Category Archives: Humor

Note to the Big Juiced-up Rain Droplet

To the juiced-up droplet that smacked me in the forehead

in its own one-drop rendition of the Chinese Water Torture:

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A Short Story of Stakhanovite Effort

Tibor looked out the corner window of his apartment and admired his view of Budapest. It was a rich man’s view seen from a peasant’s apartment by virtue of the inefficiency of a system that would eventually strip it from … Continue reading

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I Saw a Sign; It Made No Sense

A dyslexic couple lost god last night. I can’t imagine how das they must eb. There was a photo. Their god looked like a Chihuahua. (Which I pronounce “Chi –wa-ha –wa-ha” for no good reason.) It looked like a Chihuahua I’d seen … Continue reading

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7 Rules of Writing from a Recovering Social Scientist

1.)    Writing is always and everywhere an act of communication. Behave accordingly. [a.k.a. the MASTER RULE from which all subsequent rules flow] 2.)    While there is an inherent tradeoff between clarity and precision of writing, write with as much clarity … Continue reading

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childhood roadtrip memories: or, “that boy ain’t right!”

two fireflies in a jar riding cross-country by car sitting in the back seat dangling my little feet i’m Etch-a-Sketching doodles looks like a bowl of noodles but sans the bowl it’s got no soul just a bunch of squiggly … Continue reading

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A Fun Roadtrip Game

I’ve got my own favorite interstate road trip game. No alphabets or plate’s states, that’s far too lame. Instead I look around to solve those little mysteries Like why the next car has five pine freshener trees. Is there a … Continue reading

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An Autobiography in 25 Bullet Points

I found this among my writing files, and thought it was an intriguing exercise. Here is the idea: summarize one’s life in 25 random thoughts. 1.)    I was born a Hoosier flatlander. 2.)    When I was a child, I had to wear braces … Continue reading

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Tyler Durden Was Right: or, The [Sad] Meaning of Life

Tyler Durden was right. We are consumers, all. If we don’t buy needless crap our entire economy will stall. They hook you as a little kid with endless serial toys, Fun Meal promises reel you in, “collect all six, have … Continue reading

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2012: the Bright Side of Apocalypse

2012 is approaching. The end it must be nigh. There’s no reason to think the ancient Mayans would lie.   They may not have had indoor plumbing, and couldn’t foresee their own demise. But, still, let’s give them some credit … Continue reading

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So You Think You Want Superpowers?

Superheroes conjure glitz and glamour putting arch nemeses in the slammer. But heroism has its moments mundane. It’s not just a life of bringing the pain.   The Hulk can’t get his deposit back because his ceiling has a nasty … Continue reading

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