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Is the Electoral College an actual college?
Not in the traditional sense with classes, dormitories, and beer-fueled rush weeks. In fact, the only real similarity between the two is that we’re often left questioning our choices several years later. Was it really worth it, or did we simply “go with the flow,” perpetuating outdated systems and institutions? Did our choices not only reflect our needs at the time but our ever-evolving conditions? And what were we thinking? Minoring in Menonite Fashions? Writing in David Hasselhoff for president?

Ok, then why do we call it a “college”? You can thank the…


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Behold, Jim Kuenzer! Put down the Funyuns and juice box you stole from your second-grade daughter, and take heed!

We, the Gods of Rock, have witnessed your attempts to jam, to shred, and to rock. After careful consideration and deliberation, we proclaim — with the force of 10,000 Marshall stacks, 1,000 Woodstocks, and the unbridled intensity of a handful of Tina Turners — that you are not fit to rock. Nor roll!

We have found not that you did violate one of the Ten Commandments of Rock, but rather 1–2–3–4 of them! These transgressions are listed henceforth:

Violation of the Second Commandment: Thou shalt earn thy ax and amplifier through nefarious dealings with the Devil, preferably at some sort of “crossroads”

One must successfully…


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Mums are as much a part of the Texas homecoming tradition as football and regret.

Officials with the Colleyville Independent School District in Colleyville, Texas, have issued an Amber Alert for Madison Durban-Pfeiifer, a bright and dynamic junior at Colleyville Heritage High School. Ms. Durban-Pfeiifer was last seen yesterday afternoon after school with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Jacob “J-Dog” Swanson, third string punter for the high school football team and part-time assistant manager at Buffalo Wild Wings.

While Ms. Durban-Pfeiffer’s disappearance has come as a shock to many, some of us believe we know exactly where she is.

She’s in her homecoming mum.

The mum, entitled “Blissful Remembrance” by the manufacturer, was first introduced in a…


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Am I gaining traction with you, Donna? For you are gaining traction with me.

I’ll never forget that first memo you sent. You remember the memo, in re optimizing acquisition channels vis a vis a newly implemented acquisition matrix? The narrative of that memo, it took me completely offline, Donna. Completely offline. Your prose sparkled like industry-leading goal conversion rates and read like content linked directly from the pages of Fast Company.

And then I saw you. Walking, no, transitioning to a meeting in Gavin’s office. So many moving parts!

Your hair flowed like a killer app: attractive, somehow necessary…


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  1. Lindsey Graham: blue suit, crimson tie
  2. Sean Hannity: blue suit, purple tie
  3. Mike Pence: blue suit, red tie (white hair and face paint a plus)
  4. Rep. Steve King: blue suit, yellow tie (white robe and hood a plus)
  5. Chris Christie: blue suit, blue and yellow patterned tie (loose at the neck for safety)
  6. Rush Limbaugh: : blue suit, pink tie (haha, just kidding, golf shirt, etcetera)
  7. Paul Ryan: blue suit, yellow and white striped tie (non-cartoonish widow’s peak a plus)
  8. Sen. Ted Cruz: blue suit, baby blue tie (“beard” optional)
  9. Ronald Reagan: blue suit, any color tie (please, the honor is all ours)
  10. Ted Nugent: loincloth


Welcome to “Many Eggs, One Basket,” where I post stories so topical I only send them to one high profile publication who rejects them well after they’re old news. This one was sent to a famous magazine named after a city. They didn’t think it was right for them. Maybe it would be if there was time travel? Who knows? Enjoy!

Visiting a Texas prison with my new friend, Senator John “Snow” Cornyn in the hopes of ideas for prison reform! What sort of “reform,” though? Make them better? Or make them more prisony? Unclear. Don’t say anything yet, though…


Part I: Jules et Jim et Connie et Nigel et Moi
In an effort to model my life after the movie “Breathless” except without the crime, I’ve started teaching myself how to speak French. My goal is to become as fluent as I can using a few tools so that I don’t have to impose on anyone who actually speaks French. This way, when I say I’m new to the language but then reel off a stream of properly conjugated verbs, they will think I’m smart and offer me a Contrex and a Gauloises. Merci!

So far, I’m kicking ass…


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Me, or at least someone who dresses like me, during a much better time. — GS

Ouch! I pulled a hammy in this morning’s spin class (Curse you, Lex! Your workouts are literally too much! Haha!) so I’m turning the pen over to my good friend and Newark Times best selling self-help author Dr. Glenn Sumners,(honorary) PhD, who has a special message for you! Glenn’s latest book, “To the Quick! Tips for Nail Biters and Others Suffering from Mild Chronic Autocannibalism” is available now from Internal Equinox Publishing. Glenn is known around the world for his peaceful demeanor and his mega-expensive three-week long seminar/retreats. Take it away, Glenn!

Knock it off with your belly aching, already.


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Do you know how many novels I would have written here if this dumb shack had Wifi? Your loss, King Werner von Blahblahblah!

While I’m stuck in this stockholder meeting, please enjoy this story from my good friend, world-famous romance novelist and Contributing Editor, Jarvis Firmrod.

Good friends, hear me true: I’m stuck.

After 30+ years of writing, nay, crafting romance and romantic novels (there is a difference), I have run out of ideas. The proverbial well has run dry, as the proverbs (unwritten) oft say! What am I to do?

What am I to do?

When I published my first novel, “Torrid Ramifications,” for the now-defunct publisher, Spring Drizzle Books, I thought, “There is no way on earth I can keep this…


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While I’m on assignment in Akron, please enjoy this guest post from Contributing Editor Jared Zimley.

Okay, for the record? I wrote this list, like, six months ago, but in hindsight I now know that going back to my old Commodore 64 for work and web browsing was probably not the wisest decisions so now I’m a little late to the game and I have to post this dumb list the same time the rest of you idiots are posting yours.

Whatever.

So here’s a list of ten concerts. Nine of them I actually went to. One of them, I…

Jim Kuenzer

Comedy writer. Master of the forced, awkward and unconvincing pratfall. Author of “Behold! We May Rock You!” available on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2FP6E8K

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