Archive for January, 2011

Puns for the educated mind

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian . 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 4. […]

January 31, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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A sign of the times

I went to the store the other day, and it wasn’t in a place very far away. While going through the checkout line the bagger asked me if I’d mind spending a dollar to support a charity. I said yes, how fine that would be. He then asked for my name Saying he’d put it […]

January 30, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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The Org Over Easy

The blathering idiot sat in the diner trying to figure out the organization of the company that had hired him and where he fit into things. He had the organizational chart “Org chart” of the company and the menu of the diner out on his table. He also had a glass of water that he […]

January 21, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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And you know something…

There were things the blathering idiot understood and there were things he didn’t. Sometimes, he tried to understand the things he didn’t. One day, he tried to understand why man was here. What was human kinds purpose on this earth? Were we here to glorify a god or gods? Were we here to glorify gold? […]

January 17, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Reform, it’s not what you think

It was a cold day and the wind was blowing. The Blathering Idiot and his friend, Gary, were walking to take place in a protest against some change they knew little about but felt had to be protest because somebody on the radio had told them so. The Blathering Idiot turned to his friend and […]

January 16, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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So, you want to be a writer? Watch and learn

January 12, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Rhetorical demons

Dear Sarah Palin, I doubt you will listen or read any of this, and I doubt even more that you will do anything, but I send it in the hopes that there is still some shred of humanity left in you, something that ideological rhetoric hasn’t swallowed and made hollow. Like snow, this rhetoric of […]

January 10, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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The Job Application

A new year had begun, and the blathering idiot resolved to find a job. He saw a Help Wanted sign in the window of a building and went inside to apply. He sat at the table with the form and did his best to fill it out. The first line said: Name. He wrote: I […]

January 9, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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A flightless mind in a myopic world

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/books/07huck.html?_r=1&nl=books&emc=booksupdateemb5 January 6, 2011 Light Out, Huck, They Still Want to Sivilize You By MICHIKO KAKUTANI “All modern American literature,” Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “comes from one book by MarkTwain called ‘Huckleberry Finn.’ ” Being an iconic classic, however, hasn’t protected “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from being banned, bowdlerized and bleeped. It hasn’t protected the […]

January 9, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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The All-American Chef

For Christmas, the blathering idiot received a BBQ mitt and a cooking apron. Across the front of the apron, above three embroidered stars was the phrase, also embroidered and in all capital letters: ALL AMERICAN CHEF. The blathering idiot was happy to receive such a gift. He prided himself on his outdoor grilling skills, and […]

January 2, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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