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Jul
31
Frank Ball
TV Tunes
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Some TV commercials leave tunes playing in our heads for a long time, which might encourage sales of their products.

Played together in a medley, they certainly can bring back memories.

Jul
24
Frank Ball
Pasta Surprise
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Sometimes, lunch at the school cafeteria can be a complete surprise.

Where would spaghetti be without the sauce? Saclà Italia, a favorite sauce in Europe and beyond, served an amazing medley of opera classics.

Jul
17
Frank Ball
Bottled Up
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The Bottle Boys, known as Flaskedrengene in their native Denmark, use instruments right out of the recycle bin.

Wherever they are playing, they will blow you away.
 

Jul
10
Frank Ball
To Be or Not to Be
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Some of the best writing ideas follow something already familiar. What happened to Peter Pan after he grew up? Under what circumstances might Alice return to Wonderland?

Or we might take something from the future and ask what it would look like in the distant past. We could put a modern Marty McFly into the 1950s or have Star Wars with an Shakesperian flair.

Jul
3
Frank Ball
Stars & Stripes
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Culture, morality, and patriotism. Many believe this country could use more of that.

We should be thankful for all those who will stand and encourage us, even if they are only puppets.

Jun
26
Frank Ball
Star S’Mores: A Long Time Ago …
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Just in time for the next Star Wars release, we have cookies and milky way in a far away galaxy.

After Princess Parfaya is taken prisoner by the evil empire, can young Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo, and Chewie the Cookiee save the day?

Jun
19
Frank Ball
Daffynitions
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In just a few frames, a comic strip delivers interesting stories. To stir creativity, try reading a few strips every morning. Frank’s favorites are Calvin and Hobbes, Blondie, and Pickles.

Another favorite strip is B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart. Occasionally, the artists will show a daffynition in either Wiley’s Dictionary or the Book of Phrases, which Frank eagerly adds to his collection.

Here are a few B.C. daffynitions that were added recently:

  • Sonic Boom — Sudden expansion of a fast-food chain
  • Zebra — Extra support for the horse-riding woman
  • Pesticide — When a housefly makes a beeline into a ceiling fan
  • Lasting Impression — What Wile E. Coyote leaves on the floor of any given canyon
  • Defeat — Where de shoes are
  • Last Man Standing — Politically correct term for the kid who really stinks at Musical Chairs

To read more of the collection, Click Here.

Jun
12
Frank Ball
The Good Samaritan
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“Would you watch my puppy for just a minute?”

Who could refuse an attractive blonde’s plea for help? But what will happen if the caregiver experiences the unexpected tragedy?

Jun
5
Frank Ball
The Spice of Life
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Some like it hot.

Some like it not.

Members of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra played “Tango Jalousie” while eating the world’s hottest chili peppers, which is one way to spice up a tune.

May
29
Frank Ball
Making Magic
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Some of us would like God to sprinkle pixie dust on our fingers so we could write the next bestselling novel. We might even pray to that end, hoping for a miracle, not magic.

The secret to writing magic is hard work to develop skills that allow us to craft stories that appear to be miraculous.