Tag: humor

On Being a Worthy Heir of the Agrarian Contrarians

But, as Shakespeare wrote, we sometimes “by indirections find directions out.”

Bar Jester Chronicles 15: In Praise of Smartassery

Give me smartassery. Give me a yawning match.

Of Dullards, Whales, Frustrations, and Shirts Like Fetters

What of those who have never once thought it their duty to amuse their readers?

Our Special Today is Spleen

Ah, you know what? Screw it. Give me the hairshirts wherever they are.

Bar Jester Chronicles 12(A): “The Way to Bliss” (A Work...

Nor was it his great and almost constant tumescence, which his grey polyester pants could never quite sufficiently hide.

The Bar Jester’s Unpremeditated Verse

But as a profound poet trying to make a comfortable living I can’t really trouble myself about that fit audience though few. . . . Were I to start thinking about poetry in the social context, I’d be sliding down that slippery slope toward place, limits, and liberty. And then what? Localism? God help us!

The American Aesop

Hillsdale, MI. It is said that Aesop, despite making all his characters animals and thus avoiding being Nathan to his contemporary Davids, was finally...