Dialogue Doodle

April 28, 2010

Wall Street Marches On

Recently, I was in downtown Baltimore at lunch hour and overheard the following exchange between two young business men, one carrying an attaché case and the other smoking a cigar.

Attaché Guy: You were at the annual meeting, you saw the problem. Absolute transparency is the only ethical solution to that pervasive lack of shareholder trust.

Cigar Guy: Well, give it a try, but don’t tell Corporate what you’re up to. You know it’s easier to be forgiven than it is to ask those guys for permission to do the right thing.

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Not Born Again

October 6, 2009

Telling a person that you pray for their

soul every day is a form of bragging.

The above thought occurred to me after a tense conversation with a beloved “fundamentalist” relative. The thorny subject of our chat was my non-belief.

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The Lubitsch Doodle

March 2, 2009


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Domestic Conflict Doodle

January 12, 2009


Occasionally, when I find myself in a fraught situation, a humorous thought may occur. This rather morbid one came to me in our kitchen during one of many verbal battles I had with an “ex” of mine. She Who Shall Remain Nameless was, for the umpteenth time in our relationship, emotionally out of control, and I remember visually measuring her proximity to me (it was a tiny kitchen) and to the counter on which stood an impressive rack of butcher knives.

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Vanity Doodle

November 18, 2008


Any young man who ever smoked a pipe (including me), and made a picture of himself doing it, was—or at least appeared to be at the time—a pompous ass.

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Mad Doodler #7

November 3, 2008

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Today’s Doodle

September 17, 2008

Based On Real People

Six in a series of “talking heads” done quickly—perhaps 30 to 60 seconds each— from the television screen on a Sunday afternoon. These folks most likely appeared on CSPAN2 Book TV, my source for people who hold still, more-or-less. Speed was the point here, not the likeness (although that would have been nice), nor was the “who,” “what,” “where” or “when” the point of the exercise. . . So a reasonable question then becomes: What was the point? Copyright © 2008 Jim Sizemore.