Browsing All posts tagged under »epigrams«

Quippy the Grump

June 10, 2018


The only known member of the species Snarkius quippicus — we call him Quippy — always shows up at The JimBlog out of nowhere, unannounced. He tramps into the newsroom, plops down at a desk, commandeers a computer, and plinks out a page of copy. He then hands it to our editor and stomps off […]

Einstein Said It

March 19, 2017


                                                      Some people think that Albert Einstein’s name is magical. If they want to convince you of something or sell you something they invoke his revered name to prove that […]

Ballot Box Blues

November 27, 2016


I’m starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts. — Jake Flores What the hell is happening in the U.S.? Bitter anger between citizens, candidates nobody likes, garish negativity in the media. We’ve gotten so touchy with each other, it’s as easy to disrupt our harmony […]

Sound-Bite Quippy

September 25, 2016


PUBLIC LIFE: Asking the government for solutions, when the government screwed things up in the first place, is like finding out your drinking has damaged your health and then calming yourself with a beer. We set up democracy to make us free, and now there are all these rules. Did I miss something? The government is the Sheriff […]

Cento Politicus

August 28, 2016


THE PROBLEM: No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior, human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our […]

Quippy on a Roll

October 17, 2015


PolitiQuippy:  When petty disputes — trigger words, plastic bags, cigarette butts — cast long shadows, it’s a sure sign the sun is setting.  We send armies to bring freedom to other people … and kill anyone who resists.   We make a virtue of “changing the world”, but what we mean is “forcing it to […]

Quippy Presents: Old vs. New

May 7, 2015


The old way was to kill people who offend you; the new way is to snipe them on Twitter. The old way was a full-time career where you were stuck with a boss you hated; the new way is two part-time jobs with two bosses you hate. The old way was to despise the poor; […]