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Entries Tagged as 'Medical Humor'

My Dentist and I Argue over Oral Hygiene

November 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Dentist Humor, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Horror, Funny Pain, Funny Rant, Funny Script, Funny Torture, General Humor, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Oddball, Offbeat, Romp, Scary, Screwball, Silly, Twisted, Video Script, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

I went to the dentist’s office this morning. To help foster a personal touch, there’s a notation on my chart that I’m an economist, so she usually begins our sessions by asking me where I think interest rates are headed. This time, however, my body language was such that she skipped the formalities and we […]

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How to Know When You’re a Hypochondriac

April 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, General Humor, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Macabre, Medical Humor, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Slice of Life, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

There are certain tell-tale signs that let you know if and when you’ve become a hypochondriac. The following is a brief list. There are many more indicators, but logging them would take an effort that might better go towards looking after my (I mean your) health. (1) You bought your first coffin when you were aged […]

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The Great Wall of America (a.k.a. Diagonally Across the Country)

October 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Coming of Age, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Gotcha, Funny Rant, General Humor, General Interest, Geopolitics, Halloween, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Opinion Piece, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Rant, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists

“China has one. Why can’t we?” Trevor Deeds was reading a quote from a magazine article while he waited for his appointment at the doctor’s office. The featured story examined a number of proposals to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexican border. Several artists’ renderings were included. There was speculation it might need to be […]

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An Unfortunate Dog Walking Incident (Farley’s Wife Told Him So)

November 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · American Humor, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Funny Dog, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Poem, Poetry, Romance, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

Now that our oldest son Tom has returned to university, it is my task at night to walk our beautiful dog Daisy before we all lay down our heads. While the journey is usually pleasurable, there are always hidden dangers lurking around the corner. This preamble is by way of saying that Farley and Grover […]

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Reminisce Once Too Often

October 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Funny Family, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Medical Humor, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Poem, Poetry, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

     The following are my ruminations on the passage of time and the aging process.      There are also some wry observations on how tolerant society is towards the elderly.      What’s required may be a little more patience. Of course, most of this is tongue in cheek.         Tick-tock or digital flash,      seconds race a headlong […]

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The Personal Injury Attorneys to the Stars

February 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Advertising, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Economic Humor, Economics, Farce, Funny Advertising, Funny Irony, Funny Larceny, Funny Sports, Funny Winter, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Not As It Seems, Offbeat, Romp, Satire, Screwball, Sports and Recreation, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy, Winter Olympics, Zany

Tracy Tindale was at her wits end. This was the Olympics in which she was supposed to shine. Instead, she was struggling again. While most of the problem was mental, it wasn’t all her fault. In fact, her condition had recently been given a name. It was going down in the medical books as a […]

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Giving a Finger to the Moon

November 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Cute, Dreams, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Celebrity, Funny Horror, Funny Paranormal, Ghost Story, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Medical Humor, Movies, Music, Musical Humor, Puns, Science Fiction, Song Lyrics, Supernatural, Theology, Twisted, Whimsy

Frank had learned how to control his dreams. He’d never experienced nightmares before. That’s why the past several months were so disturbing for him.   His power over dreams first came when he was a little boy. He saw a magazine photo of Michelangelo’s famous scene on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Vatican. […]

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Knowing when You’ve had Enough of Your Summer Holiday

September 12th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cottage Life, Family Humor, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Whimsy

Now that the weather has turned a little cooler, it’s easy to grow nostalgic about the warm relaxing days of summer. But it’s worth remembering that those days weren’t perfect either.   I knew this day would come, so I wrote down a quick summary of some of the little annoyances that made me glad to […]

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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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Will that be Chicken or Beef?

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Aging, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Hospital, Funny Pain, Funny Torture, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Monster, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Travel

I am becoming Bionic Man. This has been an ongoing process for the past ten years. First, I had my gall bladder removed. Then, two years apart, I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Most recently, I had a hernia operation. I am now being held together by steel thread, sealing wax and dirt.   […]

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