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
- Royals Celebrate Wild Card Win
With Cold Duck, Asti Spumante
October 01, 2014 08:33AM
- Quitting Smack
September 30, 2014 08:52PM
- For One Group of Boys, Donated
Cars Mean a Way Out
September 30, 2014 07:48AM
- Of Poems About Figs and Farts
September 29, 2014 08:27PM
- Releasing Your Inner Bigfoot
September 29, 2014 08:22AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I'm so old I remember
when the A's were in Kansas
before they were green
- “What kind of plutocrat
spends $12.95 (Canadian) on a
- “Royals/Cards brings out
the national media's
- “To get her off
- “There's no withdrawing
from my cheapness.”
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DALLAS. For Meghan Durso, the first indication that all was not right came in the middle of the night. "I woke up with indigestion," the Dallas housewife says. "It could have been the ostrich burrito I had on my 'girls night out,' but I thought I'd better check."
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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is expected to approve a draft report this weekend that will urge married couples to have sex at least once a year, a departure from centuries-old tradition.Read full post »
Letters written by Albert Einstein to his family have shed light on the scientist's personal life, including a dozen extramarital affairs and a series of bad investments.
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Carla didn’t like to fight with her landlord, but the task had fallen to her because she was in law school and her roommates didn’t feel equipped to take on the contentious work that was required when Susan spotted an insect that was too big to be an ordinary cockroach, with… Read full post »
MIAMI. LeBron James was in stable condition this morning after a team of doctors worked through the night to graft skin from his calves and buttocks onto his upper arms to give him critically-needed space for more tattoos.Read full post »
WASHINGTON, D.C. Former U.S. Senator John Edwards appeared before his former colleagues yesterday to urge that the nation recognize Bimbo History Month, which the unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination described as a "time of reflection on the contributions that bimb… Read full post »
They were less than a year apart, the boy and the girl, and for that reason they had always been preternaturally close, murmuring to each other behind cupped hands in what amounted to a private language. They fancied themselves a band of desperadoes, like the men they’d watched on televis… Read full post »
You speak of Mr. Whitman. I never read his Book-but was told it was disgraceful.
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SAN FRANCISCO, California. In a response to skeptics who say it has lost its innovative edge, Apple Inc. today introduced the world's first portable garbage disposal, dubbed the iDisposal to harmonize it with the company's popular iPhone and iPad products.Read full post »
INDIANAPOLIS. The NFL Scouting Combine for college football players ends today, but Tom Edesman, facilities director at Lucas Oil Stadium, says he will just be re-arranging things, not putting them away. "Once the jocks are done the nerds come in," he says as he pushes a pallet of Post-I… Read full post »
WASHINGTON. With his regime tottering on the brink of collapse, Moammar Gadhafi was offered a lifeline today by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who told the long-time Libyan dictator he could crash at former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's house if he relinquishes pow… Read full post »
Rachel was, without a doubt, the most popular girl on campus. So many of the women were drones, and so many of the men were horny, that it left her with a fairly broad canvas on which to paint her personality. She didn’t understand why everybody had to be so gloomy… Read full post »
Ben liked it when he had his father all to himself, when his big brother Jeff had something else to do on Saturdays and they could be alone together. He got to talk to his dad more then—Jeff did all the talking whe… Read full post »
As training for a line of clothes he will design for them, rapper Kanye West is doing an unpaid internship with clothing company The Gap.
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VATICAN CITY. Pope Benedict XVI today announced that the Roman Catholic Church has become a participating partner with Open Salon, the web-based publishing platform with a built-in audience, and will allow church members to use the site's moribund "Tip" feature to reduce the len… Read full post »
LAS VEGAS. Prostitutes here reacted with outrage over Democratic Senator Harry Reid's proposal that Nevada join the other forty-nine states and make prostitution illegal, saying they are protected by a mutual non-aggression pact with Congressional whores.
"I . . . I thought
CHICAGO. Following a landslide victory yesterday, Rahm Emanuel took his first step as mayor-elect of Chicago this morning by sending a dead fish to neighboring Skokie, Illinois, saying "This is a warning--don't mess with me, or you'll be wearing concrete sneakers at the bottom of the… Read full post »
NEW YORK. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren yesterday agreed to a settlement in a class action brought by consumers who claim they were embarrassed when they wore socks bearing his trademark polo pony insignia on the inner ankle, drawing criticism from self-appointed office fashion police.
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SPRINGFIELD, Missouri. In this fast-growing city in Southwest Missouri, stock car racing ranks among the most popular televised sports, frequently beating major league baseball and college football in weekend Neilsen ratings. "It goes back to the moonshiners in the Ozarks,… Read full post »
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois. By one informal count, there have been over 16,000 different books written about Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday has been downgraded to a half-share in Presidents Day. "There's 'Team of Rivals' by Doris Kearns Goodwin, which Obama is reading--that's very popula… Read full post »
She was as ironic as me, which I thought was great. We’d get going, and it would be like one of those Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns fights. If you were trying to judge it, you couldn’t even keep score. I’d say something I didn’… Read full post »
ROME. Embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today struck back at opponents, saying his critics were "politically motivated, fat and ugly."
What about her?
Crowds of women chanted "Dimissioni!" as the controversial politician drove by to express their view that Berlusconi sh… Read full post »
CULVER CITY, Cal. Fresh off his victory over two human champion on "Jeopardy," IBM computer "Watson" says he will try his hand at a TV show where less analytical skills are required: the ABC hit "The Bachelor."
"It isn't just his memory that's big, ladies."
"I am new overlord of… Read full post »
LOS ANGELES. It’s been five years since the National Basketball Association adopted its “business casual” dress code in an effort to combat the league’s “gangsta” image, personified by a 2004 brawl between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers that… Read full post »
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