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Anheuser-Busch the Budgie (Suggestions to Lower Washington’s Debt)

July 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Advertising, American Humor, Armed Forces Lifestyle, British Humour, Canada Humor, Corruption, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Economics, Funny Corruption, Funny Economy, Funny Government, Funny Politics, Funny Rant, Funny Scandal, Funny Washington, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Military Life, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Politicians, Puns, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Scandal, Screwball, Silly, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Vice, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Washington has a huge debt problem and the Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party can’t agree on which comes first, increase taxes or lower spending. Here are some innovative answers I’ve come up with, combining both approaches and some “outside the box” ideas, to break the impasse. (1) Privatize the issuing of birth certificates to Donald […]

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The CAB Nations and their Rogue Currency

October 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Economic Humor, Economics, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Business, Funny Canada, Funny Economy, Funny Geography, Funny Government, Funny Politics, Funny Travel, Geopolitics, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Political Humor, Puns, Satire, Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics, Zany

There are three nations that have survived the recession quite well, thank you very much, due to their raw material riches – Australia, Brazil and Canada. It would seem to be a natural progression for these three countries to come together in a new economic bloc to be known as the ABC nations.   Canada […]

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A Few Good Fortune Tellers

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Funny Crystal Ball, Funny Economy, Funny Gambling, Funny Lottery, Funny Spoiler Alert, Funny Stock Market, Funny Weather, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation

Fortune telling is a profession that seems to have fallen by the wayside. When some old black and white movie finds its way onto TV, it’s great to see a wild-eyed gypsy lady pull out her crystal ball and start to prognosticate. In most of these thrillers, after telling the truth, things don’t turn out […]

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A Mathematical Proof Economists are Sexy

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Funny Banter, Funny Celebrity, Funny Economy, Funny Erotica, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny R-rated, Funny Sayings, Funny Sex, Funny Sports, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

My wife, Donna, writes crime novels, five of them so far. It’s hard to get published these days, for a variety of reasons, and Donna is self-publishing.   She has an Internet site, but also knows how important it is to network. As part of this effort, she attends functions of Sisters in Crime and […]

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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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High Finance, Carrick Family Style

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Economy, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Whimsy

Please keep in mind this story was written in 2008, since it has a bearing with respect to the ages of our children, as noted in brackets.   Towards the end of May, our daughter, Tammy-Li (aged 5), needed ten dollars for the “book fair” at her school. This set off a chain reaction of serpentine financial […]

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The Timbit Affair and a List of Bogus Firings

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Funny Economy, Funny Office, Funny Workplace, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy

A woman, working in a Tim Hortons donut shop in London Ontario, was recently fired for giving away one free “timbit” to a baby.   This has become a public relations nightmare for the company.   Timbits are the punched out centres of donuts – the empty holes, as it were – and, in some […]

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Reasons to Want to be Governor of the Bank of Canada

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Celebrity, Funny Economy, Funny Government, Funny Politics, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

There are quite a number of reasons it might be “neat” to be the Governor of the Bank of Canada. Here, arranged in no particular order, are the Top 10.   (1) Guv’nor just sounds so great and fits in with this nation’s British heritage.   (2) You always win at Monopoly cause you can just print […]

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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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