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How to Know When You’re the Opposite of Handy

February 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Construction Humor, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Banter, Funny Construction, Funny Do It Yourself, Funny Dog, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Handyman, Funny Hobby, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Pain, Funny Technology, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Outrageous, Romp, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life

“Real” men know how to make and repair things. They’re even able to improvise. I’m always astonished when one of my friends assembles furniture out of ferns. I’m not feeling as bad about my shortcomings as I used to. Nowadays, most things are so complex that when they break down, the only recourse is to […]

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The Grief Machine

November 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cop Humor, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Technology, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Imagery, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Religious allegory, Romance, Sardonic, Satire, Science Fiction, Screwball, Seduction, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Zany

XaniaXYM-529’s attention was glued to one of thousands of monitors hooked up to the enormous rumbling machine that was focused on the planet a considerable distance away. He was luxuriating onboard his species’ most modern space station. From earth, the craft was hidden in the flotsam that made up Saturn’s ring. The giant device at […]

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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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My Wife and I Argue over our New i-Phone

September 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Feel Good, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Rant, Funny Technology, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Movies, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty

At the end of the day, Donna and I lie in bed and send messages out over Twitter by way of our new i-phone. The following is one of our typical conversations.   ME: Ho het yourwelf a hoof bool to reaf? That’s not what I typed.   DONNA: What did you mean to say? […]

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Bad Boy Carbon Needs a Psych Work-up

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Editorial, Funny Environmental, Funny Technology, Green Environment, Human Nature, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Satire, Screwball, Whimsy

Who are you, carbon, that everybody is chasing you? Why do they want to capture and store you? What have you done to deserve such approbation and disapproval? Don’t you have rights too? How did things come to this sorry pass?   You are such a renegade. I’m sure there is a background story. There […]

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To Whom it June Concern

October 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Construction, Construction Humor, Crossed Wires, Cute, Economic Humor, Economics, Entertainment, Farce, Funny Construction, Funny Economy, Funny Office, Funny Technology, Funny Workplace, Lifestyle, Puns, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

I have a story from my workplace I think encapsulates an awful lot of what is so crazy about the modern business world.   It involves computers and automatic updating processes and the vast potential that exists for things to go sadly and sometimes hilariously wrong, despite our best intentions.

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Three Cities with a Lot in Common: Calgary, Edmonton and Venice

September 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Construction Humor, Economic Humor, Funny Allegory, Funny Canada, Funny Construction, Funny Economy, Funny Editorial, Funny Geography, Funny Gotcha, Funny Government, Funny History, Funny Outrageous, Funny Politics, Funny Technology, History, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Political Humor

Cities rise and fall. Currently in Canada, Calgary and Edmonton are bursting with commerce and energy as a result of the construction boom in the nearby Oil Sands. However, events can pass a city by more easily than might seem possible. The story of Venice presents a cautionary tale.

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Crawlers and Spiders and the Art of Headline Puns

May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Crawlers and Spiders and the Art of Headline Puns · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Farce, Funny Economy, Funny Headline, Funny Prank, Funny Technology, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Political Humor, Puns, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

  There has been a major casualty of the digital age that you may be noticing only peripherally. Has it entered your consciousness that there are fewer punning headlines anymore?

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