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.
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Misconduct is a Dream Come
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Con Chapman's Links
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Spring is just around the corner, which means driving fun time, unless your vehicle is a garbage truck or there’s a guy in the back seat with a gun who demands that you take him to an Eagles reunion concert. How do you keep your car in tip-top shape?… Read full post »
“I send this tweet in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
@tanya2damax Grlfriend we had deal no thongs until Easter LOL! Just in case U think I didnt notice.
@bobthedude23… Read full post »
BOSTON. Ten-year-old Timmy Kwiezscki has a dream–to become a uniformed police officer patrolling a beat–but it’s not clear he’ll ever realize it. “The chances of out-living a case of Stage 3 Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease are zero,” says Dr. Norman Winkler at B… Read full post »
The woods where I last saw my cat
are white today. The snow’s begun to thaw
upon the ground where he likely
met his end, by tooth and claw.
The woods where last we heard of him
are quiet now. There was a noise that night,
my wife said, she didn’t give it… Read full post »
The Boston Herald
It was a cold day, but I’d promised Spot–my free speech libertarian wingnut of a sock puppet&ndash… Read full post »
Logic, as any clear-thinking person will tell you, is essential to clear thinking. With the use of logic, you can get to the bottom of just about any thorny problem that may present itself to you in the course of a day, or until 5:00 p.m. when logic goes… Read full post »
CHICAGO, Ill. Ted Scroniger is President of the Cook County Bar Association through June of this year, but as the end of his term approaches he’s disturbed by a troubling trend in the law. “Enrollment is down at law schools across the nation,” he says, a function of high… Read full post »
NEW YORK. Maury Fleming, an all-purpose entertainer who is widely credited as the inventor of the role of comic straight man and side kick, died yesterday at the age of 91.
“Maury was very versatile, he could do anything,” said… Read full post »
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Federal Reserve delayed release of its “Beige Book” this morning after Chair Janet Yellen asked for additional color choices for the cover of the central bank’s report on economic conditions.
“Did Alan Greenspan ever accesorize with an Hermes scarf… Read full post »
WASHINGTON, D.C. District of Columbia Police had their hands full today as they removed demonstrators protesting a proposed oil pipeline from the White House only to see a crush of notary publics rush in to take their place.
“Can you hurry up? I’ve got a wedding that starts at… Read full post »
PAMPA, Texas. Duane Dunham hasn’t had a day off in two weeks, but the twenty-two-year-old native of Hereford in Deaf Smith County isn’t complaining. “It’s great to be workin’ agin,” he says in his flat, uninflected drawl. “My pappy thought the good times w… Read full post »
It was getting late, around 10:30, and I was beginning to feel tired. I took a sip of Bud Lig… Read full post »
Our friends can be a source of companionship and understanding to get us through tough times, but they can also be a major pain in the you-know-what when they don’t return your curling iron or hedge trimmer. Finding the right balance is why people turn to “With Friends Like These,”… Read full post »
I get so excited on Oscar night. It’s the one night of the year on which an undiluted fascination with glamour, glitz and glossolalia is tolerated in this Puritan country of ours.
Glossalalia: “Who are you possessed by tonight, dear?
What’s that–one of those things is… Read full post »
BOSTON. Evan Zaremba is a cutting-edge director who is sought out by theatre companies around the world. “He brings a very personal approach to everything he does, even the oldest warhorses,” says Donald Mayerson, a theatre critic here.
“Twelve Angry Men” as cast by Z… Read full post »
Like most addicts, I can remember my first time–over forty years ago–as if it were yesterday.
I was working the grill at a snack bar at the University of Chicago when a guy named Manny–who claimed to be a vegetarian despite a gut that impressed even the campus cops–offered me… Read full post »
QUAD CITIES, Iowa. Sally and Jed Griffin like to think of themselves as cosmopolitan, even though they’ve spent most of their lives in the Midwest. “We lived in New York for a few years when Jed was just out of business school, so our tastes go beyond NASCAR and… Read full post »
I suppose there can be no happier mistake,
And one that I was shocked to make,
Than to look with longing at a female leg
And thinking yourself a rather bad egg
For admiring the calf and the well-turned ankle–
A crime that makes the divorce bar thankful–
Then allowing your gaze to… Read full post »
She was calling, she said,
from the bowels of a library
on a college campus where she
hid each night and slept among the
stacks. She’d been living that way
for years, moving on when she was
discovered to someplace else
where she would blend in
with the scenery and pass
undetected among the young.
%IMAGE… Read full post »