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Doug Blough

Carly Simon sang: “You’re so vain; you probably think this song is about you. You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you; don’t you, don’t you?”

(There may have been one more “Don’t you?” but I’m not positive).

Some people blather on and on, jabbering forever on one subject. Not I.

As always, I uncovered a few interesting articles in the Sunday Billings Gazette — the first on a subject that always confounds me: dinosaurs and those that love them.

Has God ever laughed? We have no way of knowing. For instance, when Job would step in a bucket, did God shake his head and think, “Oh that boy!”

Many profound thoughts entered my head and died there on the not-so-super Sunday afternoon as I wished there was a real football game on TV.

The year was 1978, and it was a warm autumn Saturday. The day began with great promise but slid rapidly downhill into the longest, drunkest day I’ve ever spent in the smallest, wettest town I’ve ever spent a day in.

January 16, 2014 10:17 am

Warning: Watch your mouth!

I’ve been dabbling in poetry again; try this one on for size:

“I once dated a hot gal named Cloris, with a homely Siamese twin named Deloris; they accused me for two-timing, and forgive my bad rhyming, but I forgot where I put my thesaurus.”

December 31, 2013 8:27 am

To err is human, to laugh divine

Before tackling today’s topic — spontaneous as opposed to rehearsed humor — I will pass along a Walmart encounter weeks ago that uplifted my pre-Christmas spirit.

December 10, 2013 8:28 am

Thoughts tumbling from my head

As you know, my head occasionally gets cluttered with unexpressed thoughts, preventing anything new from entering.

November 19, 2013 8:30 am

Weird news and wild headlines

The great philosopher Rodney Dangerfield once said, “The only people I appeal to are ones that can do me absolutely no good.”

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