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Bob Fizzolio

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Once upon a time Bob Fizzolio wrote jokes for a living then lost his sense of humor in the great recession. A significant dose of therapy and several years spent with parrots have helped a bit. If you don’t think Bob’s funny he won’t hold it against you.

Articles by Bob Fizzolio

No Hong Kong, GB

Saturday, 28 Sep 2019 - With all due respect, small ideas aren’t going to cut it. Replacing single-use plastic bags from our supermarkets and replacing them with paper bags from desperately needed trees just makes some people feel better.

Lost: My Eurasian Lynx

Sunday, 21 Jul 2019 - Louise took my hand and kissed it. It was a gesture that always melted my heart. She was so very appreciative that I had seemingly transcended my cynicism and given her the lynx family she had always craved.

Adventures in the marijuana trade: Swimming to Atlantis

Sunday, 5 May 2019 - ‘All recreational users should be aware of potential undesired acute cannabinoid effects,' her fancy way of saying that what can sometimes happen when you’re high on pot might be a bummer. And the effects are a function of a bunch of factors—what kind of cannabis, how often you use, who the user is and how much they smoke.”

Up the creek without a palette: The school admissions scandal

Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 - Sadly, liberals and the press have made these kids out to be rotten. Like Olivia Jade. But she knows what’s what and is not inclined to be the fall girl. As the New York Post headline put it: “Olivia Jade Giannulli blames her parents for ‘ruining her life.’”

The Emperor’s New Wall

Sunday, 3 Feb 2019 - The Wall was a solution that wasn’t. But best of all, the Wall was an answer to an imaginary problem that the Others would pay for.

Overwatch: Confessions of an addict

Sunday, 20 Jan 2019 - Maybe you know what I’m talking about. Denial. It’s a very big deal. I told myself: it’s all about education, beginning with PBS and their nature shows and the science shows and then “Frontline” and the “PBS NewsHour.” Nothing wrong with learning, I told myself.

Whitaker World

Monday, 12 Nov 2018 - Whitaker is fond of the very popular Iowa saying: “If you don’t succeed at first, fail, fail, fail again until President Trump takes notice.”