Posts tagged "Humor"

10 reasons why living with children is like being in a haunted house

Ah, the pitter-patter of little feet. Sure, it could be the sound of adorable children coming to give you hugs, but it could be the sound of a group of hell creatures coming to eat your soul. Some nights it can be hard to tell the difference. Is there a difference? Being a parent is... Read more »

50 ways to be left by your lover

50 ways to be left by your lover
The Paul Simon song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” lists options for escaping your relationship. The ways listed in the song are pretty cowardly, but a new version would need to be more passive aggressive to appeal to a modern audience. Instead of saying how you can leave your lover it should suggest bad... Read more »

13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th

13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th
Today is Friday the 13th. Here are 13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th always occurs on a Friday. Friday the 13th always occurs on the 13th day of the month. Friday the 13th can occur in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, or December. There can... Read more »
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Letter to a new mom: The secrets of motherhood

ChicagoNow bloggers are joining forces today in support of new moms as they celebrate their first Mother’s Day. Dear new mom, Happy Mother’s Day! Of course, within the Maternal Sisterhood we like to think of every day as Mother’s Day. Over the next weeks and months I will be sending periodic letters indoctrinating you with... Read more »

Is your FitBit spying on you for the NSA?

I previously reported how the National Security Agency (NSA) used the Elf on the Shelf to spy on American families. Although the NSA’s SANTA (Securing America’s Noel Toy Allotment) program was quite successful during the Christmas season the usefulness of the program waned once people boxed the shelf-perching monitoring devices with the rest of their... Read more »

Bad responses to a job interview question: 13 variations on a theme

Below are 13 possible answers to a common job interview question. I don’t recommend you use any of them. “Describe a time when you were challenged.” 1. What does that have to do with anything? 2. Describe a time when I was challenged? By a “job?” Please. Nothing so banal as a mere job can... Read more »
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10 unconventional mother-son wedding dance ideas

Have you seen the epic mother-son wedding dance video in that starts out conventionally (to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”) then Surprise! switches to a montage of different songs and choreographed dances to go with each of them? It’s very cute. If you haven’t seen it here is the video: As a former choreographer and current... Read more »

The Twelve Days of Christmas with Swear Words

Warning: This post contains adult language. Actually, after this introduction this post is basically just a string of profanity. If that’s not your thing you should probably skip reading this. If, however, you love swear words I’ve got a special Twelve Days of Christmas song for you. I did warn you that there would be... Read more »

Elf on the Shelf revealed to be part of secret NSA spying program

Elf on the Shelf revealed to be part of secret NSA spying program
Top secret documents leaked by former contractor Edward Let-It-Snowden reveal a previously unknown NSA program code-named SANTA (Securing America’s Noel Toy Allotment). A key component of the SANTA program is the use of hidden recording and transmitting devices in Elf on the Shelf dolls. The Elf on the Shelf dolls allow the NSA to secretly monitor... Read more »
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40 really awful writing prompts that no writer should use

Writer’s block can be frustrating. When some writers don’t know what to write they turn to writing prompts, little stubs that can be used as a starting point for their own ideas. Since I haven’t made a 40 item list in a while I decided to help all the frustrated writers out there by making... Read more »