Archive for April 2020
Something Political On Which We Can All Agree….
Two of my favorite poets, Alexander Pope and Elvis agree: “….Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Or something like that. Anyway, only foolish comics rush in to be political. That said, my purpose here is to unite, not divide. So here goes. I have a pretty broad array of friends, relatives and social…Read More
Two Pandemic Winners – Mouthwash & Breath Mints
Who would have thought that the pandemic would lead to fresher breath? It’s counter-intuitive in a social distancing paradigm in which hygiene seems to be an afterthought. But it’s true. The catalyst is one of the most human of qualities: selfishness! Enter face masks. Now that we are all wearing them, there is no escaping…Read More
Face Masks – The Unintended Consequence for Bank Robbers
The safety precautions against Covid-19 are important. But, like any action, there are unintended consequences. The two factors creating one such unintended consequence are as follows: 1.We have been told to wear face masks of some sort when out in public. 2. Banks are open as an essential function. So, now everyone in a bank…Read More
How to wash my hands for 20 seconds!
We now know that we are supposed to be spending 20 seconds to wash our hands. I’m totally willing to comply. I’m just not sure how best to make use of the 20 seconds. When I finish washing each finger and the fronts and backs of my hands, I have a surplus 9 seconds. What…Read More
The Pandemic and My Elbows
I feel like I owe my elbows an apology. I never knew how much they could do. Now I know I can push an elevator button with my elbows; open a car door; I’ve even removed an eyelash from my daughter’s eye with my elbows — and it’s not as easy as you may think…Read More