BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

BUMPER STICKERS     Keep America beautiful — eat a beer can.   **   Support your President; burn a copy of the Constitution.    (during the second term of George W. Bush; today more applicable than ever)  **   God Made Us Sisters; Prozac Made Us Friends          My Mother Is aContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

UNTITLED — reprinted from SENTENCED by Louis Phillips (World Audience Books) Available from Amazon “I think a good title is obliged to exist at a more primitive level than clear exposition can provide.” Norman Mailer         Titles! Without titles, how would we be able to identify the books we are reading or wish to read?Continue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OFA MISPLACED LIFE-Book Issue

  “I speak a lot of time working in saloons… I was a kid… They paid you and the checks didn’t bounce. I didn’t meet any Nobel Prizewinners in saloons but if Francis of Assisi was a singer and worked in saloons he would have met the same guys.”   Frank Sinatra, quoted by PeteContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OFA MISPLACED LIFE-Book Issue”

BITS &PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

AMERICA/ AMERICANS            Mr. Pennhollow is the symbol of something that Americans, with their instinctive faith in human perfectibility, have always refused to acknowledge. The presence in the world of evil that is not accidental or caused by defective environment but is achieved by deliberate choice over good; evil that wears the calmContinue reading “BITS &PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

  MOVIES     The easiest movie to  cast and get made is a sexual thriller set at a resort location in the tropics. Every movie star wants a paid vacation, tropical sunshine, swimming in he moonlight. Every movie star wants to have real sex on the beach with his co-star.        GUY McELAINE .Continue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE:POLITICS

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others have been tried. Winston Churchill (1874-1965) COMEBACKS   When longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley was speaking during one of his many political campaigns a heckler shouted,     “I wouldn’t  vote for you if you were St. Peter.”  CurleyContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE:POLITICS”

BITS &PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

For all those who attempted my name game challenges: BELIEVE IT OR NOT’S ROBERT RIPLEY once received a birthday greeting from a Chicago resident named Zeke Zzzpt. NEW ANALOGY IN TOWN: William Barr: Justice::Aaron Burr:tap dancing. IT IS DIFFICULT TO PREDICT THE FUTURE The following sentence appeared in The Quarterly Review in 1825: “What canContinue reading “BITS &PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

THE SAURUS — The dinosaur that is a synonym for another dinosaur designed by Lilly Krongard ** Loot (n, hence v, whence looter): Hind lut denasalized from Sanskrit lunrati, he plunders. Eric Partridge. Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (New York: Greenwich House,1966 Dear Editors:    Looting is very destructive to community andContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”