Humor Columns

The Television Critic

Do you watch television on the couch warm and cozy under a throw or blanket? Or, are you curled up in your chair half asleep? In either case, do you pay attention enough to periodically leap out of your comfortable spot and yell, “That’s not logical”? This writer has...

A Tale of Two Gyms

As we gaze at all the cars in gym parking lots, we recall an important truth. People tend to be predictable. Some folks forget that the pie hole stuffing excesses of the last few months include the Halloween candy you pilfered from your child’s stash. Following the...

Holiday Observations

You may not travel for a family “gorgy” on Thanksgiving, but countless others gravitate toward mixing with people, even family, on Christmas and New Year’s. The aforementioned days are your last chance this year to be sociable.  Or at least something resembling...

Time and Perspective

Here we are a year older with a few accidental flashes of wisdom in tow. The Old Year hobbles off stage while the cherubic and diaper-wearing New Year totters into our lives. It seems he is a born partier and had one too many before making his grand entrance. Unlike...

Holiday Romance Movies

To some, television is a waste of time. For others, it is a way to escape from reality. But even for romantics, Christmas Romance Movies can be puzzling if not taken with a spoonful of salt. On occasion, this writer binge-watches defunct television series. Otherwise,...

A Tale of Christmas Trees

There was a time when people decorated real trees for Christmas. For illumination, people clipped candles onto the tree branches and lit them. As the trees dried out, they became flammable. Our tree burned when this writer was around four years old. The parents ran a...

Donkey Serenade

There is a reason “friends” inundate your email and social media pages with what they think are cute animal pictures. In truth, animals are almost as much fun to watch as humans. Some might say animals are preferable to humans. Anthropomorphism, attributing human...

The Proper Fan

“Kill that green guy!” “Oops! Sorry, God. I meant, stop that green guy.” How low has this former non-fan fallen? In our academically-inclined family, it was unseemly to bellow like a bloody banshee at a sporting event. Come to think about it; we did not watch or...

Heat or Cold: The Debate Continues

The day the temperatures dropped from furnace to icicle level, this writer celebrated. Many did not. People on both sides of the argument find it difficult to understand the reason why the other guys feel the way they do. It all boils down to tolerance. For example,...

Election Musings and Antics

You may have heard the following quotation: “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” The agony of boredom describes early voting from the election workers’ perspective. How about a peek into the lost two weeks in the life of this writer? We cannot speak for...