20 movement. more

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In his Foxnews.com book adaptation, DeStefano declares, “Atheists today are the most arrogant, ignorant and dangerous people on Earth,” then builds his case in three sections, which I will now demolish with the wrecking balls of logic. more

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The Bush administration’s true motives for war may never be known, but it was never about 9/11. It was justified by a smorgasbord of lies, cooked up by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld and served to us on a platter with the help of Powell and Rice. more

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By now readers have probably heard that some districts are threatening to suspend students who participate in school walkouts to protest permissive gun laws—a phenomena which is spreading through school districts nationwide via social media. more

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Best to stick with innocuous, un-pointed questions like, “See any good movies lately?” or “Have any hobbies?” or “What’s your position on ferret prohibition?” more

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