Category Archives: Humor

The Proverbial Mot Juste

      One of the main articles in the July/August Traditional Home is written by the magazine’s Senior Architecture and Design Editor, Sally Finder Weepie, a great name for an author who describes how a San Francisco designer decorates her home … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Lemonade Stand

English poet Andrew Marvell is sometimes cited as being the only writer to use wingèd as a two-syllable word in “To His Coy Mistress.” However, Neil Diamond weaved a little poetic magic in his 1974 hit by informing a loved … Continue reading

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Oldies Not Necessarily Goodies

The June 2017 issue of Smithsonian, like so many periodicals of the day such as Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and Popular Woolgathering, is focused on the future. A contrarian by nature, I tend to regard such stargazing in a manner like Evelyn … Continue reading

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An Ancient Dance Ritual

Since I gave a distinctive name to a rock band, Collywobbles, exactly a month ago, it behooves me to create a dance craze that befits their style of playing real oldies. It is a simple matter to eliminate the dances … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Withers

The best part of “The Golf Specialist” occurs near the end when the sheriff presents the wanted sheet listing all the crimes J. Effingham Bellweather (W.C. Fields) has supposedly committed.  According to the poster, Bellweather is wanted for Bigamy, Passing … Continue reading

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Rhymes Like Old Times

One of the constants in song lyrics over the years is the search for end rhymes that both sound right and make sense. Every now and then a lyricist employs an old saying like “let’s cut a rug” because it … Continue reading

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Smoke Gets in Your Lungs

The recent full-page ad in several magazines which presented a brand of e-vapor inhalation stuck me as being most peculiar. Barely discernible through the  foggy cloud of a woman blowing smoke toward a microphone in what really could be called … Continue reading

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