Edwin Decker


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

Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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

Nov 5, 2013 12:00 AM Podcasts

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

Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM Podcasts

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

Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM Podcasts

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

Aug 6, 2013 12:00 AM Podcasts

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

May 7, 2013 12:00 AM Podcasts

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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Aug 23, 2011 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

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

Feb 16, 2005 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

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

Oct 13, 2004 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

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

May 19, 2004 12:00 AM Sordid Tales


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But of them all, it was the first time I ate marijuana that was the most horrifying, bizarre, intense and—as you will soon learn—unbelievable episodes of them all. more

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Even after Shaquille O’Neal claimed he was joking, the former NBA center got a lot of grief for saying the Earth is flat. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:53 PM Sordid Tales

For those who don’t know, Jenner—a lifelong Republican and devout Trump supporter—Tweeted a selfie-video in which she was actually critical of our Orangutan-in-Chief. more

Mar 20, 2017 5:00 PM Sordid Tales


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Over recent months and years it has been suggested—by a fair amount of friends, readers and editors—that I should refrain from mocking religion so much in my writing. more

Mar 6, 2017 5:30 PM Sordid Tales 1 Comments

At last, at last, vindicated at last. Can you imagine my delight when I recently learned that, according to a variety of studies, people who regularly use profanity have a higher level of intelligence and integrity than those who do not? more

Feb 22, 2017 11:28 AM Sordid Tales

First, I would like to offer condolences to the fans of the San Diego Chargers. Being a devotee of the New York Giants, their departure doesn’t affect me. more

Jan 23, 2017 3:42 PM Sordid Tales

I’ve always found “Real Man Clichés” (RMC’s) largely to be a simplistic view of gender identity, as if there was only one way for a male to be. more

Jan 9, 2017 2:15 PM Sordid Tales


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DECEMBER 7, 2017: I retrieve the newspaper from the front stoop and can't believe my eyes. The headline says, "WAR IS OVER!" more

Dec 27, 2016 12:30 PM Sordid Tales 1 Comments


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Either way, I disagree. The act of incinerating Old Glory as a form or protest is not "despicable" and it's certainly not "unpatriotic." It is one of the loveliest and most dutiful things a citizen can do. more

Dec 12, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

First of all, let's get something straight. Complaining that Hillary Clinton should be president because she won the popular vote is like saying George Foreman won the Rumble in the Jungle because he connected more blows before Ali knocked ... more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

I am so mad at my ex-wife. It has been about two years since we split and for all my efforts she refuses to have post-breakup sex with me. more

Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

At last, the state will vote on recreational pot smoking: California Proposition 64. The initiative is commonly known as The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), and the fact that it's even up for a vote amazes me. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

Did you hear Donald Trump repeatedly sniffling his nose during the last Presidential debate? If I were a lesser man, I would say dude was pretty coked up. Of course, it would be wrong to make such a comment without proof, which is why I wou... more

Oct 3, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

On this episode of STP Pony Death Ride will discuss the release of their new CD, Cat Sounds , a reading of Sordid Tales the Column (The Mother Buys an iPhone), and more. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM Podcasts

Here's a fact that is so factual it's whack! In 2003, A Dutch scientist named Kees Moeliker won a Noble Prize in Biology for his paper about a male mallard he observed humping the anus of a deceased male mallard— for over an hour! more

Sep 19, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales


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He fired a shot across the bow of the privileged majority and now the glaring red rockets of reactionary defensiveness are bursting around him. This is especially true on the social media pages where the patrio-maniacs post excessively punc... more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

I love TV. Especially these days—what with all the streaming services and cable broadcasters improving the landscape. However, it is still television, and television has an unnerving ability to piss me right the fuck off. more

Aug 22, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

The news that Donald Trump received a medical deferment exempting him from the Vietnam War draft is causing quite a problem for his campaign. more

Aug 8, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales


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You have probably heard that parts of the speech delivered last week by Donald Trump's wife, Melania, at the 2016 Republican National Convention were plagiarized from a 2008 Michelle Obama DNC speech. more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

STP returns after a long hiatus. We have a good excuse though. The studio in which we record the show, Berkley Sound, flooded out during the big El Niño storm we had over the winter. Tune in to hear more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM Podcasts