Category Archives: Going Bananas

Bananas in general

Shipping and Handling

Dear Shutterfly, Just what part of the term “FREE” do you not understand? I believe that anyone who uses that term engages in FALSE ADVERTISING. I believe those who do should all be arrested and publicly flogged. In large print … Continue reading

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Tough Bananas

I generally treat March 1st as the official bananniversary of my hanging those too-green-for-words bananas out on our garage, but truth be told is was actually some time in late February, so March 1st is just an approximation. I’m not … Continue reading

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Marriage: The First Sixty Years

So there I was, years ago, leaning on a lamppost waiting for a bus on 2nd and Wisconsin when a tiny, elderly couple slowly approached across the street. When they arrived at the corner the traffic light changed and, still … Continue reading

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Anything Can Happen Day

You might want to Copy and Paste this somewhere for future reference: One cannot explain how or why, that, from time to time, this type of cerebral detritus burbles up from the subconscious mind but, bemusingly, it never-the-less does. The … Continue reading

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You Might Want To Rethink That Selfie

You just might want to rethink the next selfie you post. Angling a movie camera to one side is a cinematic device perhaps as old as motion pictures themselves. When the director or cinematographer wants to emphasize the evil, insanity … Continue reading

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Happy Bananniversary Everyone!

Banana + Anniversary = Bananniversary These bananas were hung on the garage in late February 2012. They’re still hanging there. Yes. That’s Four Years! https://twentiethman.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/bananas https://twentiethman.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/bananas-for-sale https://twentiethman.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/hanging-tough-2015 https://twentiethman.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/be-thou-perfect/

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

I don’t need to travel far to bear witness to human suffering. Out on the porch, I went down to the sidewalk to pick up a fallen tree branch. A young woman walking by asked to use my cigarette lighter. … Continue reading

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