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I attend the bi-annual Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton, am a member of the Robert Benchley Society, and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Erma was the greatest American humorist of our generation, and an inspiration to me.

My writing experience is extensive. I wrote for a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill for 12 years, as a technical staff writer and freelanced for other industry publications. I also took creative writing courses at Delaware Technical College. Many of my articles are syndicated at Associated Content and have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsday, The Courier Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
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I am currently working on a humor book, just got an agent, and am not at liberty to elaborate on any details just yet. However, Trend Hunter will be the first to know.
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Rosie's Renegade Humor Blog http://www.rosevalenta.blogspot.com
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Automobiles that are powered by wind energy.
Chuckle-Worthy Reads
Chuckle-Worthy Reads
'Sitting on Cold Porcelain' is a Hilarious Father's Day Gift Idea
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Scotch-Filled Hotels
Scotch-Filled Hotels
The Glenfiddich Getaway Will Make This Father's Day the Best
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Ageist Lawsuits
Ageist Lawsuits
$70 Million Settlement for Television Writers over 40
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90-CD Music Compilations
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Unique Mayor Campaigns
Unique Mayor Campaigns
The Naked Cowboy Runs Against Bloomberg in the Big Apple
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Guerrilla Bologna Promotions
Guerrilla Bologna Promotions
Wieners Declare Mutiny in Wisconsin
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Making Men Obsolete?
Making Men Obsolete?
British Scientists Produce Human Sperm From Stem Cells
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Flush Puppies
Flush Puppies
Dino The Dog Gets Saved From a Drain Pipe After Being Flushed
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60s Inspired Supercars
60s Inspired Supercars
Pininfarina 'Golden Ferrari' Based on '65 Spyder
A few Pininfarina automobile design engineers went to see a short film called “Toby Dammit,” which featured a 250GT NART Spyder and designed this one-of-a-kind mystery Ferrari called 'The Golden Ferrari.'… MORE
Crowdsourced Comedy
Crowdsourced Comedy
ChuckleDumper is a Hotbed of User-Submitted Humor
Jack McCloy and Brian McGuinness, two guys from Long Island, came up with a scathingly brilliant idea when they designed and developed a web site called ChuckleDumper. ChuckleDumper is a dynamically updated… MORE
Eye-Mounted Videocameras
Eye-Mounted Videocameras
One-Eyed Filmmaker Robert Spence Starts 'Eyeborg Project'
A Canadian filmmaker, Robert Spence, only has one eye. He lost the other one in an accident when he was a teenager. He is only 36 years old, and has been developing his creative talents in the film industry… MORE
Rock Music Studies
Rock Music Studies
Liverpool Hope University Offers MA Degree in Beatles Music
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Rodent Headdresses
Rodent Headdresses
Mouse and Rat Carcass Headpiece Oddly Resembles Burka
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Parade Floats With Giant Boobs
Parade Floats With Giant Boobs
Shu Yong's Ta-Tas Promote Plastic Surgery-Free Beauty
Sculpture artist Shu Yong fully appreciates a woman’s body as a masterpiece of fine art. To show his respect for silicone-free boobs, he has created these ta-tas and has taken them on a bobble tour through… MORE
Pointless Political Standoffs
Pointless Political Standoffs
U.N. and Cypress At Odds Over Asparagus
On the ethnically divided island of Cypress, U.N. peacekeepers are getting the bird flipped by nearby residents and harvesters who gather and sell locally-grown asparagus. The cause of the standoff is… MORE
Contemporary Ethnic Wars – “America Libre” Novel Discusses a Hispanic Revolution
Contemporary Ethnic Wars – “America Libre” Novel Discusses a Hispanic Revolution
“America Libre” Novel Discusses a Hispanic Revolution
I really hate to do this to you--keeping you in suspense for five months. However, I’m convinced that you should be informed early. You know you can take it. After all, you waited years for all the “Harry… MORE
Global Gay Galas
Global Gay Galas
Grand Finale of Carnival in Rio Features Parade of Feathers + Glitter
Rio de Janeiro’s viral 2009 pre-Easter Carnival wrapped up with the annual grand Gay Gala Ball. This is a similar, but more lavish celebration than Mardi Gras in North America. This year, more than a… MORE
Hooters-Style Coffee
Hooters-Style Coffee
The Grand View Topless Coffee Shop Opens in Maine
Residents of Vassalboro, Maine, tried to stifle the idea of a topless coffee shop in their neighborhood, but town officials said “the coffee shop met the letter of the law.” The Grand View Topless Coffee… MORE
$7,000 Drivers Licenses
$7,000 Drivers Licenses
Korean 'Can Do' Woman Continues Trying After 775 Failed Tests
Cha Sa-soon, of Seoul, South Korea, is the poster child for inspiring motivation and determination - she never gives up. This 68-year-old woman has failed her driving test 775 times during the last four… MORE
Drag Queen University Acceptance
Drag Queen University Acceptance
GMU Picks Ryan Allen as Homecoming Queen
Ryan Allen, a senior at George Mason University (GMU), is a popular drag queen on campus. He has been selected as the University’s 2009 homecoming queen. Crowds cheered as Ryan, dressed to the nines in… MORE
Posthumous Ivy League Lawsuits
Posthumous Ivy League Lawsuits
Yale's ‘Skull and Bones' Sued for Geronimo'
A lawsuit filed by descendants of Geronimo against Yale’s Skull and Bones Society is seeking the renegade’s skull and bones that the group stole from his burial plot in Fort Sill, OK in 1918, when Prescott… MORE
Axing Iconic Ballparks
Axing Iconic Ballparks
Historic Shea Stadium Dismantled in Favor of All-New Citi Field
Today, Shea Stadium in New York City has joined the nostalgic ranks of Ebbets Field, Washington Park, Polo Grounds, and Hilltop Park. It is officially closed and dismantled. Most of the seats and memorabilia… MORE
Personal Ads for Penguins
Personal Ads for Penguins
Jackass Penguins Need Not Apply for This V-Day Date
Roxy, a popular Rockhopper penguin at the London zoo, is actively looking for a mate. She is free, single and even has a MySpace page advertising her qualities. Jackass penguins need not apply. “I’ve… MORE
Liberating Lobsters for Activism
Liberating Lobsters for Activism
PETA Compels NYC Restaurant to Free Its Crustacean Mascot
When a customer spotted this 20-pound lobster at City Crab and Seafood, a swank Park Avenue restaurant in New York, PETA was notified, and it petitioned the restaurant owners to set the lobster free. PETA… MORE
Capitalizing on Animal Fame
Capitalizing on Animal Fame
Knut the Polar Bear is the Latest Victim of Celebrity Betrayal
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Lesbian Breeding Attempts
Lesbian Breeding Attempts
Scientists Try To Mate Same Sex Polar Bears
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Airport Security Brain Fingerprinting
Airport Security Brain Fingerprinting
Behavioral Intent Research
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Vacuum-Phobic Pet Virals
Vacuum-Phobic Pet Virals
Roomba Cat Takes Internet by Storm
While you are dining on turkey leftovers, I thought you would enjoy watching this fearless cat go bronco riding on a Roomba vacuum cleaner made by iRobot of Massachusetts. Vacuum phobias probably have… MORE
Topless Cycling
Topless Cycling
New Zealand "Boobs on Bikes" Parade
Amid much controversy and threats of legal injunctions, the 6th annual Boobs on Bikes Parade took place on Queen St. in Auckland New Zealand today. The event is sponsored by porn king, Steve Crow. About… MORE
Same-Sex Wedding Cards
Same-Sex Wedding Cards
Hallmark Capitalizes on Ellen DeGeneres' Marriage
After Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi tied the knot, the media was abuzz with gay marriage, and Hallmark wasn't ready to miss out. Hallmark recognizes what most U.S. States don'’t:– same-sex marriage… MORE
$5 Million Vintage Prototypes
$5 Million Vintage Prototypes
Jaguar E2A at Bonhams & Butterfields Auction
The year was 1960 when the Jaguar E2A prototype sportscar, which shaped the future of Jaguar, was introduced. It was raced by some of the most famous drivers at Le Mans and had a historically significant… MORE
Bulletproof Fashion -– Protective Polo Shirts at Harrod's
Bulletproof Fashion -– Protective Polo Shirts at Harrod's
So you think your neighborhood is bad? Colombian designer, Miguel Caballero, has signed an agreement with Harrod's in London to sell his unique bulletproof fashion. His clients can choose from several… MORE
Exotic Supercars by Fashion Designers
Exotic Supercars by Fashion Designers
Versace LE Lamborghini Convertible
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Exotic Super Car Track Packages
Exotic Super Car Track Packages
Take a Distinctive Driving Tour in Nurburgring
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Fake Brand Endorsement Lawsuits
Fake Brand Endorsement Lawsuits
Naked Cowboy Sues Mars Candy
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Celebrity Gay Marriage
Celebrity Gay Marriage
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Making Men Obsolete?
Making Men Obsolete?
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Ham, Latkes, Christmas Tree Flavored Pop
Ham, Latkes, Christmas Tree Flavored Pop
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Wild Turkeys
Wild Turkeys
Viral Cakewalk on Thanksgiving Day
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90-CD Music Compilations
90-CD Music Compilations
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Thanksgiving Dinner in Paris
Thanksgiving Dinner in Paris
Restaurant Le Pharamond
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Separate Bedrooms Anyone?
Separate Bedrooms Anyone?
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Highlights
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Highlights
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$1.6 Million Loo House
$1.6 Million Loo House
Life in a Luxury Toilet
The founder of the World Toilet Association, SIM Jae-Duck of Seoul, Korea, has built the world’s only house designed like a loo. The $1.6 Million structure will be open to the public on November 11,… MORE
Blind Pilots
Blind Pilots
Man Flies From London to Sydney Proving the Blind Can Have Fun Too
A 58-year-old blind pilot from the UK, Miles Hilton-Barber, completed his dream of a lifetime, a 13,500 flight from London to Sydney, Australia, braving severe weather conditions. He flew a Microlight… MORE
Surf Pools
Surf Pools
$40 Million Surfer Wave Machine to Launch in London
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Van Gogh's Final Painting
Van Gogh's Final Painting
$34M at Sotheby's
Vincent Van Gogh's final masterpiece will be on the auction block in November at Sotheby's in New York. It will be on display at Sotheby's London in October. Its estimated value is $34 million, the highest… MORE
Lexus Concept
Lexus Concept
LF-A Roadster (CAS 2008)
Lexus introduced its LF-A Roadster concept car at the Chicago 2008 Auto Show. The LF-A is a 2-seat sports car, constructed out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum, and stands only 48-inches high.… MORE
Viral Whiplash Wars
Viral Whiplash Wars
Fighting Giraffe Video
Over the last few days, this film clip of two giraffes fighting has made the Internet’s most watched videos list. The fight allegedly took place in United Republic of Tanzania, East Africa. It gives… MORE
Immerse Yourself in Luxurious Sound
Immerse Yourself in Luxurious Sound
MBL X-treme $180,000 Speakers
The MBL X-treme speaker system is able to produce three-dimensional sound that corresponds to that of a concert hall. The price tag is $180,000. MBL of America is recognized globally as an industry… MORE