Martin Barrett

Marty Barrett is a writer working in Los Angeles.

Most commented posts

  1. Dear John, I’m Not Dead — 10 comments
  2. Time To Invest in More Rocks — 6 comments
  3. Tales from Above the Law (First in A Series) — 5 comments
  4. How I Lived To Be 47 — 5 comments
  5. “Katmandu”: Cat Stevens — 4 comments

Author's posts

Your Hip, Hapless Child

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It’s missionaries, I think. I always talk to missionaries because they can at least put me down as a “maybe” and get more mission-kibble.

Upon First Looking — Really Looking — at My Newly-Paralyzed Dog’s Anus

“This isn’t fun for me, either,” I said. “But let’s get through it.”

The Bathroom At Connie’s Wedding

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If your significant other loves “The Godfather,” hold onto that person like she’s Khartoum’s head.

Christmas in L.A. Is Officially Over

Prostrated Epiphany Tree II

This year’s Christmas season lasted from roughly August 30 to Super Bowl Sunday.

Today You Will Wear Jean Shorts

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Don’t be afraid of the inevitable.

Tucumcari Tonight: Lowell George’s “Willin'”

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Why Weed, Whites, And Wine are integral to long-distance relationships

Let Despair Be the First Celebrity Death of 2017

Isidorus of Seville

Be like Isidorus of Seville and cut it out.

How I Lived To Be 47

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Simple tips to help you beat the odds—and the will of God—to live to 47.

50 Years Ago Tonight: A Killer Lineup, Plus the Beatles, at Dodger Stadium

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A half century ago today, the other bands on the Beatles’ Dodger Stadium bill were just as interesting.

Thanks, Don Bailey

Ninth-grade Latin comes in handy yet again.