THE WRITE BROTHERS

Ancient Sumerians wrote in cuneiform;
Ancient Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphics.
Ancient Americans write in cursive form;
Impatient physicians write in hieroglyphics.

As an ancient American who still writes poems in cursive form, I wish my fellow fathers everywhere a Happy Father’s Day. 

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DO YOU HAVE PANTY/WAIST PROBLEMS?

As you know, July 27 is one of the biggest holidays of the year: it’s TAKE YOUR PANTS FOR A WALK DAY. Now, those of us who take our pants (or panties) for a walk every day may wonder why there’s one special day set aside to celebrate such a normal, mundane activity. The answer, by way of analogy, is that most of us are mothers or fathers every day, but we still have single Mother’s and Father’s Days to honor what we do every day….unless, of course, we can afford to delegate the care of our offspring to a ritzy boarding school in France, or however parents who are wealthy get their darling little monster(s) out of their better-things-to-do lives for extended periods.

Anyway, far be it from me not to take this walk day — and its health benefits — seriously. And yet, it seems to me that the idea of exercising your pants/panties is a red herringbone. Sure, your pants may be getting a tad tight around the middle, but is that your pants’ fault? Let’s face it — if your pants no longer fit, you’re getting fat, and a walk around the block isn’t going to do much for either you or your pants. You need to address the real problem — and luckily for you, I have the solution:

THE WAGES OF THIN

Overweight? Not to worry —
You can lose it in a hurry!
Here is all you knead to know:
Inhibit your intake of dough.

When, of dough, you indulges —
Like your wallet, you get bulges.
Don’t be all that you can be —
Send half of all you make to me!