Blue Trolley Press is proud to present the Best of the Blog Series books together for the first time in one complete collection. The series represents twenty years of highlights from Jeff Stanger’s popular Carry on, Citizens blog. Stanger’s blog has entertained readers for nearly 20 years.
Included in this set are:
• Common Side Effects
• The Cottage Cheese Incident
• I Bought a Chore
• Tales From the Vaccination LineMore info →
Welcome to the third installment of Tales From a Roundabout, where hilarious stories of everyday life are set in a city obsessed with art, status, and of course, roundabouts!
Travel back to Carmel, Indiana, where nothing is as it seems, and ordinary lives intersect in unexpected ways. In the third volume of Tales From a Roundabout, get ready to catch up with some of your favorite characters and experience their hilarious adventures.
Mayor Teddy Wiggins is back on the dating scene, his ex-wife is dating an alpaca rancher, and a local artist is about to blackmail the mayor. The Lakewood Estates boys are on a mission to win the coveted Golden GameBox, but they’ve been banned from the one place they can get entry tickets. A string of absurd burglaries has Officer Lupinsky puzzled. Who puts lipstick on a Guinee pig?
Meanwhile, in the Lakewood Estates annex, a prank war is heating up between political rivals. Someone is going to die. And twenty goats are missing from the Yoga Yert.
This collection of stories is sure to have you laughing out loud and falling in love with the characters that call this city home. So, buckle up and get ready to take a wild ride through the city's winding roads and 150+ traffic circles.
With plenty of laughs and unexpected twists, this delightful collection of tales will transport you to a world where anything can happen. Don't miss out on the fun - grab your copy of Tales From a Roundabout: Vol 3 today!More info →
Tales From a Roundabout: Volume 2
A Collection of Funny Short Stories set in Carmel, Indiana --a City Obsessed with Art, Status, and Traffic Circles!
For fans of Volume 1, Mayor Teddy Wiggins is back and facing his toughest electoral opponent yet. The boys of Lakeshore Estates are back too and they've stolen the head of the mayor's favorite statue: himself!
You'll also meet Marci Emerald —an influencer whose empire has crumbled due to a college entrance scandal. And a new resident of Carmel, an androgynous person named Bulb is leading an anarchist group named the Lederhosen Mafia. Get ready for another fun ride through the roundabouts of upscale suburbia.
Fans of Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen will enjoy this hilarious collection.
- Episode VI: Heavy is the Head
- Episode VII: Inclusive Statues
- Episode VIII: The Rise of the Lederhosen Mafia
- Episode IX: Everyone is a Genius at Something
- Episode X: Art & Feces
Just when you needed a good laugh, Jeff Stanger is back with a collection of hilarious stories set in Indiana's wealthiest suburb and home to America's most roundabouts.
City Council banned a gentlemen's club from opening within the city's borders. Now, the club owner is out for revenge and he plans an outrageous spectacle in the center of one of the city's most visible roundabouts.
The public display of dancers brings the wrath of the Lakewood Estates Association Moms. And the obsession of the Lakewood Estates middle school boys!
Now the club owner and mayor are in a battle with ever-increasing stakes and outrageousness. And the boys will risk being grounded for life, just to impress a dancer twice their ages. And hiding in the shadows is a city council member with a score to settle before his time in office ends.
Fans of Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen will enjoy this hilarious collection.
- Episode I: Performance Art
- Episode II: Political Unrest
- Episode III: Modern Ballet
- Episode IV: She Sheds, Man Caves, and Boy Basements
- Episode V: The Tomb of the Unknown Roadie
The Best of 2021!
Last year was a slight improvement on 2020. But we still had to navigate COVID and more nonsense in the world of politics. But each week readers who wanted a brief escape from the misery of the news cycle tuned into the blog and newsletters of Jeff Stanger. By fan vote, these are the funniest, most entertaining of the lot.
Ever since the Mid 90s when he was a columnist for BC Magazine, Jeff has been putting his humorous stamp on politics, sports, and entertainment.
For example, our washing machine won't work. Now, the average person would say, "it's broken." And the average person would be wrong. The average person doesn't have superpowers.
But the Men Who Fix Things would tell you (after studying the unit, harrumphing several times, and referencing how "they don't make them like this anymore," will tell you that, "the water pump, compressor valve, and salad inverter (whatever that is) on your washing machine are all shot."
I've long considered hair implants —on my knees. I want to be the start of the knee beard trend. But my wife, who is very insightful, slipped a "No knee beards" clause into our wedding vows. I couldn't remember actually saying that, but she showed me a video of the vows and sure enough, I said it. However, the voice doesn't sound like mine, so I'm not so sure that some editing hasn't taken place.
I for one can get on board with the affirmation candles. I sometimes feel as if the candles my wife buys are judging me. That raspberry pomegranate candle in the kitchen is filled with scorn, I just know it.
The chore store (aka the hardware store) is an intimidating place where they sell chores disguised as tools, appliances, toilets, etc. This is a place where men and women who are "handy" use phrases like flush bolt and half-mortise hinge. They know what a knob shank is. I don't know what a knob shank is. But I'm pretty sure my mom would still try to wash my mouth out if I said it in front of her and I'm a grown man with a family and a mortgage.
Download the Tales From The Vaccination Line and have a few laughs!More info →
Holidays, shopping, the bathroom debate, and raising teenagers. Nothing is off-limits in this hilarious collection of posts from the 2010s. Grab this collection from Jeff Stanger's Carry On Citizens blog and prepare to laugh.
From I Bought a Chore:
"I’m all for robots mowing the lawn, pulling the weeds, and watering the flowers. And if they could add a feature where the robot gardener yanks moles out of the ground and catapults them onto my neighbor’s rooftop, I would watch that for hours and hours."
"I don't trust kale and neither should you. Did you know that kale was introduced to Americans by a man who refused to eat kale? What does that tell you?"
"Since some people are bent on shaming others due to the small size of their free candy, I’ve spent many hours (or minutes) pondering this issue. And due to the twisted nature of my brain, I wondered to myself, “Self, how could I take this absurd issue and make it, well, even more absurd.” And then it hit me. CAKE."
"Someone sent me their warmest regards today. Do you realize what that means? Those regards can’t be any warmer!"
Ever since the Mid 90s when he was a columnist for BC Magazine, Jeff has been putting his humorous stamp on politics, sports, and entertainment. In addition to his weekly column, he is the author of four novels, including the Quick Mystery Series.More info →
Celebrate 10 Years of Carry On, Citizens with popular posts and new material from author Jeff Stanger! Carry On, Citizens has been making people laugh for a decade and Common Side Effects shines a light on the disturbing (yet never boring) mind of Jeff Stanger. Ever since the Mid 90s when he was a columnist for BC Magazine, Jeff has been putting his humorous stamp on politics, sports, and entertainment. From Common Side Effects:
"I'm guessing he's like the Peyton Manning of Elf Druids."
“We have also concluded that people that eat pudding every day never die. Ever.”
“One side effect I’ve noticed is that I’m growing beards on my kneecaps.”
"70% of moms are really just tired, despite claiming to be sick and tired."