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How to Know When You’ve Become a Certain Kind of Writer (wink wink)

February 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cop Humor, Cute, Farce, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Erotica, Funny R-rated, Funny Sex, Funny Writing Story, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Romp, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Surrounded by racy stories in the media everywhere these days, I sometimes find myself caught up in the flow and straying out of bounds with my material. To help you discover whether or not you may be flirting with the same R-rated conundrum, here are a dozen tell-tale signs that, wittingly or otherwise, you’ve acquired some expertise in writing the […]

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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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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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May We Have Some Privacy Please?

June 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments · Advertising, American Humor, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny History, Funny Royalty, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Political Humor, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Tasteless, Twisted, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Milton Spofford III’s colleagues in the press were bitterly jealous. Fresh out of journalism school, “Spiffy” was as nervous as he could ever imagine being. He’d won the lottery to conduct an exclusive interview with the Queen at a time when Her Highness and family were experiencing a resurgence of interest in Great Britain and […]

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A Dozen Answers to One Osama Bin Laden Mystery

May 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments · American Humor, Armed Forces Lifestyle, Bad Taste, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Family, Funny Horror, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Tasteless, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Whimsy, Witty

The following attempts to provide an answer to one major mystery attached to the most recent behavior of Osama Bin Laden. By the way, I realize some people may wonder about the “taste” of this piece. That’s why I’m issuing a “gallows humor” alert up-front.  So why did Osama choose to keep his family living in plain sight […]

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I Got Robbed by a Liquor Store

October 12th, 2009 · 6 Comments · American Humor, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Family, Family Humor, Funny Banter, Funny Psychology, Funny Rant, Funny Torture, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Opinion Piece, Outrageous, Political Humor, Rant, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Tasteless, Twisted, Whimsy, Zany

I have a story I know needs to be handled with delicacy. Thank goodness “finesse” is one of my middle names. The media often give coverage to some hapless and usually incompetent bad guy who robs a liquor store. However, this time it was the liquor store that robbed me and I’m not happy about it. Nor […]

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My Year of Blogging Dangerously

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Farce, Funny Sex, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Puns, Romp, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Tasteless, Twisted, Witty, Zany

Thanks for tuning in and paying attention to my ruminations since I started writing a Blog in February 2008. It’s been an interesting, exciting and fun time.   I’ve decided to mark this nearly year-and-a-half anniversary, which also happens to coincide with Canada Day (July 1), by considering a question that’s been intriguing me for some time.   Why are so many […]

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Canadian Male Pick-up Lines

February 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · American Humor, Armed Forces Lifestyle, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Sex, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Tasteless, Twisted, Witty, Zany

In the quest for mates, various species of Canadian males have their own unique and surprisingly successful “pick-up” or “come-on” lines they use in drinking establishments, shopping mall food courts and wherever else potential female companionship is to be found.   Here are a few of them. I know these are effective, because I’ve tried several […]

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Dad has a New Hobby

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Aging, Funny Animal, Funny Character Study, Funny Family, Funny Hobby, Funny Outrageous, Funny Pet, Funny Rude, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Sports and Recreation, Tasteless, Whimsy, Zany

We all live such fast-paced lives these days. How do we fit everything in? I have reviewed my daily routine and come to the conclusion that what I resent most is the time I give over to shaving, bathing, brushing and flossing my teeth, clipping my nails and nose hairs and applying deodorant. I get […]

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