Posts tagged "Humor"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Best April Fools jokes I wish were real news (plus real headlines that seem like jokes)

Best April Fools jokes I wish were real news (plus real headlines that seem like jokes)
April Fools Day is not a day to be gullible particularly on the Internet, but not trusting anything you read puts an odd skew on everything you read. Some of the best April Fools jokes are obviously absurd like PicMonkey Glass, Google Nose, or (for all you web publishing/SEO nerds) The SEO Tag, but other... Read more »
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List 30: Being a parent is f***ing awesome!

List 30: Being a parent is f***ing awesome!
A lot of really funny writers have built popular blogs and gotten book deals by focusing on ways in which being a parent sucks. I read that stuff sometimes and laugh, but mostly I’m not a fan of the genre. I don’t need to reminded that being a parent can be hard, and I don’t... Read more »