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If Porcupines Had Wings, No Balloon Would be Safe

October 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, Anthropomorphic, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Feel Good, Funny Animal, Funny Irony, Funny Parable, General Humor, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Romp, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Surprise Twists, Surrealism, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

In the political debates leading up to, during and following the recent government shutdown in Washington, a lot of “what ifs” were thrown around by some of the participants. This led me to consider some intriguing what-ifs that might be proposed for the animal kingdom. Here are a dozen or so. Keep in mind it’s […]

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The Monkey, the Croc and the T-Rex

November 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Banter, Funny Business, Funny Character Study, Funny Crystal Ball, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Headline, Funny Horror, Funny Parable, Funny Rant, Funny Technology, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, Science Fiction, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

“Dinosaur Spots Comet in Sky.” “That’s the headline I’m going with,” said Dilly the crocodile to Tony the T-Rex, as they faced each other across the entranceway to the latter’s luxurious cave. It was the most modern of eras in an alternative universe containing the 88th iteration of “standard” earth where the animals had evolved […]

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One Fib Too Far

May 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Humor, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Gotcha, Funny Outrageous, Funny Toronto, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Puns, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

This story is based on a popular joke which I believe has the wrong punch line, that a talking dog turns out to be a big liar. If one starts with the conclusion, then what might the background be? Also, please be sure to read the supplementary section in italics at the end of this tale. […]

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The Seagull Poet of Butter Bay

September 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Feel Good, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Longing, Lyrical, Mood, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Poetry, Puns, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Uplifting, Whimsy, Wishful Thinking

In a vision, he’d once seen another seagull in a top hat dancing at the Trocadero. It was the most elegant thing ever. He became entranced by imagery and longed to give expression to his own special voice. There was no doubt, he was a poet at heart.   That’s what his girlfriend, Sandy Barr, told him. Never […]

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Spartacus the Kite

August 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Career Choices, Charming, Children and Pets, Cottage Life, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Dreams, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Offbeat, Parable, Romp, Screwball, Sports and Recreation, Whimsy, Wishful Thinking, Witty, Zany

I made it. I’m free. I can’t believe it. This is so great!   I can hear them talking below me. They think this is a tragedy and it’s making them sad. They suspect the tree was lurking to ensnare me. They couldn’t be more wrong. I saw my opportunity and I took it.   The […]

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The Wise Old Rooster

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Farce, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Parable, Funny Rant, General Humor, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Romp, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Silly, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Zany

The following is an old joke that I have expanded, embellished and tried to make more visual. It helps if you stand up and run around the room, as described below, but I’ll leave that up to your discretion. Here goes. 

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Death of a Mattress

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Animal, Funny Cottage, Funny Fable, Funny Horror, Funny Outrageous, Halloween, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Macabre, Oddball, Offbeat, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Nothing symbolizes the start of summer in our neck of cottage country more than a mattress. And that’s not due to the strange alchemy and hormonal urges that meld dangerously when sand, sun and teenagers mix. No, it’s rather because June 1 is traditionally big garbage day.

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