Things I Know

  • Oh, joy!  Results are in for the 2009 Bulwer-Lytton writing contest.   I was reading them aloud to my wife until she begged me to stop.

  • I think the runner up in the adventure category is my favorite:  “In a flurry of flame and fur, fangs and wicker, thus ended the world’s first and only hot air baboon ride.”  Gary Larson didn’t write that, but it does remind me how much I miss “Far Side.”

  • If you are a public figure who has screwed up royally, embarrassing yourself and your family, admit you were wrong, apologize, ask the public for forgiveness and then shut up.  You may want to reread step # 4, if you are the current governor of South Carolina.

  • Billy Mays died.  But if you call within the next 15 minutes ….

  • The blog had a joke about Billy Mays that struck me funnier than my own joke.  They said after hearing Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, Billy Mays was heard to remark, “”But wait!  There’’s more!””

  • Gail Storm died too, but she was old enough and out of the public eye long enough when she did that very few people cared, and a lot of people were surprised to find out she was still alive.

  • All of the publicity attendant to Michael Jackson’s death leads me to believe he was almost as famous as Tim Russert.

Author: Tom

I know my ABC's, I can write my name and I can count to a hundred.