George Packard Rides Again, The Key to the Highway, and More Bus-Inspired Scribblings

Yes. George Packard was on the move. Racing and careening, Travelin hard Along with the #20 bus Down ol’ Wilshire Blvd. ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭ George was very pleased to be writing for Bumbastories again, especially since Bumba had abandoned that Monday Magazine format. Some magazine! Nobody read it anyway. Poor Bumba! Boo hoo. As for himself, George was relieved to shelve, at least temporarily, his journalistic ambition … Continue reading George Packard Rides Again, The Key to the Highway, and More Bus-Inspired Scribblings

The Bumbastories Sunday Magazine Section

The Bumbastories Weekly Magazine – Sunday Edition HUH??? What’s this? First you say it’s an Every Day Another Story blog. Now you’re talking once a week? What’s the story, Bumba? The following is a once-a-week literary (well, not so literary), humorous (funny might be too strong a word), illumunating and enlightening (Hey, take it easy!) magazine sort of blog with a couple of informative articles, … Continue reading The Bumbastories Sunday Magazine Section

AISOTB #32: As George Packard Sat On The Bus

As George Packard, roving reporter for Bumbastories, sat on the bus he thought back fondly to when he was a young man in his 20’s. He recalled how startled and upset  he had been when he first observed that many people in America lived their lives and modelled their behavior after television characters. These people seemed to impersonate television actors; they were modelling their behavior … Continue reading AISOTB #32: As George Packard Sat On The Bus

As Marcuse Marx Sat On The Bus (AISOTB#31)

As Marcuse Marx sat on the bus and calmly gazed out on the streets passing by he thought about his father and smiled. Marcuse’s life had been a life blessed with good fortune, and it was to his father that Marcuse was indebted. For his Dad, God bless his soul, had christened him with the name Marcuse – which, together with the family name Marx, … Continue reading As Marcuse Marx Sat On The Bus (AISOTB#31)

As I Sat On the Bus (#28) ——–Is this world an illusion?

As I sat on the bus I thought of finer moments: places and people from not too long ago. Why, it seemed like only yesterday I was out on the trail, the wild canyons calling to me….. ………………………………………………………… Was this world all a dream? Was I really on the bus? Was I really in that canyon, or was it just in my mind? I heard … Continue reading As I Sat On the Bus (#28) ——–Is this world an illusion?

How the 1% Control the Rest of Us (AISOTB #28)

The shops in Mid-town Los Angeles were buzzing today. As I sat on the bus I looked out at all the people and cars that filled the sunny streets outside the shopping center. I rejoiced. “Ah, the U.S. economy is doing well,” I smiled to myself. This post-Christmas shopping rush will boost the economy. I felt happy, pleased. Yet much of this business, this cash … Continue reading How the 1% Control the Rest of Us (AISOTB #28)

As I Sat On The Bus (#27) or Advice to Love-Lorn Writers

As I was sitting on the bus and waiting calmly for the inspiration to write to rise from the depths and wash over me (as it usually does when I sit on the bus), as I was sitting there, I had the realization that perhaps I could seek inspiration and perhaps obtain an even higher level of inspiration from another activity or venue. Depending on the … Continue reading As I Sat On The Bus (#27) or Advice to Love-Lorn Writers

As I Sat At My Computer (AISOTB #26)

As I sat at my computer…… “STOP THE MUSIC!!!!!”, yelled a voice inside my head. The voice was that of Jimmy Durante, which I thought was strange, as the great Schnozola has been dead for a considerable long time. “WAIT!!!” cried a second voice whose author was not identifiable. “Just wait a minute. Hold on,” continued the second voice. “Don’t all of these ‘As I … Continue reading As I Sat At My Computer (AISOTB #26)

As I Rode On The Bus #25

Yikes! This is #25 of the As I Sat On The Bus thing. Bumba thanks the brave bloggers who have contributed to this remarkable mass transportation series, and invites one and all to make a contribution to the AISOTB Compendium and to ride the bus every now and then. Bumbastories environmental engineers have made a rough estimate that if everyone in the (over) developed industrialized … Continue reading As I Rode On The Bus #25