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On Hiatus–Again

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 13, 2018 - Features
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Paula Satijn on Foter.com / CC BY-ND I have some bad news–this post is on hiatus again. I am in the process of moving into a new house, and since I don’t have the powers of Superman or even Samantha Stephens from Bewitched, that is a 24/7 chore except when I am sleeping or at […]

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Last Post of the Year: The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2017 - Features, Politics, Sports, The Arts
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys. I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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Christmas, 2017: A Poem

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 25, 2017 - Features
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Internet Archive Book Images on Foter.com / No known copyright restrictions I wrote several poems in my last post that were worse than rancid egg nog. This week, I am writing another poem expressing my feelings about this year’s holiday season. It is more serious in nature and is written in the style of beat […]

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An Ordinary Joe Soabox’s Tradition–Retitling Christmas Songs to Make Them Sound Like Country and Western Tunes. Plus, A New Tradition–Poems as Bad as Holiday Sweaters and Fruitcake

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 16, 2017 - Features
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Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is almost here. This is the time of the year when people celebrate their traditions like decorating Christmas trees, watching the annual broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, singing “Jingle Bells” in the neighborhoods, buying Clappers and Chia pets for presents, drinking spiked eggnog at company parties, and watching crazy uncles […]

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Ordinary Joe

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 9, 2017 - Features, Politics, Sports, TV
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brizzle born and bred on Foter.com / CC BY-NC Only a couple of weeks until Santa Claus comes back to town, and I am not in the holiday spirit. Heck, I might need some holiday spirits to get me through the Christmas season. Maybe the reason I am a meanie is due to the fact […]

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Thanksgiving Country and Western Song Titles

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 23, 2017 - Features
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Today is Thanksgiving, and I am in the mood for pickin’ and grinnin’! Not only am I happy that I will soon be stuffing myself with stuffing as well as turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin pie, I am in a hillbilly state of mind. Southerners sure know how to whip up a […]

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One Week in November 2017 and Several Words of Thanks on Veterans’ Day

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 11, 2017 - Features, Politics, Sports
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Although this may not be a memorable week in history, it nevertheless has been an interesting seven days. –Not that they really went anywhere, but the affluent Luppies and SJWs (Social Justice Warriors) are back and are riding high in political saddle. Not only did the Republicans lose the governorship in New Jersey last Tuesday, […]

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The Archie Bunker (Donald Trump) Presidency–Year One

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 4, 2017 - Features, Politics
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Now that another Halloween has come and gone, I want to write about something really scary–the first year of the Trump presidency. A year ago, I wrote a post entitled “Donald Trump–or Is it Archie Bunker–Is Now President of the United States”. I goofed when I argued the Michael Stivics (the idealistic left-wing young college […]

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A Moving Experience

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 28, 2017 - Features
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MADlab via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Light a few fireworks, bang a gong, sing hosannas, even shake your booty. I’m back! My wife and I are in the processing of moving out of our house. Consequently, when I have not been at work or having dreams too filthy to mention even in the most impolite […]

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A First? A Post About Playboy and Nobel Prizes

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 30, 2017 - Features
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4ELEVEN Images via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND I want to talk today about about sex. Don’t worry folks, I will try to keep it relatively clean. The man who put the play in Playboy, Hugh Hefner, is gone. Hefner struck me as a many of many contradictions. Even though he looked like a mild mannered […]

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