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Tim Menees
Drawing, Cartooning, Writing & Honky Tonk Piano
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  • Shootout -- "It's from Me to You"
    22 Apr 2022 6 0
    ON A GLUM SATURDAY MORNING at the NYPD firing range on City Island in The Bronx, the range instructor stood a few feet away from a couple dozen of us and said, “Forget all that basic training stuff --...
  • Stand-up: Do Try It at Home
    13 Apr 2022 2 0
    Show business is glamor and gobs of cash, but also rough and nasty, and the roughest job in show biz is making strangers, some hostile, some drunk, some clueless, laugh. In high school, some of us fan...
  • What?
    08 Apr 2022 3 1
    … my “Two Men & a Dog” post came out again. Maybe Russian hackers are screwing around. My apologies!
  • Two Men & a Dog
    06 Apr 2022 6 2
    Bill said, “We gotta get out of here.” My kid brother had worked on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland, bummed around Southeast Asia, ate monkey in Bangkok, and in Mexico sold his car illegally then...
  • Blues & Blue Lyrics
    29 Mar 2022 4 2
    GUITAR PLAYERS LOVE E, the chord they first strum when they pick up their ax, and where they find the blues. It’s easy to slide (pun intended) into the other chords that make up the blues — and a good...
  • Irish Eyes Were Scowling
    17 Mar 2022 6 2
    The assistant manager at the Pittsburgh Press Club had somehow heard our oldies band The Grapetones — we’d only played a couple times — and told me, “You’ll be terrific for our St. Patrick’s Day eveni...
  • Dogs 1, Me 0
    14 Mar 2022 3 0
    … Dogs don’t chase their “tales” (although I might use that sometime) but do chase their tails. My friend Mike Keefe happily pointed that out an hour ago. Substack doesn’t let authors make corrections...
  • Reigning Cats or Dogs
    14 Mar 2022 5 0
    Fauntleroy the Dog rode across our nation with my brother and me in a Fiat sedan, no AC and amid Nebraska tornado warnings, but never made the transition from a Puget Sound island home with evergreens...
  • Is Good! Photos by KGB
    28 Feb 2022 5 1
    (Former KGB Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Putin. More below.) OUR OSI RESIDENT AGENT in Istanbul met my wife and me in April, 1969, at the airport, then nodded surreptitiously toward a fellow in the wai...
  • Those French! Steam & Smoke
    15 Feb 2022 4 1
    (Arrival — Artist’s pretty fair recollection) THE TRAIN’S STEAM ENGINE HISSED and belched in the dusk, passengers waved from the windows, and I was sure the others in our compartment were internationa...
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