2021 is here. Happy New Year. I guess it’s because of the proud tradition of getting stupid drunk on New Year’s Eve that on the morning after or thereabouts people begin to make those pitiful New Years resolutions. I don’t understand it. You’d think that by now they would have learned not to torture themselves so much. I mean, we all make the same New … Continue reading New Year’s Irresolutions
BREAKING NEWS: According to anonymous sources, President Donald Trump is currently raging over what appears to be an “epidemic of deafness” at the White House. “I don’t get it,” Trump exclaimed yesterday in the Rose Garden. “I tell you, everybody here has gone deaf! Whenever I’m talking to anybody, they just can’t seem to hear me. All they ever do is to lean over and … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Outbreak of Auditory Disorders at the White House!
Bumbastories Magazine has learned that President-elect Joe Biden has offered Stephen A. Bumba, editor of Bumbastories, a choice advisory role – perhaps a Cabinet post – in the new Biden administration. In an exclusive interview with roving reporter George Packard, Bumba revealed that over the past six months he had sent several letters to Biden that detailed critical policy initiatives and reforms. Yesterday, he received … Continue reading A Bumbastories BREAKING NEWS exclusive: Bumba to receive Cabinet post!
OK. I confess to letting everyone down. I relapsed. As you may know from previous posts, I announced, indeed I proclaimed, last year that I was going “cold turkey” – although in this case I suppose I should have said “cold elephant” – in regard to and vis-à-vis my spiritual attachment to cement animal sculptures. I even publicly (on this very blog!) renounced and forswore any … Continue reading Inspiration, Religion, Polytheism, and Cement Animal Sculptures
It’s been a while since any Cement Animal Sculpture posts have appeared here at Bumbastories. Bumba’s prolonged, and frighteningly pathological period of dependence on cement animal sculptures for spiritual guidance had ended…… Or so we thought. Unfortunately, Bumba could resist tempation no longer. We can see here that Bumba, who, it turns out, lives only three blocks from the famous La Brea Tar Pits, has … Continue reading Cement Ice-Age Animal Sculptures Speak Out Again!
When I was a mere lad of 11 years, an older and wiser kid on the block – maybe he was 13 – imparted these words of wisdom: “Every silver lining has a cloud“. I also recall another cynical tidbit froim his 13 year old lips: “You can’t win ’em all. But you can lose ’em all“. I hope you understand that at age 11, … Continue reading Silver Linings with Rejoinders
The Every Day Another Story blog aka Bumbastories confesses to a certain insincerity as pertains to its title Every Day Another Story. Obviously we don’t post a story every day. We furthermore confess to feeling no particular sense of guilt about it. Truth be told, we’re simply too lazy to go about changing the name and the header and all that. In fact, a deep-rooted … Continue reading Sad
See Moron Writing for more Moron Writing I’m currently typing at my computer on a blank Word document. I generally type these blog things straight onto the wordpress without using Word. Which means I do fewer edits. And often I use an ipad, which even further reduces the edits/quality…… OK, you’ve been warned. This post is about writing. That’s why it’s called About Writing. It’s more … Continue reading About Writing/Moron Writing
Anthropomorphism on my mind We humans tend to anthropomorphize animals: we have an insidious tendency to think of them as if they were humans, assign human characteristics to them, etc. Indeed, the early scientific efforts to objectively observe and study animal behavior required the conscious abandonment of all folk notions of animals being human-like. Later ethologists have somewhat freed themselves of this constriction. Personally, I’ve … Continue reading Anthropomorphed Animals on my Mind
In an oblique baseball reference, Bumbastories pulls one foul….. Continue reading Tell Your Boss to Get Off Your Back