Category Archives: Ideas

Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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“Hillary, I have important information from the future…”

I got a text this afternoon from someone in Flint who was going to be working at tonight’s Democratic debate. When he told me that both Clinton and Sanders would be passing right by him on their way to the stage, I suggested that he take the opportunity to whisper the following to Clinton. I’ve […]

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I’ve got the Trump Christie campaign slogan, if they want it

Today, as I was eating lunch alone in my car, listening to the radio, an interesting thought crossed my mind. “Which of our country’s established Republican leaders,” I wondered, “would agree to be Trump’s running mate, if they were asked?” While it’s true that, in general, I have a very low opinion of those who […]

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Four helpful tips on how not to get murdered while teaching college

As I have a number of friends and loved ones who teach college here in Michigan, where our elected officials are always looking for new ways to remove barriers to gun ownership and increase the number of places where deadly weapons can be legally carried, I thought I’d pass along the following incredibly helpful tips […]

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Has the coverage of Hillary Clinton in The Onion changed since one of her biggest supporters struck a deal to purchase the company?

Inspired by The Onion, I’m working on a new business plan. It only has two steps. STEP ONE: Start a satire company that relentlessly mocks Hillary Clinton. STEP TWO: Sell to Clinton’s biggest supporter. While, as far as I know, no one one The Onion’s editorial staff has talked to the press and confirmed that […]

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