Today, our Yankee lexicographer defines despondent.
In this, his first story for the new Louisiana Jam, the Dang Yankee mulls about the one thing he’s still trying to get used to about Louisiana Life. And it has nothing to d with whether “y’all” is singular or plural. You’d be surprised.
This May, 2012, story from The Jambalaya News was selected as a Finalist in the HumorPress.com writing contest for the 2nd Quarter of 2013. In it, The Dang Yankee suggests a means to solve the incessant problem of gridlock on the federal level.
If you attended this year’s Contraband Days Festival here in Lake Charles, then you were in for a special treat. A man in pirate costume was seen strolling up and down the midway with a guitar, playing seafaring songs to the crowd. No, that wasn’t the treat; that was me. The treat was the kangaroos in the Australian wildlife exhibit. Even on my best day, I couldn’t upstage a real, live kangaroo.
Yankee Land is bracing for another invasion this summer. Not a single hamlet will escape the onslaught, the sight of their alien figures striking terror among the local populace. And no, I’m not referring to the snowbirds returning from Florida for the season.
In this classic article from The Jambalaya News, The Dang Yankee takes a look at barbecuing as a possible means to world peace.
In this, his one hundredth column for The Jambalaya News, The Dang Yankee talks about the column got started. (Hint- timing is everything.) He also talks about his sources of inspiration (in addition to the bottle of Lone Star, that is) and thanks some important people who made it all possible.