Good Morning Campers,
Well, as you can tell … because it’s Thursday … I missed on Monday. It was a VERY LONG weekend for me. Ended up teaching four classes over the weekend which pretty much kicked this little blue dragon’s ass.
Hey, I want to talk to you guys about something.
Had a reader send me a comment over the weekend. He wanted to know how to unsubscribe because, as he put it, the blog was fun, but now there is too much political stuff. And you know … I think he may be right. I think I may be letting my anger and frustration bleed over into here. I mean, what does it say right there at the top of the page? Let’s all of us take a look, right now.
It says: “Getting through the day, one laugh at a time.”
And under our motto it says: “Battling the world’s bullshit with laughter.” (mind you, it also says “Death before dishonor; Nothing before coffee” but that’s beside the point) the point is that perhaps … just perhaps … I’ve grown a bit too serious in parts of this ezine lately. There’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned rant, but it seems as though that’s all I’ve been doing lately. I haven’t told many funny stories or picked on any of you readers lately (and no, I’m not just talking about you, Stephanie). And yes, as angry as the current situation has made me, isn’t there just so many times you can hear the same things over and over again?
So … maybe it’s time to get back to our roots. Tell the stories and rant the rants that need telling and ranting – but then let it go …
… you know?
Or am I wrong?
What do YOU GUYS want to see?
I also got a comment from a reader over the weekend that said damned good one, so many truths, keep it up.
I live for your feedback, you guys know that, right? As a writer, and yes, I am a writer who just really has written anything substantial for a LONG time, but I will again some day. As I was saying… as a writer, the only real legitimacy we receive is when we get feedback from our readers. That can be in the form of monetary payment, fan mail, or in the case of blogs and such, comments in the comments section. It is our fulfillment. The reason we do what we do. So, when someone says they are unhappy, we have to step back and look.
Now, I know I’m not going to make everyone happy every time. Trust me, I KNOW that’s not going to happen and I am by no means trying to. I know my voice is not for everyone.
Yes, I have a voice.
Oh for crying out loud. Okay. I’ll do this ONLY ONCE. If you want a real sample of my writing click here: https://www.epicurean.com/articles/lasagna-bob.html
Anyway, I know my voice is not for everyone, ESPECIALLY when I get on a rant, but that is really not what this ezine was designed for. It was originally designed for two things…
#1 To make people laugh for a little bit to help them forget about the bullshit that was going on in either their personal lives or in the world around them.
#2 To get the damn addictive monkey off my back that is writing, putting words down, getting MY VOICE OUT THERE.
Yes. It is a bloody damn addiction. And without giving in to it a little bit every couple of days, I become like any other strung-out addict who hasn’t had his fix. An insufferable addict who is impossible to live with. Which is why you usually find that when I skip an issue, you guys usually get a bit longer than normal opening statement … like this one.
I’ve already dribbled drabble onto this page much more than I expected to. So … let me know what you think. Hit the comment button. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send up a carrier pigeon … no, don’t do that, I’ll probably it him before I read the note.
Anyway, let’s get this one going then.
That’s what was served at my house … every damn night. Still is.
Apparently one of the symptoms of COVID-19 is having no taste. Looking back on my exes I think I’ve been infected for years …
A Pennsylvania man is suing Smart Water for not making him smart and I’d like to formally announce my lawsuit against Thin Mints.
Seriously? You couldn’t see that coming in either of the above situations?
I hope Elon Musk never gets involved in a scandal.
Elongate would be really drawn out.
My friend is obsessed with taking selfies in the shower, but they always turn out blurry.
He has selfie steam problems.
Tonight on the “Dating Game”
When I asked the Police how the hackers got away, they responded …
“I don’t know, they Ransomware.”
Okay, so I’m going to end this here because I’m so damn frustrated I could cry. I partially recreated today’s post by using the interface that WordPress offers on line and I fucking hate it! It’s not intuitive at all, it doesn’t work half the damn time and it won’t even let me do the things that I want to do!
So, I’m going to try and work this stupid system out and see what I can come up with. I hope I’ll have an issue for you guys on Saturday. I don’t know what happened to Live Writer, but probably like most things on here that work they way they are supposed to … someone decided to change something and now they don’t work anymore.
Love and happiness to you guys.
You served and continue to do so. You are a patriot. This newsletter is by you, but also for you (to vent) so it is wherever your mood takes you. If there is someone who has been granted extraordinary powers of oversight and supervision … nah screw that. There isn’t. Still a free country.
I wonder what Lethal would have said?
dragon man,chill. don’t worry about one criticism that makes you soul search.
what you “right” politcally goes hand in hand with the “laffs” ! if you did not try (and succeed) more often than not we all would be crying,wringing our hands and knashing our teeth.
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON! we always have to be able and ready to “LAFF”
thank you !
I’ve always enjoyed your stuff got all of them in a LAFFS folder although I don’t really go back to them much. I have just always dragged them over “just in case! I get them on my work emails makes my day 🙂
I need your political rants as much as the laughs. I need to know I am not the only one mad as hell about what is going on. That puts me in the mood for comedy, like aspirin for a headache.
I love your political rants because I feel the same way which is why Fakebook deleted my page and banned me. They don’t like the truth. You always make me laugh at just the right time. Please keep up the awesome job.
Look forward to and enjoy every mailing. serious or humorous. Keep up the good work
How could you not take a few shots at the politico’s, especially since they make such juicy targets of themselves, provide your ammunition and load your gun for you. It would harder no not give them their due.
i have to say, i check my inbox every day hoping to see you’ve posted a new bunch of laughs.
i agree with most of what you write, and what part i don’t agree with, i skip over. hey, i’m sure you wouldn’t agree with everything i say either.
keep it the way it is, or change it up,,, i’ll still be checking in cause i need the laughs and i don’t mind the serious.
dragon laffs are one of the best parts of my day. please don’t stop.
I check a few times every day, to see if you have a new page up. When I see it, I usually stop whatever I was doing and go right to it. I need the break, for some real humor, not the stupid tik-tok shit. Keep your page the way it has been. If you lose a reader from time to time, don’t worry about. You have also gained readers who don’t subscribe, they just enjoy humor. Since politics are ruining everything, why not poke fun at them. Just think, the new 4 star admiral came from my state, Pennsylvania. I was in the Navy, but shit like this doesn’t make me proud.
yer stuff is good. youse is clearly of the ‘second greatest’ generation… and socialism and pcism are simply incomprehensible. take it easy, we’ll wait…
I have a big collection of photos, memes, etc, from your postings that I in turn post on my facebook page. I have been told by the facebook censors recently that some of them are not true, my response has been to post another statement in response that the “checkers” are liars and frauds. So far they haven’t responded, so I guess that’s not deniable. I like the political stuff, but also the fun things. When they manage to combine, that’s great.
I enjoy it all–rants, jokes, puns. Maybe I enjoy the rants is because I agree with you most all the time. Keep it up!
I’m fine with the political stuff. Maybe I’m just as angry as you so I appreciate the humor more than others. Please don’t stop totally.
I love you dragon, and really enjoy the humor. Yes, it has been a bit political, but what isn’t?
I miss the lair and the wild drunken revelry we used to have. I can make flower tiaras for the ladies and sharpen spear points. Might even be able to sew bells on pointu shoes.
I do enjoy this e-zine, and much like anything I read or watch if I don’t like what I see I move on. Your politics and mine do not often match, but I served to give you the right to rant if you want. Keep up the good work!