Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

My “Strange Brew” Cartoons

June 15, 2013

I wrote ideas for Strange Brew, a nationally syndicated cartoon. I sent my ideas to John Deering, the panel’s creator, and he picked what he likes. Here are some of the ideas he turned into cartoons.

Click here to see my cartoons for Close to Home, another syndicated cartoon.

Click here to see my cartoons for Stage Left, a strip I created with Steve Mark, a cartoonist friend.









The Night Before X-Mess!

December 6, 2012


Click here to order your copy of The Night Before X-Mess on iTunes for only 99 cents!

Click here to order your copy from a different music-selling website.

Click on the audio player below to listen to my sister Cyn’s introduction.

Click on the audio player below to listen to an excerpt from my rendition of The Night Before X-Mess.


My sister Cyn and me with Grampo

My sister Cyn and me with our beloved Grampo

Back on August 9, 1941, my grandfather, Herb Bolsta, copyrighted two original parodies: The Night Before X-Mess and Casey at the Battiest. For many years, he (more…)

When Did I Become Such a Delicate Flower?

August 15, 2009

profanity-symbolsSomeone showed me an SNL video of Natalie Portman performing a very profane rap song. It’s a YouTube favorite and everyone seems to love it.

I certainly saw the humor behind it—sweet Natalie Portman acting completely against type—but I couldn’t help cringing every time she spewed out another vulgarity. It was painful to watch.

I felt the same way last fall at a cocktail party when I was talking to a guy I had just met. Every other sentence was punctuated with an F-bomb or two. I felt physically uncomfortable and excused myself as soon as I could.

I don’t know when I became such a delicate flower. It’s not like I (more…)