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A More Perfect Joke

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

“I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton’s Army World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I’ve gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world’s poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners- an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.

It’s a story that hasn’t made me the most conventional candidate. But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup the idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts- that out of many we are truly one…..IN BED!!!”


Hello Reader,

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I’m so glad you’ve decided to visit my online notebook.  I want this to be fun for both of us, so I’ve decided to use this “Blog” as an informal place where I can “Write” some ideas I’m working on.  Things I hope will one day soon be sketches.  For example, the bun I have in the oven right now is about two twenty-something guys looking for a cheap apartment in the city.  The only thing they find in their price range is in a women’s only building, so these bosom buddies will have to pretend to be women.  They’re sure to get into all sorts of wacky mishaps along the way.  This is what my first idea looks like when I imagine it...Next week, I’ll tell the story of two lady friends who get a job at a chocolate factory.  But watch out girls, those chocolates will be coming pretty quickly!  Yes, this journal will be a great time for us all.  Thanks for checking in, and be sure to stop back soon for more original ideas from the “Mind” of Grant O’Brien.