John W. Vinson Premium

Semiretired computer geek and mythology fan

Recent Comments

  1. 16 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    A mother asked her son what hymn they’d played at church. He said “It was, Don’t be scared I’m coming with the quilt.” Perplexed, she called the organist and learned that it had been “Fear not, the Comforter cometh.”

  2. 25 days ago on Frank and Ernest

    That’s a good horse you told me to bet on. It took eight other horses to beat that horse!

  3. 28 days ago on Frank and Ernest

    Never get into a pillow fight with Death unless you’re prepared to handle the reaper cushions.

  4. about 1 month ago on Rose is Rose

    They were a key component in how I and my brother learned to read. We lived with my grandmother and she had a big shelf full in our attic bedroom. My first grade teacher called Grandma after my first day at school and said “This boy can READ. He’s not supposed to be able to read! We’re suppose to teach him to read!”

    The blast damage from Grandma’s reaction was still visible in the schoolyard twenty years later; don’t know if it’s still there.

  5. about 1 month ago on Frank and Ernest

    That sure sounds like P.D.Q. Bach. A friend of mine sang in a performance of his piece “The Seasonings” and showed me the sheet music… I can’t imagine performing it without groaning or laughing all the way through at all the puns, wordplay and sight gags! Peter Schickele was a hoot!

  6. 2 months ago on Bound and Gagged

    “Oh, no, you don’t no twelve burglars are trying THIS guy!”

  7. 3 months ago on Frank and Ernest

    Why any man would want a wife is a mystery. Why he would want two is a bigamistery!

  8. 3 months ago on Rose is Rose

    The director of the Bureau of Fisheries is the Sturgeon General. His assistants are the Herring Aides.

  9. 3 months ago on Bound and Gagged

    You know you’re getting old when you sit down at the breakfast table and hear snap, crackle, pop BEFORE you put the milk on the cereal!

  10. 3 months ago on Pearls Before Swine

    That’s why they call them lessons… because they lessen! (Alice in Wonderland reference of course)