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Pretty Sure What Done Him In

November 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Academics, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Cute, Disturbing, Fairy Tale, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, Funny Noir, General Humor, Horror, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Mood, Murder, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Noir, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Police Lifestyle, Sardonic, Satire, Scary, Screwball, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

“His brain was trashed,” she said. “Excuse me?” was his response. “I don’t know how it happened, but his brain was trashed. You know, like a hotel room after a rock star’s attack of indigestion,” said Corina. “Wow! Any idea how it happened?” asked Chief Inspector Beige. “I’m pretty sure I answered that question.” Corina […]

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Real Estate Purgatory

October 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Entertainment, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Farce, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, Funny Noir, Funny Scary, Ghost Story, Halloween, Horror, Lifestyle, Love Triangle, Macabre, Murder, Offbeat, Romance, Sexual Innuendo, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy

My family – wife and two daughters – had already re-located to Calgary. My job in the energy sector was taking me to where the action is, Alberta’s oil patch. I was staying behind temporarily to spend time with our real estate agent, trying to sell our townhome. It was mid-fall and we’d been conducting an […]

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Shortage of Bullets in the U.S. goes Critical

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Disturbing, Funny Absurd, Funny Editorial, Funny Environmental, Funny News, Funny Outrageous, Funny Politics, Funny Scary, Green Environment, Jokes, Lifestyle, Opinion Piece, Political Humor, Politicians, U.S. Social Commentary

I was driving in my car the other day when a news item came over the radio that made me really pause and think. Apparently there has been such a shopping spree for guns in the United States that there is now, not just a shortage of ammunition, but a “critical” shortage. That’s how the […]

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Death of a Mattress

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Animal, Funny Cottage, Funny Fable, Funny Horror, Funny Outrageous, Halloween, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Macabre, Oddball, Offbeat, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Nothing symbolizes the start of summer in our neck of cottage country more than a mattress. And that’s not due to the strange alchemy and hormonal urges that meld dangerously when sand, sun and teenagers mix. No, it’s rather because June 1 is traditionally big garbage day.

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