The Thing From Bloggy Swamp
- Boston, Massachusetts, US of A
- September 28
- . . . is the author of over fifty books--some with paper!--available on amazon.com and elsewhere.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Free to See Puppet Tits
March 08, 2014 09:57AM
- Foundations of Western Logic
March 07, 2014 07:50AM
- As Shortage Looms, Bar Tries
to Attract Young Lawyers
March 06, 2014 04:51PM
- Maury Fleming, Straight Man
and Sidekick, Dead at 91
March 06, 2014 08:35AM
- Soccer Moms of Sparta
March 06, 2014 07:55AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I ended up going to see
Avenue Q. Nothing erotic about
eldest son was young and
seemed to be in a shell, I got
- “The freedoms our
forefathers fought and died
- “The heart has its
reasons the mind . . .
- “You're right. Aorta
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HOLLYWOOD, Florida. Conchita Aramaio, often referred to as the “female Jackie Robinson of jai alai,” died yesterday after a brief illness. She was 89.
A native of Navarre, Spain, Aramaio broke jai alai’s… Read full post »
BOSTON. The New England Early Music Society is one of the nation’s foremost promoters of pre-Renaissance works, with performances frequently attracting crowds in the mid-two figures.
“Sounds good, but you need to throw some wah-wah in there.”
“It’s not enough to… Read full post »
FOXBORO, Mass. Crushed by Sunday’s loss in the AFC Championship Game to the Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots today sent Gisele Bundchen to the Oakland Raiders for a supermodel to be named later in an effort to break a Super Bowl drought that has coincided with her relationship with… Read full post »
VATICAN CITY. Pope Francis today named an American nun as the first “wild card” saint in an effort to generate fan excitement for the Roman Catholic Church, the world’s second largest membership organization after the American Automobile Association.
Sister Agnesita Maria:… Read full post »
HO-HO-KUS, New Jersey. This borough of Bergen County was named the best place to live in New Jersey in 2011, but despite its affluent population and low crime rate its top-ranked school system is not immune to one ill the Garden State is heir to: bare-knuckle politics.
“Traffic is movin… Read full post »
I once knew a guy named Ian from Manhattan
Who liked looking at New Yorker fey cartoons.
When he held one out so I could share the laughter
I sang him this little out-of-tempo tune.
“Did you know that Evelyn Waugh didn’t find it
I told hi… Read full post »
I grew up surrounded by females. My dad owned a women’s clothing store. Both of my sisters were girls, and my mom was a woman. We had two female cats whose names–Big Kitty and Baby Cat–could have been taken straight from a Eudora Welty short story. As… Read full post »
A fifth of atheists in a recent Pew Survey said that they believed in God.… Read full post »
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. At the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in this suburb of Boston the lines snake around the building with shoppers representative of this area’s well-read population. Sometimes the contrasts are striking, as ramrod-straight businessmen stand next to tattooed and pierced Goths, b… Read full post »
In the mid 60′s, the phrase “Don't trust anyone over 30″ was coined by students involved in the Berkeley “Free Speech” movement. At the time, it seemed a far-off milestone to me. A half-century later, it seems to me that the formula has it exactly backwards.
Ber… Read full post »
It has been several years since Norma Lyon, the pre-eminent practitioner of a uniquely American art form–butter sculpture–died, and the deep impact of her passing becomes more clear with each passing day.
“I can’t believe it’s not Jesus and the 12 Apostles!”… Read full post »
It happened last night. My wife and I were out to dinner with Sally and Jeff, two of our oldest friends, when my stigmata started acting up. At first I was able to hide it, concealing my bleeding hands beneath a maroon table napkin, but then Sally noticed a… Read full post »
Ho hum. Another day, another female high school teacher plying her male students with alcohol and marijuana in exchange for sex. It’s a story that’s become all too familiar, like “Fireman Saves Tree-Climbing Kitten,” “Lottery Winner Now Destitute” and “Woma… Read full post »
It was a steamy summer three decades ago. I was working for the federal government at a scandal-plagued agency alongside a veteran bureaucrat named Fred. Fred wasn’t going any higher on the org chart, but on the other hand–because of Civil Service regulations–he was never going to… Read full post »
The followers of Diomed were said,
upon his death, to
have turned into swans;
it wasn't safe to
mourn him in human form.
He had wounded Venus,
goddess of love,
on the hand—no one had
ever injured an immortal before.
War hero, he was honored with
statues in Italy, received and
entertained… Read full post »
The women of America suffer from a lack of passion in their lovers, the phlegmatic sons of Angles, many of which are 90 degrees, and Saxons, so stolid in their romancing. It is for this reason that I, Senor Besame-Mucho, answer questions from those who wish to be kissed much… Read full post »
The weatherpeople got it wrong again; unseasonably mild temperatures in Boston, a bad omen for me. With the snow melting it’s easier to get into town, and the greater the number of contestants in the Men’s Senior Division of the ZaSu Pitts Look-Alike contest. I know the greats like… Read full post »
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Chris Williams of the St. Louis Rams didn’t realize something was missing from his life until he opened up this morning’s New York Times.
“I was looking for the review of the Alvin Ailey dance company’s upcoming season when I noti… Read full post »