Category Archives: Ripped from the headlines

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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Les Miserable, North Carolina Style!

In a sinister Dallas McKinnon voice (Courageous Cat, Gumby and Archie) comes the words, “This is the scene of the crime!”  The crime?  Stolen Pop Tarts!  The culprit?  A mother’s son!  In a bizarre world, nothing can surprise us now … 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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Beantown, Brothers and the Bomb!

Of all the sports venues in which I participated as an athlete or spectator over the years, I never worried about a bomb.  It is a career that spans over 45 years and now I visit “roadside” outdoor sports venues … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Budget Proposal a “Scandal?”

While watching ABC’s political drama, Scandal, I realized that former vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, is a fan.  Apparently, he tunes in to the hit show gathering tips and tidbits on creating a national budget from fictional President Fitzgerald T. Grant.  … Continue reading

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And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon!

John Kerry told the Egyptians to stop bickering and come to a political consensus during his visit last Saturday during his visit to that country.  According to Kerry, the U.S. is concerned about Egypt emerging from an economic crisis and … Continue reading

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Oh, I Wish I Was an Oscar Meyer Wiener!

I never watch the Oscar awards.  I did as a child, when my parents occasionally tuned in back when there were few categories to vote on and many more “true” stars to watch.  To me, watching the Academy Awards is … Continue reading

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Breaking News!

Last Saturday morning, while I’m enjoying my breakfast vice of bacon and eggs, ABC News interrupted its regular news program with BREAKING NEWS!  Of course, I turned the volume up a bit and directed my undivided attention to the TV … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

Tina Turner is the new Swiss Miss!  Last month, she renounced her United States citizenship to become a denizen of Switzerland, the country in which she resided for the past eighteen years.  It’s all about love, if you ask the … Continue reading

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Have Gun, Will Travel

Annie Get Your Gun is an American staple.  It is a musical play loosely based on the female American sharpshooter Annie Oakley and although Annie could beat Frank in the final shooting contest, she throws the event in order to … Continue reading

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