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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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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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I’ve Taken Up Roller Blading to Save on Gas

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Family Humor, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Environmental, Funny Hobby, Funny Sports, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Sports Humour

I’ve taken up roller blading. The joke is that it’s to save on gasoline. But it’s actually because I’ve done a lot of ice skating and how much harder can it be to roller blade?   Turns out, it’s a lot harder. Ice is slippery, but it’s flat. The roads I’ve been going on with […]

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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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