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Snappy answers to Sappy Headlines (October 2014)

15 Oct

October 15, 2014

The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride have been doing a little market research. It turns out that the Snappy answers posts are some of the most read blogs by women over 80 who are also members of my great-aunt’s sewing circle. In fact, all 5 members of the Newkirk Needles received a phone call from me asking if they had ever heard of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride and the one who took my call said yes! Then she asked me to please stop,.(I’m not sure what.)

If you ask me, that’s a mandate. So here is the fourth installment of Snappy Answers.


‘Wasco Clown’ Terrorizing California… Kind Of. Clown Posting On social Media Inspires Rash of Apparent Prank Calls.

Jerry Brown. Has to be. What bigger California clown is there than Governor Jerry Brown?

This seems to be an epidemic. Not long ago, the same thing was allegedly happening here on Staten Island. This is the kind of thing you wish really was going on. You wouldn’t want it to happen to you, no sir, you would not want to run into a creepy clown in the middle of the night, but as far as an internet story goes, this is top of the heap. A creepy clown hanging around a deserted train station at 2 in the morning? Boo yah! Internet gold! And the basis for umpteen episodes of Scooby Doo.



Parrot Missing 4 Years Returns Speaking Spanish. Bird Keeps Talking About Someone Called Larry.

*SQUAWK* “Larry? Donde esta Larry?”
*SQUAWK* “Tomaste tu medicina, Larry?”
*SQUAWK* “Llame al 911! Llame al 911! URK, GAWK! Por desgracia es demasiado tarde, me ha ido!”


78-Year Old Man’s Obituary Opens With A Penis Joke. Howard Cocks Dickinson IV Apparantely Loved Women, too.

I would guess that this man did not die with his boots on. Condom, sure, but not boots.

Howard Cocks Dickinson IV. You win Newser. I can’t beat that.



NYC Chili Cook-Off

27 Apr

April 27, 2014


I spent the day at the New York City Chili Cook-Off at Historic Richmondtown on Staten Island. It was a great day, with 25 teams producing some of the greatest chili I ever tasted.


At entry, we were given a tasting kit, consisting of a small cup and a spoon. You could get as many samples as you want, from as many places as you want. It was fantastic. Plus, it was on the grounds of old Richmondtown, a historic site, so you could see all the old buildings. There was music, and one of the best booths I have ever seen, a great soda stand with old-fashioned tin cups and unlimited gourmet soda. OK, this one stand was not free, but since there was so much spicy chili, the unlimited refills paid for the price of the soda. Miss Staten Island was there, and so were tons of families. I wouldn’t have expected this to be such a family event, but there were tons of kids running around. The weather was warm and sunny, the chili delicious, and the day was fun.

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