Cant Get There From Here

Can't Get There From Here Juneau is the capital of Alaska, but did you know that you cannot drive there from anywhere? You can fly into Juneau or you can take a... Read More

Wanted: Treadmill for an Elephant

Maggie, the 22 year-old African elephant, has been a resident of the Alaska Zoo since 1983. The Zoo recently decided that Maggie needs nicer quarters, more attention, and a treadmill. She weighs 9,100 pounds and does not get enough exercise, especially during the long Alaskan winter months.Alaska Zoo officials debated... Read More

The Patience of Job

Voltaire said, "God is a comedian playing to an audience afraid to laugh." Translated, if you're a tight ass, there's a two drink minimum to read this article. Let me just say, I believe in God but like many, I've questioned His existence. Most people... Read More

Marines Dont Take Crap

We live in a world of widgets. People manufacture, distribute, and sell them. You name it, they're doing it. I have a friend who is a toilet paper salesman. God bless him. It's an honorable job and my butt and I... Read More

Military Wives

I feel now is the perfect time to address the conflict service-members face when balancing between what they feel are infringements upon their civil liberties cast down by their president. ... Read More

Discover the Lighter Side of the Internet

We all know the Internet is a great tool for finding out information and sharing knowledge. But as a human sometimes sitting at a computer all day can get quite tedious, especially if it is your job 5 days a week. This feeling can be compounded by other problems in... Read More

The Language of Appalachia

Imagine my surprise when I went to Jamaica a few years ago and learned that I do, indeed, have an accent. You see, unlike my paternal grandmother, I don't stretch the word "cornbread" into four syllables. She might say, "Here. Have ye some co-orn-bray-ed;" whereas I might say, "You want... Read More

Local Author Joins History and Humor To Tell His Stories

Joseph Yakel was born and raised in New York's Capital region, and calls this place home. His travels have taken him far and wide, but it's his hometown surroundings that serve as a backdrop for his writing. He's recently published three books, and thinks his blend of history and humor... Read More

Voodoo Munchies

Looking for a lighthearted and fun way to remove the negative energy of a certain disruptive person from your life, or from your mind, if the person in question has moved on? Consider the cleansing (and giggle-inspiring) effect of Voodoo Munchies. Beginning now, whenever you need to deal with this... Read More

Computers According to Carol

A is for Anti-Virus: she got it from my Uncle.B is for Backup: always look in your rear view mirror first.C is for Caddy: part of computer that holds a coffee cup.D is for Defrag: a popular dance in the 1920's.E is for Email: post office talk for express mail.F... Read More

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Bangor Daily News

VIDEO: Why 'humor is the opiate of the melancholy' to this Mainer
Bangor Daily News
“The humor is there. It's not as if I have to find it. It's all around me. I see the humor in almost everything,” he said, finishing a cup of coffee with his dog, Charlie, sprawled out on the carpet at his feet. “I made up an old saying, as a matter of ...

The Guardian

Julie Schumacher becomes first woman to win Thurber prize for humor writing
The Guardian
Julie Schumacher became the first female winner of the Thurber prize for American humor on Monday night, taking the prize for her epistolary novel Dear Committee Members. It was destined to be a historic night for the nearly 20-year-old award; all ...
Julie Schumacher Is the First Woman to Win Thurber Prize for Humor WritingInverse
No joke: Minnesota author's novel wins Thurber Prize for American HumorRick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
Julie Schumacher Becomes First Woman To Win Thurber Prize For American HumorHuffington Post
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Dallas Morning News

Humor Me: A thin line between fist bumps and defeat
Dallas Morning News
Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister (28) fists bumps with his players as they leave the field after their 5-3 win to clinch a playoff berth during the Los Angeles Angels vs. the Texas Rangers major league baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington ...

Dallas Morning News (blog)

Federal judge adds humor to Dallas Love Field court hearings
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Kinkeade, the federal judge hearing the court fight over whether Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines can keep flying at Dallas Love Field, infused a sense of humor into the tedious testimony in the case. His folksy manner and penchant for jokes was quite ...

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Where is the Humor in 'A Personal Matter'? (WSJ Book Club)
Wall Street Journal (blog)
In an earlier WSJ interview, Mr. Franzen discussed the humor in “A Personal Matter,” which he describes as a comic novel. “Just the doctor who's in the birthing room and can't stop giggling,” he said. “Oe is alive to the absurd humor in a situation ...


Hearts, Mind and Humor: Combating ISIS by Making Fun of It
In a basement in the Jordanian capital of Amman, three young men are arguing over whose turn it is to kill their next victim. Wearing explosive vests and flak jackets over their robes, the men re-emerge with party hats, singing “Happy birthday to ISIS ...

New York Daily News

Readers sound off on humor, hatred and hair
New York Daily News
Good Bramhall. Manhattan: When I get the Daily News each Sunday, besides the news I especially look forward to Bramhall's take on it. He has a great sense of humor. Charles Hamera. Bad Bramhall. Brooklyn: Bramhall's Oct. 1 cartoon was one more piece ...

Patriot: Gripping tale of intrigue mixed with humor
Blogger and researcher Jim Fletcher has worked in the book publishing industry for 15 years, and is now director of the apologetics group Prophecy Matters. His new book, "Truth Wins," provides important analysis of Rob Bell and his Emergent friends.

Los Angeles Times

ABC's 'Dr. Ken' comedy needs a heart and humor transplant
Los Angeles Times
The second episode introduces his grim-faced parents, with whom Allison, after years of marriage, has apparently never really spoken; tired old in-law jokes being something else that passes for humor in "Dr. Ken." There is nothing essentially wrong ...
TV review: ABC's 'Dr. Ken' comedy needs a heart and humor transplantBeckley Register-Herald

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Twin Cities comedian's new book embraces aging with humor
The Sun Current
Sometimes things happen in life that are so miserable, the only way to deal with them and stay sane is with humor. In comedian Brenda Elsagher's case, she credits her great attitude with not only helping her survive colon cancer, but allowing her to ...

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The Work-from-home Fashion Primer

Last week, I reported how writers, stay-at-home parents and online... Read More

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How I Spent my Summer Vacation

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I Got to Play an April Fools Joke Before I was Born

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Its All About Seeing the Signs

Ace of Base hasn't seen the sign for quite some... Read More

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The Zapp Principle

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He Had It Coming, Your Honor

This past week as Mr. Man and I lounged around... Read More

Painful Lessons from the Maternity Ward

Whoever dubbed New York, New York "the city that never... Read More

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Jimmy Jenkins Jr. is not an adventurer, traveler, or pioneer.... Read More

Very Precise Fortune Cookies

I cracked open the fortune cookie and read the little... Read More

Marines Dont Take Crap

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Setting History Straight

Have you ever heard the name Will Schwenk? Or the... Read More

Dog Poo - And You Thought You Had Problems

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[Not So] Outgoing Mail

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Poor Rixs Almanac 8-13-05

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Space, and the Room for It

Space exploration came a long way since I was the... Read More

Finding Lost Children

A couple of days ago I had to go to... Read More

Important Safety Tip$

I was given a list of Do's and Don'ts of... Read More

Local Author Joins History and Humor To Tell His Stories

Joseph Yakel was born and raised in New York's Capital... Read More

Maybelle Misfire Joins Mega Corp

To: Maybelle Misfire From: I. M.. Power, VP Welcome aboard!... Read More

If, An Online Marketers Internet Addiction Poem, Can You Relate to This?

IF, An Online Internet Marketing PoemIf before you have turned... Read More

Wanted: Treadmill for an Elephant

Maggie, the 22 year-old African elephant, has been a resident... Read More

Tales of a Spectator Spectator

Watching the fans at a minor-league baseball game is just... Read More