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
- 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
- What to Give Up for Lent
March 05, 2014 11:28AM
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It's that time of year in New England. The fall foliage that retirees from Kansas travel here by the busload to see is blazing, a chill is in the air, mucus is in your throat--in short, it's time to winterize your home.
But you, like Captain America in… Read full post »
Zookeepers in the Netherlands are planning to link Dutch and Indonesian orangutans over the Internet in an effort to save the species by introducing compatible mates. Associated Press
Favorite Books: … Read full post »
LOS ANGELES. After an exhaustive peer-reviewed research project lasting the better part of a year, nanotechnologists at the University of Southern California have confirmed that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Armenian-American celebrities, have no talent.
"The… Read full post »
There is a prejudice in our culture that works its pernicious effects against both the individuals who are its targets, and our society as a whole. I refer to the widespread, if unspoken, discrimination against fat male singers.
For every Ruben Studdard, there are ten Mick Jaggers and,… Read full post »
There were four boys in that house: John,
who went to West Point; Joe, who was
Student Council President; Jim, who was
the only halfback in many a year to gain
over a hundred yards a game.
And Dave, the runt of the litter.
All the others had come one right after another,
except for Dave. … Read full post »
LONE JACK, Missouri. Jim Ray Pfeiffer is, in his own words, a political Lazarus. "Four years ago I was given up for dead," says the perennial Republican candidate of his prospects in this bellwether state, with approximately equal numbers of registered voters from the two major… Read full post »
I walk past the
Postal Annex and
hit the bridge across Fort Point Channel.
There I see a swimming bird
‘tween land and sea
I see him, he
sees not me. Indifferent
to the walkers above, he rests,
floating, his body beneath
the surface of the water, his
long neck an
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded the other day, and for the 40th consecutive year since I first took a course in the subject, I didn't win. Excuse me if sound a tad bitter this morning.
This year's winners were Andre Geim… Read full post »
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida. Mel Spinogle started working at Tropicana Field here when it was known as the ThunderDome and before that the Florida Suncoast Dome, but this week brought a new set of challenges to the 57-year-old facilities manager. “What are we going to do with… Read full post »
MIAMI, Florida. The American Bar Association, the legal profession's largest membership organization, is considering an updated code of conduct for judges under which lap-dancing would be considered improper under certain circumstances.Read full post »
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Peyton Manning today accepted the first Nobel Prize in Football, given to him by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his contributions to the distinctly American game that Scandinavians have grown to accept, if not completely understand.Read full post »
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Three American housewives will share this year’s Nobel Prize in Home Economics in recognition of innovations they contributed to traditional recipes.
Pamela Hageboom of St. Clair, Idaho, was hon… Read full post »
Don, the boss's son, went to college, though he didn't
study much. He knew the business would be his when
he was through, no matter what he did or didn't do.
He played basketball when he was in high school
but he wasn't much good. He had his mother's body,… Read full post »
Donald Trump offered 25% more than Hisham Elzanaty paid for the proposed site of a mosque near the former World Trade Center even though, in Trump’s words, the location was not “a spectacular one.”
MODERATOR: Good afternoon and welcome to the Trump Entrepreneur I… Read full post »
WASHINGTON, D.C. Representative John Boehner, who is likely to become Speaker if Republicans re-take the House this fall, ramped up his attacks on the President today, saying Obama is "the worst black president America has ever had."
"We d… Read full post »
Because of the wide range of topics covered by Gerbil News Network, and deadline pressures that limit average research time per story to thirty seconds surfing the internet, errors of fact or emphasis are sometimes made. Note the passive voice--it's not like we made th/
girl, clapping her hands under
each upraised knee in succession,
as she lopes down the concrete
towards the bus station.
on vacation; her parents
agents, also editors,
But most assuredly not my numerous creditors,
Someday they won’t mean jack to me—
The people who won’t get back to me.
I find on the web—
One’s named Robin, the other’s a Deb.
I wonder whatever attracted me&m
WASHINGTON, D.C. A new Pew Research Center survey revealing only 60% of Americans can correctly name the Vice President hit this city--whose residents overwhelmingly work for the federal government--like an earthquake today. But the aftershock was even stronger when it was lear… Read full post »
WORCESTER, Mass. This gritty central Massachusetts city is known to some as the Industrial Abrasives Capital of the World, and to others for its numerous railroad car diners. What it is not known for, to the dismay of many, is its educational and cultural attractions.Read full post »
WASHINGTON, D.C. With mid-term elections little more than a month away, new polls showing historically high levels of unhappiness among clams has Democratic Party leaders concerned their losses may exceed even the gloomiest forecasts by political prognosticators.
In happier times.
"I wo… Read full post »
NEWTON LOWER HILLS, Mass. This quiet village just west of Boston looks much like any other suburb on a rainy Monday morning; well-tended lawns sprinkled with a few early-fallen leaves that are sent swirling by a gust of wind. There’s one striking difference howe… Read full post »
Some corners of the world seem to be consigned to an eternal hell of never-ending strife. The Middle East; Northern Ireland; the faculty lounge at Oxford University.
What's that you say--one of those three seems out of place? Well you… Read full post »
CHICAGO. The American Dental Association yesterday issued the results of a ten-year study indicating that patients whose teeth are cleaned by women with large breasts receive less information about proper dental care than those who are treated by small-breasted women. The professional organization vo… Read full post »