Author: Ron Sparks

The Slave, the Emperor, and the Stoic

A Stoic is Born Two thousand years ago, a man was born. He was born of low stature but his words and deeds would endure and even, today, he is spoken of with reverence and awe.   I’m not talking about Jesus. I’m talking about Epictetus – the famous Stoic philosopher.   Epictetus was born a slave in Athens. He was the property of his master, who could do with him as he saw fit. Indeed, at some point in his life Epictetus became a cripple, and there is some evidence that his master broke his legs.   At the same...

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Monday Pun Day – Volume 1

A Pun – All The Time Welcome to the first edition of Monday Pun Day’s at the Superficial Gallery.  I know you’re as excited about this as I am.  Puns are the highest form of humor and we should all work to cultivate our street pun creds.  To that end, I’m going to drop a few puns on your that will elevate you to demi-god status.     She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a...

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A Pun and a Dad Joke Walked into a Bar

The Pun Is The Highest Form of Humor We’ll start right here.  If you don’t agree with this, you should probably reexamine your entire life.  People who groan, sigh, or roll their eyes at a good pun or dad joke obviously don’t get it.  Puns are simply awesome.  I mean, not everyone can pun, right?  It takes adept level mastery of the English language, nuanced thinking, and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots between two or more unrelated things.   Being able to pun is a sign of wit and intelligence.  And if you don’t like puns it could...

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