Category: The Arts

Have You Noticed During Late February?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 23, 2020 - Features, Politics, Sports, The Arts
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I am going to do something I haven’t done in a half-year–a Have You Noticed? post. Have you noticed that February never seems to end? Worse, since this is a leap year, it’s going to be longer? Have you noticed that moderation is no longer a virtue in the Democratic Party? Have you noticed nobody […]

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Ordinary Joe Fantasy: Attending the Oscars Ceremony

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 9, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, The Arts, Writing
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It’s has been one busy week since my last post. Donald Trump was acquitted in the impeachment fiasco trial, the Kansas City Team With a Somewhat Politically Incorrect Nickname won the Super Bowl, the Iowa caucus was a disaster, radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with cancer and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, […]

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It’s Good to Be a Man

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 26, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Sports, The Arts
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Rather than writing about the impeachment of President Donald Trump or Mr. Peanut (no, not Trump. Instead, the Planters mascot allegedly went to the Great Nuthouse in the Sky, though he will probably be back because you just can’t keep a good man or legume down), I am going to write a testosterone-filled post. Next […]

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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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Too Wild and Crazy

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 18, 2019 - Features, Flicks, The Arts
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Maybe it is appropriate that during the 50th anniversary of Woodstock that one of the giants of the counterculture and the star of Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, has succumbed to lung cancer. I saw Easy Rider some years ago on the late show. While I thought it was downbeat and heavy handed, it was Citizen […]

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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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The Contest I Didn’t Enter

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 14, 2017 - Features, Love, The Arts, Writing
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Guillaume DELEBARRE (Guigui-Lille) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND molossus, who says Life Imitates Doodles via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Easter and Passover Greetings to one and all! This month, there is a contest called Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Based on Sue Grafton’s “Alphabet Series” novels (e.g., A is for Alibi), it is where […]

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Don’t Do That

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 24, 2016 - Features, Politics, Sports, The Arts
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Singing With Light via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND A couple of days ago, my wife chewed me out when she discovered an empty soda pop can in the house. She screamed, “Don’t do that! You will bring bugs into the house!” As a public service for my readers, I am going to list a few […]

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55 and a Fond Farewell

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 4, 2016 - Features, Politics, Space, Sports, The Arts, The Big 55
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sergecos via Foter.com / CC BY-NC Unlike Sammy Hagar, I can drive 55, although that is not advised when you are driving on the interstate with an eighteen wheeler tailgating you. And in three weeks, I will turn 55. I feel so old just saying I will be 55. In just a decade, I will […]

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Impossible and Possible Dreams

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 19, 2016 - Books, Features, Love, Music, Politics, Space, Sports, The Arts
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frankieleon via Foter.com / CC BY Just the other day, there was a song on the radio I haven’t heard in ages–“The Impossible Dream”. I enjoy this song because it inspires me to fight the unbeatable foe and to reach the unreachable star. Sad to say, there are many things in life that for me […]

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