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by Mardy Grothe & Dr. Mardy Grothe

ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often...


by Dr. Mardy Grothe & Mardy Grothe

"Never let 'em see you sweat."

"Never change diapers in mid-stream."

"Never let a crisis go to waste."

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse."

"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."

When we strongly...

Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You

by Mardy Grothe

What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hilarious or poignant effect. When Mae West...


by Mardy Grothe & Dr. Mardy Grothe

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.

If you can't be kind, at least be vague.

An aphorism...

I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like

by Dr. Mardy Grothe & Mardy Grothe

The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.

Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.

Describing something...

Viva la Repartee

by Dr. Mardy Grothe & Mardy Grothe

For most of us, that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most, only to come to mind with perfect clarity when it's too late to be useful. The twentieth-century writer Heywood Broun...