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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

Murphy’s Law – Fear and loathing in Boston

Joel Murphy Over the past two and a half years, I know that Murphy’s Law has become your bi-weekly source of awesomeness. Like the great athletes or entertainers, I always bring my A-game to this space. Every time I deliver a new column, you are all forced

Murphy’s Law – An open letter to Erin Esurance

Joel Murphy Dear Ms. Esurance, I have seen your many Esurance commercials, which run ad nauseam on television, and while you seem like a very capable and talented spy, I feel that you are failing to wrap your head around the concept of espionage, so I thought

Murphy’s Law – Everybody’s got a price

Joel Murphy “Sell out, with me, oh yeah, Sell out, with me tonight, Record company’s gonna give me lots of money And everything’s gonna be all right.” – Reel Big Fish, “Sell Out” Two of my favorite comedians, Patton Oswalt and David Cross, made a few Internet

Murphy’s Law – A dark and stormy knight

Joel Murphy I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little obsessive when it comes to Batman movies. On June 23, 1989, my parents took me and my brother to the premiere of Batman starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. I had been a fan of