Fiction Friday: Results and a Prompt

Posted Oct 30 2009 in

This is my own entry in last week’s challenge: I can’t rightly say, not being from around here and all, but if I was to say, I’d say just head on up the road till you come to that stoplight up yonder, then head east, crost the road. It’s right next to one of them […]

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Old Joke #21

Posted Oct 29 2009 in

How do you know when an elephant is on its period? There’s a dime on your dresser and your mattress is missing. (This one’s pretty moldy, but it still cracks me up.)

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Web Wednesday: World’s Best Panhandler

Posted Oct 28 2009 in

The best part of this is around the 2 minute mark.

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It’s the Prinicpal of the Thing, Part 2

Posted Oct 27 2009

Each morning, J. Willy would start the day with announcements over the school’s intercom system — upcoming events, miscellaneous awards, reminders to follow the rules. It was his chance to reinforce his vision. One day in the late 1950’s, though, he encountered a problem: the planes from nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base set up a […]

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It’s the Prinicpal of the Thing, Part 1

Posted Oct 26 2009

Last week, Knucklehead, over at Knucklehead!, did a post on high school principals, as portrayed by Hollywood. My high school principal was along the lines of Strickland in the Back to the Future movies. Earlier in life, he’d been a fighter pilot and a professional tennis player, and we kids respected him. For sheer personality, […]

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Fiction Friday: Point/Counterpoint

Posted Oct 23 2009 in

Last week on Fiction Friday, I proposed a simile: Happiness slid from her face like a fried egg from a Teflon skillet. I went on to assert: …the narrator has to be a housewife or a chef, because if, for example, a cop, or a dentist, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company says […]

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Our Gone Awaycation

Posted Oct 19 2009

Late last week, Old Dog and I traveled to Michigan to see Greenfield Village, to tour the Rouge River Ford Plant and to see Edsel Ford’s mansion at Grosse Pointe Shores. The best feature of the trip was a chance to have dinner with Jan from I Thought My Life Would Be Different, who generated […]

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Fiction Friday: Similes, Metaphors and Personification

Posted Oct 16 2009 in

This week in the fiction class that I’m taking, we talked about three rhetorical devices: similies, metaphors and personification. If you’re not sure what they are, follow the links for definitions. Then we did a writing exercise. For each of the three devices, we selected one of the cliches below and rewrote it. Our instruction […]

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My Little Town: Good Fences

Posted Oct 14 2009 in

Seen on our morning walk a few weeks ago: Not sure if it’s readily apparent at this angle, but the owners of this 6-foot privacy fence added another 18 inches of (non-matching) lattice work to the top. How much do you have to dislike your neighbors to do that? Next, this one: Can anyone say, […]

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