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Too Soon? Too Much? Too Bad

November 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Afterlife, American Humor, Amusing, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Comedians, Cute, Disturbing, Entertainment, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Irony, General Humor, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Macabre, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Retribution, Revenge, Romp, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Tasteless, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Certain professional comedians believe they have a sacred duty to uncover something funny in every situation ‒ natural disasters and human misfortune be damned. As an individual who often writes material that is intended to be humorous, I may sympathize with this approach even while cringeing. When the average man or woman attempts such levity, […]

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A Father and Son Explore Some Grey Areas

February 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Coming of Age, Cute, Entertainment, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Absurd, Funny Banter, Funny Cheating, Funny Competition, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Parable, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Magic Realism, Not As It Seems, Satire, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Whimsy

“Keep your voice down. I don’t want either of us to get into trouble. There are some things that aren’t talked about up here.” Jebediah Senior and Jebediah Junior were meeting in heaven for the first time since the former’s death thirty-five years earlier in a car crash and the latter’s recent shackles-shedding on account […]

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Reminisce Once Too Often

October 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Funny Family, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Medical Humor, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Poem, Poetry, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

     The following are my ruminations on the passage of time and the aging process.      There are also some wry observations on how tolerant society is towards the elderly.      What’s required may be a little more patience. Of course, most of this is tongue in cheek.         Tick-tock or digital flash,      seconds race a headlong […]

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The Mystery of the Witch’s Knickers

October 8th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Horror, General Humor, General Interest, Halloween, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Griselda Beamish was happier than she had been in a hundred years. While others of her kind were having trouble adjusting to modern times, Zelda embraced the new. All of the most recent advances in technology made her life simpler. There were opportunities that she could never have imagined before. Take her job for instance. […]

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Godzilla’s in the House

October 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Construction Humor, Cute, Entertainment, Family Humor, Fantasy, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Outrageous, Poem, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Puns, Satire, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

Twitter has a quaint tradition known as Follow Friday. This is the commendable practice, carried out during the last workday of each week, of recommending fellow tweeters for following. The means is to list names (the @ avatars) along with an accompanying hashtag description (#fridayfollow). The problem is that a mere listing of names quickly turns bland. In fairly short order, it […]

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Words of Wisdom from Ari Noshuns

July 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Animal, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Friends, Funny Parable, Funny Sayings, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Here’s something I’ve never shared before. I try to live according to the words of wisdom from my own personal adviser and alter ego, Ari Noshuns. Emulating his spirit of generosity, the following are passed on to you as a means to achieve deeper enlightenment. (1) A man is only good if there is a […]

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Proper Young Ladies Should Never…

July 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Crossed Wires, Cute, Entertainment, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Horror, General Humor, General Interest, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Movies, Not As It Seems, Puns, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Sexual Innuendo, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

The following are a dozen good reasons a proper young lady should never date a vampire. (1) There’s not much point to installing a mirror over your bed. (2) Your blood pudding will never measure up to his mother’s. (3) When you tell your BFFs about his mother, they’re disappointed you think she’s an old […]

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Ms. Phitts and Mr. Gatheral Spar Two Rounds

January 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Cute, Drama, Entertainment, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Romance, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Whimsy, Witty

Hostess Betty Bernard didn’t know what she was letting herself in for when she invited the television producer Mark Gatheral and the newspaper critic Gracie Phitts to the same soirée. Mr. Gatheral was a corpulent, but still handsome, man of 45. Ms. Phitts was an attractive dynamic go-getter in her early 30s. They could both […]

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Herb Green Discusses his Finances in Four-letter Words

January 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Corruption, Crossed Wires, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Economic Humor, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, General Humor, General Interest, Green Environment, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Outrageous, Poem, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Puns, Romance, Sardonic, Satire, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

Herb Green was frustrated beyond containment. His toxic mood might have been possible to deal with except he had newly acquired a truly foul vocabulary. He started swearing like Regan in The Exorcist. Furthermore, he lacked the originality to be entertaining in his gross verbiage. No, he was disgusting to listen to. His wife, Wanda, was really […]

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The Madame Lazonga Defense

January 1st, 2010 · 9 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Corruption, Cute, Drama, Entertainment, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Farce, Funny Corruption, Funny Murder, Funny Scandal, General Humor, General Interest, Historical Romance, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Love Triangle, Macabre, Medieval, Murder, Murder Mystery, Not As It Seems, Offbeat, Romance, Romp, Satire, Scandal, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Whimsy

It was medieval times in Merry Olde England and tales of knights and dragons, sorcery and witchcraft still held sway over the land. Superstition was rampant and those who could foretell the future were held in high esteem. Revered for being at the top of her profession was Madame Lazonga, a woman who had grown […]

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