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Monday, June 28, 2010

Panic Over Debt: America insists CASH ONLY for War: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

Americans are alarmed at the amount of debt.....Inisting on Paying CASH for war is next.....Stay tuned for this developing story.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Spanish Inquisition Achieves Coveted 100% Customer Satisfaction: Role Model Seen for all Devoted

What an unbelievable achievement in these consumer conscious times...to achieve 100% customer satisfaction...WOW....I did hear that there was one guy....he was a holdout....but with a little whips and chains....he came around to make the 100% Again. ....congrats...

Friday, June 25, 2010

How a Hearing Disability Saved my life during the Spanish Inquisition: Tales from Normal, Mn.: FICTION

Recently while working on the phones, I have been amazed at how large a percentage of seniors have a hearing loss----it is a high percentage. At the same time, as I observe the aging process, I realize that indeed it is wise sometimes not to hear everything----and sometimes it is a very life saver indeed..... To just respond "HUH" rather than go into an issue.

While pondering this, I was amused to research back to a famous phrase of mine "Yo no Comprehendo"----that is what my ESL students would say when I was teaching them. It is a phrase that I have never forgotten.

I would imagine that during the Spanish Inquisiton, when faced with a tormenting question, the life saving response would be.... "Yo no comprehendo."
I do not understand...I do not hear....I do not choose to hear".

In a larger sense, this whole historical period might be called the "Yo No Comprehendo" Period. Not as catchy as the Renaissance, or the Baroque, or Medieval period....but make a pledge right now to spread the word...."Yo no comprehendo".

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Little Towns of "WE RAH,RAH, RAH": Tales from Normal, Mn.: FICTION

It's wonderful to get away during the heat of the summer, pack up the boat and head on up to the northern tundra and do some bass fishing....

Last week, with the boat and trailer in tow, I made my way....and slowly because of the traffic jam on the road to Normal, Mn., up north just south of Garrison. Each little town with its car dealers on the outskirts, and the restaurants right next door, and then if one got off the major road, the little houses with the flowers just so, and with the signs that the local city historical society was meeting that night to treasure some more grave ideas from the past....and a fierce pride that this was the best little burg in the world.....

And all of the little towns all the way up to the fresh air...all saying they were the best....kind of a litany that went "WE RAH,RAH,RAH....ditto etc.

Finally the fishing...and the roar of the motors and the end of the WE RAH RAH.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

More Beer Consumption cited as major economic development objective; Tales from Normal, Mn.: FICTION

And the follow up mantra is that the cheapest beer is really the best...it just works out that way.

Ambulance Chasing Reporters seen as Heroes of Journalism: Tales from Normal, Mn: FICTION

The practice of chasing ambulances and then writing stories or obituaries and allowing public comment to trash the deceased is now touted as the highest of journalistic practice according to local editors of major newspapers.

Republicans celebrate a Dream Come True: Deregulated Oil: Tales From Normal, MN.: FICTION

It is just what they always dreamed.

City forms Grave Society to explore old ideas: Tales from Normal, Mn.: FICTION

Stay tuned.

Back to the Future: 2050: China finally revalues yuan currency

Working on getting the back to the future car fired up so I can cover this breaking story...Stay tuned.

City grants liquor operator permits to all citizens just to save administrative time: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

State Abandons School Funding: Cites Error: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

I am developing this story and am following the accounting trail that led to this terrible error. It may have been that fighting eternal wars abroad was just too expensive and thus service to citizens became expendable....Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Flower Arranging Touted as Major Economic Development Tool: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

Flower arranging has been a skill of tremendous repute for ages. Now, in selected situations it is being used as a major tool of economic development.....Stay tuned for this developing story.

Retirement Age modified to 92; Seniors told to Toughen Up: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

I got this headline from my friend Herman today, via a short text message. I will report the details as they emerge.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Normal, Mn. celebrates Historic 100 Year Flood--for the 4th Straight Year in A Row!!!!!!: FICTION

100 Year Floods are pretty exciting stuff----and to the honor of Normal, Mn., they are celebrating their 4th 100 Year Flood in the past four years.....I am heading up to Normal this weekend...and will report on the festivities....Stay tuned.