All posts tagged Bruce E. Golightly

Bit of Blarney

This is another tall tale by Bruce E. Golightly (aka Anam) from alt.callahans, that virtual bar where peanuts are thrown at the punsters.


Pat Muldoon and Shamus Finn, were descendants of mighty Irishmen of great renown. (Muldoon could squeeze water from a stone, and Finn could drive fence posts into the ground with his bare hands)

Given that their forebears were mighty men, Pat and Shamus often argued about their own strength and defended their ancestors with great vigor. The … Read the rest...

Music and Violins

This is by Bruce E. Golightly, aka Anam, on alt.callahans.


In the 17th and 18th centuries, the courts of Europe were wont to maintain and support musical ensembles of various sizes and qualities. During those days, much wonderful music for strings was being written and played. As a result, players of stringed instruments were in demand and commanded higher compensation than many others.

As is often the case, some musicians used their extra prestige and money to buy things that … Read the rest...

A Different Interpretation of Oz

This tale is by Bruce E. Golightly (aka Anam) from alt.callahans, that virtual bar where peanuts are thrown at the punsters.


Anam stops to pick up a fresh drink (Black Bush Irish whiskey), and sips reflectively before beginning.

I have given considerable thought of late to the story related in the Wizard of Oz. Something about that whole story never rang true to me, so I did a little digging.

Probably all of you are familiar with the basic story. … Read the rest...