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Murphy’s Law – City of Champions

Joel Murphy On Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics pantsed the Los Angeles Lakers, winning game six of the NBA finals 131-92 and winning their 17th championship. Now, I’m not here to talk about the game (I leave the sports columns to Note to Self). But I am

Murphy’s Law – A big, bright, shining star

Joel Murphy Now that all of the good television shows are on hiatus, I find myself seeking out programs I wouldn’t normally watch in an effort to keep my DVR from collecting dust. In an act of true desperation, my fiancée and I have begun taping The

Murphy’s Law – Indiana Jones and the Late Night Booty Call

Joel Murphy Today, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens in theaters nationwide. I have mixed feelings about this movie. On the one hand, I absolutely think it is going to be terrible – Harrison Ford seems a little old for an action-adventure star,

Murphy’s Law – You hate me, you really hate me

Joel Murphy Back in January, I wrote An Open Letter to Erin Esurance, poking fun at the series of Esurance commercials that featured a pink-haired cartoon spy simultaneously fighting crime and extolling the virtues of affordable, hassle-free auto insurance. Not long after the column ran on the

Murphy’s Law – Achy Breaky memoirs

Joel Murphy When I think of memoirs, I tend to imagine a former President of the United States or other noteworthy public figure sitting down at a large oak desk in his twilight years, looking back at his life and putting pen to paper in an effort

Murphy’s Law – Geronimo!

Joel Murphy As a child, I spent an absurd amount of time in my bedroom recording my own “radio shows.” I would sit there with a tape recorder and perform bits or introduce songs with my high-pitched, prepubescent voice. Sometimes, I would try to get my brother

Murphy’s Law – Poor Man’s Movie Review – Ogre

Joel Murphy It’s no secret that movies these days are expensive. By the time you pay for two tickets, popcorn and drinks, you are out around $40 on a movie that is most likely a remake, sequel or poorly-executed sports comedy starring Will Ferrell. So why shell

Murphy’s Law – What’cha gonna do?

Joel Murphy I feel strong about right and wrong and I don’t take trouble for very long I’ve got something deep inside of me courage is the thing that keeps us free. I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man I am a

Murphy’s Law – That boy was beautiful

Joel Murphy “That boy was beautiful. Wasn’t no need for y’all to do him the way y’all did.” – Omar Little When I interviewed Michael Kenneth Williams in December, 2006, I asked him how he wanted Omar Little’s story to end. Williams, who plays Omar on the

Murphy’s Law – What’s love got to do with it?

Joel Murphy February 14th, Valentine’s Day. I imagine that right now across this great country of ours, love is in the air. Love might be in the air here in the New England area, but it’s impossible to tell with all of the snow that has been