Category Archives: Humor Project – Interviews

Paying Homage to a Great One: Humor Writer Patrick McManus

“You’ll never meet him,” a know-it-all consultant told me.  “Patrick McManus is big time.  He’s hard to reach.  He won’t have time for you.” It pays to ignore naysayers especially when one is young, dumb, ambitious, and on a mission.  … Continue reading

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Political Comic, Will Durst, Returns to Chico

We stay in touch because we want to. A few years ago I interviewed Will Durst, an award winning funny guy, as part of my Humor Project (see “Baby Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator“).  The dude cracked me … Continue reading

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‘Tis Always the Season to Read…and Laugh

A lousy marketer I am.  If I was smarter, and I wish I was, I’d have written this post last month as a shameless ploy to sell my book Let Me Tell You a Story.  Oh, I’ll still plug the … Continue reading

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Humorist P.J. O’Rourke Pokes at Politicos

“The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get chickweed out of your lawn…Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then get elected and prove … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Art Buchwald

Hey folks, I’m on the road for a week and have a slug of articles in development.  I’m trying to find the time to finish ’em.  I’m also doing maintenance on my main Etc.Guy site.  I’d rather fix pot-holes, at … Continue reading

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Baby-Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator

“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $750,000 house to a $350,000 house and didn’t even have to move.” Will Durst, American political satirist He’s a superstar comic and satirist with a … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Will Durst

“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $750,000 house to a $350,000 house, and didn’t even have to move.” Will Durst, American political satirist, b 1952   ### PS Readers: I recently … Continue reading

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Eighty Year Old Patrick McManus Still Hunts for Laughs

“My career doesn’t seem to be that it was one.  But it’s been fun.”  Patrick McManus, Outdoor writer, columnist and New York Times best-selling author  We met at a Spokane restaurant two weeks before his 80th birthday.  I arrived the … Continue reading

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Humor Writer Biff America Keeps Skiers Laughing

  “My parents practiced the rhythm method but I still can’t dance.”  - Biff America in ‘Steep, Deep and Dyslexic’- His face and hands were tanned and weathered.  Both were symptoms of someone who spends more time outside than in … Continue reading

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