Browsing All posts tagged under »Humor«

Announcing My Candidacy for President

May 26, 2019

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Announcing My Candidacy for President Never one for letting the trends get too far ahead of me and realizing that at my age I’m just hitting my stride, I am announcing my candidacy for president in the 2020 election. I will run on an old party name from the nineteenth century, the Know Nothing Party. […]

I Miss Lewis Grizzard

September 16, 2018

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Of course, I fully understand if anyone reading this column under the age of thirty or forty might exclaim, “who is Lewis Grizzard?” Perhaps this little one liner attributed to Lewis will help the memory: “Shoot low boys, –They’re Ridin’ Shetland Ponies.” Humorists have always inhabited the American landscape. One of my favorites, Will Rogers, […]

Breaking News: Thomas Jefferson Expelled from American History

January 29, 2018

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This column is dedicated to the memory and wit of Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994). He died too soon, but could pull your leg as well as any other American of the 20th century. For those of you under fifty, you can look up Grizzard We’ve just seen the newest version of a leading American […]

News, Social Media, and the Truth

January 29, 2018

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I wasn’t sure how to title this piece, and, of course, my very efficient editors at the News will no doubt give it a suitable journalistic title. But it is in my ongoing series of what comes into my email box on a regular basis. How much of it passes for news or honest information […]

Handholding 101

November 29, 2016

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Here I go again, into No Man’s Land. I am of course not literally stepping out into No Man’s Land, but I will no doubt offend a few readers. So here goes. The following invitation to a webinar (google it if you are interested) arrived in my email inbox last week. Invitation: “Retention through Response: […]

Will the Real Moses Stand Up Please?

November 29, 2016

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Those of us with a few years behind us know that Moses was of course Charlton Heston. Spartacus, the Roman slave, was not Russell Crowe but Kirk Douglas. And the movie Exodus starred a youngish guy named Paul Newman, who was Jewish. The girls loved Newman since he was a good-looking dude. The older girls […]

Election Resignation

November 29, 2016

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I promised myself I would refrain from writing about the presidential elect. But, like all good resolutions, I failed. I can’t resist making a few historical observations, on the premise that we often can see ourselves more clearly through the lens of the past. Or, put another way, we may think we have reached new […]