Author Archives: Daddy Scratches

In which I place far too much importance on winning tickets to Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash

I don’t let myself get my hopes up about anything that isn’t a complete and utter lock — mostly because I’m an emotionally fragile pussy who strives to avoid disappointment — but I was unable to keep from getting my hopes up about attending Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash in New York City later this month. In a rare move, I let myself be openly optimistic. Howard first announced plans for the January 31st event back in mid-November … and I immediately booked a non-refundable hotel room in midtown Manhattan. I figured, worst case scenario, Wonder Woman and I get to… [read the rest]

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Exciting news for the grown man who keeps pissing all over the toilet seat at my workplace!

You would think there’d be no need for me to do something like this in an adults-only, professional, key-card-protected work environment. You would be wrong.… [read the rest]

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An open letter from a die-hard Red Sox fan to all Boston-area Shitheads and the People Who Love Them.

Dear Boston-area Shitheads and the People Who Love Them, As you well know, Boston experienced a terrible tragedy earlier this year. The Red Sox quickly became one of the things around which people rallied in the wake of that tragedy, and the improbable run that the team has had since that time — not to mention the tremendous amount of work that the Red Sox organization and individual players have done to honor the people most affected — has, for many, served as a symbol of the city’s resilience and recovery. Tonight (or tomorrow night) could be an historic occasion… [read the rest]

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I’m goin’ back to Cali

Comin’ atcha live from 35,000 feet, it’s the Scratches Family Vacation. Next stop: Los Angeles. So here’s the deal: My brother calls us last December and tells us he’s getting married. Woohoo! In August, while the kids are out of school. Nice! In California. Ouch! Yeah, a cross-country trip for a family of four wasn’t exactly in our budget this year. Or any year, for that matter. Partly because we don’t actually have a budget … but mostly because we don’t have any, you know, money. But, OK, so we’re headed to California. And, hey, since we’re gonna be in… [read the rest]

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Mac amor

Mac amor
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Oh yes I did.… [read the rest]

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