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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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Copycat Commute Concerto

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Cop Humor, Family Humor, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Dog, Funny Driving, Funny Family, Geopolitics, Green Environment, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Music, Musical Humor, Opinion Piece, Parable, Political Humor, Puns, Satire, School Days, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists

    A father drove his two children, 12-year-old Bud and eight-year-old Betty-Lou, to school every morning. In good weather and bad, mostly in heavy traffic, they motored slowly along the well-established route and talked through many of the major issues of life.    “What’s that guy doing, Dad?” asked Bud, sitting in the front seat with […]

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Herb Green Discusses his Finances in Four-letter Words

January 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Corruption, Crossed Wires, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Economic Humor, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, General Humor, General Interest, Green Environment, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Outrageous, Poem, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Puns, Romance, Sardonic, Satire, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

Herb Green was frustrated beyond containment. His toxic mood might have been possible to deal with except he had newly acquired a truly foul vocabulary. He started swearing like Regan in The Exorcist. Furthermore, he lacked the originality to be entertaining in his gross verbiage. No, he was disgusting to listen to. His wife, Wanda, was really […]

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The Red-Suit Mistletoe Initiative

November 29th, 2009 · 15 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Children and Pets, Christmas, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Christmas, Funny Family, General Humor, General Interest, Green Environment, Heartwarming, History, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Magic Realism, Oddball, Offbeat, Satire, Screwball, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Little Jimmy Flotsam, aged 10 and living in Tampa, had never known Christmas. The current year was 2025 and in 2015 Santa Claus and his wife had wrapped things up at the North Pole and skipped town, so to speak. In a sadly mimicking blow, Jimmy’s father abandoned his family when his only child was […]

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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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Bad Boy Carbon Needs a Psych Work-up

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Editorial, Funny Environmental, Funny Technology, Green Environment, Human Nature, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Satire, Screwball, Whimsy

Who are you, carbon, that everybody is chasing you? Why do they want to capture and store you? What have you done to deserve such approbation and disapproval? Don’t you have rights too? How did things come to this sorry pass?   You are such a renegade. I’m sure there is a background story. There […]

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The Dawning of a Bright New Day in Garbage Collection

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Canada Humor, Family Humor, General Humor, General Interest, Green Environment, Jokes, Lifestyle, Political Humor, Politicians

The day I have been dreading has finally arrived. Yesterday, a flyer arrived in the mail from the City of Toronto requiring the Carrick family to decide about our future garbage handling requirements. Specifically, we have to choose the size of bins we will need and the resulting extra charge this will entail.

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GREEN is an Acronym

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Environmental, Green Environment, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Opinion Piece, Parable, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The “green movement” is everywhere these days. You find references to “green” in news stories, television ads and learned journals. It’s all about climate change and conserving scarce resources for the future.

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