July 27, 2015

What To Do, What To Do?

Once upon a time, there lived a relatively old buzzard named Junior, who could not run as fast as the wind, but certainly could mosey faster than bird flying in a hurricane, which is to say he wasn't too terribly swift in the one-foot-in-front-of-the-other deportment department.

Junior lived in of those modern rundown apartments that are all the rage amongst the millennials, which is to say, poverty is the new chic, and while yes, technically his income was just above the poverty line, he wasn't considered to be poor, because it would politically incorrect to call a WASPy half century old man poor. Instead, he was what you call, lower middle class, in that he made too much money to qualify for all those wunderbar entitlement programs, but not little enough to be qualified to bitch about the lack of income.

So Junior, like most of his milquetoast-y brethren that were at the half century mark in age, was considered to be expendable, or at the very least, eligible to be downgraded to the point where he would have to answer to someone roughly one third his age. But Junior wasn't about to take his demotion in a horizontal position of any kind. No sir. Not gonna do it. Not even if you put him in a locked box for safekeeping, because you just know he won't fasten his safety-belt.........

My friends, don't let this happen to your fellow bloggers. Have mercy on them. If you should see a blog post like the preceding three paragraphs pop up on your screen, shoot your fellow blogger a quick e-mail to let them know that's no shame in saying the following words to the big blue marble:


Because there's nothing worse than coming to a blog post and seeing a title that was pulled directly from a Mel Brooks movie, because you just know nothing good is gonna come out it.

I mean, really, Mel Brooks? Mel Brooks? Mel Brooks? I'm sorry, but pulling a quote from a Mel Brooks movie is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. You're better off trying to explain to the masses why a deal with Iran that features absolutely no givebacks (like returning four Americans being held in Iranian prison) is a good thing than trying to get away with using a Mel Brooks quote.

Anyways, this PSA has been brought to you by no one in particular, but if you really need to blame someone for this collection of roughly 460 uninspiring words, then you should probably blame me, 'cause I wasn't particular inspired to blog today. I did have a basic idea on what I wanted to write about,  but this weekend was mostly shot to piece with family obligations to do and another very good book by Walter Mosley that I simply couldn't put down.


Sure it's noisy shiny crap, but sometimes even the noisy shiny crap becomes just a tad redundant.

(c) 2015 by G.B. Miller. All Rights Reserved.


  1. I'm pretty stuck on blog ideas at the moment. doing ok on other writing.

    1. I feel your pain my friend. Writing is fine, but blog ideas are somewhere located in the vast Atlantic Ocean right now.

  2. For being stuck, you knew what to write about after all.
    Can I quote Blazing Saddles? I really dig that film.

    1. A little bit. I really was going to write about something else as another blog that I read gave me a spark of an idea, but alas, it fell by the wayside.

      Now Blazing Saddles is a movie worth quoting.

  3. I have tosay, which is to say "he wasn't too terribly swift in the one-foot-in-front-of-the-other deportment department" made me laugh out loud!

    We did an exercise in creative writing class in high school that was supposed to help with writer's block. Time yourself for exactly one minute and scribble everything that comes into your head. Then stop. We all had a hard time stopping.

    1. I didn't do a lick of creative writing beyond having to take a college composition class in which the teacher made us write the details of the essay down before we could write the essay.

      Suffice to say, I had to take a freshman study hall to catch up and pass the class.


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