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Hi, welcome to the Humor Gazette. I'm John Breneman, lifelong
journalist and humorist -- four-time winner of the coveted
Photoshop Yourself Onto a Wheaties Box Award.
I've posted hundreds of humor items here since my friend
Jeff helped me launch the site in 2003. Recently, I've been
snooping through my archive of newspaper stories, and have
decided to post some of my favorites.
I was not scheduled to be in the newsroom on Sept.
11, 2001, but when I got there I was asked to write
essay to lead the next days front page.
I was honored to meet Miss
Ruth Jones, a proud descendant of the legendary
abolitionist Frederick Douglass, at her home in Cambridge,
Mass., on her 100th birthday.
One of the highlights of my five years editing the Cambridge
(Mass.) Chronicle was our 150th
anniversary edition of the Chronicle (honored as
the years Best Special Section by NEPA). I welcomed
readers to the magazine with these
Ive been reporting on New
Hampshires famed presidential primary since
1988. Heres my take on Al
Gores visit to Portsmouth during the 2000 campaign.
Walsh was an extremely controversial Cambridge city
councilor who disappeared after being indicted on bank fraud
charges. I got him on the phone just before deadline for
My community was already reeling from an Air
Force base closure when the news came that Loring
AFB in northernmost Maine would also be shuttered.
So I took off on a 24-hour road trip that produced this
Facing re-election, then-Gov. Bill
Weld had this unexpected
encounter with possible challenger Rep. Joe
Sweet, photographic legend, is one of my favorite
people of all-time.
Posted on December 1, 2013 8:54 AM
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