Posts in category "Humor"

Show me a man who can laugh at himself... please!

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this quote on Facebook, which has stuck with me for many a minute: It’s a great debate not only in the world of politics, but that of self-respect: Should we be able to laugh at ourselves? Throughout the ages, man has always taken himself far too seriously. No... Read more »

My advice for living in a crazy world: be like Tallulah Bankhead, dahling!

My advice for living in a crazy world: be like Tallulah Bankhead, dahling!
The world icon is tossed around ad nauseam these days but, for some folks, it is the only word available in the English Lexicon to describe them! Tallulah Bankhead, whose greatest accomplishment is seen as introducing the word “dahling” into our everyday life, was a renaissance woman who toed the line between actress and fireball.... Read more »

MLK Day advice from the first female comedian, Jackie "Moms" Mabley!

MLK Day advice from the first female comedian, Jackie "Moms" Mabley!
Many credit Phyllis Diller with being the first female comedian, but true fans of the genre beg to differ. Thirty years prior to Miss Diller was a woman who, by all means, was a trailblazer for both women, lesbians, and the black community. Jackie “Moms” Mabley was an African American woman who broke the glass... Read more »
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Three Haiku that describe my view of the world (at the moment, that is...)

Three Haiku that describe my view of the world (at the moment, that is...)
i: Kids, Kids, Everywhere Babies running in my pathway Thank god for condoms. ii.  The President is a Bright orange orangutan.   Pass me the vodka. iii. Through babies and Trump One thing remains a constant: All hail Ms. Meryl Streep! If you like what I do and wish to support my endeavors, I implore... Read more »

Let's all watch Julia Child cook chicken and forget about our problems for half an hour

Let's all watch Julia Child cook chicken and forget about our problems for half an hour
Ever since my grandma introduced me to The Food Network when I was an impressionable lad of ten or eleven, I have found watching food being prepared to be a very calming scenario. Watching meat searing, pasta boiling, and sauce bubbling has become a great comfort to me when I need to focus my mind... Read more »

What the world needs now is laughter, sweet laughter! or "Phyllis Diller and Paul Lynde fight depression!"

What the world needs now is laughter, sweet laughter! or "Phyllis Diller and Paul Lynde fight depression!"
In a world of debates, war, strife, and Kim Kardashian, where does one turn for true comfort? Some turn to schnapps, some to sin, and many to simmering anger. Yet, no matter what conflicts and conundrums life hands us, we can always find solace in one immovable pastime: Humor. Yet, sadly, much of the humor... Read more »
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A short statement from Bette Davis, in anticipation of tonight's Presidential Debate (Part Deux)

A short statement from Bette Davis, in anticipation of tonight's Presidential Debate (Part Deux)
(Taking live notes and blogging about the debate immediately after almost gave me an aneurysm, so I will most certainly not be doing that tonight. Instead, I thought I’d share with you a very poignant, and surprisingly apt, little musing from famed actress Bette Davis, cobbled together from various sources. Enjoy!) “[Mr. Trump]… There is... Read more »

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump
As I was browsing through the stacks in Barnes & Noble, an intermission from my main mission of purchasing Stephen King’s new masterpiece, I happened upon a book entitled Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way. It is a short “self-help” book on how to deal with... Read more »

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?": The Importance of Humour in Everyday Life

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?": The Importance of Humour in Everyday Life
In my life, and in the lives of millions, humour is the lifeblood that keeps the body moving. There’s nothing worse than talking to someone who’s like a walking stick in the mud, devoid of humour and with the personality of dirty dishwater. The brilliance of humour is its ability to bring disparate people together... Read more »
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Lori Alan and Mary Birdsong: A Love Letter to Two of the Greatest Comediennes Since Lucille Ball!

Lori Alan and Mary Birdsong: A Love Letter to Two of the Greatest Comediennes Since Lucille Ball!
Growing up in the Chicago Suburbs, a boy is practically left to his own devices to come up with role models. Couple that with two parents who gave me total free rein to discover what I loved, an important reason as to why I was able to become an opera singer and not have the... Read more »