BANAL INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRITY GHOSTS – CHARLIE CHAPLIN

April 7, 2013

Loon: We are invigorated today to welcome the one and only Charlie Chaplin to the 3 question interview. Tell us, Mr. Chaplin, why were you famous? Chaplin’s ghost: I was a genius. Loon: Some geniuses aren’t so famous. There must have been something else. What was it? Chaplin’s ghost: My prodigious talent. Loon: What do […]

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A SENTENCE BY GEORGE ELIOT

April 6, 2013
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Nevertheless, Celia wore scarcely more trimmings; and it was only to close observers that her dress differed from her sister’s, and had a shade of coquetry in its arrangements; for Miss Brook’s plain dressing was due to mixed conditions, in most of which her sister shared. This is an early sentence from MIDDLEMARCH or THE […]

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THE WASHINGTON IRVING KWIZ ANSWER

April 5, 2013

Washington Irving’s wren bone pen was really cool.

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THE WASHINGTON IRVING KWIZ

April 4, 2013

Washington Irving wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: a. to pay off a gambling debt. b. after hearing a joke about a horseless headman in a tavern. c. to get out of doing an honest day’s work. d. while taking a much needed break from dancing jigs. e. with a pen fashioned from wren bones.

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DEFINITION

April 3, 2013

academia nut – one who memorizes the names of all the institutes of higher learning

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WITCH WARNING

April 2, 2013
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If you stumble across attractive blooms like these when working your way through dense undergrowth while lost in the forest, turn back.  For you see, these flowers are sentinels guarding the local witch’s cottage. If you approach this close, she already knows you are there. Reverse course with all possible haste.

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TRIFFID TROOPS

April 1, 2013
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Triffid troops assemble for inspection wearing camouflage headgear. Beneath the earth, their venom-filled bodies stretch out a good ten feet below their attractive lavender and green heads. Venom spray spigots are neatly hidden in the yellow camouflage.

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