Tag: 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 »

Here are 5 reasons that I'm the modern-day Grinch (and not just because I've got garlic in my soul!)

Here are 5 reasons that I'm the modern-day Grinch (and not just because I've got garlic in my soul!)
Dr. Seuss’s immortal Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a mainstay of households since the book was released in 1957. The story has become a part of our cultural lexicon, so much so that The Grinch has become the Scrooge of our time. The 1966 Television version, featuring Universal Monster Icon Boris Karloff,... Read more »

An open letter to all babies: Why do you keep looking at me?

An open letter to all babies: Why do you keep looking at me?
Have you ever experienced that sensation that you’re constantly being watched? I don’t mean in a “Jason Voorhees” is stalking me kind of way, nor even a “is that guy looking at my ass” way. I mean that feeling when an all-seeing, all-knowing being has commanded his foot-soldiers to constantly stare at you when you... Read more »
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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 »

"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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Grimace for President! (or "Trump Visits Chicago")

Grimace for President! (or "Trump Visits Chicago")
As Trump visits Chicago this fine, crisp evening, I must sit here and ruminate on his mighty sojourn to our fair little burg. Throughout my years of talking politics (and studying politics as a part of philosophy as a whole) I have found myself to be fairly even-headed and rational. But, sadly, this election have... Read more »