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Barry Parham

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Barry Parham is the award-winning author of humor columns, essays and short stories. He is a recovering software freelancer and a music fanatic.

Parham is the author of the 2009 sleeper, "Why I Hate Straws," his debut collection of humor and satire including the prize-winning stories, 'Going Green, Seeing Red' & 'Driving Miss Conception.'

In October 2010, Parham published "Sorry, We Can't Use Funny," another award-winning collection of general-topic satire and humor, and the more targeted "Blush: Politics and other unnatural acts." He followed up in 2011 with "The Middle-Age of Aquarius," a growing-old-but-not-so-gracefully vehicle for the award-winners 'Comfortably Dumb,' 'Snowblind' and 'The Zodiac Buzz-Killer.'

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(Jokes. Or hamburgers. Must a guy choose?)

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Sacred Cows.

This week, let’s talk about sacred cows – the Americanized definition, that is, not the literal Vedic version that allows cows to do things we humans often take for granted, like roam the streets, not wear pants, and avoid being eaten.

See, cows are literally considered sacred in some countries, like India, Burma, and Texas....

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Why I Hate Straws: An Offbe...

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Full Frontal Stupidity

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Sorry, We Can't Use Funny

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You Gonna Finish That Drago...

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This is a delightful, quirky story about the journey of two unlikely friends in Spain, both "descendants" of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Humorous, thought-provoking, entertaining, and written with exceptional intelligence and honesty.
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This is a masterfully told story. I don't dare risk ruining the storyteller's arc by babbling on plot details -- just read it. Just read this American masterpiece.
Barry Parham is on page 234 of 849 of 11/22/63: Started reading this book yesterday, and I'm already 234 pages in.
MAN, this is a good story.
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Savannah Barry, thank you for the friendship.


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Barry Parham Hi gang(s),
If anybody's interested in participating in an online experiment, you can now subscribe to my weekly humor columns at my website, the Mooncalf Communion.
http://www.barryparham.com/

Have fun!
Barry


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