Archive for April, 2011

Oh, how they torture the language so

From the desk of tortured logic and tortured words, we humbly submit this political flimflam and falderal: NASHVILLE, TN: The Tennessee state Senate recently voted 24-8 to amend the state constitution giving future state legislatures the right to enact laws putting new restrictions on abortions in Tennessee. Why? Because in 2000 the Tennessee Supreme Court […]

April 30, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Writing tip: Drama is conflict

My writing is distinctly middle brow. Just ask anybody who has suffered through it. Still, I like to think that even in my middling way, I can offer some helpful advice when I stumble across it. Therefore, from time to time, I will post some writing advice, but not from me. The advice will come […]

April 24, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Mark Twain quote on writing

“The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.” —Mark Twain And somehow, if you don’t know who Mark Twain is, here’s where you can get a clue: Mark Twain.

April 23, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Sign of the Times: Quality Used Furniture

While the photo is not the clearest it could be, in its own way it may match the hand-painted sign that reads “Quality Used Furniture,” and underneath it are sections of firewood. Could the sign be referring to the birds that once nested in the tree’s branches? To the squirrels, rodents though they may be, […]

April 19, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Writing Quote for the Day

There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. –Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith

April 17, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Are you smarter than…

Pew News IQ quiz here. Eleven questions. No tricks. Interesting and simple test. It’s astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These results say that 80% of the (voting age) public doesn’t have a clue – and that’s pretty scary. Test your knowledge with 11 questions, then be ready to shudder when […]

April 17, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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So much hate, so little time

In the name of Father, the Son, and the M-16. The answer to everything they disagree with is the sawed-off shotgun salute. And yet when people die due to what they say, they claim no responsibility. Cheap men with cheap mouths and cheaper morals.

April 17, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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I am what I am and that’s all that I am

# I live in my own little world but it’s OK, everyone knows me here. # I don’t do drugs ’cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast. # Money can’t buy happiness but it sure makes misery easier to live with. # If flying is so safe, why […]

April 12, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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The Blathering Idiot and Discovery

The blathering idiot went to work for an advanced scientific and technology firm. One day, when he passes the door of a leading scientist of the firm, he found a note tacked to the door. Upon further examination, he saw it was not a note, but a memo, on official company letterhead, from the legal […]

April 9, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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Definition: Saint

Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. —Ambrose Bierce To learn a little more about this American writer, humorist, and satirist, try The Ambrose Bierce Appreciation Society

April 4, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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