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Nov
21
Frank Ball
Daffynitions
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Each morning Frank Ball reads a few comic strips to stir his creative thinking. In just a few frames, many of them tell an interesting story with beginning, middle, and end.
  One of his regular reads is Frank & Ernest by Thaves. Here are a few daffynitions from there that he recently added to his collection:

  • Conjunctivitis — An irrational fear of words like “and,” “or,” and “but”
  • Counter Intelligence — What is gained by going to the Information Desk
  • Paranoid Optimist — People who think everybody is out to get them something nice
  • Pillage — Plunder of aspirin and vitamins
  • Solar Panel — A group of stars that judge the talents of other stars
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    To read more of Frank’s collection, Click Here.

    Nov
    14
    Frank Ball
    Making Someone Proud
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    Whether butler, baker, or biscuit maker, we have talent. If we can talk, we can write. And if we’re working for the Lord, we can please someone who is even more important than Mom and Dad.

    Nov
    7
    Frank Ball
    Word Crimes
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    When we use a word incorrectly, have we committed a crime against humanity? That probable depends on whose reeding our stuff.

    Oct
    31
    Frank Ball
    Pumpkin Face
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    Carving vegetables is common in many countries, but none is more popular in America than the pumpkin at Halloween.

    But if you want pumpkin pie, you might need special tools.

    Oct
    24
    Frank Ball
    Bedtime Story
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    Great stories are helpful in many ways.
      They keep people from nodding off in church.
      They help children go to sleep at night.
      They keep adults awake, turning the pages, wanting to find out what happens.
      They’re useful in selling a product.

    Oct
    17
    Frank Ball
    Daffynitions
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    When kids learn English, they aren’t always clear on the meaning of words. Does a sign lettered Off-ice refer to a room near the ice house? As adults, we can appreciate the connection of familiar words to unexpected meanings.
      Frank has a large collection of such words, and he’s constantly adding more. Here are a few of his own making, which he posted recently to the website:

    • Frankincense —What Frankenstein had after he was given a brain
    • Hot Dog Stand — What wieners do when they can’t find a seat
    • Monkey — Means to enter the monastery when it’s locked
    • Pork Chop — A pig’s karate movement
    • Spoiled Milk — What you get from pampered cows
    • Spyware — Appropriate attire for an agent during a covert operation
    • Stick — A boomerang that doesn’t work

    To read more of the collection, Click Here.

    Oct
    10
    Frank Ball
    Fooled You
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    A really good quarterback must fake in one direction and then go where no one expects.

    This middle school quarterback pulls off the greatest acting job imaginable as he takes the ball and walks through the defense.

    Oct
    3
    Frank Ball
    Flag Football
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    In college and pros, players wear battle gear to contend on the gridiron. But that was much too dangerous for grade school physical education classes where kids wore just gym shorts and a T-shirt.
      As safety demanded, instead of tackling, the runner was “down” if you could grab the strip of cloth hanging down from his waist.
      But now we have a new version of flag football, played on concrete. You’ve go to be kidding.

    Sep
    26
    Frank Ball
    Speaking Turkish
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    Victor Borge invites Sahan Arzruni to help accompany him in playing the Hungarian Rhapsody.

    But the man from Turkey hasn’t been in New York very long. He doesn’t speak English, which can make the joint effort a little awkward. Or funny.

    Sep
    19
    Frank Ball
    Pirate Day
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    Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

    Avast, me hearties, ye dare not miss such a day. If ye’re thinkin’ ye might like a pirate party, t’day be a mytee good day.

    For the official “Talk Like A Pirate Day” website, Click Here.