dennis scharnberg

triglyphs and metopes

“And that hat she wore. Don’t you remember? She couldn’t be separated from that damn thing. The hat to end all hats.”

Stacie Knotts, Crazy Days.

pearls and gold

“Please move in a brisk fashion. Go briskly, sir!”

Hildebrand Slough, The Perfect List.

coin of realm

Loud Wag Wit Can Stain

Andrew Tertullian, Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

quality is guaranteed

“Time is a place,” cried Gregor. “It is a place!”

Leighton Johns, My Uncle Toby.

fire and ice

“Tungite has the strength of carbon steel, but the politeness of tungsten. It is the kindest metal known to man.”

Teddy Bartholomew, Uncle Funny Pants.

explaining the explanation

“Reality is spoken into existence. You ask anyone, Janie.”

Stacie Knotts, Crazy Days.

moderate occasionally poor

The face that lunched a thousand chips.

Andrew Tertullian, Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

funding for arts

“It is not about being clever, Alice. It’s about escaping cleverness.”

Silas Wegg, School of Dust.

the ukulele blues

maw and paw

Andrew Tertullian, Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

barnacles and mollusks

Good is actually not quite good.

Anthony Scowling, The Beat Paradigm.