What makes authors fools

Before I answer the titular question, let me ask you: Has there ever been a better comic strip than Calvin and Hobbes? I don't think so, but I'm willing to see arguments to the contrary.Now, more on (not moron) the subject topic:"Author: A fool who,...

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Apr 14, 2022
Torture isn't just for dentists

Don't get me wrong; dentists are setup to deliver serious doses of discomfort, but they don't have a monopoly on torture for hire. I recently made a visit to an establishment completely authorized by law. The practitioner of the art in question is hi...

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Mar 31, 2022
Middle names aren't just for serial killers

Middle names? Does anyone use them--aside for serial killers? Do they have a purpose? Are they primarily for mothers to shout to let a boy know that life as he knows it is about to end?I was picking up a prescription at a pharmacy that I not previous...

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Mar 15, 2022
Jackson or Tolkien

Who killed the Nazgul Captain, the Witch-King of Angmar?If you've seen Jackson's movies, it appears that Eowyn fights the captain and is about to take a death blow when Merry distracts him with a stab to the leg that causes him to fall to his knees....

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Mar 01, 2022
Misspent Texts

Have you ever sent a text to the wrong person?We all have. When you did, was it funny? Calamitous? Let me know.I didn't send a text to the wrong person last week, but I sent contact information that went through an interesting transmogrification. The...

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Feb 01, 2022
Fun with overblown criticism

I ask you, Is it wrong to mock the mockers? Is there no balm in satire?If past experience is any guide, some of you may be troubled by what I'm about to do. Look away, O ye of faint heart with trembling limbs. Ye brave may gird up your loins and come...

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Jan 05, 2022
Something is rotten in the USA

Something is rotten, but I'll get to that.First, if you could be the sidekick to a fictional hero, who would you choose?Would you choose a modern or historic setting?Would you choose a real world hero or someone from a sci-fi or fantasy world?Would y...

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Dec 14, 2021
The Utah road trip

What is your favorite genre for reading? Do you have more than one? Let me know.The trip to Moab was a blast.In Blanding, we stopped at the visitor's center and were directed to some books in which we read about my great, great grandfather and Posey'...

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Nov 16, 2021
Conan and Moab

I wondered if Conan had read Leviticus. Do you remember when Conan was asked what was best in life?His response is pretty well known - "To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women."It doesn't possess...

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Oct 10, 2021