Month: December 2016

Past Imperfect – #377

Bette: “I can’t believe what we’re seeing.” Leslie: “It’s simply astonishing. It’s excruciating to watch, and I’ve been in a lot of British plays where people have been insufferably pompous.” Bette: “I can’t look away. Even the fact that my hand looks like that of a four-year-old compared […]

Past Imperfect – #416

Marlon, inner voice: “Why do I insist on bringing my wife to these staff meetings?” Elizabeth, outer voice: “Where the hell is my vodka gimlet? I ordered one an hour ago.” Marlon, outer voice: “Honey, let’s hold off a bit. I don’t know who you ordered from, but […]

The 12 Shots of Christmas

  Editor’s Note: This is a refurbished older post, a cautionary tale of what can happen when you mix the gift-exchange process with excessive amounts of alcohol. The references are a wee bit dated, but the underlying moral is the same: Don’t drink and unwrap. Unless everybody else […]

Past Imperfect – #431

Sadie: “I suppose I could do that. How much are you willing to pay me?” Nigel: “I didn’t say anything about paying you.” Sadie: “Then I didn’t say anything about doing it.” Nigel: “But I have leverage on you, my dear. I know what you did with that […]

Past Imperfect – #428

Dean, left: “Dad, what’s up with that huge book on your desk?” Ralph, center: “It doesn’t matter. What’s important is that I give this bottle of hooch to your brother.” Jason, right: “Thanks, Dad! You’re pretty swell, even if your existence torments me.” Dean: “But Dad, Jason is […]