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Advertising, Humor, gay

Gay Verses by the Side of the Road

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — You, dear reader, are much too young, no doubt, to remember the little strings of Burma Shave signs that proliferated along US highways until about the time Eisenhower set up the billboard-free Interstate Highway System. The signs presented verses in successive lines of 2 to 3 words, often in couplets, usually rhyming. This apparently successful advertising gimmick lasted from 1927 to 1963, much...

Exercise, Humor

Good God!

by Ken Jackson

Duluth — I rode bicycle for my exercise today. The 18 mile ride, 9 out and back, follows the shore of Lake Superior for much of its length. I love this delightful ride. I passed many people on the trail. So...

City Life, City Tales, Humor

A Stranger Avoidance.

by Kenneth Cooke

New york — You find yourself moving faster. Focused on your destination and questioning the safety of your now accelerated pace. You say, just slightly aloud in a way that makes you uncomfortable with yourself...

birthday, Humor

Yeh! Ken turns two!

by Ken Jackson

Duluth — Happy 2nd birthday. Thanks for your birthday greetings. It’s my birthday! My friend George suggested we simply drop the decades, so it’s my 2nd birthday. We can light candles on a cake without engag...

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