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Verse or Worse

Verse or Worse is written by Al Sicherman, a long time food writer and humor columnist. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and much work toward an MA in journalism from the University of Minnesota. (He didn’t finish his thesis. You wouldn’t have either.)

My Volt gets 40,000 miles per gallon

Last week there was a news report that your old Uncle Al found even more annoying than the endless coverage of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock: General Motors’ new Volt gets 230 miles per gallon!

How cold is it? It’s so cold…

Now that we’ve had a few days of cold worth feeling smug about (what’s the point of living in a place where you can’t name the senators without an abacus if you can’t at least brag about how inhumanly cold it gets?), I suggest that it is perhaps tim

Double and nothing: two winners; that’s all

Unlike the accounts-payable folks at Medicare — who shelled out something on the order of $100 million over the past decade to pay fraudulent claims bearing the ID numbers of dead physicians — the vast MinnPost public knows a dead doctor when it see

Decide the dead-doctor derby

The opportunity to help Americans determine whether their doctor is dead brought forth a dramatic increase in the number of Verse or Worseifiers — as compared to the previous challenge, anyway. Read more…
By Al Sicherman

Pick the verse that wins the purse

Your genial host’s father once confided to him a bit of wisdom that he claimed to have learned somehow from insiders on the vaudeville circuit: The three slowest weeks of the year were Easter, Christmas and Milwaukee.

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