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Bullet Proof

November 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Funny Gotcha, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Politicians, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

An actor, a writer, a politician and a rich dude were sitting on the back portico of the latter’s mansion. They quaffed a non-alcoholic concoction while looking out over an enormous aqua-blue swimming pool and a garden vista that stretched a quarter of a mile before being bracketed by a security-enhanced fence and towering evergreens. […]

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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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Forever Running Late

May 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Labor Relations, Funny Office, Funny Romance, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Sitcom, Funny Travel, General Humor, General Interest, History, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Not As It Seems, Romance, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy

For all her flustered outward appearance, Jilal was a deep thinker. Single, aged 32, a brunette well-above average in appearance and living in an eco-friendly home halfway between the citizens on ground level and those perched high above, she was having a typical day off. Mid-morning and her heart was already pounding. Too much to […]

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That Would Be Naïve of Me

April 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · American Humor, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Corruption, Difficult Decisions, Disturbing, Economic Humor, Economics, Family, Funny Rant, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Mathematics, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Police Lifestyle, Political Humor, Politicians, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Scandal, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Vice, Workplace, Zany

As a special favor, Louise Traynor was escorted to a couple’s table in the trattoria’s alcove by the establishment’s executive chef and owner late into the luncheon sitting. The faux Italian décor was complemented by Dean Martin crooning in the background. A tiny fountain listlessly gurgled in the centre of the room. Other diners noted […]

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