Review: Russian Optimism

A blonde youth, maybe four or five-years-old, gazes up from the tableau, a smile on his face. He holds the end of a piece of copper wire. It trails behind him, coiling like a snake. In the background on a shelf, Russian dolls stand in left-to-right ascending height order. Above this, the object on...

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Casket Company

Remember the scene in one of those mafia movies where the distraught widow, grandmother, or mother, in a fit of sobbing, throws herself on the decedent’s casket, either wanting to be buried with them or begging for a second opinion on whether Junior’s really dead? Now, in my opinion, there are a...

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My father is a brilliant trouble-shooter, photographer, and songwriter; my mother, a wonderful guitarist and vocalist. Plus she has mad debating skills. Life, however, seeks out balance, and brilliance/wonderfulness fails to exist everywhere. ...

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Christmas Carol History--REVEALED! #4

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer....

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Screwy Segue

The silver-haired, could-resemble-Ben-Franklin grandparent strolls the aisles, looking for the perfect gift for his granddaughter. He finds it, brings it to her party, and suddenly has a change of heart....

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Ancient Abba

If you ever need a self-esteem boost, get a kid to ask you a question with historical context. You'll get a result similar to this text my wife sent me:...

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