Category: Features

Thoughts on Not Winning a Nobel Prize

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 11, 2020 - Features, Poems, Writing
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Drats, I didn’t win the Nobel Prize in literature. I was starting to brush up on my Swedish and Norwegian, reading etiquette books (I don’t want to act like a troglodyte when I am hobnobbing with royalty) and skiing magazines, watching naughty Scandinavian movies, and chewing Skoal tobacco. Maybe my dream of being a Nobel […]

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Ordinary Joe, A Nobel Prize Winner?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 3, 2020 - Features, Politics, Sports, Writing
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Much has happened since I last stepped up on my soapbox. President Trump has contracted coronavirus, the first presidential s**tshow debate occurred, there is a Supreme Court vacancy, the Tampa Bay Lighting won the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Cubs played like the Cubs and were swept in the National League playoffs, the National Football League […]

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Okay, Boomer, You’re Not a Student

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 13, 2020 - Features
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Ah, there are days when it is more than okay being an “Okay Boomer”. I don’t have to eat at the kiddie card table during family get-togethers; I don’t have to show an ID proving that I am old enough to drink; I can watch the most adult of adult movies; I can listen to […]

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Place Your Bets! 2020 Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 4, 2020 - Features, Sports
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It’s Kentucky Derby time! However, this year’s Debry will most likely not be, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson, decadent and depraved. Not only it is being held on the first Saturday in September, it is being run before no fans. That means no mint julep tailgates, no D-list Hollywood celebrities, no appearances of […]

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In Praise of Klutzes

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 30, 2020 - Features
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Klutzes of the world, unite! There is an article in the Atlantic arguing that coronavirus has made klutzes out of everyone. The author gave a chronicle of his pratfalls over the past several months. Almost since the day I first put on my big boy underwear, I knew I was a klutz. I remember stumbling […]

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A Strange Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 23, 2020 - Features
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This year the Kentucky Derby will not be decadent and depraved. America’s most famous horse race will be run during the Labor Day weekend without fans. I am a fan of horse racing. I think going to the track is far more fun than going to a casino. I like sitting in the sun, studying […]

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Ordinary Joe and the Vice-Presidency

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 16, 2020 - Features, Politics
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Oh, no, I’m not Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick. Since Mike Pence isn’t going anywhere, I won’t be President Trump’s veep, either. Heck, even Kayne West probably wouldn’t consider me to his second banana. During the last presidential campaign, I gave out my reasons why I would be an ideal vice-presidential nominee: Several times in this […]

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Book Writing

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 26, 2020 - Features, Writing
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Jeepers, it’s been a while since I have written a blog post. I haven’t been on vacation. Instead, I have been busy writing a book. It is a compilation of essays in which I give my opinions on life during coronavirus. Some of them are funny, some are angry, some are sad, some are serious, […]

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 4, 2020 - Features
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Happy Fourth of July! Off to see some fireworks! Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day You are a real patriot when you support liberty for me and thee.

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What I Have Missed

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 28, 2020 - Features
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It’s Poetry Day at An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox! I have written a poem entitled “What I Have Missed”. It is about what I have been missing since coronavirus became an epidemic. For poetry lovers and for those who think poetry is nothing but bull bleep, enjoy! What I have missed Since coronavirus Became the modern […]

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