Tag Archives: Humor

Thanks Again, Lawyers

I had occasion to rise at the crack of nine a few Sundays back, thanks to the unusual start time of the London-based NFL game between the Falcons and Lions.  The early wake-up was significant because it meant I would … Continue reading

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The Decline of the United States of America in One Chart

The New York Times Chronicle sub-site is a wonderful utility that graphs the frequency of words and phrases over the publication’s history.  Users can plug in whatever search terms they wish, and the engine instantly and amazingly checks over a century’s worth … Continue reading

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“Make sure ‘MOUTH’ is in all-caps”

“Hey, remember Pop Rocks?  Kids like those, right?” “Well, sir, they’re still around, but they aren’t quite as popular as . . . ” “I loved them when I was a kid!” “Right, I was going to say they were … Continue reading

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We’re Doomed (Or: A Defense of President Obama)

A recent Robot History Month (a/k/a “April”) visit to Japan by President Obama sparked some consternation among right-leaning media outlets.   This bluster arose due to the fact that the president had the audacity to reciprocate a bow from an … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

All of my student loans are paid in full as of this month.  Therefore, as a newly minted AMERICAN HERO, I thought I would share my wisdom with folks who haven’t yet crossed that sacred threshold.  I thought these pointers … Continue reading

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Not a Good Sign

Sometime in December, I found one of those “do-not-disturb”-style signs hanging from my doorknob.  It had a lengthy message explaining that work crews would be in the area to replace / improve certain components in our local gas system.  The … Continue reading

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Nice Try

I received a mailer recently that advertised a new miracle advance in hearing aid technology. Yes, hearing aid technology. Now, despite my rapidly advancing age, I’m not remotely old enough to fit into the key demographic for people with hearing problems. … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I’m a Hero

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Imbeciles React to a Story About Swimming

I saw a fairly innocuous local news story come across my Facebook feed today.  The piece was the sort of semi-fluff that local stations like to show on their 5 o’clock broadcast.  The underlying news item was that data indicates … Continue reading

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An Incomplete List of Words Katy Perry Has Attempted to Rhyme

Katy Perry is a charismatic musical performer who has delighted millions of fans—including this one!!!   Her catchy songs, spot-on pop sensibilities, and colorful videos have established her as one of the top acts in the world. Here’s an incomplete … Continue reading

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