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Side-By-Side Comparison of the Roomba vs. the Timba

June 26, 2018
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Recently I ordered one of those cool robot vacuums called a Roomba. It’s pretty amazing. It will quietly clean an entire floor while only mildly terrorizing the cats. And when it’s all done, it returns…

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(K)nights in White Satin

June 26, 2018
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(K)nights in White Satin

Illustration by Isabella Bannerman 1972 was a golden year for terrible songs to listen to on the radio. But one #1 hit was even worse than the one that preceded it, “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck…

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Who’s Better–Michael Jackson or Shakespeare?

June 26, 2018
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I was almost feeling better–almost over the sense of pain and heartbreak that sweeps over me every June 25th, the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death.  Even though I hadn’t actually bought one of his records…

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It just disappeared off the shelves…

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The Eighty-Sixing of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

June 25, 2018
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Listen, my children, I’ll tell it again The tale of the valiant little Red Hen, But that will be the very last time, Since Stephanie Wilkinson doesn’t rhyme With anything, and only slanders Rhyme with…

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Darth Invader

June 25, 2018
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We’re under invasion — or haven’t you noticed? You’ve got to believe me, since I am your POTUS. They’re flooding our borders regardless of season, And this does not leave room for lovely Norwegians. They’ve…

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I Am the Cheap Man

June 25, 2018
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It happened last night, as it has before, on other Saturday nights.  My wife and I had taken our seats at a nice restaurant, and the waiter asked if we’d like to order drinks.  My wife asked…

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He didn’t see that coming…

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Look at the Old Girl Now

June 24, 2018
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It’s hard to believe I entered my seventh decade nearly a year ago. Friends warned me that 60 brings unwanted changes to the body. On my natal date last July, I fulfilled a bucket list…

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My Sordid Role in the Birth of Fake News

June 23, 2018
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Today, as every schoolboy knows who went to school in Sedalia, Mo.–Queen City of the Prairies, Gateway to the Ozarks, the State Fair City–is Poor Fern’s Day. What?  You’ve never heard of the holiday?  Have…

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Ahh, summer

June 22, 2018
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Finally, summer is here. I’m now convinced that I can put away my long sleeved shirts, my running tights, my gloves, my ear warmers, my heavy socks and all the rest of the cold weather…

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All Hail Our Robot Vasectomy Nurse Mistresses

June 22, 2018
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All Hail Our Robot Vasectomy Nurse Mistresses

I share something with my two male cats other than a fondness for weekend naps; we have all been neutered. “We know how you feel.”   I went under the knife a decade and a…

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Hunger Games, Restaurant Edition

June 21, 2018
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Hunger Games, Restaurant Edition

    Eating out used to be special. It used to be fun. Now it’s noisy, crowded, pricy, and pretentious. It’s more hunger games, the restaurant edition, than fun and games. Where to begin my…

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Need a Vaguely Inappropriate Name for Your Body Piercing Shop?

June 21, 2018
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My working knowledge of body piercings is limited to my earlobes (one piercing each), having a decent phlebotomist in my healthcare provider network, and one perfectly lovely conversation at the check-out line at my local craft…

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Summer Camp Helps Teen Musicians Get the Blues

June 21, 2018
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ITTA BENNA, Mississippi. Here in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, you can’t throw a frisbee without hitting a legend of the blues such as A.C. “Red Dog” Johnson, who’s played bottleneck-style on the solid-body…

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Leave it out, Disney…

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Breaking: Trump orders families reunited…

June 20, 2018
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Breaking: Trump orders families reunited… no, not you Tiffany Trump!

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Ask the Wedding Lady!

June 20, 2018
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Your wedding–or at least your first wedding–should be the most glorious day of your life. Summer wedding season has arrived, and the Wedding Lady is here to help you master the many minute details that…

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Those three big dogs going out of the hedge-maze, look like they’ve seen some unspeakable things in there…

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