Things I Want (Or Need) To Know

  •  What’’s with all the back to school ads and sales?  Where I come from, summer vacation isn’’t half over.  School got out at the end of June and doesn’’t start again until the Wednesday after Labor Day.  It isn’’t even the end of July yet.
  • Prunes come from plums, right?  So how come pruning and plumbing have nothing to do with each other?

  • If the cat’s got your tongue, who’’s got your brisket and your pastrami?

  • Returning to the word shebang, have you ever seen more than one shebang or is there only one in God’’s creation?  If I’’m more interested in shebangs than you are, tough.  My blog isn’’t ratings dependent or advertiser supported and it is, to refer to the beginning of this sentence, my blog, so I have editorial control.

  • I asked before if shebangs were indivisible:  I wonder now if they’’re visible.

  • If there is more than one, do shebangs exist in various sizes or are they standardized? 

  • If they aren’’t standardized, do you suppose that somewhere, there’’s a physicist working on the big shebang theory?

  • You can find a treatise on the phrase whole shebang here.

  • Somebody who is reading this blog must know more about poetry than I do.  I know Ogden Nash wrote a book called ““You Can’t Get There from Here.””   I swear he also wrote a poem that started like that, but I can’’t find one in either of the Nash anthologies I own.  Can anyone reading this point me in the right direction, or assure me that I’’m wrong in remembering the poem?

Author: Tom

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