What was that Thing on The Nose?

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Theresa Cramer by Chion Wolf

Theresa Cramer by Chion Wolf


Irene Papoulis by CW

Irene Papoulis by CW


Rand Cooper by CW

Rand Cooper by CW

Assuming that the above does not refer to a dermatological problem, I’m guessing it might instead be one of the typical calls or emails I get every Friday from somebody who heard about something vaguely interesting on the Nose but didn’t write it down. It’s usually one of the endorsements.

This the internet sensation endorsed by Theresa (who also endorsed apple fritters).

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Irene endorsed Open Mic Fridays at the Lasalle Market in Collinsville

Rand endorsed this book about noise in school by Diana Senechal.

He also complained about the outsized, face-obscuring beards of the Red Sox. He compared them to Mennonite farmers.


I endorsed Cafe Sofia but — more expansively — the notion of gathering in cafes not owned by Starbucks and discussing the issues of the day or the meaning of life or the Franco-Prussian War or James Franco. You know. Like in Europe. This is another good cafe.

I also endorsed the throwaways of Saul Goodman.

I supported the Red Sox beards as an effort by two newly arrived players, Gomes and Napoli, to counteract the team’s toxic clubhouse atmosphere that derailed the last two seasons.

This is the article about rich people “renting” persons with disabilities to cut Disney lines. 

This an article that explains Bill Burr’s anti-Philly rant and makes me think Chappelle staged his Hartford tantrum.

We also apparently really screwed up while describing Disney Fast Pass.

Now go discuss some of this in a cafe.

Mennonite Farmer, Apple Fritters and this London News illustration all via Wikimedia Commons

Mennonite Farmer, Apple Fritters and this London News illustration all via Wikimedia Commons

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4 thoughts on “What was that Thing on The Nose?

  1. Gary Fox

    I was one of the majority of “polite” drivers who merge early, and used to get angry at the “selfish” drivers who would speed past and wait until the very last minute to merge. But when I heard a traffic engineer on NPR state that traffic flows approximately 20% faster when drivers stay in the shrinking lane as long as possible, and then alternate with the cars already in the other lane, I became one of those “selfish” drivers. I always feel like a shmuck when I do this. I wish I could explain to the people giving me dirty looks that I’m actually driving properly. Colin, it would be a great service if you could mention this to your listeners. Thanks.

    1. Mr Bill

      Interesting and I too will now do likewise. With one exception. While driving through Tennessee once, an expressway sign warned of a lane move and everyone immediately moved over accept me – the Yankee from CT. I than moved as quickly as possible. I know what they were thinking.

      I believe it has something to do with Southern manners – good ones that we in the North fredon’t have.

  2. Michael Aberg

    What a great column. Can this be a weekly staple?

    Analyzing the groups’ endorsements is a great conversation to start the weekend.

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