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Entries Tagged as 'Funny Absurd'

My Wife and I Argue over our Travel Plans (Hey, I’m not Cheap but…)

November 30th, 2012 · 7 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Outrageous, Funny Travel, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

I don’t understand how women think. It’s been a mystery to me all my life and I expect it will continue to confound me ‘til the day I die. I had a perfectly reasonable idea for how our family should spend the holidays this year. It was practical, do-able and would have saved us a […]

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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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A Father and Son Explore Some Grey Areas

February 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Coming of Age, Cute, Entertainment, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Absurd, Funny Banter, Funny Cheating, Funny Competition, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Parable, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Magic Realism, Not As It Seems, Satire, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Whimsy

“Keep your voice down. I don’t want either of us to get into trouble. There are some things that aren’t talked about up here.” Jebediah Senior and Jebediah Junior were meeting in heaven for the first time since the former’s death thirty-five years earlier in a car crash and the latter’s recent shackles-shedding on account […]

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Saved by a Hare’s Breath

February 4th, 2011 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Aliens, Funny Banter, Funny Character Study, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Outrageous, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Romp, Satire, Screwball, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, U.S. Social Commentary, Writer's Block, Zany

    “Start with a ‘hook’. It can be an exceptional title. Or a nifty idea. Even a joke, as long as it’s original. That’s where I begin. Then embellish it. Work backwards if you have to. And always, always, keep in mind the primary question – will this keep a reader interested?”    That was the […]

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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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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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Obamacare and Harry Potter

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Editorial, Funny Hospital, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Politicians, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Surprise Twists, U.S. Social Commentary, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

To understand the current medical-coverage debate in the United States, you have to know your history. When President Bill Clinton was first elected, his wife Hillary took on the task of comparison shopping around the world to determine the best medical plans. The conclusion was that the most outstanding coverage was offered by Hogwarts Academy in […]

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Raj and Friends Discuss his Birthplace

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Funny Absurd, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Geography, Funny Gotcha, Funny Outrageous, Funny Script, Funny Sitcom, Jokes, Lifestyle, Political Humor, Puns, Sexual Innuendo

Six co-workers were gathered in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas because they were concerned about one of their own. Raj had come to work for the large consulting firm a year before and he was liked by everyone.   Lately, though, he seemed bothered and distracted. Far from his home in Mumbai, he was stressed […]

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Shortage of Bullets in the U.S. goes Critical

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Disturbing, Funny Absurd, Funny Editorial, Funny Environmental, Funny News, Funny Outrageous, Funny Politics, Funny Scary, Green Environment, Jokes, Lifestyle, Opinion Piece, Political Humor, Politicians, U.S. Social Commentary

I was driving in my car the other day when a news item came over the radio that made me really pause and think. Apparently there has been such a shopping spree for guns in the United States that there is now, not just a shortage of ammunition, but a “critical” shortage. That’s how the […]

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