Tidbits (Remember to Spellcheck, Manson)

Beachcomber columnist (among other things) Charles Morgan (far left) enjoys some family time at The Donut Hole in Destin. We hope the guy sticks around for a while.
Editor Manson, seen here in his dentist’s chair, assures us he’ll be smiling again in no time.

I consider myself an optimist, because every time I get an email notification, I assume it’s something important or useful. Most of the time I’m wrong.


I’m not a glass-is-half-full or glass-is-half-empty person. I’m a how-much-is-left-in-the-bottle person.


When I was younger, I had one of those Magic 8-Balls. The first thing I did when I woke up every day was give it a shake and ask, “Am I going to die today?” But I like to think I’ve grown out of that. I’m a lot happier now.


These days, I just ask Alexa the same question.


My life coach told me the first thing I do when I get out of bed in the morning is the one thing I’m really passionate about, and that I should pursue that more often. So I guess I really love to pee.


Warning—if you search for “Pee Enthusiasts” groups on Facebook, you’re going to get way more than you bargained for.


I’m curious. How many of our readers who are Democrats have declared their candidacy for President of the United States in 2020?


Lately I’ve been thinking climate change might put a little more sense of urgency in the deniers and non-liberals if they called it something else. “Climate change” doesn’t even sound scary. How about “The War on Earth” or “Global Shitstorm”?


On a less global note, the 2019 Beachcomber Music Awards will be held a little bit later in the year—Monday, Aug. 26, at Al’s Beach Club on Okaloosa Island. I couldn’t believe they wanted me back after the unpaid bar tab and considerable damage to both the venue and its reputation.


Anyway, we have some new ideas this year as far as nominations go, so if you’re “in the business”—musician, promoter, venue owner, engineer, producer—email me at chris@beachcomberdestin.com so I can pile even more on your plate.

Love, Editor Manson




Besides Beachcomber writing an article about my band, this (“In My Time of Dying” by Charles Morgan III, Jan. 31-Feb. 13 Beachcomber) is my second favorite read from this paper. I only hope to be invited and not able to un-see any of it! Well done, Charles—your death is descriptive, morbid, hilarious and fun!

– Aly Bockler



Editor’s Note: We have no idea what band this woman is in.

I love Nipper’s Bar! Save me a seat…really miss Guana.

– Donna Howell Burgess


Absolutely BRILLIANT.

– Woofy Ramone



Editor’s Note: Woofy, I’m still waiting on your “The Record That Changed My Life”!

Not sure if I like that death for you. Let’s come up with something better.

– Linda Quinlan
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