Friday, November 26, 2004


A new addition to the Big Book of Bunkum:

climacterianist (n.) one who enjoys spending an evening lost in reverie with Big Foot, Sasquatch and the Abominable Person of Snow

e.g. Fortunately for the climacterianist, there was a gripping PBS special documentary on television that Thursday mushy pees with steak and kidney pie evening entitled, An Illustrated Inventory of Famous Dismembered Works of Art; otherwise, he would have been obliged to engage in his favorite hobby -- looking for non-existent bones, elusive scat, and hidden hair samples of hoary mammalian bi-peds that most people would prefer not to encounter on a romantic stroll through the tulips in the moonlit woods or a quick midnight pit-stop at the local gas bar and convenience store.

Contributed by: James B. Luffenham-Sotterly, a retired bill collector, dual duty bag-pipe/glockenspiel musician in the "Bare Essentials Glee Club" and collector of miniature hermaphrodite brigs