A midday diversion for you . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 2)”
Life as we know it (responsorial)
Plus: A joke for today (and many yesterdays)
The Clover Kicker has returned (after an absence of more than a decade!): “Have enjoyed the recent outhouse/indoor-plumbing stories.
A midday diversion for you …
Unclear on the concept
The Grand Duchess of Grand Avenue: “Subject: You’ve got to be kidding me!
“Yesterday I was waiting at McDonald’s for my order to come out and witnessed two young men ordering — or attempting to.
These are the pictures you could have seen — and, we hope, did see — in December’s Bulletin Boards.
The Permanent Family Record
Auld Lang Syne Division
Cindybindy of Woodbury writes: “When this time of year rolls around, I am reminded of the many wonderful New Year’s Eves I spent at my grandparents’ house when I was a child.
Life as we know it
Used-book Store Division
Tim Torkildson writes: “Dinkytown, by the University of Minnesota campus, had a plentitude of used-book stores when I was a lackbeard.
“On Saturdays and school holidays, I spelunked down amidst the flyblown stacks for abandoned literary geodes. I found them, too: such glittering paperback treasures as ‘Winston Churchill: An Informal Study of Greatness,’ by Robert Lewis Taylor, and the whimsical ‘Three Men in a Boat,’ by Jerome K. Jerome. I paid a quarter for each of those jewels and read them so avidly that the brown and brittle pages fluttered down upon my bedroom carpet like October leaves. No matter; I had gleaned enough wild and weird fancies from them, and others like them, to last me a lifetime.