50 Words or Less(-ish) Fridays: Chuck Sambuchino

Each week, I ask someone I know via the Internet and/or (imagine this) personally a question at least tangentially related to the subject of humor and request that she/he respond in 50 words or less.

Or somewhere in the ballpark of 50 words. That’s why there’s an “-ish.” I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this site isn’t exactly a bastion of rigidity.

Chuck Sambuchino In this last installment of 2012, I’m excited to be joined by my fellow humorist Chuck Sambuchino. His latest humor book is Red Dog/Blue Dog: When Pooches Get Political, a gift book for lovers of dogs or politics or both. When he’s not writing humor, Chuck edits for Writer’s Digest Books, runs freelance editing services for writers, and maintains a list of writers conferences on his website.

As the proud owner of a German Shorthaired Pointer (@BucknerTheDog—yes, she really does have her own Twitter handle), I had to ask Chuck about Red Dog/Blue Dog:

You interviewed a lot of dogs for this book. What surprised you the most?cover of Red Dog/Blue Dog

It’s that owners oftentimes do not recognize the leanings of their own pooches! They may THINK they’ve got an Occupy Wall Street liberal or a diehard Limbaugh fan wagging their tail, but that may not be the case. The first signs to look at are what TV commercials your dog barks at and what political yard signs they pee on. Telltale signs!

Buckner really seemed to be intrigued by Jurassic Park when we saw it on TNT or something once. I’m not sure what that means, but it can’t be good.

A big thanks to Chuck for stopping by today. If you’re still looking for a gift for someone this holiday season, these pooches just might be the way to go.

As I mentioned above, “50 Words or Less(-ish) Fridays” is going on a short hiatus but will be back in the new year. In the meantime, if you have suggestions about whom I should talk to in this spot, keep reading.

Interested in being featured in “50 Words or Less(-ish) Fridays” or know someone who should be? Let me know.


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