Category Archives: H.L. Mencken

A Tongue in Cheek History of Ireland


Many of my readers have read my History Made Fun stuff.  I want to travel to Ireland and thought I would do my tongue in cheek Irish History. Why am I writing this?  I’m Jewish, not Irish. According to DNA, … Continue reading

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The Future of the Jews. עתידם של היהודים.


With the war and Gaza and anti-Jewish protests everywhere, I thought now was the time to write this. Sounds dire, doesn’t it?  Most of this is philosophical and asking questions with a little silliness at the end. You are a … Continue reading

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What Have You Done to Yourself?!


I was reading an article in the Economist about young people getting tattoos and their acceptance in the workplace. When I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, tattoos were only on criminals, sailors and prostitutes.  I KNOW what would have … Continue reading

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A Grumpy Mets Fan.


I’m grumpy.  Last week in New York, I saw too little New York Mets regalia and too much from that other team, that shall remain nameless.  🙂 The only place making me happy was the West 4th Street Subway station.  … Continue reading

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The Good News Is…


The good news is, you can live in a nice neighborhood.  The bad news?  If you are poor, you have your own entrance.  You can be the maid, and have to go around the corner to your employer in the … Continue reading

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New Building in Brooklyn.


My Mom has been telling me about proposed new buildings on the Brooklyn Waterfront, below where she lives, and where I grew up.  Click on New York Times, for more. Mom tells me, you can’t insurance.  Makes sense.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Flying as a Commercial Passenger in the United States.


I was thinking of this on my trip home from New York.  First, my wife had her jar of marmalade confiscated, because it contained more than three ounces.  As she bought this at Eataly, she was displeased.  She noticed she … Continue reading

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