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Khal Putin Banned From Netflix

March 19, 2014

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According to the Borowitz Report, in a brilliant bit of satiric wit, “In what was described as a major ramping up of sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the United States had frozen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Netflix account, effective immediately.”  Life in the Boomer Lane believes that the surprise move […]

LBL Attends A Political Presentation

January 6, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane attended a presentation yesterday evening, given by a candidate running for county board.  She did this because Now Husband is out-of-town and Downton Abbey didn’t start until 9PM and so she would be home on time. She also believed there existed a slight possibility that she might have understood enough […]

The Unrecorded Interview Between Matt Lauer and Sarah Palin

November 12, 2013

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ML: Ms Palin, you and other tea partiers have been quite vocal in your opposition to the Presidents’s Affordable care Act. Can you please give us a run through of the health care plan that you would propose? SP: I’m glad you asked me that, Matt. Let’s be clear about one thing from the get-go. […]

A Short Conversation Between the Weiners

July 24, 2013

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Darling, I have a text here from a “Carlos Danger.” Do we know anyone named Carlos Danger? Ah, Sweets, that is actually me. I meant to send that text to my new assistant, the twenty-year-old who is completing her doctorate in “The Value of Long Hours of Public Service.” But Love, why are you sending […]

Hillary Clinton: Ageism, Sexism, and Scarlett Johansson

July 10, 2013

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As the New York Times noted back on June 29, “The 2016 election may be far off, but one theme is becoming clear: Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Mrs. Clinton’s age. The former secretary of state will be 69 by the next presidential […]

Boomer Breasts and the State of the Planet

November 30, 2012

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Boomer breasts, while going about their daily business in relative obscurity, have nonetheless unwittingly become symbols of the general state of our world. The Breaking up of the Polar Ice Caps: The southward journey of the Boomer breast is symbolic of the sinking of the polar ice caps, but because it is located in a […]

Alienation

November 28, 2012

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    World events have been happening so quickly in the past week that, midway through my consumption of a sweet potato and marshmallow casserole, I seriously considered blowing off  the Post-Thanksgiving-Held-on-Actual-Thanksgiving Midnight Madness at the local Walmart in order to track events as they were unfolding. We shall begin with a discovery beneath the […]

Fiscal Cliff Diving

November 15, 2012

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In an attempt to educate everyone about the impending “fiscal cliff,” this blogger has done some serious research, taking breaks only  to consume half a large can of salted cashews. Q. What is the fiscal cliff?  This is a good question, especially since the words “fiscal” and “cliff” are usually associated with events having extremely dire […]

A Short Phone Conversation Between Mitt Romney and the IRS

September 26, 2012

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This is the IRS, where our motto is “We will hold off your death, until you have paid your taxes.” Uh, hi.  Hey, are you aware that I have been on hold for about two hours? I would ask you what your point was but it wouldn’t matter.  How can I help you? Uh, yeah, […]

My Uterus, Myself

August 26, 2012

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Todd Akin, when he isn’t advocating for an audit of the Federal Reserve System, has become a spokesperson for a return to medieval notions of women and fertility.  It’s time to look at the belief system from which he obtains his knowledge about women’s bodies. And what better way to do this than to go […]

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