More Thoughts on Flags

Under the skin we are all brothers, but flags make me your enemy… well, flags and your disgusting food and your RIDICULOUS language. ♦ Flying a flag at half-mast indicates a death… often the death of the guy whose job it was to hoist the flag to the top of the pole. ♦ I pledged […]

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Mystery of the Mummy’s Cell Phone

Wiggly Adams was exasperated. “They still haven’t broken through the wall. These are the laziest workers I’ve ever hired” Professor Colin Winston chuckled warmly, “You’re the one who had to save money by hiring fewer whippers” “Well, the people I hired to whip the workers aren’t whipping hard enough. Perhaps if I hire someone to […]

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Great Milestones in Poetry

Second Millennia B.C.E – Gilgamesh tells the story of two brothers. One god-like and the other bestial. It was later adapted for television as The Odd Couple. ♦ Eighth Century B.C.E. – Homer writes the Odyssey and the Iliad. Homer was, by most accounts, blind and illiterate, so he had to memorize the entire work […]

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A wall is defined as “a structural element used to divide or enclose”. Like when your brother-in-law tried to put up sheet-rock in your basement and your family was divided between those who wanted to not pay him and those who wanted to put him into rehab… ☺ Only on rare occasions are partition walls […]

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Stuff that Happened on January 1st

Greece was admitted to the European Union, in 1981; but, still had to sit at the kid’s table with Cyprus and the Netherlands. ♠ In 1971, the broadcasting of cigarette ads was outlawed which was probably a good idea overall; but, commercials looked looked a lot less cool after that. ♠ Queen Victoria was proclaimed, […]

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