Archive for October, 2016

This BUFFOON For President?

Monday, October 31st, 2016




Trick Or Treat My Ass!

Monday, October 31st, 2016


A Fire In The Belly

Monday, October 31st, 2016

When I was about seven, I lived in a small town and made  my career choice based on a carnival.  Every July, a traveling troupe would roll into our town’s small park. There were a few trailers driven by shady carnies with black grease under their nails, some game booths, ripped tents, and a little portable stage for the “acts”.

Today these acts would not even be popular in the cardboard box villages of the homeless – but for kids in Hicksville, USA – they were fantastic!  Our favorite was the Fire Eater.  When this guy took off his shirt (he was also the Strongman), threw his head back, and shoved down a long, flaming sword, the crowd went nuts!  I immediately decided that’s what I wanted to be in life – a Fire Eater!

Now, as an older man, I see there are a few disadvantages in that particular line of work.  But as a kid, I went to the library and read all sorts of books and magazine on the subject.  In one I remember the “worst” thing about fire eating in those days: rehearsing with lit, oily rags tied with wire around swords – and becoming complacent about it.

If you got too cocky and didn’t tie the wire tightly,  part of the burning rag would slip off the sword, slide down your throat, and land – still burning!  And I remember what the guy said about that unhappy experience: the fire would go out after a few seconds – but it was a looong few seconds.

Today, over a half-century later, I still remember that man’s words.  If something’s not going well in a day,  I say to myself, “Well, at least I’m not a damn Fire Eater.”

Fire Eaters:

Fire eater image.

‘Orange Sunshine’ (2016)

Monday, October 31st, 2016

‘Orange Sunshine’


Election Odds -8- Days

Monday, October 31st, 2016


Election Odds -9- Days

Sunday, October 30th, 2016


Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Sunday, October 30th, 2016


Lacquer-like hair spray:

Utterly Nutritious

Sunday, October 30th, 2016


Is milk bad for you?

This Halloween, Old Mr. Peanut …

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Is Going As A Drunken Raisin.

“Gin soaked raisins, an ancient folk remedy for relieving arthritic pain, have been improved by the development of the DrunkenRaisin for both flavor and possible anti-inflammatory effect.  Arthritis pain caused by inflammation has long been reported to experience relief by eating 8-9 gin soaked raisins each day.  By adding honey and high quality imported cinnamon, DrunkenRaisins has raised the bar for effective relief.

Alleviating pesky and painful arthritis discomfort has never tasted better! DrunkenRaisins is happy to provide our customers with gin soaked raisins to help reduce the discomfort associated with arthritis.”

Bullying Pussies

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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Increase in female aggression: