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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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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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A Mathematical Proof Economists are Sexy

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Funny Banter, Funny Celebrity, Funny Economy, Funny Erotica, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny R-rated, Funny Sayings, Funny Sex, Funny Sports, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

My wife, Donna, writes crime novels, five of them so far. It’s hard to get published these days, for a variety of reasons, and Donna is self-publishing.   She has an Internet site, but also knows how important it is to network. As part of this effort, she attends functions of Sisters in Crime and […]

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