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The Yin and Yang of Canadian Meteorology

February 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Environmental, Funny Family, Funny Toronto, Funny Weather, Funny Winter, General Humor, General Interest, Jokes, Lifestyle, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Whimsy, Zany

We’re experiencing a winter without snow in Toronto. Actually, it’s been a late 2011 and early 2012 without much of a winter. In technical terms, the days between December 21 and March 21 are marching by. But they’re scurrying along much quicker without my having to shovel snow and worry about skidding all over the road while […]

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No Problem, Excuse Me and the Limits of Civility

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Family Humor, Funny Celebrity, Funny Editorial, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Rude, Jokes, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion Piece, Political Humor, Politicians, Sports and Recreation, U.S. Social Commentary

A spate of public rudeness lately has raised the question of how society has come to this sorry pass. Kanye West in the world of hip hop, Serena Williams in tennis and Joe Wilson in Washington’s political hot house all stepped over the traditional bounds of civility in the past week. What are the trends that […]

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Celebrity Greeters at Wal-Mart Continued

April 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Cute, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Farce, Funny Banter, Funny Celebrity, Funny Sayings, Funny Shopping, Funny Workplace, General Humor, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Puns, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Zany

In an earlier blog entry, I introduced the possibility of celebrities, when their careers end or hit a dry spell, finding employment as “greeters” at Wal-Mart. Some of them would have rather obvious opening lines when you walk through the doors to go shopping.

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A Perfect Second Career for their Golden Years – At Wal-Mart

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Farce, Funny Advertising, Funny Celebrity, Funny Family, Funny Sayings, Funny Shopping, Funny Workplace, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Puns, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Over the weekend, I had some fun imagining how certain celebrities and politicians would seem to be ideally suited for second careers, in their golden years, as “greeters” at Wal-Mart. Try to imagine being met by these people and these words on your way into the store.

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