Saturday, March 30, 2024


Let's Play that Goofy Childhood Game!

  • "He's Choking to Death" by Heinrich Mann-Uber
  • "I Can See Clearly Now!" by Barry Umenema
  • "No More Smarty Pants" by Howard U. Know
  • "The Jimmy Hoffa Story" by Preston C. Meant
  • "Which Came First?" by Ogden Bacon
  • "Get Her Some Glue!" by Lester Nozfullof
  • "Screw the United Way" by Charity B. Ginzenhoem
  • "I Shot Him in the Nuts!" by Eamonn Weigh-Tuleaugh

Friday, March 29, 2024


When I Awoke

I realized that, awake and asleep, I was, I had been, embracing a woman who was a chimera, but I didn't mind because I knew that soon I myself would be a chimera as well.


Lullaby for a Lost Child

The hospice worker's last words had the meaning, but not the form, of a lullaby.  "Close your eyes and rest easy.  There is nothing for you to fear."

Thursday, March 21, 2024


History Repeating Itself

In the last days of Cardinal Richelieu, as recounted by Aldous Huxley in "The Devils of Loudun," the reins of power turned to dust in his hands, a physical rot rendered him repulsive to all, and torturous enemas were administered to him by a charlatan.  God did not comfort him.

I foresee much the same end for Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich.  He will drown in bitterness.  There will be no one to hold his hand.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024


Who Is That in the Funhouse Mirror?

Today I see a fat man in Jerry Nadler pants, cinched tightly under his armpits, and wearing a tiny necktie of dark red that is stained everywhere with turkey gravy.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Soon To Pass Over the Threshold of Oblivion

  • Arthur Ashe
  • Bix Beiderbecke
  • Busby Berkeley
  • Glenn Campbell
  • Carlos Castaneda
  • Wally Cox
  • Foster Furcolo
  • Dave Garroway
  • Cookie Gilchrist
  • Hermione Gingold
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Learned Hand
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Edward Everett Horton
  • Ned Johnson
  • Francis Scott Key
  • Gladys Knight
  • Lester Lanin
  • Merriweather Lewis
  • Horace Mann
  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Francis Marion
  • Carmen Miranda
  • Gorilla Monsoon
  • Agnes Moorehead
  • Randolph Scott
  • Omar Sharif
  • Jay Silverheels
  • Paul Stookey
  • John Cameron Swayze
  • Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Casper Weinberger