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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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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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Bad Teeth and Smelly Feet (a.k.a., Toronto’s Plastic Bag Ban)

June 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Environmental, Funny Family, Funny Government, Funny Politics, Funny Rant, Funny Smell, Funny Toronto, Green Environment, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Outrageous, Political Humor, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Whimsy

Toronto City Council recently banned the use of plastic bags beginning January 1, 2013. It’s a tremendous source of comfort to me that our elected officials are always looking out for what’s in our best interests, whether we know it or not.   My family of five will no longer be able to tote home […]

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Queen’s Jester to King’s Betterment

April 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Horror, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Murder, Funny Rant, Funny Royalty, Geopolitics, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Love Triangle, Medieval, Murder, Not As It Seems, Offbeat, Parable, Political Humor, Romance, Satire, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The following is an edifying tale wherein a king learns a valuable lesson from his queen and the whole nation is better off as a consequence. The court jester plays a pivotal role as well, although he probably came to wish he’d stayed out of it.   There once lived a king who was always mad. […]

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So You Think You Know Flop Sweat

November 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Career Choices, Construction Humor, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Horror, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Public Speaking, Slice of Life, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

It’s a terror nearly as elemental as the fear of dying. It can bring strong men to their knees and turn the smartest of women into incoherent babblers. Maybe you already know where I’m headed. It’s public speaking and there’s nothing else quite like its scary prospect. Many people would rather go through a spinal […]

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The Ten Minute Date that Changed Everything

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Funny Banter, Funny Character Study, Funny Dating, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Psychology, Funny Romance, Funny Sex, Funny Sitcom, Funny True Love, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Politicians, Puns, Romance, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Valentine's Day

Hank and Harriet, single and alone in their own separate worlds, saw the ads on late-night TV. Their friends encouraged them to give it a try. Now here they were, staring each other down across a tiny table in a hotel ballroom filled with 100 other hopefuls.   They were about to start their final session in […]

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Will that be Chicken or Beef?

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Aging, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Hospital, Funny Pain, Funny Torture, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Monster, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Travel

I am becoming Bionic Man. This has been an ongoing process for the past ten years. First, I had my gall bladder removed. Then, two years apart, I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Most recently, I had a hernia operation. I am now being held together by steel thread, sealing wax and dirt.   […]

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I’ve Taken Up Roller Blading to Save on Gas

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Family Humor, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Environmental, Funny Hobby, Funny Sports, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Sports Humour

I’ve taken up roller blading. The joke is that it’s to save on gasoline. But it’s actually because I’ve done a lot of ice skating and how much harder can it be to roller blade?   Turns out, it’s a lot harder. Ice is slippery, but it’s flat. The roads I’ve been going on with […]

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The Misadventures of Watching Movies at Home with the Kids (1)

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Entertainment, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Feel Good, Funny Celebrity, Funny Editorial, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Rant, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Movies, Nostalgia, Opinion Piece, Slice of Life, Sweet

There are few things in life much more fun than taking the kids to a movie in an actual theatre. You load up on popcorn, Pepsi and Twizzlers; the lights go down; the sound starts to reverberate; and the fun begins. You look over and your youngest ones are looking up at the screen, wide-eyed […]

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