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Brushes with the Law

November 2, 2018
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I must just look guilty. Judging by my many encounters with the authorities you’d think I was some kinda outlaw. But I’m one of the most law-abiding, upstanding citizens I know. Not that that’s any…

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Is Prevaracaytin® Right for You?

September 18, 2018
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Prevaracaytin® Indications: When the facts give you a sick, sinking feeling, especially during sworn testimony, you may want to try Prevaracaytin®. Chronic use of Prevaracaytin® may make you tired and in need of arrest. If…

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Daddy vs. the Smoke Alarm

August 23, 2018
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My father, usually a reasonable man, had an uneasy relationship with inanimate objects that crossed him. Once after banging his head on a car door frame, he beat the top of the car repeatedly with…

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Smooth? Sailing

July 26, 2018
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I don’t know who coined the expression “smooth sailing,” but I do know it wasn’t any sailor. I’ve been sailing four times, all paid lessons off Hilton Head Island when I was in my teens.…

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Anecdotes Not Taken #4

May 22, 2018
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Here are nine new anecdotes I submitted to Reader’s Digest that were not taken. Flush with Ingenuity Just as my ingenious friend finished lathering his hair with shampoo, the water went out, with not a…

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Mississippi Skeeters

March 29, 2018
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Mosquitoes in the Mississippi Delta, where I lived for 25 years, were so bad that you’re not going to believe me when I tell you. They were so bad that when they covered the two…

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World’s Biggest Fan

March 15, 2018
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I’ve been in love with the same woman for 45 years. Please don’t tell my wife. Actually, my wife knows. At the age of 15, I remember being mystified by classmates who acted gaga over…

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Home-Cooked Turkey

November 20, 2017
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When I walked in the door, my heart fell into my stomach. Not literally. That would be a condition known technically in medical circles as “death.” I wasn’t dead; I was just dying inside. Again,…

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Role Model in Reverse

October 19, 2017
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Back when I was a young, naive lad of 35, I embraced as my role model an author famed for his language-humor columns and books. He was doing what I loved—punning and word-playing—and, amazingly, he…

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Disasters Come in Threes

September 21, 2017
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HURRICANE   EARTHQUAKE   TRUMP     (Earthquake photo by Free Software Foundation) Bill SpencerBill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration,…

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