Posts in category "Humor"

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?
          The only problem with getting a topic at 9:00 PM about which you must publish a finished, cogent blog by 10:00 PM is…the whole thing.  That’s the problem, the whole thing. Producing an impromptu blog in an hour isn’t necessarily harder than having all day to do it, especially when... Read more »

Top 10 reasons David Letterman will be missed

Top 10 reasons David Letterman will be missed
Every Letterman fan has his or her own reasons for being at least a little bit sad that tonight will be Dave’s last show.  Sure, we’ll be able to buy a box set of seasons 1 through 33 on DVD by Memorial Day, but it won’t be the same. One day, one of my kids... Read more »

Toilets, showers, parking spaces and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Toilets, showers, parking spaces and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Today’s subject is toilets and if you think we’re going to be doing potty jokes here, please flush that thought from your mind.  OK, that’s the last one. Finishing my workout yesterday at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills, Illinois, I stripped down-not a pretty sight-and headed for the showers.  Lifetime has 16 shower stalls, including... Read more »
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Tiger Woods falls victim to one of mankind's oldest plagues

Tiger Woods falls victim to one of mankind's oldest plagues
What happened to Tiger Woods in Italy yesterday just goes to show that even the rich and famous can not escape one of the universe’s immutable laws:  no good deed goes unpunished. Tiger is one of, if not the best golfer on the planet as well as one of the most recognizable celebrities.  He’s a... Read more »

Where do Ikea workers go?

Where do Ikea workers go?
On a recent trip to Ikea-not my idea, I noticed that all the gray doors are stenciled with the warning: Co-workers Only. Where do the regular workers go? Such an enigmatic company, this Ikea.  Like the fact that its owner,  Ingvar Kamprad has admitted to a past steeped in Nazi enthusiasm? To keep up with... Read more »

The Pope would think me a provacateur if I told him what to do to himself and the horse he rode in on

The Pope would think me a provacateur if I told him what to do to himself and the horse he rode in on
I know what you’re thinking.  The end of the title should read, “the horse on which he rode.”  Sorry, syntax was never my forte. As Ed Schultz likes to say, “Let’s get to work.” On an airplane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean yesterday, Pope Francis told journalists that he would punch a man-specifically, his friend,... Read more »
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John Boehner had shocking personal relationship with bartender

John Boehner had shocking personal relationship with bartender
If you’re shocked about the current allegations that John Boehner’s bartender threatened to kill him, don’t be.  I would expect no less than a twisted, psychopathic bartender being a member of Boehner’s inner circle.  For a guy like Michael Hoyt-the bartender in question-to be that angry at Boehner, Hoyt must have felt that Boehner betrayed... Read more »

Tipping is not a city in China

There is a Taiping, China, famous for some sort of rebellion in the mid-1800′s, but there isn’t a city named Tipping.  As a matter of fact, until the recent influx of Western (not to be confused with Best Western) hotels in China, tipping was largely unknown. Like blue jeans and hula hoops, tipping is another... Read more »

Wrigley Field celebrates 100 years of baseball

Today is the 100th anniversary of the ball park named after chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr..  It’s because of Wrigley’s still-looming presence in the park that I feel perfectly comfortable sticking my gum to the bottom of my bleacher seat. Built in 1914 as Weegham Park, the team, debuting on April 23, 2014 was... Read more »
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Was Franklin Delano Roosevelt right about fear?

In his inaugural speech in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously quipped that “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Still recovering from the first World War and struggling to claw its way out of the Great Depression, America was, indeed a nation in fear. Franklin’s “fear” speech is often confused with his... Read more »