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Hello! This is a humor newsletter that strives not to perfection, but to be reliably adequate. If you subscribe, you’ll get short, usually funny pieces about once a week right to your inbox. Occasionally I also write longer pieces about books, video games, TV shows, and more. We don’t take ourselves too seriously around here, hence points for participation.

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Answers to Frequently* Asked** Questions

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Q: Where does the phrase “reliably adequate” come from?

A: While in college, I was briefly part of a semi-secret group of peer-to-peer counselors that you had to sort of audition to get into. In order to pass the test, you didn’t have to be perfect - you just had to clear the bar of “reliably adequate”. I loved that idea so much that it has become something of a life motto.

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