Month: March 2017

Ode to Vladimir Putin

There once was a despot named Putin For Donald Trump he clearly was rootin’ So he assembled a team And hatched up a scheme To fool the fools who were doin’ the choosin’ We’ll invent a few stories to start Even try to make him look smart If he appears to be bruised We’ll call it “fake news” And summon our friends at Breitbart Alex Jones will lie with impunity And El Rushbo will scare the community We’ll feed the insanity With the […]

This story is a lot of bull

Rarely do I share news involving the term “rectal reconstruction.” It’s not so much that I find the concept itself so disturbing but more that it reminds me of my old punk rock band, Rectal Reconstruction. We opened a few shows for the Butthole Surfers back in the 1990s. Every now and then, we hear a story of a matador getting gored during a bullfight. Fans of this activity crowd arenas and yell things like “¡ole!” and “¡corn dog, por […]

Two books by the same person, but two different writers

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had two new paperbacks hit the market — a novel by Bo Hunter and a collection of humor columns by Chris Johnson, the same guy but two very different writers. Bo Hunter was actually the pen name I used when I first began writing humor columns in Americus, Ga., back in 1995. I was a sports writer and news editor back then, so I wrote those columns under not just a pen name […]