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Adam Levine's acne

I have not been using the blog portion of ProgressiveRevelations.com because most of my thoughts have either been put into columns, summarized into tweets or stored away somewhere in my head, only to be found sometime in the future and tweeted (or thrown out). That said, can I turn on TV without seeing the Proactiv commercials with Adam Levine? Maybe it's because I only watch a couple of channels -- and maybe these channels are owned by Adam Levine -- but you know what? I get it: Adam Levine had acne. He still has acne, he says. But thanks to Proactiv, he doesn't have acne. Or maybe he does but it's just that nobody cares. And maybe nobody ever cared. In 2014, I hope to see this commercial less. In the meantime, I'll be looking for an 'e' for Proactiv.

"These pretzels are making me thirsty."

Lately I've been noticing that pretzel rolls are, like, a pretty big deal. So big in fact that everyone seems to be getting in on the act and throwing some sort of meat into a pretzel roll and then hyping it like it's a dream come true -- and maybe to some people it is. I happen to live in close proximity to a pretzel factory, and just down the street is a Dunkin' Donuts (which makes pretzel sandwiches) and a Wendy's (which makes pretzel burgers). If not for the fact that I've just described every street in America, I would have just given away far too much personal information.

I'm going to think some more about this pretzel situation.

The court system fears me

For the first time in my jury duty career, my jury number was not required to attend.  The conclusion?  The system is clearly afraid of the changes I would like to make.  Either that or the changes are being instituted as I type this and it's all a big surprise...

You can read about my proposed changes here:

http://progressiverevelations.com/7-22-13.html

I keep getting jury duty.

In 1999, I served jury duty for the first time.  As a Boston College student, I was obligated to serve in the state of Massachusetts, but that didn't fulfill my obligations for the state of New Jersey, so I served for the first time in NJ one year later.  Since that point, I have received "my civic obligation" every three years and have never been excused the night before like pretty much everyone else who calls the magical phone number.  Typically I am jury number 451 or so; I call the number that tells me everyone above number 450 needs to attend...  Thanks, numbers.

This Thursday I have jury duty once again.  I have not written about the experience since 2003, but tonight I plan on writing about my plans for changing jury duty, which I am sure will have a lot of useful legal information, except not really.

In the meantime, here are three columns about my jury duty experience, two of which I wrote in college:

1. In Massachusetts (as a college student): http://www.progr…

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