Today, I'm proud to have a contribution from my Uncle Mike, the first member of my birth family to play here. Uncle Mike offers the following definitions for Avarice:
Above, Mike's Brain on Drugs
Avarice, n. The presupposition of intelligence by a blithering idiot.
Avaricious, adj. Dark, creepy with no redeeming value. Presidential.
About Mike: You mean besides he's my Uncle? Mike was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio attended Ohio State University and is a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Army. Mike has two sons, my cousins Brian and Robey, a daughter-in-law, Joanne and two Grandsons, Connor (via Brian) and Forest (via Robey.) He also has two nephews and a niece, but the less said about them the better if you know what I mean. Over his career he has been a salesman, roofing estimator and now is in the video distribution business. Put his resume with mine and we're the Village People.
Mike moved to California from Cincinnati (with a stop in Boulder) right after we came from Illinois and our families have been close, especially during the early 80s. Mike is a huge Rock n' Roll fan and some of my favorite memories come from a time when my family had moved 20 miles but kept me in the same school. Uncle Mike drove me in every morning and used to challenge me to name the artist for every song that came on the radio. I'm still pissed I didn't get "Eddie Money," by the way.
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