Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: The Secret of Dotting the 'i"

The shocking reveal of the sousaphone player who dots the "i" in the Ohio State marching band.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: Cats get a bad rap*

Cats are very nice and friendly and never sneak around or cause troubles.*

Friday, January 9, 2015

Genie Wish List


I've been thinking about writing a lot lately. Not necessarily the process or the results, but the business side. I love writing, but I can't live off it. I love creating, but I hate taking the time to submit or attempt to publish. I just want to write and create and write and live and write. The difficulty with that list is the living part. I can't eat or drink or survive without being able to afford it. So, I have taken to rubbing every lamp I can find, particularly at old antique stores, thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, etc.
So, when I find that genie, I am prepared for what to ask:

1. A Patron - It would be so nice to have someone to pay me up front to create. At least for a little while. Taking away the need to do the mundane in order to subsist would help alleviate the stresses. Which would be wonderful.

2. An Assistant - Someone to take the things I write and submit them for me. Someone to take the time suck away from me but still help get my writing to those who may want to see it. One can only hope.

and 3. A Cheerleader - Every writer I know is harder on himself/herself than anyone else. And as someone who likes to consider himself a "writer" but who also suffers from severe depression, it would be very nice to have someone around to give a little pep talk when things appear too bleak. Therefore, I can channel that depressive nature into more words.

So, my wish list is ready. Come on, genie... I'm waiting.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: The Cow Was Set Up

Mrs. O'Leary's cow was falsely accused of starting The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 by kicking over a lantern in her barn.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: They Might Be... Maybe...

The common story is that alternative and often humorous rock band known as They Might Be Giants took their name from a 1971 movie, but the truth is much weirder.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: Ben Franklin Saved Rock Music


The influence of Benjamin Franklin helped the resurgence of the mighty Van Halen, including the reunion with lead singer David Lee Roth.

The 2015 Fabrications: God hates squirrels


After years of endless speculation, the Almighty reveals that He does, in fact, hate squirrels.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: The Tragedy of Mr. Peanut


At least seven people have died while being employed by Planters as their brand mascot, Mr. Peanut.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The 2015 Fabrications: Traffic Light Eight Ways


The mayor of Tempe, Arizona is presented with one traditionally sacrificed octopus every 10 years which is then consumed in full on the third Tuesday of August.

The 2015 Fabrications: Seeing Marbles

January 2, 2015

In 1912, the second largest marble manufacturer in the United States, Fitzway Works, included, as a special promotion, an eyeball in beginner packs.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ring in the new...

I am going to try a little something with this site... I am going to try to write as often as possible on it. I have an idea for a project that I am going to try to flesh out here as well working on some other, random writings.

I think I may attempt to write something every day. This isn't a New Year's resolution or anything like that, just a test to bring a little more ambition to my writing.

So if you follow this blog and you see nothing written for a few days in a row with no explanation why, please pester me about it.