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A rare hot night in Boston calls for first-rate air conditioning, which can be found at my friend Howard’s favorite Chinese restaurant, Bernard’s in Chestnut Hill (which still has no website beyond a Facebook page!).

But restaurant’s websites don’t make excellent dumplings and Bernard’s does, so the kids order their collective weight in pan-seared Peking Ravioli (which one day will come to be called “Beijing Ravioli,” if the world’s transliteration experts can finally put aside their differences and get an agreement hammered out). While waiting for the porky nuggets to arrive, I scan the room for something to blog about.

The table next to us contains 2 curious-looking couples (or is it 4 unconnected individuals?) who conceivably are double blind-dating. Blog material, with any luck! Not much younger than me (i.e. old) they eye each other suspiciously as the ordering takes place, sucking on ice waters. Finally, one of their lot picks up the menu and orders himself a drink.

Our piles of dumplings arrive and we start to dig in, and soon the foursome next to us is eating as well. Then comes the red wine that had been ordered, arriving in a special little carafe that holds exactly 6 oz. of liquid comfortably. The man gazes at the fancy carafe for a moment, takes it up, and instead of pouring the contents into his glass, he sprinkles some onto his meal, assuming it must be special Chinese sauce.

I pointed this out to my dumpling-eating seven-year-old daughter, who had a good long laugh over it, and I had an even longer one when she told her mom later on, “The man poured his beer on his food!” (It was wine, but whatever).

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Saturday, 06 June 2020

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum



It's unlimited
Presidential harrassment
Dems are going nuts!


Isn't it nice when
Countries help rebuild neighbors?
Thanks to Saudi A!


The Harvey Weinstein Story
Look at their license?


Republican Congressmen
Two wins now in doubt.


Dems love Sessions now
Same thing: lyin' James Comey
Saint-like. Really sick.


Russia: "nothing to
do with meddling." Why isn't
Hillary looked at?


The Special Counsel
I’ve done nothing wrong



The phony witch hunt

The soon to be released book
Looks like a big hit


Fake News Media

Together with the witch hunt:

My best poll numbers


“Caravans” coming

Must go nuclear option.



We don’t have a wall

Not going to have a country



Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!


Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting


Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information


Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax



Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.



Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year



United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death



False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.


Army Navy Game





He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.




Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!


The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.


Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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