Humor Columns

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...

Rewriting Memories

Nowadays, it is fashionable to rewrite history. Such efforts are the result of wishful thinking or political correctness. In either case, please remember, accuracy is not the intent of the revisionist. Although the modifier is serious about his version of the facts,...

Like Opening a Can of Worms

Conversations are like toddlers. You never know what they will get into or where they will lead. We are in the throes of Early Voting in Texas. Since it is an off-year election for state constitutional amendments, the lull between voters allows workers to visit. One...

The Endless Con

“Buckle up, you’re in for a bumpy ride.” If you think we hint at a harrowing rollercoaster experience at an amusement park, you are mistaken, buttercup. There is something more nightmarish going on than a simple multi-loop, upside-down rollercoaster or even a highly...

Souvenirs or Conversation Pieces

When people travel, they pick up tangible memories, also known as souvenirs. Souvenirs are mementos of a person, place, or event. They can be photographs we look at and recall the moment in time we pushed the button on our cameras. Far too many folks tend to go...

Revenge!

Hate and war are so much easier than love, peace, and tolerance. When we are hurt or perceive a threat or injury inflicted on us by someone, our first instinct is to lash out. After all, self-preservation is how humans have made it this far in our existence. Even...

Human Pincushion

Pain is annoying. We realize your response is probably a giant “Duh!”   What if your discomfort (a euphemism for pain) plops itself somewhere on your body and decides to stay? Depending on your tolerance level, you have two choices. Either you take medicine,...