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A Beautiful, Elegant Shell Game

December 4, 2019

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Life in the boomer Lane spent Thanksgiving week with her youngest child and his family. His children are age two and eleven months. After spending five or six days getting into various positions on the floor that no one over the age of 50 should subject themselves to, she had a free morning. She decided […]

The Actual Call

November 19, 2019

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Vlad? Wazzup? Excuse me? Who is this? It’s the Big Guy, Vlad. Numero Uno. The Boss. The Top Banana. My name is Volodymyr . Don’t be a dick, Vlad. If I say your name is Vlad, go along with it. I can obliterate you. Poof. Nobody in the world carries as much weight as I do. […]

The Name of the Game

November 7, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like many other loyal citizens of our current Greatest Show on Earth administration, reads her neighborhood listserv. Listservs are chock-full of people disseminating vital information and complaining that dogs are pooping on their lawns. Neighbors give valuable things away like power tools and ask to borrow things like a pair […]

Orange is the New Smart

October 28, 2019

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It’s no secret to anyone except Trump supporters that the educational system of the United States is failing the vast majority of its students. Although literacy rates have increased, reading levels have been falling since the 1970s. The US is now ranked 125th in world literacy, behind, among many others, Latvia, Armenia, Barbados, Fiji, Tonga, […]

The Age of Weed for Agers

October 24, 2019

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In a long-ago Woody Allen schtik, Woody described how people were getting expensive cars across the border without paying customs fees. They purchased lower-priced luxury cars in Mexico, disassembled the cars, then reassembled them when they came into the US. Inspired by this, Woody said he decided to give it a try. He disassembled his […]

The Truth About Happiness

October 15, 2019

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Since the dawn of time, people have noticed that happiness can be elusive. Getting stomped by a mammoth could put a damper on anyone’s day. After the demise of mammoths, humans all over the planet invented slavery, another buzz-kill for many. Even for the non-slave population, plagues, wars, rotten teeth, and having to eat meals […]

The Whistleblower, Revealed

October 3, 2019

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Scene: The Oval Office of the United States of America Characters: Donald J Trump, duly-elected President of the United States of America in spite of the efforts of a lots of really bad people who don’t want America to to Great again Other Character: Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who we think is important but […]