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Entries Tagged as 'Funny Canada'

The Whipper Snapper Side-Swipe Caper

February 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Corruption, Economic Humor, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Aging, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Character Study, Funny Competition, Funny Corruption, Funny Gotcha, Funny Government, Funny Larceny, Funny Romance, Funny Scandal, Funny Science Fiction, Human Nature, Irony, Literary, Love, Macabre, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Romp, Satire, Scandal, Science Fiction, Screwball, Surprise Twists, Time Travel, Whimsy

Prologue: 1987 “What’s $100,000?” she asked flippantly. “It’s $95,000 more than I’ve got,” was his answer. She was starting to drive him crazy. She had two pre-occupations, money and her research. On neither score, was she in any way practical. They’d been living together in a basement apartment for seven months while attending Queen’s University […]

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The ‘Oh I Wish I’d Been There’ Club

January 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Family Humor, Funny Aging, Funny Argument, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Character Study, Funny Competition, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Irony, Funny Pain, Funny Psychology, Funny Toronto, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Puns, Satire, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists

         In the order they transpired, I’m recording events of the past couple of days in my marriage as a favor to the brotherhood. Navigating the asteroid belt of our spouses’ emotions requires all the skill and sharing of experiences we can muster. Members of the fair sex aren’t shy about seeking help from each […]

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A Dystopian View on Being Ripe

January 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Economic Humor, Economics, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Government, Funny Parable, Funny Politics, Funny Psychology, Funny Science Fiction, Geopolitics, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Opinion Piece, Parable, Political Humor, Puns, Satire, School Days, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, U.S. Social Commentary

  “Daddy, why does Canada have so many comedians?” 10-year old Justin asked, one blustery winter evening.  The magic hour approached when the burden of parenthood was about to be ever so briefly lifted and some time might be spent by mom and dad alone in front of the television set.  “I have a theory […]

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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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The Curious Meanings of Some Canadian Place Names Continued

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Funny Absurd, Funny Canada, Funny Editorial, Funny Geography, Funny History, Funny Outrageous, Jokes, Lifestyle

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I’ve discovered (through virtually no research) that many of the place names in Canada still bear the names assigned to them by the original native peoples. They knew what they were doing when they gave us some of our most unique calling cards. Here are some more examples.

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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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SIU Medical Care

September 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Family Humor, Funny Canada, Funny Editorial, Funny Health, Funny Rant, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Opinion Piece, Sexual Innuendo

Let me begin today by saying that I believe most Canadians are fairly pleased with their government-sponsored health care system. Everybody is covered and you are guaranteed medical attention when you need it. That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t problems.

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The Curious Meanings of Some Canadian Place Names

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Economic Humor, Funny Absurd, Funny Canada, Funny Language, Funny Outrageous, Funny Toronto, Jokes, Lifestyle, Political Humor, Public Speaking

When I started out in this business, back in the 1970s, I would often leave Toronto and travel to the “hinterland” to make economic presentations before somewhat skeptical audiences. Many times, I was told the old joke, what’s the definition of an expert? An expert is some son-of-a-gun from Toronto with slides. I’ve cleaned up […]

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