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My Wife and I Argue over our Travel Plans (Hey, I’m not Cheap but…)

November 30th, 2012 · 7 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Outrageous, Funny Travel, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

I don’t understand how women think. It’s been a mystery to me all my life and I expect it will continue to confound me ‘til the day I die. I had a perfectly reasonable idea for how our family should spend the holidays this year. It was practical, do-able and would have saved us a […]

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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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Caboose Follies

April 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Funny Character Study, Funny Language, Funny Office, Funny Psychology, Funny Workplace, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Outrageous, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Writer's Block

Please note: The following story was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. He’d gotten himself into this mess by volunteering. That’s what happens when you’re an eager beaver. He’d never been one before and he wouldn’t be one next time. What had he been thinking? Surely he knew better […]

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Me, My Wife and My Blog

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Writing Story, General Humor, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

There is a symbiotic relationship between me, my wife and my blog that tells me I have a really special mate.   Here are ten ways in which the three of us interact.

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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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Crawlers and Spiders and the Art of Headline Puns

May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Crawlers and Spiders and the Art of Headline Puns · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Farce, Funny Economy, Funny Headline, Funny Prank, Funny Technology, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Political Humor, Puns, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

  There has been a major casualty of the digital age that you may be noticing only peripherally. Has it entered your consciousness that there are fewer punning headlines anymore?

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