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How to Know When You’re on the Cusp of Old Age

February 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Aging, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Rant, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Romp, Sardonic, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy, Zany

This story doesn’t need much preamble. Besides, I like to keep my writing short these days. Maybe it’s a by-product of growing crankier. From a man’s point of view, the following are advance indicators that you may be approaching the “senior” years. (1) You read episode summaries of your favorite TV shows on the Internet […]

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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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Donna and I Go Hollywood

July 4th, 2010 · 29 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Drama, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Script, Funny Sitcom, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Movies, Offbeat, Puns, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Silly, Surprise Twists, Video Script, Whimsy, Witty

Since video book trailers are now all the rage, the following is the script for the first foray into the field by Donna and myself. This is a little self-serving, no doubt about it, plus there is some catharsis. The camera starts rolling. ALEX: Hi everyone, my name is Alex Carrick and I’m here to tell […]

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My Wife and I Argue over our New i-Phone

September 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Feel Good, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Rant, Funny Technology, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Movies, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty

At the end of the day, Donna and I lie in bed and send messages out over Twitter by way of our new i-phone. The following is one of our typical conversations.   ME: Ho het yourwelf a hoof bool to reaf? That’s not what I typed.   DONNA: What did you mean to say? […]

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Three Cities with a Lot in Common: Calgary, Edmonton and Venice

September 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Construction Humor, Economic Humor, Funny Allegory, Funny Canada, Funny Construction, Funny Economy, Funny Editorial, Funny Geography, Funny Gotcha, Funny Government, Funny History, Funny Outrageous, Funny Politics, Funny Technology, History, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Political Humor

Cities rise and fall. Currently in Canada, Calgary and Edmonton are bursting with commerce and energy as a result of the construction boom in the nearby Oil Sands. However, events can pass a city by more easily than might seem possible. The story of Venice presents a cautionary tale.

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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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