I Was a Teenage Narcissist

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This week I’m reviewing Riot in Juvenile Prison, a 1959 film warning of the dangers of teenage “sex maniacs.” The action takes place in Ditman Hall, a reform institution for boys, where the no-nonsense warden offers a potpourri of therapies against anti-social behavior, including: a) solitary confinement in a cell affectionately called “The Jug”; b)… Read more »

Effervescent Energy

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“Those darn mice!” I thought, looking over the dead mice in my mousetraps. “Don’t they ever give up?” Though I was glad to be catching mice and keeping my customer happy, I was one frustrated pest professional. Not only was I crawling on my belly in a dark, soggy crawlspace, but to get to my… Read more »

King Dirt

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I love dirt paths. As a rookie bug guy, every three months I would perform a pest service at a vacation cabin where the parking spot was over a hundred feet from the front door. To get to the cabin, you had to walk a dirt path. I loved walking that path, Hudson sprayer in… Read more »