OVERHEARD AMONG THE TREES

November 16, 2014

‘If you don’t go to school, how will you ever become a fence post?’

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TREE CUBS

November 15, 2014

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A pair of fluffy tree cubs stick close to Mom for protection from the storm.

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THE UNITY BLAKE SILENT MOVIE KWIZ ANSWER

November 14, 2014

She wrote tilt reminders in tiny letters on her left wrist.

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THE UNITY BLAKE SILENT MOVIE KWIZ

November 13, 2014

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Unity Blake, tragic orphan in the excellent silent melodrama Stella Maris, was:

a. ,among other things, run over by a toboggan.

b. constantly having to remind herself which way to tilt.

c. hid between scenes behind a giant vat of grapes.

d. wept when given a gumdrop by Mary Pickford.

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POETIC POEM

November 12, 2014

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when posing as a perfume bottle

the aztec princess quakiatl

wondered if she’d been that sage

pursuing life upon the stage

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JAMES THURBER ON THE SHORT PIECE WRITER

November 11, 2014

He is not afraid, or much aware, of the menaces of empire but he keeps looking behind him as he walks along darkening streets out of the fear that he is being softly followed by little men padding along in single file, about a foot and a half high, large-eyed, and whiskered.

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GEESE ON THE GOLF COURSE

November 10, 2014

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BANAL INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRITY GHOSTS – JACK BENNY

November 9, 2014

Loon: The Lords of the 4th Dimension have delivered to us for the 3 question interview a show business celebrity, Jack Benny, who I am told was quite well known. Mr. Benny, what particular branch of show business were you a part of?

Benny’s ghost: Hmmmmm.

Loon: Were you perhaps musical?

Benny’s ghost: If you must know, I played the violin.

Loon: Oh, splendid. What brand of resin did you use?

Benny’s ghost: What brand of resin? Hmmmm, let me see. I’ll think of it in a minute. Resin, you say?

Loon: I’m sorry. That’s all the time we have. (walks out of room)

Benny’s ghost: Hmmmmm, resin. What brand? (keeps muttering about resin while he fades to nothingness)

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A SENTENCE BY RING LARDNER

November 8, 2014

We was playin’ rummy over to Hatch’s, and Hatch must of fell in a bed of four-leaf clovers on his way home the night before, because he plays rummy like he does everything else; but this night I refer to you couldn’t beat him, and besides him havin’ all the luck my Missus played like she’d been bought off, so when we come to settle up we was plain seven and a half out.

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THE STRANGE NIGHTMARE OF QUEEN VICTORIA KWIZ ANSWER

November 7, 2014

It’s a little known fact that Queen Victoria secretly longed to dance on stage in music halls.

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