A TREE ACCESSORIZES

May 21, 2013

Before heading off to work, this tree accessorized rather successfully, I think.

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ONE THING HISTORICAL

May 20, 2013
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Well, see them boulders scattered about yon. Was a time when the Washoe people come up to summer at the lake and their women folk pounded pine nuts on ’em. As purty a little stream as you’ll ever see flows down along by that stand o’ trees afore it gives itself up to jine forces […]

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BANAL INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRITY GHOSTS – LON CHANEY SR

May 19, 2013

Loon: I’m excited to welcome the ghost of the one and only wolfman to the 3 question interview. First question. Sir, is it harder to brush your teeth when you change into a wolfman? Ghost of Lon Chaney Sr: A wolfman is one of the few creatures I haven’t been, friend. That was my son […]

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A SENTENCE BY SEAMUS HEANEY

May 18, 2013

Meanwhile, the sword began to wilt into gory icicles, to slather and thaw. I hate it when my sword does that.

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THE JENNY LIND KWIZ ANSWER

May 17, 2013
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‘Hey, why not’ is the correct answer, as those were the exact words spoken by team leader Grady Bafflemint after a grueling 5 hour session with the publicity gang during which no consensus whatsoever could be reached on finding a catchy nickname for the foreign tunestress.

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THE JENNY LIND KWIZ

May 16, 2013
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Jenny was called The Swedish Nightingale because: a. she was both Swedish and a nightingale. b. the only other suggestion was Bingles, the Opera Girl. c. she once taught a nightingale to speak Swedish. d. because people kept getting her mixed up with Florence Nightingale, and she grew tired of being asked to look at […]

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L. FRANK BAUM’S MOTHER-IN-LAW

May 15, 2013

Today is the anniversary of L’s birth. Happy birthday, L. Not a lot of folks nowadays know that your mother-in-law, Matilda Gage, was one of the 3 pillars of the 19th century feminist movement along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. As you probably remember, your wife’s name was Maud. Maud and Matilda, […]

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NERVOUS, THEY WAIT

May 14, 2013
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nervous, they wait poised motionless hearts thrumming like windblown caterpillars riding the dawn soon soon but not yet

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WAITING FOR THE CONCERT TO START

May 13, 2013
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Tulips milled about outside the Hall waiting for the doors to open. They had long anticipated attending this particular concert. Featured on the same bill were Cactus Jack Frond, The Roots, and Daffy and the Dills. Scalpers were earning green lettuce leaf over stem. Dealers in illegal pollen had no dearth of clients. In short, […]

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MOTHER’S DAY

May 12, 2013
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Santa Barbara, 1946. The toddler loon’s mother helps him hold a kitten.

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