Category Archives: Best of the Comma

The Blog Of State Address

Today is the first anniversary of the ground-bruising weblog known as The Ominous Comma. On this solemn occasion I stand before you humbled in tearful amazement, a fact having just as much to do with the freshly spilled coffee in my lap as with the undeniable glow of achievement which not only permeates this site but also illuminates entire neighborhoods…

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Writing Prompts for the Not-So-Prompt

If you are a stranger to the delightful world of wordcraft, perhaps spending your time on more respectable and rewarding occupations like say, Roadside Carcass Removal, you might believe that those who call themselves writers would have long ago resigned themselves to the fact that sooner or later they would be called upon to produce verifiable written material.

You would be wrong…

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Six Ways to Fight Terrorism Using Only A Necktie

In today’s uncertain political climate, with the threat of terrorism coming in a wide spectrum of designer colors, it is more important than ever to be prepared for any eventuality. That’s why top experts like myself recommend never leaving your home without the safety and security of a properly worn necktie…

Threat Level: Tacky ~ the Ominous Comma

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Author Wrings Advantage From The Dried Husk Of Adversity

As I come to the end of a decently long stretch of unemployment, I have had time to reflect on the many lessons this experience has taught me…

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Traumatic Trivia From the Daunting Doctor Toboggans

Doctor Toboggans has been mercifully absent the last couple of weeks, having received a complementary trip to Australia from one of his clients in order to swim with the legendary great white sharks along the Barrier Reef. Unfortunately for us, it seems that the sharks were on a low arrogance diet and so our fine physician has returned to Comma headquarters in one piece, refreshed and ready to inflict more insight upon a unsuspecting world…

Doctor Toboggans ~ the Ominous Comma

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Interview with the Author

I have set up a little question and answer session with my tired and somewhat surly self to discuss this whole period of agony I have just completed. If that seems a little schizophrenic to you, then you are clearly not acquainted with the usual proceedings of this site…

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