Monthly Archives: May 2011

Anonymous

In ancient times the world was so sparsely populated that an individual needed only one name. Anonymous was apparently an Athenian Greek who had a lot to say but never had the courage to just come out and say it. … Continue reading

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Tailgating: No Fun for Anyone

Before I attempt to give you advice on what or what not to do behind the wheel of an automobile I feel I ought to present my own driving credentials because my wish to aid and assist you and yours … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be an Astronaut

When I grow up I want to be an Astronaut. I’ve been following the U.S. Space Program more or less from its inception. I find myself once again reading about the difficulties astronauts are confronted with while working in Outer … Continue reading

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Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?

Lady Marmelade – LaBelle with Patti LaBelle – 1974 The chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir” is French for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” When (the) Labelle (group) performed this on television, broadcast standards of … Continue reading

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Status Symbols

The way it is with some men: if you strip them of their status symbols, all you will find is a heap of status symbols. Inheritance nullifies status symbols. Oh! Thou lucky, lucky man! Lying, cheating, and stealing nullifies status … Continue reading

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Charity

In 1970 I was serving in the U. S. Army; stationed at Ft. Riley Kansas. About that time the United Community Funds and Council of America was renamed United Way of America. While in company mass formation, we received a … Continue reading

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Senior Dementia

This is for those suffering Senior Dementia: Remember Aunt Bea? We never had an Aunt Bea. Remember Uncle Miltie? No relation either. He was a transvestite Jew on television. Remember all the fun we had as kids? Canned laughter. This … Continue reading

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