No plot, no characters, hardly any stories, just a collection of smart remarks and clever lines delivered on a number of subjects for no apparent reason, the literary equivalent of cleaning out the closet. The Smart Aleck Chronicles presents a series of entertainments on a wide variety of seemingly unrelated topics. Sometimes serious but mostly flippant, the Smart Aleck Chronicles navigate the reader through the various lunacies of everyday life without evident purpose. There are sarcastically earnest letters to the editor, fictional chronologies, biographies of people who may or may not have existed, erudite comments on the issues that may have seemed important at one time or another, extremely short stories, and lists of ridiculous observations on the hilarity of being or doing just about anything. The Smart Aleck Chronicles makes no effort to be anything other that what it appears to be, whatever that is.