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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

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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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Seniors must keep a sense of humor
MISSOURI, October 1, 2014 — Humor, according to Webster's dictionary, is “Something that is or has the ability to be comical or amusing.” As a senior, it is can be a challenge to keep a sense of humor. Despite the difficulty, however, it is critical ...

The Atlantic

Sense of Humor Changes With Age
The Atlantic
What the authors found was that older adults were much less likely to be fans of the aggressive style of humor—laughing at the expense of others—that's so often used by Michael Scott. The 64-to-84-year-olds found The Office clip about 23 percent less ...

Isanti County News

Comedian, author brings her humor to local area
Isanti County News
“I want people — especially men — to understand that humor isn't all testosterone-fumed.” The industry for females has improved since she started, but it needs improvement, Landvik said. When Landvik performed, she would wear the same clothes as the ...


'Tail!Spin!' Finds Humor In String Of Political Infidelities
While the production deals with painful personal dramas, Correa finds a way to highlight the humor inherent in the political drama. “We laugh because it is so sad that people in the public eye do this kind of stuff,” Correa said. “The case of these ...

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces woman faces cancer diagnosis with humor, courage and a blog
Las Cruces Sun-News
I feel very comfortable and confident with the care I have and will receive, and I refuse to approach this with a 'poor me' attitude. There will be humor, laughter, camaraderie and team work throughout this process," she promised in her first blog post ...

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Saints Lofton processes criticism with honesty, humor
In a few moments of brutal honesty and gut-wrenching humor during the team's open locker room session on Wednesday, Lofton addressed several hot topics about the Saints' struggles, including a few fans seem to be harking on after last week's ...

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Milwaukee Business Journal (blog)

How Milwaukee's self-deprecating, endearing humor made "Airplane!"
Milwaukee Business Journal (blog)
is called self-deprecating humor, something they learned while growing up in the Milwaukee area. While growing up, Jerry and David Zucker lived in Milwaukee and Abrahams lived in Shorewood. The three became fast friends when their fathers started a ...

Portage Daily Register

Bromley column: God's wacky sense of humor
Portage Daily Register
Hmmmmmm. Well, anyway, like I said, sometimes it seems God has a sick sense of humor. After all, the universe is full of hilariously inexplicable mysteries. The platypus. Disco. Lady GaGa. But what really puzzles me is why God created human beings to ...

Gordon Faber, former mayor of Hillsboro, remembered for sense of humor ...
The Oregonian -
The service featured many stories about Faber, whose wit and sense of humor lived on through his friends and had the crowd laughing again and again. The former mayor's big physical frame matched his outsized personality, and the display of support for ...

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Debut Novelist John Kenney Wins Thurber Prize for American Humor
It was one of many hilarious moments during last night's presentation of the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. David Letterman attended alongside co-writer Bruce McCall on behalf of their book This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me).
'Truth' author Kenney wins Thurber humor prizeModesto Bee

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