The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

HALLELUJAH by Kate McKinnon, who is just killing it

I’m not alone in adoring Kate McKinnon’s impression of Hillary Clinton during the campaign, though Alec Baldwin’s job as Trump got more attention. This song, though, hit me hard. Who … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Why MELANIANADE is peak SNL and brilliant comedy

Music has never been more competitive. A good music video adds another layer of difficulty–and when you add comedy–the hardest thing of all–then it’s no wonder that truly funny music videos … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a 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

SALSA TEQUILA is a classic parody turned accidental hit

Norwegian comic Anders Nilsen isn’t a world-class musician. He tells jokes. And I bet you my house he didn’t set out to make this a hit song in Europe (or … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Things I’m selling that you should buy and such

MAGIC BREADMAKER You put water and wheat-powder stuff inside, push a button to use the Force, then POOF, out comes bread. Sort of like this: This breadmaker is in a … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Monkeys amazed by magic tricks

Goats and such, now, don’t care for magic. They want snacks. No snacks? Buh-bye. ### Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 1 Comment