Author Archives: The Twentieth Man

About The Twentieth Man

Age 68

The Cat Litter Crisis

I’m an honest man; I merely report what I see. While going to the drugstore for my brother a scruffy, bearded panhandler asked me for help. It seems he was out of cat litter and his poor cat was down … Continue reading

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“Last one in’s a rotten egg!”

“Last one in’s a rotten egg!“ (The last one to jump into the water is a rotten egg.) As it relates to ducklings following their mother and taking the plunge for the first time. This etymological inquiry was inspired by … Continue reading

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urban DICTIONARY Entry #4 – w/o Character Limits

Cluster Fuck As an integral part of modern infantry training specifically regarding the single file movement of troops, afoot or on patrol was an oft-heard admonition to “Keep your interval!“ The interval or space between infantry soldiers on the move … Continue reading

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A Single Snap of The Trap

Here’s something you don’t see every day: While this might not qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records it obviously doesn’t happen very often. Two mice killed by a single snap of a trap. I took this picture more … Continue reading

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Encyclopædia Britannica vs Merriam-Webster, Inc.

We may never know why, shortly after our American born Merriam-Webster, Inc. and its many, many dictionaries and publications were purchased by and became a subsidiary of the British Encyclopædia Britannica in The Year of The Poison Pill (1964) that, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin State Fair

Of course there were the usual long lines waiting to get to the cheese-filled Port-A-Johns.

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Nine Years a Housewife

Today is my 68th birthday. Looking back on the totality of my life I find it altogether inexplicable and absurd. I should have died several times but I didn’t. From a fever at six months; near-drownings; a burning airplane and … Continue reading

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