The Internet Thought Leader Quote Quiz

Internet Thought Leader Quote Quiz The intrepid Internet surfer eventually discovers that – packed in between wise cracking cats and vapid affirmations – some highly intelligent social commentary awaits. But how familiar are you with the Internet’s most influential thought leaders? Below are 20 carefully selected nuggets, with multiple possible authors. Can you source them accurately? […]

One-Sentence Stories

Despite a manly thrashing from Ernest Hemingway, meted out with pugilistic zeal, the mime refused to speak. Garrison Keillor inhaled deeply during a monologue; passed out, and awoke hours later in a pool of his own gravitas. Charles Bukowski stared at the woozy red label and understood at last that Blatz Beer was both a […]

No Man Is A Hero To His Valet

Long ago I was employed by a massive corporation in the business of manufacturing fabulously expensive, mediocre products that were virtually obsolete before installation had been finalized. Within this corporation was a department, enigmatically referred to as Human Resources, consisting exclusively of individuals thoroughly unqualified for meaningful employment. One day, desperately casting about for ways […]

Chuckles the Depressed Clown

Years ago I was traveling from Philly to L.A. on business and found myself seated next to an unremarkable gentleman – mid-40s, clean-shaven, tall, closely-cropped hair, dressed casually but in all regards neat and presentable. One is captive on a plane and I hoped he understood the difference between friendly and intrusive. Half an hour […]

When You Meet Your Demon, Please Be Gentle

The summer of 1969 found me in McGrath, Alaska, which is only a little further from the moon than it is from Woodstock, New York. I was working for the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) as an EFF (Emergency Fire Fighter), being dropped by helicopters into the middle of active forest fires throughout the state. […]

Research Links Mental Illness And Bad Luck

Lord Chumley Frampton, Dean of Statistical Analysis at Basingstoke University, stunned the mental health community recently by announcing that his team of researchers had located a quantifiable connection between mental illness and bad luck. While a relationship has been suspected for decades, Lord Frampton is the first to isolate it. The following comments are excerpted […]

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. […]