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To Auction to Auction to buy a Fat Pig

Yesterday I went to my first auction–as an adult–with my next-door neighbor; the one I like so much.

In this auction, there were several gardening items for bid including a glazed urn, three chimney pots, a very large concrete cherub, a large wire pig, many pieces of outdoor metal furniture, and some galvanized pails. 595 more words

Story of the Michigan Peacock

My family is always kidding me about my gullibility.

For example, if a family member tells me something outlandish, like there’s such a bird as a Michigan peacock (Yes,this happened for real and, yes, I did fall for it), I’m very apt to believe them because of course, they wouldn’t lie. 173 more words


I Ain't 'Fraid of No Ghosts - Director's Cut

Ruby: Fly?! FLY?!

Ginger: I’m packing! You can’t make me stay here! I’m packing and I’m leaving and I’m not coming back here ever again! 1,852 more words


David Bruce: Anecdotes About Practical Jokes

Minor league umpire Scott Chestnut enjoyed playing practical jokes. Once, he and fellow umpire Harry “Steamboat” Johnson were staying at the old Kimball House in Atlanta, Georgia, where members of the legislature were also staying, and Mr. 1,076 more words


The Fortsas Bibliohoax, or how a Belgian collector fooled book lovers for the fun of it

Hoaxes, fakes, and other schemes are no strangers in the rare books world. Literary hoaxes may not always be easy to spot, but their motivations – money, prestige, revenge, and other personal gain – are typically straightforward. 53 more words

19th Century

rules of the game


  1. It’s not a game but life.
  2. Life is not life but a game.
  3. The game of life is all there is.
  4. All there ever will be is the game.
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Blinking Time