Category: Extraordinary Margie

A Nation of Jerks

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 2, 2018 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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It’s a fad, fad, fad, fad world. Some fads become beloved institutions like Mickey Mouse, Beatles and Elvis music, WWE wrestling, surfing, and laptop computers. Other fads go and come back like 3-D movies, vinyl records, Quisp cereal, McRib sandwiches, Pac-Man, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman. And then there are some fads […]

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Happy Birthday My Love!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 9, 2017 - Extraordinary Margie, Love, Poems
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This weekend, my significant other will be celebrating her birthday. Since I am a gentleman, I will not tell her age. Let’s say she doesn’t look like a day over 39.99. In honor of this day, I have decided to write a few love poems. Granted, I will admit I am not the second coming […]

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National Singles Week

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 18, 2016 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Love, Sports
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pxlline via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Looking for a topic to write about today, I discovered this is National Singles Week. Gee, I remember my single days. I have to admit they were less fun than the time when I had my tonsillectomy. I was not the second coming of James Bond in which I […]

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Sad and Happy News and Another Book in the Works

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 10, 2014 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Writing
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I Viola's visions ◕‿◕❤ / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA It’s been awhile since I have been on my soapbox. And I have some sad news to tell–I probably won’t be as blogging as much as in the past. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been an unexpected medical emergency in my family. I […]

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There’s A New Blog and a Draft of a New Book in Town

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 9, 2013 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Little Depression, Writing
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Trois Têtes (TT) / Foter / CC BY-NC Look on the Internet! It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and it’s definitely not Superman.  Instead, there is a new blog created by my alter ego–The Cub Writers Cubbyhole! Unlike An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox, The Cub Writers Cubbyhole is not a blog primarily focused on […]

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Marriage Ordinary Joe Style

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 15, 2013 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Love
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Jeff Belmonte / Foter.com / CC BY A couple of weeks ago, I had a post on weddings.   Now I want to discuss about what happens after floral bouquets and leftover wedding cake have been thrown into the garbage,  canopies have been dismantled, and newlyweds return after spending a week in Cancun or Niagara Falls or even Podunkville, North Dakota–in […]

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100, 51, and 5

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 23, 2012 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Love, The Big 51
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This is a post that is really by the numbers. Normally, I try to avoid writing about numbers because I simply can not figure out mathematics.  Like most average Americans, I am bamboozled every year trying to calculate how much I owe in taxes.  I break out in a cold sweat every time I glimpse at an algebra or a calculus […]

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Clash of the Bluegrass Titans

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 30, 2012 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Sports
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And nowhere is it more wonderful than in the world’s greatest college basketball city—Louisville, Ky.! If you are a college basketball fan, it’s the most wonderful time of the year—it’s Final Four weekend in New Orleans. I know I sound like one of those obnoxious local boosters who think their city has had the most terrific […]

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Almost Gone With the Wind

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 8, 2012 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, The Big 50
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While I was writing my post on the Monkees last week, tornadoes struck the greater metropolitan Louisville area.  My neighborhood did not suffer any significant wind damage or lose our electric power.  However, the nearby communities of Henryville, New Pekin, Chelsea,  and Marysville, Ind., were not so fortunate.  A number of people were killed, including a baby girl and her family from […]

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More Sex, Please (I’m Not British)–The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 17, 2012 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Sports
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Valentine’s Day is over (thank you, Extraordinary Margie, for the $100 dollar bill—I need all the money I can get!), yet sex is still in the news thanks to the release of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Not so long ago, the swimsuit issue was extraordinarily controversial. Feminists decried it as being sexist for […]

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