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Candidate cities for orange clown’s future lie-brary


Here’s a list of candidate cities for the new president’s future lie-brary or alternate fact-ory. Given that he doesn’t like to read, one assumes it will be filled with decrees, rants, tweet-storms, and love letters between him and Vladimir Putin. … Continue reading

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Hey, Kohl’s – how about a bike rack?


Rode my new Trek Allant to the local Kohl’s store this morning. I ended up parking and locking it inside the vestibule, as there are no bike racks and not even any signs near the entrance to park my bike … Continue reading

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Your live in a tax haven when…


Late March/early April here in the States seemed like the perfect time of the year for this satirical post. Enjoy! There are nonstop flights to Switzerland, Grand Cayman, Luxembourg, and Monaco, but no place else. More Wall Street brokerage firms … Continue reading

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Clues you might propagate yard blight


Below are a list of clues that indicate you might inflict yard blight on your neighbors, beyond the obvious example of derelict structures and unkempt yards. For this post, “yard blight” is generally defined as: The overuse of, display of, … Continue reading

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You know your community is rural when…


Just a poking little fun for the holiday weekend. Have no fear urbanites and suburbanites, your turn is coming soon. In the spirit of Burma Shave: “Being rural…ain’t no sin…what really matters…comes from within!”  Enjoy! Outhouses are the latest fad. … Continue reading

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If ducks ruled the Earth (I thought they already did!)


Given the popularity of Duck Dynasty, the AFLAC duck, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, the duckduckgo.com search engine, and a myriad of other duck-related items, one would think these winged fowl already ruled the planet. But, just in case, here’s my … Continue reading

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Ten ways to be ready for the next heat wave


Source: nitrofreeze.com Repair you snowblower so you mind is fixed on cold things. Have 200 pounds of ice ready to put in your bathtub for soaking. Install a walk-in freezer for your kitchen. Buy stock in slushies, smoothies, snow cones, … Continue reading

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You know you are in a heat wave when…


Cars are parked under trees (or any other bit of shade) in parking lots no matter how far away they are from the building entrance. Thermometers on time and temperature signs stop working. For us planners, it is nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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The sale of the century!


I stopped at a certain nationally known discount department whose logo looks remarkably like a red bullseye this evening to buy a top-off card for my Virgin Mobile smart phone account. When I got there, I simply could not believe … Continue reading

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Adventures in mattress shopping 101


What better way to bond with two of your sons and spend some extra, high-quality Dad time with them, than to go mattress shopping on a Friday afternoon. Given the fact that I can’t even remember the last time I … Continue reading

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