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Oppose the War: You Must Be Out of Work!

My father has been forwarding every e-mail he is sent supporting the war, and containing stories of some unwashed anti-war protrester getting a can of Shut-Up opened on him by someone whose brother died in France (those ungrateful wretches!), etc. I was finally compelled to send this reply: Here’s a story you can also forward […]

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Additional Laws of Cartoon Physics

This was based on a humorous piece passed around the Internet many years ago. Despite its topicality, no one has really bothered to add to it. Percussive Reprocessing Any organic entity (animal or plant), when struck with sufficient force, will be knocked out of the top of the frame, and return to earth as finished […]

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A Poem for Pop-Corn Days

Schaller, Iowa Pop Corn Days 2002The Jaycees Beer Garden A local band blangs away  from a flatbed stageIn a beer garden walled  by semitrailers The singer channels the Foo Fighters  like him, we’re “Lookin’ for the sky to save me,   “Lookin’ for a sign of life” In front of the stage a young mother “dances” with her daughter.She’s wearing a […]

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Car Shows

This past weekend (June 15), I discovered a little custom car show being held in a local McDonald’s parking lot. Along with the rather out-of-place stock Prowler and Viper (maybe there was Chrysler money involved), was an interesting, albeit usual assortment of restored and customized cars. Like a 1966 Ford Cobra, a low-rider car whose […]