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The Whipper Snapper Side-Swipe Caper

February 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Corruption, Economic Humor, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Aging, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Character Study, Funny Competition, Funny Corruption, Funny Gotcha, Funny Government, Funny Larceny, Funny Romance, Funny Scandal, Funny Science Fiction, Human Nature, Irony, Literary, Love, Macabre, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Romp, Satire, Scandal, Science Fiction, Screwball, Surprise Twists, Time Travel, Whimsy

Prologue: 1987 “What’s $100,000?” she asked flippantly. “It’s $95,000 more than I’ve got,” was his answer. She was starting to drive him crazy. She had two pre-occupations, money and her research. On neither score, was she in any way practical. They’d been living together in a basement apartment for seven months while attending Queen’s University […]

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There’s No Such Thing as Time

July 15th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Science Fiction, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Lyrical, Nostalgia, Offbeat, Science Fiction, Screwball, Silly, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Time Travel, Witty

Whenever I hear a major celebrity has died, I am reminded that there is no such thing as time. Our most vivid memories of these individuals are when they were at their prime. Their vitality and life force made them seem indestructible.   Then suddenly, ten or 20 or 30 years later they are gone. It […]

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