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Some Claim That the Study of Stupidity is Called “Monology.”

… or “Journalism.” In case you were too bombed on St. Patrick’s Day, here are the headlines you missed for March 17, 2017. ***

See It Now

This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

Oh, right. Happy Inauguration Day.

“Chief among the forces affecting political folly is lust for power, named by Tacitus as “the most flagrant of all passions.” “No one is so sure of his premises as the man who knows too little.” “Government was rarely more than a choice between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” “A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless … Continue reading

When Neither the Twain Shall Meet

“But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn’t anger me.” ~Mark Twain on censorship “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in … Continue reading

Meaningless Jaw Movements

  Zoologists say that cows and some other creatures average 40,000 meaningless jaw movements per day.        

Give Us Your Poor

Happy Birthday to the Statue of Liberty, dedicated this day in 1886.   //giphy.com/embed/eBTcddpOyGrlK via GIPHY Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to the Universe! Which was created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC.

From “OnThisDay” website: Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC. It was a claim famously put to the test in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925 when American teacher John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee state law by … Continue reading

The Men Most in Need of a Beating

Turns out that a person’s height is a good indicator of which political party they’re likely to vote for. A study from Ohio State University found that: “[…] a one-inch increase in height raised the person’s support for the Conservative Party by 0.6 percent and their likelihood of voting for the party by 0.5 percent.” … Continue reading

Oh, the Humanity

“I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.” ~Dan Quayle Who was picked by George H.W. Bush to be VP on this day in 1988. More of our favorite Dan Quayle wisdom: “I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study … Continue reading

Periods for Pence

The Best Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book – a memoir called “The Decider” – he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child. Later, … Continue reading

Flying Dildos

Chances are there’s a conservative politician under your bed or on your favorite news show screaming that sex, and the sex industry, are the cause of moral decay. Why? In April, reporters jumped all over GOP loser Ted Cruz’s vehemently anti-dildo and anti-masturbation track record from back when he was solicitor general in Texas. The … Continue reading

If Only

“I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.” ~ Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum                   *** *** *** *** While you’re here, check out our new books on Amazon. ***

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