Posts in category "humor"

The Scents of a Handshake

[Why do people shake hands? A new Weizmann Institute study suggests one of the reasons for this ancient custom may be to check out each other’s odors.]   When I shake your hand,  it is A custom used to tell you “So glad to meet you.” Only this. And not a way to smell you.... Read more »

How to stay healthy in 140 characters or less

“A study of Twitter by University of Pennsylvania researchers found an association between angry tweets and a higher risk of heart disease. So complain this is stupid at your own peril.” [Phil Rosenthal in his business column Margin Call on Feb. 25} A study finds—it’s more or less sure— That angry tweets will raise blood... Read more »

For Dr. King's daughter following his footsteps is a fetish

  “I love shoes and I think, deep in their souls, many women have secret love affairs with shoes. Shoes are the ultimate accessory, and I think they allow a woman to make a true fashion statement about who she is and what sets her apart from other women.”  [Bernice King in an interview appearing... Read more »

Rudy Guiliani: Comic Relief in an American War Drama---a la Shakespeare

    Hearken, in his cap and bells, to Rudy Guiliani: “I do not like  Barack as much as I love Ronnie.” With a hey and a ho and a hey nonny nonny. “It’s a terrible thing that I  say but true” Obama hates me and he also hates you.” With a hey and a... Read more »

Louis XIII: The Moon King?

In the 1600s King Louis XIII had a toilet bowl built directly into his throne, says Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, and coauthor of IBS Cookbook for Dummies (Wiley, 2009).   He wasn’t the Sun King, This Louis of France, But an  earlier one  king Who didn’t wear  pants. When ensconced on his throne He was... Read more »

The Pigeons Of Wayne County: A Restraining Order

News item: “Wayne County in Ohio is planning to spike bird seed with birth control in hopes of keeping pigeons from despoiling the renovated exterior of its 19th century courthouse. A county commissioner says there are plans to put birth control chemicals specific to pigeons in bird seed to help control the population:” In... Read more »

Starting My Day With a Good Laugh

    Medicine has long recognized the health benefits of laughter.  Here’s a reminder of such from Laughter is good for your health Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases... Read more »

Chicago Bearbaiting: Taking Offense

  From Today’s Chicago Tribune Sports “Last Row” : “Maybe it’s a real feud or it could all be one big inside joke, but Bears teammates Martellus Bennett and Kyle Long exchanged what seemed like harsh words over Twitter on Tuesday. What ever it is, it apparently kicked off when Long, a guard , found... Read more »

Carol of the Bills

  Fa la la la la, la la la la I’ve bought all the presents For family and friend. There’s a hole in my budget I’ll have to amend. I enjoy  the good cheer, But again apprehend: The best part of Christmas? It comes to an end. Fa la la la la, la la la... Read more »

These Men Have the Hots for Sex

Science Headline: French researchers claim men with an appetite for spicy food are ‘alpha males’ with higher levels of testosterone. (The Telegraph) Men who savor spicy foods Are better for erotic moods. Purportedly a study has shown These males have more testosterone. On them a jalapeno acts Like sundry aphrodisiacs. So looking for a stallion,... Read more »