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Newington, CT
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A successful writer and editor, Daniel Kline has had op-eds published in over 400 papers and runs in more than 100 papers each week. He has contributed to Stuff, Playboy.com, and numerous other men’s periodicals. He has also served as the top editor for mass-market pop-culture-driven Web sites including Uproar.com and Rouze.com, a men’s lifestyle site that was purchased by Playboy, and Backslap.com, a humor site that was funded by Pearson Television. He served as the editor of a daily newspaper in Connecticut and has written two books. He works as general manager of Time Machine Toy & Hobby, www.timemachinehobby.com

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Something ventured, something gained

By Daniel B. Kline

The tears came without warning the next morning while alone in my car. I wasn’t sobbing and my expression was somewhere between a grin and disbelief, but tears were trickling down my cheeks.

Only on television did people quit their jobs because they felt unfulfilled as an artist and have it actually work out. Most people who walk away from paying gigs to become singers, artists, or in my case, writers, end up penniless and begging for their old job back… Continue

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 8:54am

Follow me in 140 characters or less

By Daniel B. Kline

No matter how many times I click “unfollow,” Twitter insists on subscribing me to the feed of “Diddy.” Though I’ll always think of him as “Puff Daddy,” or perhaps “Puffy,” I prefer not to think of the rapper/producer/huckster all that often and I most certainly don’t need to know what he’s doing on a minute-by-minute basis.

Mr. Diddy, through his @Diddy Twitter feed mixes inane bragging about his whereabouts “heading to the party with @SouljaBoy,” with… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 7:57am

Populism is easy, ideas are hard

By Daniel B. Kline

At every turn Sarah Palin moves farther away from being an actual politician and more towards being a Rush Limbaugh/Bill O’Reilly-style populist ideologue. Whether she’s appearing at a Tea Party rally or speaking out in favor of Arizona’s “show me your papers” immigration law, she has become a master of preaching to the converted.

Becoming popular by vehemently agreeing with one group while portraying another group as out to get them – or better yet out… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 1:05pm

Maybe we should remember the actual man in the mirror

By Daniel B. Kline

Exactly how many hit singles does a singer need for people to forget that he was likely a child molester? If you only have a couple is it okay to rob a store or maybe to beat your wife? Perhaps Huey Lewis gets a free pass on a speeding ticket but Paul McCartney could murder a hobo with nobody thinking negatively about him.

Michael Jackson recorded a lot of hit songs many years ago, but he hardly deserved the fawning praise he has received since… Continue

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Let comedians not politicians make the jokes

By Daniel B. Kline

When we start letting politicians set the standards for humor, then we have accomplished something not even Carrot Top, Jay Leno or even Larry The Cable Guy has managed to do. We will have killed comedy and what will remain will be as sad as knock knock jokes as pathetic as the "humorous" riddles on Popsicle sticks and about as funny as that wall plaque of a fish that sings.

If we take humorless dolts like Sarah Palin seriously when they get mock… Continue

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 11:46am on October 7, 2008, Katie said…
Hi Daniel, great to have you on the site, your background is very interesting. Glad to see you've already posted some of your stuff. Can't wait to read it.

I will put links to your web site on our list of members' sites. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about what you see on We Op-Ed.

Thanks and welcome again!
At 1:01pm on October 7, 2008, Daniel B. Kline said…
Thanks. My work is in all sorts of papers, but I'm always looking to expand my audience. I';ll post my weekly pieces here and try to add some older stuff where appropriate.
At 2:11pm on October 9, 2008, Eric said…
Hey Daniel, your pieces are well-written and I enjoy reading them.

Also, as it turns out, we are neighbors. I own a mortgage company in East Hartford. I have previously bought stuff in your store and will soon be in the market for a new RC car to build with my son. Guess I'll be seeing you!
At 6:19am on October 10, 2008, Daniel B. Kline said…
Ask for me.
At 11:08pm on October 23, 2008, Katie said…
Hey Daniel, your op-ed "Obama not Ready for the White House" made our list of most commented articles. Congrats! Of course you've seen how much it's engendered conversation. Keep it up!
At 11:09pm on October 23, 2008, Katie said…
(It's featured on the right-hand side of the page)

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