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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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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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One Fib Too Far

May 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Humor, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Gotcha, Funny Outrageous, Funny Toronto, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Puns, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

This story is based on a popular joke which I believe has the wrong punch line, that a talking dog turns out to be a big liar. If one starts with the conclusion, then what might the background be? Also, please be sure to read the supplementary section in italics at the end of this tale. […]

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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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For Daisy, Life is a Stretch

July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Outrageous, Funny Sports, Heartwarming, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The Carrick family thinks it has the nicest pet dog in the world, a beautiful golden retriever named Daisy. But even we know there are times when Daisy seems a little lazy. A dozen-plus examples follow. (1) She once had a race with the oak tree in our back yard. The oak won, the dandelions […]

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Floaty Boat Weekend

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cottage Life, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Cottage, Funny Family, Funny Friends, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Irony, Funny Rant, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Rant, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The weekend started off badly for me when Donna, my wife, announced she had purchased a couple of inflatable boats to take with us to the cottage. These were to help amuse two friends of Ted, our middle child, that we were bringing with us from Friday night through Sunday.   I hate rafts. They are […]

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Everybody’s Crazy

June 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Crossed Wires, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Character Study, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Pet, Funny Rant, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Movies, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Rant, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Uplifting, Witty

Everybody’s crazy, some more than others. I don’t mean to make light of people who have deeply rooted problems that make their lives much more difficult. I’m talking about the large proportion of the population that passes for normal.   Among everyday acquaintances, everyone is bonkers. Some have addiction issues. Some have anger issues. Others […]

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There can only ever be the One Dog

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cottage Life, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Animal, Funny Dog, Funny Family, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty

Now that I’m in my sixties, I have to work a little harder to remember that snow has provided some of the best moments of my life. When I’m out walking our dog, Daisy, after a heavy downfall, the beauty can leave me awestruck and feeling young again. The smell of the ozone goes straight to one’s […]

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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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Walking Daisy, Over the Dunes and Around the Bend

September 8th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cottage Life, Crossed Wires, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Funny Animal, Funny Character Study, Funny Dog, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Pet, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Outrageous, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Storytelling, Whimsy, Witty

I walk our dog Daisy along the beach at our cottage early in the morning on weekends and holidays whenever I can. It’s absolutely gorgeous and mostly quiet and undisturbed, except for one thing − other dog owners and their canine pets.

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