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CHARLEYWORLD: Flashback for 2011: The Best (or Worst) of Charleyworld!

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - I’m taking off the rest of the year to mentally prepare for 2012. Here are some amusing, insightful and breathtakingly vapid observations that appeared in Charleyworld in 2011. Have a Merry Christmas and Relatively Crime Free New Year! Feb. 9: On Taxing the Virtuous: As governments struggle to balance budgets during […]

December 14th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: Queue And A? (Why Is My Line Always The Slowest? Because You’re In It!)

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - “Nobody gets too much heaven no more It's much harder to come by I'm waiting in line ...” That’s the opening to a song by song by the Bee Gees, likely written by the brothers Gibb when they were waiting in a supermarket line holding a case of tequila while the […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: Consumers To Get The Picture On The Dangers of Cigarettes (And Who Knows What Else?)

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - (Bloomberg) -- Images of a corpse and cancerous lungs are among nine graphic warnings that tobacco companies led by Altria Group Inc. must start placing on cigarette packs sold in the U.S. next year. The labels, required under a tobacco law to convey the health effects of smoking, also include pictures […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: Thanksgiving to Remember

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - Ah, Thanksgiving! A holiday to remember when the first undocumented immigrants to America (the native “Indians”) sat down to celebrate nature’s bounty and harvest with America’s second undocumented immigrants (Pilgrims) in 1621 at Plymouth. The Europeans had a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which, according to stand-up […]

November 25th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Been Fun To Watch But The Party’s Just About Over

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - I’ve been keeping tabs the various Occupy Wall Street gatherings across the country, except for in Hawaii, where the “occupiers” seemed to be the same old perennial, graying, retread group of disgruntled left-wing academics and activists, some of whom I recognize from the days when my mother-in-law was a member of […]

November 16th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: It Was A Long Road Finding A Publisher for 'Kahala Road'

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - There are so many important things happening in the world like Israel getting ready to attack Iran, the financial meltdown of Europe, Republican presidential candidates self-imploding, the tragic and unforeseen divorce of Kim Kardashian and some tall guy, the displacement of homeless people in city parks across the country by “occupy” […]

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: Modern Fable - “The Safeway Shoppers And the Chicken Salad Sandwiches”

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - There’s a natural inclination to seek grand moral lessons in unfortunate things that happen in the world. In fact, as children we are raised on many such instructional scenarios, the lessons usually hidden within tales involving tortoises, hares, foxes, lions, grumpy farmers, misers and wolves in sheep apparel. In ancient Greece, […]

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: Huge Truck And SUV Owners Think They Rule The Roads (And The Parking Lots)

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - I was putting some groceries in the back of my pickup truck the other day when I noticed a large piece of lined paper in the bed of the truck. It looked like it had been ripped out of one of those school composition books with the black and white speckled […]

October 26th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

CHARLEYWORLD: 'Occupy My House' Getting Off To An Ambiguous Start

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BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - Inspired by the entire “Occupy Wall Street” movement I decided to get involved at a micro-level. There are people across the United States and around the world occupying various plazas and parks at a macro level and addressing the big issues, like “Uh, man, we should get rid of money and […]

October 19th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Comics,Guest Commentary | Read More »

Hawaii Reporter Columnist Charles Memminger Signs Multi Book Deal with Minotaur

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NEW YORK, NY - Minotaur Books has signed a deal with Hawaii-based writer Charles Memminger to publish his first novel, “Kahala Road” and a sequel. The publication dates have not been set yet. Memminger is best known as a national award-winning humor columnist and screenwriter who was a staff writer on the final season of […]

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in CharleyWorld,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

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