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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- The Ribald Friends of My Youth
March 14, 2014 09:17PM
- The Acid Rock Corrections
March 14, 2014 10:13AM
- I Wear My Erudition Lightly
March 13, 2014 09:56PM
- She Froze a Something Off My
March 12, 2014 08:45PM
- The Great Toothbrush Robbery
March 12, 2014 07:53AM
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- “When I get
IQs are diminished.”
- “. . . as the product of
a liberal arts education, I
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What are the two immutable sources of the reality that surrounds us every day? The laws of science and the laws of fashion. But what do you when these two worlds collide? You call Your Science-Fashion Advisor, that’s what!
Dear Science-Fashion Advisor:
I have met a man… Read full post »
Over the course of this week, you will be bombarded by features in women’s magazines and on daytime talk shows on the theme of “Impress Your Man With Your Super Bowl Knowledge!” I saw one just the other day featuring a bottle-blonde–is “bimbo” too strong a word for… Read full post »
As you go through life–and I know you will–you will often find it necessary to exercise Give-a-Damn-Ship (“GADS”). The practice is sometimes referred to as “Give-a-Shit-Ship,” although this usage is discouraged in the presence of impressionable children and the fr… Read full post »
WASHINGTON, D.C. FBI special agent Lloyd Theobald spends his nights trolling the internet looking for sexual predators. Last Saturday, he thought he had a live one.
The meeting spot they agreed upon.
“I was in a chat room when ‘PrzbyterialGurl’ asked me to meet her outside… Read full post »
It’s a cold day here in the exurbs west of Boston, and I’m out in the backyard by the stone wall that separates our property from the next town over. Here, yeoman farmers took their flintlocks down from the mantle to hurry over to Lexington and Concord nearly 150 years… Read full post »
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. Mike Thorgrimsen is warming up for his event at the upcoming winter Olympics, but he’s not stretching out. Instead, he’s sitting in his hotel room, a remote control in his hand, as he barks at a television. “Bob Costas makes me puke,” he says in angry… Read full post »
DOS FLEDANS, Freedonia. Nyelzp “Glorzk” Dovledz, the man hailed as the “Bobby Orr of Freedonian soccer,” died in his sleep here last night. He was 73.
Glorzk defending a Kyrgyzstanian 2-on-1 rush
“We will not see his like again,” said a tearful Timor Blzar… Read full post »
BOSTON. This city’s adult entertainment district is a place where the sexual impulse in all its variety seeks and finds satisfaction, but even long-time denizens of the “Combat Zone” as it is known say they’re disgusted by a manifestation of the male libido they’ve seen… Read full post »
CUMMING, Georgia. At first, Tiffany Marie Shoemaker and Naomi Wingate were getting along fine at a Mary Kay Cosmetics thrown by a mutual friend in this exclusive Atlanta suburb last Thursday night.
“Naomi has a little girl, and so do I, so we were kinda commiserating.… Read full post »
PARAMUS, New Jersey. Mike Ross, Jr., comes from a long line of entertainers. His grandfather, Aaron Ross, was a tap dancer, his father Mike Sr. a slick-haired crooner in the 50′s, and his mother Annette a ventriloquist.
“Don’t touch me there, lady–I’ve got termi… Read full post »
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 »