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The reminder of home is tragic

When I say goodbye on the phone

Thinking I’ve probably forgotten

Something I wanted to say

Remembering it five minutes later… 67 more words


Century of Slapstick #77: Chaplin's "The Tramp"


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release date of Charlie Chaplin’s landmark comedy short The Tramp (1915). Though this was Chaplin’s 38th comedy, this was the first one in which his character was specifically identified and represented as a literal transient tramp. 354 more words

Hollywood (History)

Joseph Nebus reblogged this on Joseph Nebus's Sense Of Humor and commented:

I'm embarrassed to have missed the exact centennial of this. Well, it's a year full of exciting centennials. Fortunately vaudeville and comedy-history enthusiast Trav SD noticed the day. So, please, a tiny bit late, appreciate the anniversary of the debut of Charlie Chaplin's Tramp.


I saw a bedraggled envelope lying soaking wet on the footpath.  I saw that the name and address on the front of the envelope was indecipherable and there was no return address anywhere to be seen. 94 more words


Comic Strips Can Make Me Cry

I have been a cartoon nut for a long, long time.  I think it goes back to a time before I really have memories.  I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Cat in the Hat was, or that Pogo was a possum and Albert was an alligator, or that Daisy Mae constantly had to chase Lil’ Abner afore they could git hitched.   581 more words


Mr. Chairman, If I May . . . ?

Builds in cascades of sound – phonemes,
by feeling little bits of life fly off of your tongue
where open fields find rest on hallowed oath, an appeal to the people, 36 more words