"In Washington DC, Ernesto passed a variety of women and men wearing plastic inverted cones on their heads. Curious, he asked a bartender at the Dubliner why these folks were wearing inverted cones on their heads. The Ethiopian-American lady replied: “To keep Congress from scratching their ears.” (edited 10/7)
A conversation about the Guvmint and coyotes on a rural back road that took place between my daughter, Cait, and myself resulted in the following:
The white lines, bordering the shoulder, painted on the outside of American highways are to keep coyotes from entering into the roadway. The Guvmint forbids coyotes to cross the white line. So, some of us believe coyotes stay off remote highways impressed by the Guvmint’s pragmatic sense of policy. (edited 10/7)
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
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