Articles by: Dan Bergstein

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Going Local

Going Local

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE EDITORS: It’s been a wild ride, but sadly Grin and Tonic will cease web publication starting tomorrow. The website and all of its content have been purchased…

Posted by × April 1, 2013 ×

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Zystchjistan: Golden Opportunities for Investor

Zystchjistan: Golden Opportunities for Investor

By Dan Bergstein

Hello, Americans! That’s what we say here on Zyscthjistan Avenue, the main boulevard of our newly refurbished capital city, Plink. We usually must have to say it to each other, because there are…

Posted by × January 8, 2013 ×

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Assume the Position

Assume the Position

 "I often find myself changing positions when reading a book or asking myself what position I should be reading a book in. What are your suggestions? What works for you? Please tell both…

Posted by × October 8, 2012 ×

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Sub Atomic

Sub Atomic

Scientists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that they have found the elusive Higgs boson articles–Digital Journal Particle physicists expect to find ….

Posted by × August 6, 2012 ×

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Fun Gus

Fun Gus

 "I reach out to a lot of employees…. I ask: ‘Are you having fun?’….  I’ll just ask, ‘What’s your ratio of fun days right now? Are you 6, 8, 9, are you 4 out of 10? If you’re 4,…

Posted by × June 18, 2012 ×

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Sea of Eager Faces

Sea of Eager Faces

 Thank you. Thank you. Please sit. Thank you. Please. I was humbled and honored to be asked by the president of this outstanding university to speak to you today. It is my hope that my…

Posted by × June 4, 2012 ×

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Other Charges May Apply

Other Charges May Apply

 Thank you, TelAll Wireless customer. Please review your summary of charges below. Remit payment to TelAll Communications within three hours.  Summary of Account #489-929-3329&nbsp…

Posted by × May 21, 2012 ×

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Prizeless

Prizeless

 On April 16th, the Pulitzer Prize committee announced there will be no winner in the fiction category for the 2012 award after the committee failed to select the best novel of the year from…

Posted by × April 20, 2012 ×

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Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, Excuses

 "We know that we haven’t been playing well and that we need to start turning it around." — Former New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni One of the most promising and brightest teams i…

Posted by × March 26, 2012 ×

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How to Write

How to Write

By Dan Bergstein

 Writing is not easy. A good writer approaches the job with the utmost sincerity, knowing that it’s rarely as simple as putting pen to paper, finger to keyboard, or chalk to sidewalk. If you’re…

Posted by × January 16, 2012 ×

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Bad Narrative II: Books to Shun in 2012

Bad Narrative II: Books to Shun in 2012

By Dan Bergstein

 Having reported on the worst novels of 2011, I feel it’s my duty, based on advance galley proofs, to warn readers about which  novels to avoid next year.  Of course, these are just m…

Posted by × December 27, 2011 ×

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Bad Narrative:  The Five Worst Novels of 2011

Bad Narrative: The Five Worst Novels of 2011

By Dan Bergstein

 Perhaps it’s petty to list the worst novels of the year, but I assure readers that this list has nothing to do with my inability to sell my novel, “A Prayer for Jonas” to a publisher.&nbs…

Posted by × December 19, 2011 ×

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Factitious

By Dan Bergstein

Posted by × December 2, 2011 ×

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Perfiction

By Dan Bergstein

 Life can be difficult, according to the new novel Beach Wave: The Wizards of Keys by first-time novelist/computer program Heather T. T. Brightbee. The Brightbee Fictioneer program was created…

Posted by × November 18, 2011 ×

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The bReader

By Dan Bergstein

 Introducing the new bReader reading device! It includes everything the popular eReader offers, and so much more. The bReader combines the nostalgia for printed books with the power of…

Posted by × November 4, 2011 ×