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Robin Williams

August 12, 2014


I showed up at the Zanies Comedy Club on an early-spring Sunday, 1985, the world having come into focus. I was emceeing the shows every night, making a living and working with all the big names of the day: Leno, Seinfeld, Yakov, Sinbad – not to mention the best comics in Chicago. I felt incredibly […]

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Mac Mason?

June 25, 2014


Yes. There is a new doll coming into the children’s toy marketplace, and his name is Mac Mason. He’s a 14-year-old boy, he’s living in 1943, and he eschews things like magic, superpowers and brute strength for stuff like “creativity, imagination and smarts.” Obviously we share the same name, but we aren’t related. Mac’s inventor […]

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Investment Opportunities

June 17, 2014


Last weekend, as the Middle East fell into its never-ending reprise of sectarian violence – Suni vs. Shiite, which is kinda like Baptists versus Methodists, only different, as in CHRISTIANS DON’T BEHEAD ONE ANOTHER, THEY JUST FIND A NEW CHURCH – President Obama chose to ignore the myriad of crises surrounding his administration and played […]

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Politically Correct Literature

May 13, 2014


The truth is that many, many great books have titles that are oppressive or some sort of -ism (you can take your pick). I have come to the rescue! Here are some great titles from literature that I’ve taken the liberty to re-name, in the spirit of progressivism, love, peace and fairness – so nobody’s […]

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NUKE-LEE-YAR versus NUKE-YOU-LAR

April 28, 2014


Can we get it out in the open? The word is spelled “nuclear,” and according to Webster’s is pronounced “nooklee-er.” Got it? Good. It’s out in the open now and we all know how to say the word. So let’s move on. The countries we worry most about having a nuclear weapon are Iran and […]

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