Posts Tagged ‘B. Stover’

B. Stover Asks and We Answer


January 19th, 2023 Posted 8:04 am

Yesterday’s post re New Year’s resolutions features a photo of a tuica bottle with the Dracula label. B. Stover asks: “Wonder what the Dracula tuica has to do with resolutions.” Tuica has been on my mind because it crops up in a scene in Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge (coming July 25, pre-orderable). It’s a potent Romanian drink and Dracula is perhaps the most famous Romanian. But why the heck did I post it? It must have something to do with undermining the whole concept of New Year’a resolutions. That’s the best I can do, B.!




July 1st, 2015 Posted 8:00 am

B. Stover was puzzled by a reference in yesterday’s post to a monkey scene in TO FETCH A THIEF. Yes, a puzzle for sure, seeing as there is no such scene. But a baboon plays a role:

I ran onto the loading dock. Still some light left and I could see Peanut clearly. She was on the ground, walking toward the perp’s old – what was the word? – jalopy. That was it. She walked over to the jalopy, lifted one of her huge round feet and stomped down, crushing the whole front end. Why? I had no idea, but I liked it, liked it a whole lot. Then Peanut raised her trunk high and blew a beautiful trumpeting sound up toward the darkening sky. I loved that trumpeting sound – as good as Roy Eldridge or better – and was hoping for more, when the baboon blew right by me with a whoosh of air, flew out into the night and disappeared from view, although not before I saw that he had the sombrero.

I jumped down onto the ground and went over to Peanut. This was the Peanut Case, meaning she was my responsibility. First I had to get her attention. That probably meant waiting until she’d finished crushing the jalopy’s back end. It didn’t take long.



Sugar Saga


February 26th, 2015 Posted 8:03 am

Here’s the missing Sugar. A strange urban sort of story, Admin says, probably only posted today because he’s fond of the word “bonkers.” (Maybe B. Stover will have something etymological to say.)





April 25th, 2012 Posted 8:09 am

“No baseball in Stovernia?” Spence says.

“That’s going to be tough,” says Admin. “A jailable offense, I believe. But we can drown our sorrows in Cahors.”

“It’s a dictatorship, I take it?”

“I believe so.”


“As long as a certain someone never hears the crack of the bat. Grammatical and syntactical errors aren’t taken lightly, either.”

“So – ‘He slud into third’ would be very bad?”

“The worst.”

Welcome Kiwi and Hazel.

Happy Birthday Ben! And many many more!


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