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Joe Fumo has been a creative force since June 20, 1954, as evidenced by these milestones:
1954 – Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on a Sunday morning, ruining Dad’s golf outing. Would later channel this experience into “comedy is timing.”
1960 – Begins to develop a sense of humor, based on life situations and topical events. Puns would follow a few years later.
1966 – Sense of humor becomes more imaginative, including first emergence of “What if” scenarios.
1971 – High school creative writing class produces poems such as “My Pet Orange,” stories such as “Milk Is No Good,” essays such as “Scissors and Girls,” and plays such as “I Wore Gloves – You Can Wear Gloves.”
1973 – Starts writing first unsuccessful novel, about a high school student who invents a round banana.
1976 – Enters work force as a newspaper reporter in Mauston, Wisconsin, featuring weekly column: “All Seriousness Aside.”
1980-1997 – Completes five more unsuccessful novels and abandons one.
2001 – Publishes first humor collection, "Things To Do This Week."
2010 – Creates publishing company, Zero Pillow Press, to reissue first book and publish second book, "God’s Web Site: A Humor Collection."
2014 - Publishes third book, "Earth 2.0: Post-Armageddon Tips."
2015 - Publishes fourth book, "Cloud 4 or 5."
2016 - Waits for ship to come in.
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