Saturday, May 28, 2016
Tonight, we start a series of quotes from noteworthy people, both alive and dead, who made contributions to society (yes, we will not quote Charles Manson, but Marilyn Manson is a possibility).
And, we start with the late very progressive scholar Howard Zinn (1922-2010). Once you read this quip, you will understand why we went with a Monopoly game board; Scrooge McDuck was out alternative choice.
Here is the quote from Zinn:
"Capitalism has always been a failure for the lower classes. It is now beginning to fail for the middle classes."
Today's second 20-word fiction story imagines what a real-life Ferris Bueller would do on his day off if he lived in Roanoke, Va., as opposed to Chicago. This year marks the 30th anniversary of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," a film from the late John Hughes which stars Matthew Broderick.
Originally this story had Ferris going to the Mill Mountain Zoo where he fed a pygmy goat, but with a mere 20 words that part had to be omitted, though we feature a photo of that kind of goat here.
We also support the Sleepy Goat farm in Pelham, NC, just over the state line from Danville, Va., their goat cheese is awesome! In the We Caught It department, we originally said the goat farm was in Yanceville, NC, another town in Caswell Country (not that it matters as we are not "Atlantic" magazine!):
"Ferris decided to skip class on Thursday, but he quickly realized Roanoke is not an exciting place during the week."
Today's 20-word story is our ninth in a series of ten; they are sort of written on the spot; you can presume it takes place in High Point, NC, if you life:
"Mary was reading 'Fight Club' in her den when the ceiling collapsed. She wished she had gone to Starbucks instead."
Friday, May 27, 2016
Here is tonight's 20-Word Fiction entry:
"The bird-watcher got obsessed with a yellow-billed oxpecker. That was before the bird crapped on his bald head."
The link below is for those who like to go bird-watching in Central Park in New York City:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Here is today's 20-Word Story of the Day, which we wrote ourselves:
"Suzy wanted help with her algebra homework, so she hired a Yale professor. He didn't know one freaking thing. Pathetic!"
To those of you who are Yale University alumni, this is a work of fiction!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Speaking of Turkey, today's image is of the famed Hagia Sophi, a state museum in Istanbul, Turkey, where actress Ashley Judd visited yesterday (we learned this from one of her tweets) which started as a Byzantine church before being converted to a mosque by the Ottomans.
Here is today's 20-word fiction which we are writing while listening to Brahms........:
"My religion professor said to be a true intellectual, one must read the Holy Bible and the Koran. Maybe so."
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
"The Brady Bunch was one of my favorite shows growing up. It would nice to watch it again. Maybe..........................."
Monday, May 23, 2016
Well, however, you feel, reading this entry will take up significantly less time than watching the remake with Ed Helms.
"The kids all want to go to Disney World. But, the wife wants to go to the Mall of America instead."
Ok, so this is 21 words.......
Sunday, May 22, 2016
If November's election were on Tuesday and Goodlatte were to run against Woody Woodpecker, the red-haired bird would get my vote.
Though he is to the left of us, as we support Hillary Clinton while he supports Bernie Sanders, many years ago left-wing documentary filmmaker proposed running ficus plants against embodied, entrenched members of Congress; we fully agree with him on that point!
Here is our short, short, short story:
"The Supreme Court in my mind has voted 4-3 to stay awake; of course, Justice Clarence Thomas abstains as always."
Friday, May 20, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Saw a great stand-up comic last night. I forget his name. Had one too many vodka shots.
(This is a work of fiction; the comedian pictured is Adam Cayton-Holland. He has been featured on Conan O'Brien)......