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I saw a man and his son on a bicycle today. Both were wearing helmets. You don't see kids on their bikes anymore without parents close by. If I see a child, even an older child, twelve years old, on a bike, I look around, and without exception, there is a… Read full post »

I haven't played piano in over thirty years. When I was in high school, I bought an old, cheap upright piano. My mom let me put it in the dining room we never used. After seeing the movie The Sting, I had fallen in love with ragtime music. I never took… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2010 7:39PM

The Apple Edsel


Remember the Apple Lisa (not to be confused with the Appaloosa)? Probably not. It was a rotten Apple. Named after Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa, it was slow and ridiculously expensive. I'll bet Lisa still appreciates the honor. "Thanks, Dad!" Just like Henry Ford's son, Edsel, apprecia/… Read full post »

White Christmas - Funny video clips are a click away


Animated by Joshua Held

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AUGUST 16, 2009 5:04PM

Grammar -- It's Not for Sissies



Courtesy of The Rut cartoons. Read full post »

trader joe

I was at Trader Joe's yesterday, buying a bag of walnut halves. That's all, just the walnuts. As usual I was daydreaming, not paying attention to the people around me. It was crowded, like it always is at Trader Joe's and it took a

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DECEMBER 10, 2008 5:16PM

The Ghost That Dickens Forgot

copyright Doug Savage
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There is some buzz about the possibility of an Obama-Palin win. That is NOT a misprint.

According to this column in the Chicago Tribune, if  Barack Obama wins the popular vote in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Iowa and Colorado, but loses in West Virginia, Florida, Ohio and New Hampshire, there could… Read full post »

When I lived in dormitories, I noticed that a lot of the women had stuffed animals, usually teddy bears, on their beds.  I thought they were a little old for that, but many of them were away from home for the first time, so what the heck, right?

Now I read… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 1:24AM

Sarah Barracuda Gets Bitten

Something fishy about Barracuda use, says Heart

Reuters  Published: Friday, September 05, 2008

The rock group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is biting back at the Alaska governor.


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SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 4:20PM

McCain/Romney '08

As far as the voters are concerned, this is not about Bristol Palin. It's about John McCain. Did he really, as he claims, know about Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy before announcing her as his choice for running mate?


If he knew, he must have known it would be a huge… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2008 11:20PM

Surprise Obama Appearance

Barack Obama's surprise appearance at the convention rendered the attendees speechless, even the Clintons. Then everyone cheered like crazy.  He praised the entire Biden family and the Clintons. He stayed on stage only a few minutes. It was a brilliant move. Does anyone seriously doubt that he c… Read full post »

AUGUST 19, 2008 6:19PM

Talking in His Sleep

My husband has developed a new habit in bed. He talks in his sleep.

I'm not complaining. Lord knows it could be so much worse. He could snore, which he doesn't. Or he could have developed an odd fetish, like asking me to wear flippers and a snorkel… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 8, 2008 9:13PM

Bingo Bullies

“Did you play bingo today?” I ask my Aunt Opal.


She went into an assisted living facility not long ago and to ease the transition, I visit her as often as I can, but my husband and I live a day's drive away, so in between visits, I talk… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2008 1:24PM

Blogger at Work



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JULY 21, 2008 11:13AM

Obama's still mad

12.30pm BST

New Yorker's plane snub over Obama 'terrorist' cartoon

The controversial cover of The New Yorker magazine on July 14, 2008 in New York City, which carries an illustration depicting Barack and Michelle Obama, dressed as a Muslim and a gun-toting militant

The controversial cover of The New Yorker magazine on July 14, 2008 in New York City, which carries

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JULY 12, 2008 10:52AM

I saw this public service announcement on tv last night

Notice how digital's made pretty much everything better?

Especially television.

Digital TV's got better picture, better sound, more channels.

In fact, digital's so much better that, by law, all broadcast TV has to be digital by 2009.

But there's a catch.

Some TVs need an upgrade to get digital.Read full post »

JULY 7, 2008 10:38AM

headline of the day

JULY 6, 2008 11:24AM

pet peeve

pet peeve... naming inanimate objects as if they were people

you know who you are... your car is named 'tina' or 'rafael'

your laptop is named 'sigmund' or 'neo'

naming pets is fine, obviously. naming body parts, well, i won't go there.

but naming your bicycle or your moped… Read full post »

busy weekend, you may have missed this in's war room.

 Fox "News" altered the photographs of these New York Times reporters.





They don't even seem to care if it's obvious that they are altering the photographs.




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JULY 3, 2008 11:13AM

Great Catch!

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JUNE 12, 2008 10:03PM

I'm not a feminist, but . . .

Someone was telling me a disgusting story recently, having to do with a spider's nest in his house. I tried to stop him when I couldn't take any more. "I'm not squeamish, but spiders really give me the creeps."

"I'm not sqeamish, but." That gave it away. I… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2008 6:17PM

revealing the family secrets

Over on they're discussing whether and how much you should blog about your family, especially your kids. It's one thing to divulge intimate details about yourself online, as so many have done with their "10 Things" lists on open salon. It's something else to spill the secrets of your/… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2008 7:50PM

a job for hillary

Hillary will add nothing to an Obama ticket. Her supporters will not be mollified by a VP spot. But some people are suggesting she'd make a good Supreme Court justice and she could make more of a lasting contribution there than as VP. And what the heck, why not promise/… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2008 11:24AM

holding the voters hostage

Rumors are flying that Hillary is about to bow out at long last. But wait, there's a catch. It seems she'll agree to quit if the Obama campaign agrees to pay off her $40 million dollar plus campaign debt. That's got to make the Obama contributors grit their teeth. If… Read full post »