Archive for May, 2009

Neutrality is a Tricky Thing: A One-Act Play about Self-Absorption, World War II and Hats

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Setting:  Early Evening. Tempest is watching television with two dogs draped across her lap.  Thunder enters the room, showered, wearing new pants and shirt and getting ready to leave for a tournament.   Thunder:   What do you think of this shirt? Tempest:   Shirt? Th:            Yeah, how does it look?  Should I wear this one or the other […]

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May IS National Masturbation Month! Yeah!

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May is here!  It’s Spring!  Flowers!  Birdies!  Masturbation!  (WHA?)                          Gather ‘round, kiddies.  I have a bedtime story for you. Once upon a time, there was a land where the overlords suppressed many, many personal freedoms of the lowly people…Actually, there were a lot of lands where this […]

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“Be Prepared To Hold Your Liquor Pretty Well…Don’t Write Dirty Words on Walls If You Can’t Spell!”

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Tom Lehrer recently turned 81 years old.  Now, he was no Spring Chicken when a friend introduced me to his satirical songs over 30 years ago.  Most of his songs were already 10 years old when I heard them!  We used to sit in the eaves of our terrible high school auditorium, playing the albums […]

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“…and Morgul as the Friendly Drelb.”

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I realize that I’m showing my age here, but I’ve always missed the fast-paced hit-and-run sketch comedy of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from the late 1960s/early 1970s.  The sketch shows since then (Saturday Night Live, MADtv, etc.) went their own way for a different kind of audience.  Now maybe Laugh-in wouldn’t work in today’s world. […]

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The Ginkgo Biloba Must Be Working

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Thunder asked me if my high school had a school song.  The only song I remember was the drinking song we sang in the stands during football games.  Yes, I was in Marching Band, and don’t look at me that way. Now I don’t want to say exactly how many years it’s been since I […]

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