Fortune Cookie Blog (ink’s darker side)


Printers ink committed to papyrus is not, necessarily, a good thing. Consider
the dirty almighty buck (which captures the obscenely wealthy folks’ interest);
assess the dirty periodicals (replete with oft gratuitous, tasteless, in-the-raw
individuals and their narratives) which enrapture everyone. The net effect of
either can oft act as a metastasizing cancerous growth, which stunts society.






99 Word Blog (#062) Was It For Kicks Or Kickbacks?


c1980, my father permitted a family friend, “Henry”, running for City Council, to post his campaign sign in our front yard. Subsequently, somebody destroyed it.

It’s a fair bet that somebody had been our moneygrubbing, narcissistic neighbor, “Lou”… Henry’s only competition.

Since, most assuredly, Lou didn’t shive a git about bettering our municipality, his running such a dirty campaign for such a low paying job likely meant he EITHER needed to feed his ego OR he planned to feed the ubiquitous, under the table, dirty money into his bankbook… a commonplace occurrence within small towns devoid of investigative journalists.