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Brian Lageose

Past Imperfect – #311

The prosecuting attorney dramatically flourished Exhibit A: “As you can see by this photo, drug usage was rampant at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club in 1932!” Defense Attorney: “And what, other than your well-known alcoholism, led you to this questionable conclusion?” Prosecution: “First of all, we have Gilbert […]

Past Imperfect – #306

Father: “You’ve disappointed me again, Clara.” Clara: “Whatever could you mean, Father?” Father: “Coming home drunk again, all tarted up and messy.” Clara: “How could you possibly think I was drink?” Father: “”Because you’re talking to the hat rack over there, and I’m over here.” Clara: “Oh. I […]

Past Imperfect – #297

Joan: “Oh, my lover, you excite me so.” Cliff: “Really? That’s news to me. I’ve seen stronger signs of life at a mortuary.” Joan: “Oh, silly, this is such a romantic setting. How could I not be in the mood?” Cliff: “Romantic? This is a fake park bench […]

Sweet and Lowe’s

  I’m working on my blog, minding my own business, on a Sunday afternoon. The phone rings. It’s Terry. He’s calling from Odessa, where he and the brother and sister that are still on speaking terms are taking care of family business. There is no telling what this […]

Past Imperfect – #130

Man on the Left: “I know that I am devastatingly handsome , and that aspect alone will get me far in this superficial society, but it doesn’t hurt to give the appearance of actually being concerned about women for more than one reason. Would you like to feel […]

Flash Backward – #1

Editor’s Note: In the past few days, I’ve noticed a number of the bloggers I follow I have re-shared the first blog post they ever scribbled. I’m not sure why this is happening. Maybe it’s just one of those odd flashpoints where multiple people suddenly do the same […]