Category Archives: Celebrity and Fame

A Spark of Genius!

The early days of electricity always conjures images of a  wind-swept, rain-soaked Benjamin Franklin with kite and key, or a smug-faced Edison standing behind his famous incandescent bulb.  Other names pop up from time to time during “electrifying” conversations like … Continue reading

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The Pompatos of Love!

Poetry and literature can be explicated.  Writings by Shakespeare, Keats, Yeats and Coleridge are a mystery at first reading, but many scholars and academicians read, dissect, explain and regurgitate the meaning and reasoning of all written things throughout history.  Unlike … Continue reading

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Oh I Wish I Was A “Carlos Danger” Wiener!

There’s one that represents you.  Maybe he or she lives nearby.  Maybe he or she represents a handful of people, may be millions.  Who you ask?  The self-serving politician!  Not all politicians are bad, especially on the local level, but … Continue reading

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Truth, Justice and the American Way

Advertising is persuasive.  Whether it’s called propaganda, mind control, brainwashing, menticide or thought reform, it all adds up to pretty much the same thing.  If you want someone else to believe in something, to use your product or to buy … Continue reading

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Requiem for the Rod of Asclepius!

Poet and playwright, William Congreve, wrote “Musick has Charms to soothe a savage Breast,” in the tragedy, The Mourning Bride, and although the author refers not to a physical part of the body, the quote seems timely considering the preventive … Continue reading

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The Dark Age of Modern Medicine!

We the people of the world are entering a dark age in the world of medicine.  The last and best known Dark Ages occurred between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance.  It was also … Continue reading

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Bigger Is Not Always Better!

A few weeks ago, my daughter asked me if I knew the size of the Apollo 11 computer. We were chatting with a group of folks about cell phones, and remarking on the constant upgrades regarding the size of today’s … Continue reading

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O.K. I’m a Blatant Heterosexual!

I’m waiting for the guy who walks into the party and exclaims, “O.K.  I don’t care who it offends, but I’m heterosexual!”  Will anybody care?  Probably not.  Perhaps it will invoke a few chuckles, maybe a couple of raised eyebrows, … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rapsody!

John Debella was taking requests on his morning radio show at Philadelphia’s Classic Rock WMGK a few years ago when he received this call: “WMGK, what can I play for you, my man!” John said. With slightly slurred speech a … Continue reading

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The Mighty OZ!

I sat in the dentist chair like so many times before as the dental assistant told me it was time for my annual X-rays.  She lay a heavy lead apron across my chest, as was usual, but then she reached … Continue reading

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