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Category Archives: 5 Random Thursday

Guest posting goodness and joining forces to take over the Series of Tubes

It’s time to expand this little blog. I’ve taken on journalism and PR interns before, college kids looking for a platform and a place to get clips. Was happy to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Saga of Sir Bushytail the Brave

This picture was the writing prompt from an earlier post, something I saw on the Book of Face with a caption which went something like this: You swerve to avoid … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Writing prompt: this epic armored squirrel

So a friend on Facebook posted this with a caption along these lines: You swerve to avoid a squirrel. Later, in your hour of greatest need, the same squirrel returns … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Is this dinosaur-sized alligator fake or real?

This is the video that has the internet, and the mainstream media, losing their minds. It’s like The Dress, except whether a bit of fashionable fabric is blue or gold … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ducks with jobs

Yes, I kid you not: this isn’t a pet duck with a uniform grandma knitted as a joke. These are real ducks with real jobs. And they take it seriously. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Just picked my first lock

Had an old bike with a Wordlock wrapped around the seat pole. Forgot the word. And there’s no keyhole. But there is a way to pick these without tools, and … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

CHARACTER ISSUES – A new column in Criminal Element

I love advice columns, especially when the questions are incredibly minor, quirky or insane. Across the pond, they call these advice columnists Agony Aunts, which is perfect. Dear Abby has … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment