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Danny Tyree

Stories by Danny

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Tyree: What if comic strip characters aged normally?

Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley?”

Tyree: Veterans Day: Is it enough?

“What have you done for us lately?”

Tyree: Can you survive another 20 years of this?

Computer crashes, power outages, Y2K, prostate surgery, parenting crises … I laugh in your faces!

Tyree: Space Force: Boon or boondoggle?

When I was a preschooler, one of my favorite Saturday morning TV programs was “Fireball XL5,” which followed the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol.

Tyree: Do you have an irrational fear of Halloween?

My son Gideon will not be trick-or-treating this year.

Tyree: Parents, do you know where your love letters are?

Maybe I shouldn’t share something so personal with the world, but…my love affair with books continues unabated.

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Tyree: Antibiotics versus appendectomies: May the best treatment win

I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one in newspapers. (So, relax, Rex Morgan, M.D. But look out, big-nosed kid who likes to fly his Sopwith Camel in search of the Red Baron. You’ve got competition.)

Tyree: Ready to visit a rage room?

The imperishable words “Hulk smash!” aren’t just for green super-heroes anymore.

Tyree: Do you hate shaving?

“Stubble” is my middle name. No, not really. But I do find myself occupying that No Man’s Land…er, LOTS of Men’s Land… of not wanting a beard but not enjoying the whisker-removal process, either.

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Tyree: Mork, Taxi, WKRP: Happy 40th anniversaries!

As a college freshman in the fall of 1978, I spent countless evenings camped near the TV in the dorm lobby.

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Tyree: Teens, would it kill you to open a book?

Call me a nuanced curmudgeon.

Tyree: Would you move for a better job? Really?

When I was in school, many of my classmates were probably descended from settlers who built the town’s first log courthouse.

Tyree: Middle America, are you ready for your face tattoos?

Like many kids, I had a dalliance with washable temporary tattoos.

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Can the beer industry still brew up a comeback?

It’s a drastically different world than when I was working a summertime job during college.

Tyree: Will you survive National Garage Sale Day?

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood’s miles-long event. But I did not realize that Saturday, Aug. 11, is this year’s National Garage Sale Day until I read it via “U.S. News & World Report.”

Tyree: Will you survive National Garage Sale Day?

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood’s miles-long event.

Tyree: Naked vacations: Yes, that’s a thing

According to NBC News, the travel industry’s latest trend is the “nacation.”

Tyree: ‘Body language experts:’ Do they do a body good?

Nonverbal cues ain’t what they used to be.

Tyree: You might be an irresponsible pet owner if ...

As a responsible pet owner, I’m usually exasperated by the human race at this point every summer.

Tyree: A special time - Backyard fireworks with hardly any supervision

I’m looking forward to another professionally orchestrated fireworks display at our municipal recreation center this Independence Day, but nothing can quite match my childhood memories of backyard fireworks extravaganzas with barely any adult supervision.

Tyree: Should college freshmen pick their own roommates?

According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50 percent of first-year students have already screened and selected a roommate before moving into a dorm.

Tyree: ‘Grease’ turns 40! Peachy keen, jellybean!

For your least-favorite local eatery, the headline “Grease Turns 40” might elicit chuckles of “I told you those bribes to the health inspector would pay off.”

Tyree: Downsizing: 20 mirthful years

My son thought I was kidding him, but I really am writing about the lighter side of the 20th anniversary of being downsized out of my previous “day job.”

Tyree: Vacationers of a certain age

My family has just finished an Orlando-area vacation, and while my wife is several years younger than I, it’s more blindingly obvious than ever that I’m at an awkward age as a tourist.

Tyree: Are you suffering from funeral fatigue?

“Tell me something good.”

Tyree: Is your town bribing new residents?

The fact that the U.S. unemployment rate is at a 17-year low does have a downside.

Tyree: The Royal Wedding - something for everyone

I’m an early riser, so I may very well watch the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, just as I watched the wedding of Harry’s parents in July of 1981.

Tyree: Should we lower the voting age to 16?

According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the “Washington Post” are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races).

Tyree: Help! We need these apps for spring

“In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of wearing out his thumbs on the keyboard.” – with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Tyree column: America’s farmers work doubly hard for the money

In my 19 years of working for a farmers cooperative, I’ve seen all types of farmers and ranchers.

Tyree column: Raw water - Threat or menace?

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts.

Tyree column: It’s winter! Get with the program!

Much of the nation has been suffering from a cold snap of epic proportions, but there are always a few jokers who don’t get the message.

Tyree column: Hottest baby names of 2018? Don’t know, don’t care

It’s a dreaded holiday tradition.

Tyree column: Still paying for Christmas 2016? Atta boy, Clarence!

It’s beginning to look a lot like debt collectors, everywhere you go…

Tyree column: Could you pass a ‘good citizen’ test? Really??

My son Gideon’s former elementary school awarded (and still awards) a weekly “good citizen” award to a student who does an outstanding job with teamwork, politeness, kindness, etc. 

Tyree column: Will your job be extinct by 2030?

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a single day. TEACH a man to fish and eventually someone will invent a fishing ROBOT and put your student’s butt on the unemployment line.