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No Writing Today–A Stream of Conscious Poem

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 19, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Poems, Politics, Sports
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Today, I am suffering from writer’s block. Whenever that happens, I like to examine my more sensitive literary side and write poetry. Not surprisingly, I am going to compose another one of my stream-of-conscious poems: No writing today. I’m feeling Depressed That Christmas And New Years Came and went Quicker than Santa Claus Fleeing a […]

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Predicitions For the Upcoming Year

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 11, 2020 - Flicks, Politics, Space, TV
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The new year has come. I didn’t make any New Years resolutions except one–I will try to make An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox the best blog in the galaxy. Even though I know blogging has become rather passé, I still enjoy getting on my little soapbox and opining on issues that interest me. And I hope […]

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Some Lessons From the Teen Decade

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 5, 2020 - Features, Jobs, Politics
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One of my favorite songs from the classic rock group Boston is “Don’t Look Back”. Now that 2020 is here and I have 20/20 hindsight about the Teen Decade, I am not going to extensively look back on the past because it is way beyond the scope of this blog. It would take me books–which […]

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Last Post of the Year: The 2019 Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports, The Arts, TV
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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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The Annual Christmas Message

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 25, 2019 - Features
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You better watch out–it’s time for my annual Christmas message. As an Old Fart Baby Boomer, Christmas was not necessarily the most wonderful time of the year, but it was the most special. And it was especially special in my household because my parents were the biggest Christmas fanatics this side of the North Pole […]

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Twelve Things That Irritate Me During Christmas

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 15, 2019 - Features
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Last year, I did a post in which I gave my version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. This year, I am going to list the twelve things of Christmas that really irritate me (and, no, it’s not a partridge in a pear tree): 1. Bad weather. The weather may be frightful, but I still […]

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If Classic Christmas Movies Were Retitled to Sound Like Country and Western Songs. Plus A Few Bad Holiday Poems

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 8, 2019 - Features
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Happy Holidays! Tis the time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Beethoven’s Birthday, the Sun Bowl Day, or any other holiday that floats your boat. For the next few weeks, I am not going to write about serious subjects like impeachment, climate change, the Democratic debates, the woes of the British royals, or the […]

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Bad Black Friday Poems

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 29, 2019 - Features
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Thanksgiving is over. Now the holiday season (Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/New Year’s Day/Beethoven’s Birthday/Obscure Bowl of the Day) is really upon us. Since today is Black Friday, I want to start a new holiday tradition to commemorate this momentous occasion–bad poems. I know these compositions put the dog in doggerel, but as they say this time […]

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More Things I Am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 23, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Sports, TV
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This is a continuation of last week’s post in which I list some of things I am not thankful during the Thanksgiving season. Leftovers. For about a week after T-Day, I will be eating such delicacies as turkey tetrazzini, chili con turkey, turkey casseroles, turkey pizza, and hot fudge turkey sundaes. Even though I like […]

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What I am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 17, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Thanksgiving is only a week and a half away. Rather than recounting the history of the first Thanksgiving or writing one of those “we have a lot to be thankful” posts, I am going to describe a few things I am not thankful for during the turkey holiday: Black Friday. A pseudo-holiday celebrating perhaps the […]

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