Five Star Friday's Edition #54

To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.

   — Mark Twain

Click on this week's submissions, read, comment, and enjoy!

"Burned by the Angry Mob" from Killing Me Softly

"Crush Test Dummy" from

"The Twit" from Candorville

"25 Things About Twitter That Are Pissing Me Off" from The Bloggess

"GiST: Part 38 of 365 and CASA" from Not Undecided

"Pearls Before Swine Flu" from Pearls Before Swine

"Dear Mom" from Buggering Crap Monkies

"A Piece of My Americana" from Barefoot Foodie

"Child Beauty Pageants: A Scene From the 'Other America'" by Henry A. Giroux at Truthout

"The Naked Author Strips Autism Bare" from Age of Autism

"Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll... And the Raping of Enslaved Black Women: There's a Thin Line Between Edgy and the Establishment" from What Tami Said

"The Wonder Years" from Awkward Family Photos

"On Your Graduation Day" from Ministry So Fabulous!

"11 of Ruth Madoff's Other Cost-Cutting Measures" from Tink's Mom

"Regret Can Kill You" from Life with Buck

"Pick Me, Indy! Pick Me" from The Verdant Dude

"Doll Is Taking Proper Precautions" from Doll in New York City

"It All Ties Together Somehow in the End" from Fussy

"I Went to Visit My Grandmother..." from An Oxymoron Is Not an Idiot With Zits

"Diving Into Water Art" from Creative Every Day

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