Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Goofus Returns

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I stumbled upon this post from years ago, and I just had to offer it up again, particularly since so many new people are herIe. So, in the spirit of the Sunday morning comics…….

As a little kid, one of my simple pleasures was Highlights magazine. Most of you probably remember this, since it was a staple at most pediatric and dental offices. The part I liked the most, of course, was Goofus and Gallant. I was a really good kid, but I guess I had a prurient curiosity about what a nasty, selfish, and rude kid like Goofus would be up to. Whether he is demanding to be fed….….


She Dodged a Bullet

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One of the creepiest artifacts of pop culture is one you may or may not have heard about already. But back in 1978, on the smarmy Dating Game show, the guy who “won” the date turned out to be a serial killer. He murdered women before and after this appearance, but luckily for the “winner” of this game show, she got the creeps from the guy and backed out of going out with him. Good thing, because she was able to retain, ya know, her head. Anyway, I bring this up because he died today, so someone update the population sign on Hell’s entry gate, please.