December 2016 Newsdumpster


If We Had All the Answers, We'd Put the Universities Out of Business.

As you may have guessed, people ask us a lot of questions, especially about Ken's issues. In this year-end Newsdumpster, we thought we'd answer a few of the most common ones in a respectful and unhelpful way.

Do you get stage fright?
Yes, but we also get off-stage fright.

Do you two ever fight?
Yes, but only in public.

Why do you play at so many libraries?
It pays our overdue fines.

Do you get tired of singing the same songs?
We never sing the same song twice. At least not in the same set.

Why do you take so many pictures of yourselves at restaurants?
So we can set up the camera on our neighbor's table.

Why do you showcase in so many of your photos?
Because if we didn't, something terrible would happen.

If the Blue Meanie were a person, what kind of person would it be?
A miserable and hateful one who hangs out around parking lots.

Do you ever get tired of traveling?
Yes, but we get equally tired of staying home.

When, where and how big is your next tour?
Starting January, covering the southern, northwestern and midwestern US, New Zealand and the UK, for six months. Told you it was big.

How many subscribers and Facebook likes did you lose after last month's Newsdumpster?
About 25 and 10, respectively.

Some of these questions look kind of phony--are you just making them up?
Could the Newsdumpster have achieved its status in the journalism world by being anything less than honest?

Is this the last question?

Since this is the final Newsdumpster of 2016, do you have any year-end words for your readers?

Yes. We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and much happiness for 2017 and beyond.

Ken and Rebecca

If you want to see our ongoing photo albums of us in our home region, please help yourself to Home Turf, Part 2 and Home Turf, Part 1.

Unhappy with the results of the US Presidential election? Please visit or, but it won't change anything.

Please "Like" us on Facebook, even if you don't "like" us. Hungrytown on Facebook




Friday, December 2, 2:00 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
North Shore Public Library
250 Route 25A
Shoreham, NY  11786
Admission: free. Sponsored by the North Shore Public Library.

Saturday, December 3, 2:00 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
Wethersfield Public Library
515 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT  06109
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Wethersfield Public Library.

Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
Chicopee Public Library--Emily L. Partyka Central
449 Front St.
Chicopee, MA  01013
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Chicopee Public Library.

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
Pembroke Public Library
142 Center St.
Pembroke, MA 02359
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Pembroke Public Library.

Thursday, December 8, 6:00 PM
Music in the Mansion
North Adams Public Library
74 Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247
Admission: free. Sponsored by the North Adams Public Library.

Sunday, December 11, 2:00 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
Islip Public Library
71 Monell Ave.
Islip, NY  11751
Tickets: free. Sponsored by the Islip Public Library.

Friday, December 16, 7:30 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
Port Washington Public Library
One Library Dr.
Port Washington, NY  11050
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Port Washington Public Library.

Sunday, December 18, 2:00 PM
Hungrytown for the Holidays
West Islip Public Library
3 Higbie Lane
West Islip, New York  11795
Admission is free, but please register: program code WIA 102. Sponsored by the West Islip Public Library.

Friday, December 23, 7:00 PM
Chocolate House Concerts
Boston, MA
Annual friends and family bash at the Hall compound. Open to the public--for a price ($10). Potluck at 6, show at 7. Please contact Judy for info and reservations at 617-451-1415 or

Friday, January 6, 7:00 PM
Library Coffee House
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Blvd.
Sebastian, FL 32958
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library.

Saturday, January 7, 2:00 PM
Orlando Public Library
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL  32801
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Orange County Library System.

Think you can get rid of us that easily?  Think again--way more shows here.

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