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Thursday, July 8, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So, I’m near delirious about this Bangkokian heat and humidity this time we have in the Upper Midwest, about having had and having not, about the words of Harry Morgan—“One man alone ain’t got… no chance”—who got shot to the...
Art for Art's Sake
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? Me, drizzled veteran of political wars waged ’round our vicinity, having mounted nearly several half-assed campaigns for all kind of elective offices over the years—senator, county sheriff, president, governor, mayor, commissioner of baseball, Tahitian overlord. I’m James Dean...
Art for Art's Sake
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, don’t have much to offer you’s this week in way of an essay, sorry to say. I’m pressed for time and I got to take off...
Art for Art's Sake
Friday, June 11, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, this happens to be the week of the day when I sit in my chair, wrap myself in solitude and pray to be warmed by a sentimental mood for reveries of memories that never die—our young man Mr. B, forever to be rejoiced and blessed in the...
Art for Art's Sake
Friday, May 28, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, sorry to say that I can’t exactly pony up a fully blown chock-packed jam-full essay for you’s this week on account that for starters, this recent spate of hot weather has me depressed, doleful and debilitated. For crying out loud...
Art for Art's Sake
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, here’s a little story my buddy Little Jimmy Iodine told me the other day that I think even the kids might enjoy: Pinocchio’s girlfriend says to him, “This sucks. Every time we make love I get splinters.”
Art for Art's Sake
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, all the hubbub and hullabaloo down yonder recently in Arizona (state nickname “Apache State”) reminds me of a quote from the Union Civil War general, an Irish guy by the name of Philip Sheridan: “If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent Texas...
Art for Art's Sake
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, it’s been an alarming couple three days for me, what the fock. To wit: Last Sunday, I took an early afternoon ride on the No. 30 downtown to the Grandly Store-Closed mall where I planned to kick the tires on a factory-new pair of midnight-black all-cotton Gold Toe men’s socks over by the Boston Store...
Art for Art's Sake
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I can’t whip out an essay for you’s this week on account that my buddy Little Jimmy Iodine has another birthday in a day or two; so’s rather than tell you for the umpteenth time about how the Republicans and their whitewashed Tea Party...
Art for Art's Sake
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So yeah, the current crop of Pulitzer Prizes got passed around the other day and wouldn’t you know, once again yours truly stands empty-handed, me oh my oh. But let me tell you’s, I never got into this racket, lo those many years ago, to be rich and famous...