Archive | April 2016

Friday Funny – Technology

Good laughs! And about my level of “tech-savvy”! I mean…ah…my human’s level of tech-savvy…..

Author Don Massenzio

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True story from a Tech Support Representative
Caller: “Hello, Is this tech support ? ”

Tech: “Yes, It is. How may I help you ?”

Caller: “The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed ?”

Tech: “Did you say a Cup holder ? ”

Caller: “Yes ! it is attached to the front of my computer”

Tech: “Please excuse me If I seem a bit stumped, It’s because I am. Did you received this as part of a promotional, at a trade show ?”

Caller: “It came with my computer, I don’t know anything about a promotion, It just has 4X on it.”

At this point the tech rep had to mute the caller because he couldn’t stand it He was laughing too high. The caller had been Using the load drawer of CD/DVD…

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Zoe’s Pet Peeve

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Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Zoe’s Pet Peeve

Zoe Prof PicHello from the Land of Zen! I, Zoe, the Fabulous Feline, am here today to enlighten you about something that is actually a pet peeve of mine. Yes, I know—and you know—that I am normally so <ahem> even-tempered, but I go catallistic about this particular topic.

And here it is . . . my one major pet peeve: The misuse of my favorite word, “bombastic.” Talking heads on television get it wrong. Elitists who write for pretentious periodicals get it wrong. Everybody gets it wrong. They think that because it starts with “bomb,” it must mean loud, boisterous, or clamorous. Not so, says this Fabulous Feline.

Bombastic means speech or writing that is inflated . . . high-sounding, but with little meaning. In other words, pompous, pretentious—and phony, if I were to use my own word in conjunction with Mr. Webster’s.

Here’s an interesting factoid relevant to…

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Honest Fibs and a Perfect Ending

Nicholas C. Rossis

Victoria Chase - major announcement | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: hotinclevelandblogs.tumblr.com

I have a major announcement to make, as Victoria Chase might put it. My third short stories collection, Honest Fibs, was just will be published in a few days – and I now have the draft cover in my hands!

Honest Fibs book cover | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Looks good, right? The stories are told by two fishermen, hence the fishing boat scene. And the mermaid… well, you’ll see.

You’re in for a Ride

To celebrate, I will share here my latest short story. It hasn’t made it into Honest Fibs, as I only wrote it last week, but it makes for a nice promise: that there will be a fourth collection some day.

I’m also sharing it because I need your help with something: the ending. Read on, and you’ll understand what I mean.


A man’s gotta make a living, so I cruise through the rain, even though I doubt anyone will be…

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