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Taking Down Pro Wrestling and MMA

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 11, 2021 - Features, Sports
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It’s Wrestlemania weekend! A few years ago, I was a huge fan of pro wrestling because it would combine psuedo-gladiatorial violence with Three Stooges-like pratfalls. I especially liked the interview segments in which wrestlers would describe in the most graphic detail how they would devastate their opponents. It was trash talk at its most trashiest, […]

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An Ordinary Joe Classic: My Easter Parade Plus an Easter Poem

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 4, 2021 - Features
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It’s Easter! Since the weather is so perfect for me and the Easter bunny to have some egg nog–whoops, wrong holiday, I am not in the mood to write about Easter. Instead, I am reissuing a classic post I did several years ago about my Easter parade. I hope you will enjoy it while you […]

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Spring Pickup Lines

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 28, 2021 - Features
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Spring is here. Wa-hoo! Alfred, Lord Tennyson once said that a “young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” As a public service (heh, heh, heh), I have created some pickup lines for young men–as well as dirty old geezers who think they are young–during the spring months. I can’t guarantee success, but at […]

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I Have Been Forgetful

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 21, 2021 - Features, Sports, Writing
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My, my, I have been forgetful lately. This week, I forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day. I didn’t get a chance to drink green beer and Shamrock Shakes, sing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”, and watch Leprechaun movies. Nor did I get a chance to write limericks. I believe limericks are a seriously underrated literary […]

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Have You Noticed in March

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 7, 2021 - Features
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I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a Have You Noticed post! Have you noticed that it feels strange having a snowstorm during March? Have you noticed that during March, you get a little spring in your–well, never mind. Have you noticed that you still feel behind when you move […]

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A Forward Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 28, 2021 - Features, Sports, TV
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February is coming to an end. As Joe E. Brown said in Some Like It Hot, “Wow-wee!” Now I can look forward to: –The NCAA Final Four. Perhaps the greatest sports tournament because it is not too small like the NCAA football championship tournament or interminably too long like the Stanley Cup. It will be […]

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Suck it Up, It’s February

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 21, 2021 - Features
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Last night, I told my wife, “It’s February. Embrace the suck.” Here are a few reasons why February is the suckiest time of the year: 1. The end of the NFL season, though anymore I find mixed martial arts to be more exciting than the pigskin sport. 2. Winter weather. Nobody except perhaps the most […]

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Valentine’s Day Poems

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 14, 2021 - Features
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It’s St. Valentine’s Day! A day of love, candy, and–well, I’ll leave that to your imagination. And at the Soapbox, it is a day of poetry. Now, I am not of those bards like Shakespeare or Robert Browning who can write rhymes that makes the ladies swoon. Instead, I am connoisseur of the types of […]

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Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 7, 2021 - Features, Sports, TV
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Even though February is my least favorite and even though the weather is typical February weather–i.e., cold and snowy, I am in a giddy mood. It is Super Bowl Sunday. Actually, I am not giddy because my favorite team is in the Super Bowl. I am not a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs or […]

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Bloggers Want to Have Fun

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 24, 2021 - Features, Politics, Writing
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It’s been a while since I have been on the soapbox. I have not been suffering from writers block. I have been spending a great deal of time on my writing projects that I hope will become published someday. However, I have noticed lately that whenever I write, I suffer from another problem–“procrastinator’s block”. Thanks […]

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