October 28, 2008

Sleeping Dogs, Truth Ain't Here, Teeth

  1. Letting sleeping dogs yawn.
  2. Truth begins elsewhere (certainly not my blog).
  3. Teeth do more than bite.

October 21, 2008

Economic Fear and Faith, Polonaise No. 6 l'heroique, Rapping Chickens

  1. Given today's fear over the economy, you would think faith in God was not genuine.
  2. "Polonaise No. 6 l'heroique" by Chopin is hummed more than quoted.
  3. Chickens are often given a bad rap, but what if they were given bad hip-hop?

October 20, 2008

Names, Thomas Edison, Celerity

  1. Names are the symbol of existence.
  2. You can say that again.
    -Thomas Edison, thinking himself a wit
    when devising a recording device.
  3. Celerity? No way. No vegetables here. No carrot-erity. Brock-hilarity only.

October 19, 2008

Brockeim Nonsense on Mugs and T-shirts

Some of these bits of nonsense are now available on mugs and t-shirts. More coming. Remember, mugs declaring duck wisdom must be worthy of your coffee.
  1. http://www.cafepress.com/LawyerTarts
  2. http://www.cafepress.com/Cheeseburger1
  3. http://www.cafepress.com/WorryTooMuch
  4. http://www.cafepress.com/SimpleIsLife
  5. http://www.cafepress.com/DuckWisdom
  6. http://www.cafepress.com/Adulthood

Incarceration, Adam's Alphabet, Orwell the Folksinger

  1. Take on the establishment, and you miss the criminal. Establishments are never incarcerated.
  2. "A is for Apple"
    trouble started for Adam and Eve
    as they learned their letters.
  3. "He's not heavy.
    He's Big Brother."
    -George Orwell, during his antiwar folksinging years

October 13, 2008

Look the Skies, Swedish Fish, Book of Love

  1. When we look to the skies, how is it we can see more than one sky?
  2. Swedish fish? Who made them citizens? It isn't as if they can vote.
  3. Did they ever discover who holds the copyright on the "Book of Love"?

October 12, 2008

Coffee Burgers, Rome Never Fell, USB Ports in a Storm

  1. Coffee is not a friend of burgers. Two great foods, yet wisely separate.
  2. Rome did not fall. It just leaned a lot.
  3. USB port does not usually mean the station were United States buses park and pickup.

October 11, 2008

Edward Lear, Rubber Ducks, Talking Out of Both Sides

  1. Nonsense poet Edward Lear died January 29, 1888. Sara Teasdale, the poet, died the same day in 1933.
  2. Few things can be said about a rubber duck that are not also true for the duck's parents.
  3. Ever try to talk out of both sides of your mouth? Trickier than it sounds.

October 10, 2008

Loaves and Fish, Libraries, Limits

  1. Eating the crumbs off the table might seem like a bad deal, unless those crumbs came from loaves and fish.
  2. Libraries have many members, and fewer customers.
  3. Limits might be limiting, but they offer security.

October 09, 2008

Books Are Good Food Coffee Mug (Fun Gift for Librarians, Writers and Bookworms



Books are good food.
Wash them down with coffee.
Buy now.

Presidential Debate, Lone Ranger, Geronimo

  1. What do we want in a presidential debate? Affirmation that our prejudices are intellectually acceptable, that lies are well-articulated, and that the other guy is made to look foolish. The guy who wins does this best.
  2. The Lone Ranger lied. He had Tonto, Tonto's horse, and his own horse, Silver. He was not alone.
  3. Did Geronimo ever shout "Geronimo"?

October 08, 2008

Life, Worry, Paperbacks

  1. A lot of life comes down to very little.
  2. People who worry too much worry me.
  3. If paperbacks are made from paper, what are hardbacks made from?

October 07, 2008

Life, Cheeseburgers, Curiosity

  1. Why am I alive? By being born. This started the breathing process. Alive before that, but until I escaped the womb, I had no chance of living on my own.
  2. Cheeseburgers in paradise? Not cow paradise. Pass the ketchup.
  3. Curiosity. Amorphous, but never shapeless.

October 06, 2008

Lawyers Chasing..., Adulthood, Jack Handey

  1. Some lawyers chase torts, other tortes, and still, some, salaciously, tarts. All cost more than you might think.
  2. Adulthood is the number one childhood disease.
  3. I'm not Jack Handey. Neither is Jack Handey me.

October 05, 2008

Cheez Whiz, Fatso, Tossing Cookies

  1. Cheez Whiz is a myth. Whiz is rarely a result of indulging in it, but instead, that other thing.
  2. 'Bones' is the thin man's equivalent to 'fatso'.
  3. Salad, not cookies, should be tossed. Catching either can be difficult.

October 04, 2008

Leaves Springing, Smart Books, Forgiveness

  1. Leaves fall upward in September in Australia. In the United States, they spring downward.
  2. What if we read entire books, all the books we own? Would we be smarter, or would our eyes just be tired?
  3. Forgiveness. If someone big connects with a hard swing, forgive him, otherwise I'm hitting myself.

October 03, 2008

Ducking, Window Jumping, Adult Grass

  1. Ducking. If someone big is swinging, take evasive action. Especially if you are a duck. And watch out for the guy with orange sauce.
  2. Are people jumping out of windows, selling pencils for a nickel? This is not a depression, not as long as cafes are selling $3.50 cappucinos. I'd like mine... dry.
  3. What does adult grass look like?

October 02, 2008

Matter, Bible Reading, Predicting Now

  1. Few things matter as much as the few things which really matter.
  2. The Bible... owning one is fashionable, reading one is not.
  3. Just because something is not predictable does not mean we can't predict it will happen.

October 01, 2008

Sex, Politics, Lawn Chairs

  1. Sex invigorates (even if it is just checking out a hot, unavailable someone). Be careful who invigorates you.
  2. Someone asked me what political party I belong to, certain I supported the other one. She was wrong.
  3. Lawn chairs are better than easy chairs. Lawns are where we find neighbors. Easy chairs are where we find television screens.