Detail of 'Bug Martini' by Adam Huber, 22 February 2016.To the one, jokes about the ravages of age, generally speaking, and the horror of middle age more particularly, are proverbial low-hanging fruit, and, sure you’re welcome to do a testicle joke, here.

Oh, right. Low-hanging fruit. Adam Huber. But, you know, no testicle joke.

Just, you know, a bug swallowing an ice tray.

Oh, wait. That’s not right. Besides, does anybody under forty know what an ice tray is?

Never mind. Something about a bag of party ice would be pushing it. But, yeah, there is this weird time in memory, between ice trays and ice makers, when everyone seemed to have a bag of ice in their freezer. Oh, right. And sixteen random cooler packs, none of which matched the cooler they actually hauled out when occasion demanded.

Because the one reliable thing about middle age is that it leaves you feeling like a ranting old fart.

Goddamn cooler pack landfill nightmares.


Image note: Lordy, Lordy ― Detail of Bug Martini by Adam Huber, 22 February 2016.

A Nutcracker Suite

Something about Easter eggs goes here. As setups go, Adam Huber offers a Santa sack full of nuttiness. But there are other baubles to feel around for and savor, as well.

Man, it's been a long time since I've had my testicles crushed.There’s the title.

And the punch line, though in retrospect it really does seem like it should have been predictable. Perhaps that is the difference between apropos and cliché.

Then again, Adam Sandler jokes will outlive Adam Sandler and not simply because the SNL nutsack must someday die. In addition to the benefit of being words that one can pass through history to future generations, Adam Sandler jokes also have the potential for being funny.

Never mind.

If nothing else, yeah. There’s the nostalgia, too.


Huber, Adam. “Two Balls, No Strikes”. Bug Martini. 20 October 2014.