CLAPTRAP & FLAPDOODLE
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May 25, 2012 03:37PM
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The Chicago Cubs recently unveiled a mascot for their baseball team. It would have been nice if they had unveiled the signing of a starting pitcher or a power-hitting outfielder. But they are the Cubs, so their big news is a mascot.
There are two versions of this… Read full post »
My father took me to my first professional baseball game in 1959. It was at Wrigley Field. The back-to-back pennant-winning Milwaukee Braves were in town to play the Cubs. The likes of Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette, perennial all-stars and future Hall of Famers/… Read full post »
I'm part of the "Baby Boomer" generation.
We hoped we’d die before we got old. We wouldn’t trust anyone over thirty. Our credo was to live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse. A tombstone hand and a graveyard mind. Everybody must get stoned. All you need is love.… Read full post »
It’s the 35th anniversary of the release of STAR WARS.
I remember the day it premiered. That evening, four of us hopped into Karen’s car and headed off to the Esquire Theatre . It was raining and proceeded to rain harder, eventually culminating into a cats and dogs downpour.
My email account was hacked.
I received an email from someone whose name I knew. The terse missive said, “Hey, check this out” followed by a link. Like a fool, I clicked on it. It linked to some site stating that one could make lots of money stuffing envelopes or some/… Read full post »
Baseball season is upon us and I find my thoughts drifting back to a forgotten ballplayer from the 1970s.
I don’t recall his name. It was Daltry or Daugherty or Delancey --- something like that but I do remember his nickname.
It was Dart.
He was a pitcher and the… Read full post »
The Screaming Mimi is a novel written by Fredric Brown that was published in 1949.
The book opens and ends with a naked woman and the main character is a reporter in 1940s Chicago who has just come off of a two week bender.
I discovered this book as… Read full post »
On Leap Day, Davy Jones of The Monkees died of a heart attack.
P.R.-wise, he picked a bad day to die on. Now, he’ll only be memorialized every four years.
The media depicted this event as a particularly mournful day for Baby Boomers. It’s sad that… Read full post »
On El Dia De Los Tres Reyes, Three Kings Day, I shall turn ninety years of age.
You might say that's quite an accomplishment. There's really nothing to it. You just need to keep breathing.
Es verdad that I am weakened and wracked with pain. Walking, even with the aid of… Read full post »
Now, I’m no stickler for proper manners and pinkies-up etiquette but is it too much to expect a wee bit of common sense and basic courtesy from the inhabitants of this modern world?
I fear that it is. I can’t even add “you know who you are” because I’m sure… Read full post »
Lollypop was his name.
He was a clown. That’s all he ever wanted to be.
But a clown’s life isn’t all grease paint and giggles. He found that out the hard way.
He’d had a thing for clowns since he was a child. He religiously watched “Bozo&r/… Read full post »
The civic and political leaders of New Orleans were huddled in a basement for a secret meeting.
“Gentlemen...and ladies” spoke the mayor, “You all know what we're here for. We need to solve this zombie problem.”
New Orleans had long touted its folklore of zombies, gris-gris… Read full post »