Tag Archives: Logical Excuses for Missing Work

Next Stop For Charlie [Tuning In]

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From the makers of Last Stop for Paul comes a new tale—actually, a whole series of made-up tales on Showtime—about what it’s like to go off the rails completely in search of something important while traveling. In the case of … Continue reading

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Horned and Dangerous [When Animals Attack]

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a far-flung correspondent for T.V. news? Let’s just say it’s no walk in the park. This week Greg Dobbs, an Emmy-winning producer and correspondent for 23 years with ABC and currently a correspondent for … Continue reading

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Skiing, South American Style [Road Warriors]

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You know when your friends are out there having a complete, unhinged blast and they email you from the road, fired up on life, making your workday feel even blander? (OK, OK, guilty as charged). Here’s a letter I got … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Booze [Logical Excuses for Missing Work]

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In early May 2009 TheAccidentalExtremist.com traveled to the Scottish Highlands to follow the Drambuie Pursuit, a one-of-a-kind, two-day, nine-stage adventure race open to teams of amateur athletes from around the world. Hundreds of weekend warriors applied, but only 13 four-person teams made … Continue reading

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And Then It Flew Into Space [LAUNCH PARTY!]

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THE ACCIDENTAL EXTREMIST and LOADS OF PROSE LLC PRESENT: THE DIRTY LAUNDRY SERIES Volume 18: True Dirt from Far and Wide We’re joining forces! On Thursday night, May 21, please join us in New York’s East Village as we officially … Continue reading

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13 Epics of Woe [Hall of Infamy]

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A friend from Outside Magazine, Senior Editor Jeremy Spencer, reminded us of this excellent collection of misadventures he edited four years ago. Featuring the likes of Jane Smiley and Jon Lee Anderson, it’s a ghoulish gallery of murderous hitchhikers, lightning strikes, … Continue reading

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Emergency Recession Style [Wardrobe Malfunctions]

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So Tuesday was a big day for me.  Instead of going into my midtown office, I had to travel down to Tribeca to work at one of my firms off-site centers.  I knew where to go, but it’s that same feeling … Continue reading

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Fly The Fiery Skies [Sulleysque]

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[Here's an amazing yarn from our first octogenarian contributor, Bob Nielson, age 86...we're not worthy! —Ed.] Back in 1960 the Toronto Star sent me to South Africa to report black-white violence.  I boarded an American Airlines 6-propeller plane in New York, which crossed the Atlantic and stopped … Continue reading

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Row Or Die [Water, Water, Everywhere]

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What It Feels Like To Row The Atlantic Alone. By Olly Hicks, 24, laborer. [Ed.’s note: In September 2006, Hicks became the youngest person to row the Atlantic Ocean solo. He also has the distinction of making the slowest trip, … Continue reading

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Because It Might Be There [Off the Map]

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We don’t usually repost from other blogs, but this interview with New Yorker writer David Grann on his new book, The Lost City of Z,  for The Daily Beast is simply too entertaining to pass up. Hats off to Grann, who … Continue reading

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