Con Chapman
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alsoknownas commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Con... I have a cat and jazz post that should be showing up in a few moments. Right up your alley."
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Can't claim originality.  It's a meme that's been popping up on the internet in the past few days because apparently some pro athlete has been staking out a pro-flat earth position."
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koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"That is a truly excellent point. In fact, it's so good I'd consider a two sentence post if I were you."
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"How do we know the earth isn't flat?If it was, cats would have already knocked everything off the edge."
Thursday
alsoknownas commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Ok. The earth is flat. That's all the science I know."
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alsoknownas commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"I always thought it was Avocado's number, which is approximately 3, add 1/2 cup of salsa, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Smash with the back of a fork. Oh crap. Kosher already did the guacamole joke. Dang. I worked hard…"
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koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Actually, he claims to have discovered it in a Tupperware container in his refrigerator but the guy lived alone and rarely had company, so historians assume he was just forgetful. There is, however, a theory that his mother made it and snuck into…"
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Invented . . . or discovered?"
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koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Isn't Avogadro the guy who invented guacamole?"
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"I knew I was no scientist when I ran into Avogadro's number."
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis
"Haven't heard Avogadro's number in a long time.  For that matter have moslty fogrotten moles too.  But I still remember sol/gel"
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James Hart commented on Con Chapman's blog post Fake Your Way With Biz Cliches
"Con Chapman, the Chuck Berry of humorists . . . like pan-fishin' with Doris Lessing . . . as good as a vacation on the Gulf of Mexico! This Breathminsky-nothing on his tongue? Grater than cheese, if you please! I especially like the one…"
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post Fake Your Way With Biz Cliches
"Have not seen it, will have to wait until I get home.  Otherwise I'll screw the iguana."
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post Fake Your Way With Biz Cliches
"Really love this!  "
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Con Chapman is a Boston-area writer, author of two novels, ten published plays, one musical comedy (We Met the Space People!), and The Year of the Gerbil, a history of the '78 Red Sox-Yankees pennant race. He is a frequent contributor to The Boston Herald, Punchnel's, Fictionique and Cronk News.
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http://www.conchapman.com

Con Chapman's Blog

Feminist Gift-Shopping is Man's Work

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 3:55am 0 Comments

High school graduation time is here, which means that over-achieving young women across America are preparing for the next phase of their lives–matriculation (which is not as painful as it sounds) at an expensive four-year liberal arts college. One of them is the daughter of friends.…

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My Artsy-Fartsy Robot Pal

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 4:27am 0 Comments

An Art Degree Could Give You a Leg Up on the Robots

Submishmash, linking to article on Quartz



“Thanks, but I’m actually dating Julio.  And Evan.”

We were sitting in Life Drawing 101 when I noticed the new guy roll into the back of class.  He was sleek, with a steely look, although I couldn’t tell if it was actually titanium.  So many of the newer bots are…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 4:30am 11 Comments



Minimalist/realist short-story writer Raymond Carver was fired from his job as an editor of science textbooks because of his inappropriate writing style.

Wikipedia

Photosynthesis is an important process. I mean it’s extremely important. It’s the source of food for almost all organisms on earth. Except for Doreen, my wife, who lives on cheese curls and diet soda except when we have company over. Which isn’t all that often. Her brother,…

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A Day in the Life of a Public Access TV Cop

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 5:59am 0 Comments

As I drained the dregs of coffee from my Styrofoam cup, I stared out the window at the non-descript parking lot below and let my mind wander.  Let’s see, only 801 days until retirement, not that I’m counting or anything, if–and it’s a big if–I don’t get killed on the job first.



State-of-the-art facility.

Perhaps sensing my sense of inner unrest, my long-time partner Mike…

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At 1:26pm on September 3, 2013, ulysses said…

Con, do this story. it will be funny. 

job interview with person who tells their life sob story instead of selling themself.  That would be REALLY funny. 

At 9:34am on July 21, 2013, Emily Conyngham said…

Hey, Con. Nice to be here with you.

At 6:17am on November 28, 2012, Stephen Brassawe said…

I just listened to your interview on ivealwayswantedto.com. (I listened to the ENTIRE INTERVIEW, Con!) Hope to see some of the products of your abnormal brain posted here when you find it impossible to log on elsewhere.

At 5:13pm on November 27, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

Good to see you here Con!

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