Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Okay, a bad take off of the Cops theme. But I really don’t care because I hate that show. It’s stupid, moronic and another in a long list of signs America is moving toward a Communist State. But that’s a gripe for another column.

This time, I’m calling on everyone who gets their tax rebate check to actually do something good with your money. Give it to me!

Just kidding.

Here’s the thing. How are these measly little peanut papers going to help stimulate the economy? After all, if you spend it at Wal-Mart, most likely it will be on some... Read More

So, ladies, gentlemen and El G, it’s come to this. The Broo Thunderdome must finally be adjudicated, there must be a champion crowned. Rest assured that when wrested this idea from Bill Friday three weeks ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. In fact, I imagined that the idea would get little or no play with the Broo faithful, and it would die shortly after I drafted the initial piece. Little did I know that now nine articles later, I would have generated 160 comments (most better than the articles themselves), 39 reviews (most of them sterling – save one angry... Read More

A buddy of mine called me last week and said, “Hey dood, have you Googled your name lately?” Unlike John Mayer, I don’t Google myself every day.

“You have a stalker, man,” he informed me. “What the heck,” I replied. “I thought stalkers were for celebrities, not bloggers.”

I guess I was wrong. I Googled my name and lo and behold, I found my first hater. I’m not going to tell you the name of his blog, because he (or she) doesn’t deserve the publicity. But, here is what they wrote:

“I know a lot of... Read More

As with any tournament, the excitement of plentiful opening round match-ups and endless possibilities must, at some point, give way to the reality that is, there must ultimately be a winner. As sobering as this thought is on its own, it is also accompanied by the harsh reality that each halving round brings a greater and greater disappointment - for to be out early is to not know being just one or two steps from a championship. The Broo Deathmatch has finally been whittled down to four writers whose personalities are at least as prolific as their writing - or in the tournament parlance... Read More

Right, so I have it on pretty good authority that no one's been able to gather a critical mass of Broo writers yet - but since I threw it out there, here's the deal. I'm gonna have folks over on Monday evening (April 7th) to watch the NCAA Men's Championship game here in Burbank, and I'd like to invite the Broo writers to join me. Now, I'm not going to post my address here in the article, because that's just stupid. But if you'd like to come - just drop me a message and I'll send you the location.

As an added bonus, I will not reveal the winner of the Broo Deathmatch until that night...... Read More

To be honest, I knew that, at some point, this would get difficult. Before this round, I could look at the brackets, and with only a few exceptions, pick the winners right away. But now we’ve gotten down to some of Broo’s best and most profound personalities – and parsing between them is nearly impossible. Writing this has been the most fun I’ve had writing since I joined the Broo. It’s certainly not the best stuff I’ve written, and it goes against the very sage advice I once got in writing humor (to never use “inside” jokes ), but... Read More

Well kids, it’s time for the second weekend of the Broo Deathmatch Writers’ tournament, and along with the drama of the first round came a few wonderfully unexpected developments: First, V finally returned from what we thought was a simple sabbatical Down Under (pronounced "down-unda"), but what actually turned out to be a nuptual getaway – only to find the rest of us knee-deep in American sports-themed nonsense. All heartbreak aside, watching V try to understand just what we were up to and how her name got mixed up in it was easily the best thing to come of this little... Read More

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