One-Liner Wednesday — Interesting People

What do you think? Are people who don’t know what to do with their lives the most interesting? Or are they just lost?

This post is for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.


One-Liner Wednesday — Death and Horror

E82A676F-9B92-43AB-BED4-476CB6478312Before I present my one-liner for today, let me first confess that it’s actually a two-liner. Sorry for bending the rules a bit.

Let me also say that I’m quoting Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former Attorney General and former governor of New York. Sorry about that, too.

Anyway, here’s what Spitzer said:

Yes, people pull the trigger, but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.

So why am I quoting Spitzer? Because I think what he expressed is a rational response to the NRA’s refrain that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

The only way to reduce the incidence of more death and horror from mass shootings like the one on Sunday night in Las Vegas is, as Spitzer said, to pass common sense gun control laws.

If a disgraced politician like Eliot Spitzer can see that, why can’t the Republicans in Congress, whose refrain is always “now is not the time” to talk about gun control. But delaying such a discussion means more death and horror.

Yet for Republican legislators, it seems that never is the only good time to talk about gun control.

Written for the One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

One-Liner Wednesday — Sincerity


“Sincerity is the key to success. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

Groucho Marx

Okay, that’s actually two lines, but let’s not get technical, shall we?

For what it’s worth, I think Donald Trump is a master of fake sincerity, which may explain why, as Groucho suggested, he has it made. Well, until he gets impeached, that is.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

One-Liner Wednesday — A Round Tuit


“Someday is not a day of the week.”

Novelist Janet Dailey

My wife maintains a fairly robust “honey do” list. I tend to be a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to checking off the items on her list. When she periodically asks (bugs) me about what progress I’ve made on her list, I’ll often say something like, “I’ll get to it when I get around to it.”

One day she handed me a gift-wrapped box, which I excitedly opened. Inside the box, wrapped in tissue paper, was a wooden coin with the words “A Round Tuit” carved onto it. “What’s this?” I asked.

“You said you’d clean out the garage when you got around to it,” she answered. “So I got you a round tuit. Now you have no excuse.”

The last time she asked me if I’d done any of the tasks on her list, I told her that “I’ll get it done someday.”

She looked at the large calendar hanging in our kitchen and said, “I see Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday, along with a number of other days, but I don’t see Someday. Can you show me where Someday is on this calendar?”

I can imagine novelist Janet Dailey confronting her husband when he tells her that he’ll get around to doing something on her honey do list someday, and throwing “Someday is not a day of the week” in his face.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.