The Great Affirmation Quiz

The Internet seems to be surfing on an endless wave of affirmations. It’s as if everyone on the web is eager to tell everyone else how to achieve happiness, which, presumably, is a lot easier than finding it for themselves. These uplifting sentiments are almost always retreads, snatched from questionable sources and presented so that […]

The Great Internet Quote Quiz – Redux

The Internet is awash in quotations of debatable merit; some are attributed, some are unattributed, many are inaccurately attributed while others are obvious fabrications. I would like to help separate the flotsam from the jetsam. Below you will find 20 insightful Internet quotes. Can you identify who really said them? Good luck! 1. “Being average […]

The Great Epigram Quiz

The use and abuse of quotes, aphorisms, and bromides has grown to epidemic proportions; today the Internet is awash in frequently misattributed, pithy sentiments. Who really said the following? 1.“Why pay to exercise in a gym when you can enjoy an exercise in futility for free whenever you like?” a.) Cicero b.) Snooki c.) Sisyphus […]

The Great Art Quote Quiz

Match The Pithy Quote With Who Really Said It 1. “Poetry is far too important to be left to the sane.” a.) Rod McKuen b.) Richard Bach c.) Erich Segal d.) Taz Mopula 2. “Mediocre art misrepresents reality; great art obliterates it.” a.) Grandma Moses b.) Norman Rockwell c.) Andrew Wyeth d.) Taz Mopula 3. […]

Portrait Of The Artist As A Short Man

By the time I arrived in Philadelphia at age six I had already lived in three different countries and learned two very different languages. My writerly personality – detached, solitary, depressed, thoughtful, lonely, mercurial, disingenuous, acquiescent, analytical, misanthropic and insecure – was already well in place. Drug abuse, chronic isolation, and a rich assortment of […]