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Random Uncounters

Random Uncounters

Bucket Joke I learned something the other day about homeless people. They’re not afraid to laugh. I was hurrying back to work after lunch. While crossing a Portland street I met a downtrodden man with a blooming, cauliflowery beard who stopped in the middle of the intersection and stammered out a few words in my […]

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Les Overhead doubles Warren Buffett “March Madness” $1 billion offer

Les Overhead doubles Warren Buffett “March Madness” $1 billion offer

(Portland, OR)  In a press release issued today from the world headquarters of Les Overhead, it was announced the one-man firm would double the $1 billion offer of Warren Buffett for picking every game in this year’s NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. “We will double that amount to $2 billion,” said Lois Overhead, P.R. head […]

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Last message of ’13

Last message of ’13

It’s the thought that counts.   On this, the last day of a year ending in 13, it seems fitting to end with a message of hope and good luck. The above message was written years ago by my daughter, Ruby. I couldn’t have said it, or written it, any better. From the entire staff […]

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Goose the noodle

Goose the noodle

TAKE YOUR BRAIN FOR A WALK.   According to studies, walking stimulates your brain. This official scientific image shows how the brain reacts to exercise. I’m no scientist, but it makes sense to me. In my line of work, I’ve found that when you need inspiration it helps to get the blood flowing and take […]

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We’re all gonna die

We’re all gonna die

There’s no denying it, our time on the rock is short. So don’t waste it with verbose, yawn-inspiring writing and dense, thick-as-sludge blocks of copy. Cut it to the bone and use a sledgehammer to break it up. Get to the point and keep it punchy. Especially in writing for the web. Short sentences and […]

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