The blog of Chris Cisneros
 
AmanuenCis is a name I created using the word 'amanuensis' and the the first three letters of my surname.
It means "one who writes by dictation." In this case, my imagination dictates. These postings illustrate my style
and wit. They are a mix of daily interactions, short fictional stories, and etymology. My Medium page is here.
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These 3 Little Words Made Betty Crocker Famous

Introducing Betty Crocker was not a piece of cake for advertisers. However, the secret to its success lies behind these three words: “Add...

Out-believed

A one-step guide to writing a bestseller I was strolling through the lonely aisles of Barnes & Noble the other day when I came across a...

Walmart to Install Self-Greet Technology

“Welcome to Walmart.” That’s the famous greeting Trudy Yakmore has used for nearly a decade, giving Walmart shoppers a warm and loving...

The Pen is Righter than the Sword

Ever wonder why the words ‘right’ and ‘write’ sound exactly the same? Well, there’s a reason for that. Let’s look at the word ‘right.’ It...

Jordan Peele to Remake Leprechaun

Director aims to create “woke” version of ’90s horror cult classic Last month Universal Pictures approved a record-breaking budget of...

Alexa Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Smart Speaker to American Voters: “I Hear Ya!” (satire) “Alexa, who will be your running mate?" “Ask me again when spring comes around.”...

Cyber Monday Massacre

Online shopping stampede kills 8, injures dozens (satire) Maggie Sims recalls the horrific moment when she walked into the living room,...

Turkey Brotherhood

"Eat Us" is one of the most delightfully addictive show tunes I've ever heard. The Thanksgiving Day theme is impeccably woven into the...

Amazon Streamlines Halloween Tradition

New Treat To Me app offers trick-or-treaters delivery option, threatens traditional outing. (satire) Numbered are the days when you and...

Split Pea Pause

My favorite season is upon us. And with it comes chilly nights, pumpkin spice clichés, and a slew of AMC horror movie marathons....

Lights, Camera-san, Action!

I was in the electronics store earlier today, looking for camera accessories. While standing in the aisle reading product descriptions, I...

Dog Days. Ruff!

It's the hottest time of the year. Hopefully I don't get heatstroke as I type. The summer heat makes it hard to straight think. Wait......

Bread and Circus

With the NBA Finals currently taking center stage, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the psychological application of sports....

A Hole New Way

Tylenol's Rapid Release Gels commercial caught my attention last night. The big idea is that these gels have laser-drilled holes to...

Timwork

Ever hear of the saying "There is no I in team"? Well — that's not true. In fact, there are lots of I's in team. I is for 'individual'....

Auto-mobile Marketing

I ran into a friend I hadn't seen for several years last weekend. He's really into cars. So, naturally, he asked me what I was driving....

Deer Kentucky

Mention the fifth of May and most people instantly think of War’s "Cinco de Mayo" or Corona beer specials. But I'm not going to talk...

The Dog Stalker

I don’t like creepers. At all. Earlier today, I decided to take my very restless Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix for a walk. Her name’s...

Maykin' Whoopee

It’s May Day! We’re officially halfway through spring. Believe it or not, the month of May has a centuries-old ritual that many cultures...

Shocking News

A scenario I came up with out of the blue: Jim: "Hey Mike. What's wrong?" Mike: "My thoughts are killing me right now." Jim: "What...

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