Jeff Taylor is the editor of Quotes Yes. His work has also appeared in publications such as The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Inside Lacrosse.

Watch Servers React to a $200 Tip

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A Waiter and Two Waitresses Get a $200 Tip Waiters and waitresses are among the hardest working, lowest paid Americans in the workforce. As tipped employees, their minimum wage is set at $2.13 an hour (you can thank the other NRA, the National Restaurant Association, for that). Granted, the tips combined… Continue reading

‘Urban Shield’ Provides Inside Look at Police Militarization, Won’t Return to Oakland Says Mayor Quan

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Is Police Militarization the New Normal? As police forces around the country become increasingly militarized, concern continues to grow among many politicians and citizens alike. Perhaps that’s why Oakland Mayor Jean Quan just announced that next year they won’t pursue a contract to host Urban Shield, the conference for law… Continue reading

Bukowski Animated Interview: the Gift of a Crappy Life, Quitting the Post Office & Writing the Next Line

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Quoted, the content studio behind the PBS animated interview series Blank on Blank, has released a new video, this time for HarperCollins. Charles Bukowski is animated from audio captured in 1993, a year before his death, during a recording session for the “best of” anthology collection ‘Run With The Hunted: A… Continue reading

Fairy Tale Heroines Get Mugshot Treatment

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Modern re-imaginings of fairy tales tend to clean them up a bit, taking off the sharp edges of oft dark stories. While we like to say that children grow up faster than ever in our current society, we also tend to think they can’t handle the dark tone of traditional… Continue reading

Al Franken Talks to a Group of Tea Party Conservatives about Obamacare, Finds Common Ground (VIDEO)

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Al Franken Talks Health Insurance, Obamacare with Tea Party Members The video starts out looking like a bad day for Senator Al Franken. He’s surrounded by a group of people who pretty much look exactly like who you’d cast if you were making a movie about Tea Party people: white,… Continue reading

Auburn Alabama Missed Field Goal Return Play in Iron Bowl Gets Tecmo Super Bowl Treatment

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Auburn Alabama Missed Field Goal Tecmo Super Bowl Video The play everyone is talking about, Auburn returning a missed field goal for a game winning touchdown in the Iron Bowl game against Alabama, has gotten the Tecmo Super Bowl Treatment. And it’s pretty great. For those too young to remember,… Continue reading

The John Lurie Interview

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John Lurie has one of those careers that makes a quick and easy summation difficult. It’s possible you know him from his work as a film actor, most notably in The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese), Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders), Down By Law and Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch). Or… Continue reading

Five Awkward Yet Awesome Henry Rollins Interviews (Videos)

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Henry Rollins doesn’t suffer fools well. Actually, he doesn’t suffer them at all. So much so that sometimes he seems to go on the offensive and cross over into dickishness. Yet, even then, you get the sense that he is at least in part right, and is making a broader,… Continue reading

Watch the Henry Miller Documentary ‘Asleep and Awake’

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A documentary that takes place entirely in writer Henry Miller’s home, as he recalls key moments in his life. Continue reading

‘I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski’ Book Review

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Who would have thought back in ’98, when The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office, with an audible thud, that someday it would get its own fan book? Well, now it has one in I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You (Bloomsbury,… Continue reading