The Bane Of Holiday Jumpers

DON’T CHA JUST WANNA SMACK …

Every Last One Of The Greedy Bastards?

“The Avaricious Whoring Of Holiday Retail Merchandising Has Leapt Way-Out-Of-Season And Out-Of-Bounds.”

Christmas Lights strung over Jack O’Lanterns!  Blasphemous. 

So, What’s It Going To Be:  Trick or Treat – or – Seasons Greetings?

 

FAKE SNOW

Is It … On The Giant Inflatable Easter Bunny?

Aisle #5 next to the Winter Gardening Tools.

Black Friday Sales on a Tuesday in August!

Genius Marketing.

 

HEY, WE’RE CONFUSING THE KIDS …

The Poor Things Barely Know “Which Gender They Want To Be When They Grow Up … 

And, this Atrocity of Mishmash Seasonally Ambiguous Merchandising hasn’t helped our collective Identity Crisis. 

Is it still illegal to wish anyone Merry Christmas?  

… I Won’t Tell If You Don’t.

 

I GET IT

Holiday Commercialism Is The Economic Messiah …  

Seasonal Employment Boosts.  Driving Year-End Profits.  And, Personal Debt.

High Priest of The Cash Cow.  A Cha-Cha Ching Thing.  I Do My Part.

“Retail Therapy … You’ll Get Over It, Darling.”

 

SHAMELESS PSA: BECAUSE I CARE …

We’ve (Just Barely) Survived The Gluttonous Campaign of The Canadian Thanksgiving – America, You’re Up Next – Gobble, Gobble Tofurky.

In the interim of Elevated Adult Boredom, we’re all Jonseing over Halloween.

Noshing-on-Candy before, during and after October 31st.  In between meals.  Insatiable accompaniment to Netflix Bingeing.  Flirting with early candidacy for Type 2 Diabetes – STOP – make wise choices.  You don’t need it.  Put it down.  Spit it out.  Now. 

My Tough Love.  Virtual Hug.  Saving All Y’all of Us from another unnecessary, avoidable New Year’s Resolution that we’re just going to break.  You’re Welcome.

 

SHAMELESS PSA: SUGAR LOBBY PIMPS GET A CONSCIENCE

Chocolate Loves Me, Loves Me Not … Oh, But She’s A Dark, Sweet Cocoa Temptress I Can Resist … When She’s Not Around Me.

You should know:

Sugar is not about to be short-listed for inclusion on any Endangered Consumable Sh!t That Is Good For You …

Kale Jerky will just as easily satisfy your Sweet Tooth.  Okay, that’s not true.  Nature’s Bad Boy Green is also the 463,829th Leading Cause of Cavities in Vegans.  

 

FUN FACT CONFESSION OBSESSION DIGRESSION

Are We Finally Done With Pumpkin Spice?

“Let’s … Give It A Break, Give It A Break, Give It A Break, Now.”

Does anyone truly like it?  Ditto Cinnamon.  Rhubarb.  Butterscotch. 

… Three Unforgivable Lies Our Taste Buds Keep Pushing Down Our Throats.

 

SANTA, SURE

Dress Me In Anything Red … I Look Creepy … And, Not The Nice Creepy Either.

All White.  Cartagena Blanco?  I look Institutionalized Creepier.

Red & White?

I Look Creepiest.

 

I’M KEEPING WITH TRADITION THIS YEAR

Sticking To The Schedule – Following the Calendar – Celebrating Holidays On The Day Of … 

So, there’ll be no Caroling in April. 

“You’re A Mean One, Mister Grinch.”

Or, Valentine’s in Whenever?

 

YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW …

I’ve Been Humming “Auld Lang Syne” All Week.

Wishing Everyone …

“All The Best For A Happy & Joyous 2020.”

As I eat hide Chocolate Easter Eggs everywhere.

 

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The 7 Or Was It 9 Of Us?

WALK INTO A BAR

Stop.  Back Up.  To The Beginning …  

Okay, we didn’t actually get in to the bar.  Not on the first couple of attempts.  That would’ve been way too easy.  Of course, My Brethren don’t Do Easy easily.

Epic Fails also isn’t our thing.  And, No is never an option.  Such was the elevated conundrum in imminent need of a viable solution.  Then again, collectively-speaking, we had 3 Undeniably “Jealous Much?” Essential Things Going For Us: Continue reading “The 7 Or Was It 9 Of Us?”

Frank’s Trifecta

An excerpt fromRampart Red– Copyright © 2015 by Michael A. Kuch

JUNE 22, 1979

After The Last Day Of High School … 

Milo and Percy sat shoulder to shoulder stooped like pigeons on the front porch steps of the Como’s bungalow watching Donny and Sam in the driveway.

“No freakin’ way,” Donny said, sucking on an orange popsicle.  “Not a chance, my man.”

“What’s the problem?” Sam asked.  “It’s got plenty of room.”

Sam was rinsing the hood of his mom’s 1964 Rambler American convertible.  Rampart Red. Continue reading “Frank’s Trifecta”

Road Trip

VIRGINIA

Going Down Old Dominion Way … Shenandoah Valley … Blue Ridge Mountains … 

A Night In Staunton.  Through Charlottesville – Wa-Hoo-Wa! – If you know, what I mean …  On to Richmond and the Festivities.

“Celebrating 140 Years of Brotherhood on a Long, Long, Long Weekend.”

… Consequens Umquam, Deessens Numquam … 

 

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