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Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

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A toilet paper company will debut its "skid mark" ad at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Mayor Foxx: Secretary of Transportation, Chooser of Tomatoes

What I learned about our mayor from seeing him at the farmer's market one time.

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There Were Penguins At The Southwest Airlines Annoucement

This changes everything. Did I say everything? I meant nothing.

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A Toooootally Gay Coffeehouse Goes Away

There was something about Wednesday at Caribou Coffee in Dilworth.

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Yo Mama's So Ugly, She's Greensboro

A website named Greensboro as America's least sexy city. So what?

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Seven Feet of Burn

A Charlotte Bobcat gave me a snarky reply to a snarky Tweet. Am I legit now?

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The Week's Inanity: Mecklenpope!

Somebody asked if someday, a pope could come from our area. That is so Charlotte of us.

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The Week's Inanity: The Most Awkward Hug Ever, Looping For Your Pleasure

It's probably not fair to spread a context-free GIF of the McCrory/Foxx bro hug, but I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT.

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The Week's Inanity: Billy Graham photo hunt!

Seven things we saw in the governor's photo op with North Carolina's alleged Favorite Son.

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The Week's Inanity: How To Troll People With Drivers Licenses

What you missed last week, including cursive writing, geese and my brief review of the Academy Awards.

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US Airways is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful airline I've ever known in my life

The world's biggest airline-elect is just wonderful, I tell you.

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Consensus: Somewhere Between Nipples and Streetcars

Governing takes too much time. Except when it doesn't.

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The McRib of Social Media Movements

Why the Hornets-Bobcats name debate is a debate between social media reality and actual reality.

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The Slippery Slope of Snow Driving in Charlotte

It is supposed to snow tonight in Charlotte. Shut it down. Shut it ALL down.

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Inanity for January 11: In Which a Misbehaving Puppy Represents Bank of America's Bad Deal

So what if Wife and I were Bank of America, and our new puupy Lucy was Countrywide? How would that go? Something like this, probably

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The Week's Inanity: Shady Accounting for Diets, and Lower Your 2013 Hopes

Happy 2013 everybody. I have a feeling it’s going to be just like 2012, except better. Or worse. Who the hell knows.

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The Week's Inanity, Dec. 28: Belk Bowl, Bev Could Have Won, And A Kick To The Groin

Bev Perdue could be talking about the race for governor. Or a 5K. Either or.

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This Week's Inanity: I HATE ALL MALLS

I will now give you a rationed and metered list of reasons why I don't like to shop-- THAT LADY CUT ME OFF. DID YOU SEE THAT?!

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The Week's Inanity, Dec. 14: The People You Meet in Baltimore, and You Can Call Me Al

A double feature: Meet the guy who drank chardonnay and said Steve Smith was washed up, and find out just how nice Al Gardner can be.

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The Week's Inanity, Dec. 7: In which we go deep on Richard Marx

Richard Marx was in Charlotte this week. It must be really hard to be Richard Marx, because no matter where he is, he’s probably always having people walking up to him saying “I will be right here waiting for you.”

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Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

The thinly veiled musings of some guy who makes TV news, writes for Charlotte magazine and used to guide whitewater rafts here in town. Hiding behind a guise of wordiness and talkitude, wrapped in seaweed and tendered for your reading pleasure, it's writing contained only by bandwidth and a lack of free time.

About Jeremy Markovich

Jeremy Markovich writes Way Out, the back page column for Charlotte magazine. He is also a producer with NBC Charlotte. Follow him on Google+, and on Twitter at @deftlyinane.

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