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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

Murphy’s Law – Holding out for a hero

Joel Murphy With apologies to Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington, I have some exciting news to report to all of you – I have a new man-crush and his Noah Bennet. Well technically, the guy’s name is Jack Coleman, but he plays Noah Bennet on the NBC

Murphy’s Law – Old School Movie Review – Die Hard

Joel Murphy Because they secretly hate children and happiness, every year Hollywood studios unleash terribly clichéd Christmas movies in an effort to cash in on America’s collective holiday joy. While occasionally these movies turn out well (like Elf and … um … did I mention Elf?), for

Murphy’s Law – CNN is fake

Joel Murphy All of you hardcore CNN fans out there, I have some sad news for you – CNN is fake. It’s scripted. The outcomes of their stories have been predetermined. I know this is probably hard for you to believe. Your natural instinct will be to

Murphy’s Law – Let’s give them something to Google about

Joel Murphy Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it before. Sitting all alone in front of our computer screen late at night, each and every one of us out there has dimmed the lights, loosened our belt and Googled ourselves. Some of you type your name into

Murphy’s Law – Things that piss me off

Joel Murphy It’s a pretty great time of year. Football is back and my beloved Washington Redskins are currently 2-0. After a summer-long hiatus, primetime television is back to being good again (and I finally just watched the entire first season of Heroes on DVD and I’m

Murphy’s Law – Don’t stop …

Joel Murphy “You probably don’t even hear it when it happens.” – Bobby Baccalieri When I wrote my column last week laying down the odds of how Tony would die, I honestly thought that would be the last Sopranos column I ever wrote. I fully intended to