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How to Wrangle a Winter Puppy

November 22, 2014
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How to Wrangle a Winter Puppy

Madam recently asked if I cared to add a second Jack Russell terrier to our furry family. “Um, yes I guess so,” I replied while mentally tallying the hours of training I put into the…

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I’m not gonna lie…

November 22, 2014
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I’m not gonna lie…

I’d be lying if I didn’t say this happened to me 377 times this year and once last year:

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Serbian Bean Soup and Why You Should Eat It

November 21, 2014
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Serbian Bean Soup and Why You Should Eat It

Serbian Soup BEAN SOUP (pasulj) INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves 1 large onion 1 carrot 1 pound smoked sausage or other smoked meat 2½ tablespoons vegetable oil 2 bay leaves 1½ tablespoons flour ½ tablespoon paprika…

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Out of Town Traveler Killed and Left in Woods, Saved $10 on Cab Fare

November 21, 2014
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Out of Town Traveler Killed and Left in Woods, Saved $10 on Cab Fare

Business traveler Jim Proust was found dead in a remote section of California wilderness a day after last being seen leaving the San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday evening. Another traveler had asked to share…

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HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with Deb Martin-Webster

November 21, 2014
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HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with Deb Martin-Webster

This week’s guest was Deb Martin-Webster, and we had a blast talking about her new book Always, Montana, horse poop and other fun things.  You can read all about Deb and   Always, Montana plus find all her social…

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She’s Too Sexy for My Shirt

November 21, 2014
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She’s Too Sexy for My Shirt

One of my chores was to manage the product closet.  One day my crush came by to chat.  The next thing I knew he was kissing me.  The closet connected to a conference room, so…

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The Cable Empire Strikes Back

November 21, 2014
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The Cable Empire Strikes Back

I pull into the Comcast parking lot to return my mom’s cable tv box. In the month that I’ve been back home in Connecticut, I’ve used the cable exactly once. I watched a show where…

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When Dogs Pee on You: Owner Etiquette

November 21, 2014
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When Dogs Pee on You: Owner Etiquette

A bulldog peed on me. An amiable little slob, it sniffed at my ankles and the next thing I know, warm seepage on my pant leg. I was dumbstruck. Its owner was horrified. Just moments…

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The Unimportant.

November 21, 2014
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The Unimportant.

This may or not be true but it’s not important.

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Animal Mythbusters!

November 20, 2014
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Animal Mythbusters!

Even though everyone reading this post is an animal, many people carry myths about animals around in their heads.  How’s your Animal IQ?  Take the Animal Mythbusters true-false test and find out! Exhibit A  …

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The Horrible Cost of Communism

November 20, 2014
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The Horrible Cost of Communism

Much has been made of the communist nations horrific repression of their own peoples. Ne’er do wells such as Stalin and Mao come to mind. However, there is another evil side to communism that the…

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NJ Fossil Find Yields Stunning Dinosaur Extinction Theory

November 20, 2014
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NJ Fossil Find Yields Stunning Dinosaur Extinction Theory

A dinosaur fossil site just behind a strip mall in New Jersey has baffled scientists for many years. Now a team of paleontologists claims to have solved the mystery of why so many bones are…

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Yakkin’ With YaJagoff – Playing Sled Hockey With an Olympian

November 20, 2014
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Yakkin’ With YaJagoff – Playing Sled Hockey With an Olympian

We are yakking  AGAIN with Dan McCoy of Fox Chapel….paralympic sled-hockey gold medal winner in Sochi, Russia. We see Dan display his hockey skills, including his 70-mph wrist shot.  Then…. we play! You can see my…

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Man Versus Comcast, Round One

November 20, 2014
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Man Versus Comcast, Round One

The day after my mother’s funeral I called Comcast to cancel her cable TV account. I waited through a phone menu that included every conceivable thing related to a cable account except how to cancel…

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As Folk Music Returns to Roots, Some Try to Bury Them

November 20, 2014
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As Folk Music Returns to Roots, Some Try to Bury Them

ACTON, Mass.  It’s Folk Music Night at The Den of Iniquity, a coffeehouse in  the basement of an Episcopal Church here that serves as a meeting place for  those whose tastes are offended by the…

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Nailed it………….good luck with that!

November 20, 2014
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I am getting a mani-pedi tomorrow.  First, ballroom dancing and now mani-pedis. Who is this so-called caregiver? But I have to because I’m going to a Masquerade Ball where I can use my new and…

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You’ll probably never be asked this but just in case…

November 20, 2014
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You’ll probably never be asked this but just in case…

This is for those who didn’t know the answer. You’re welcome.

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Bad Artist #17, Appreciation

November 19, 2014
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Bad Artist #17, Appreciation

CARBON HAIKU #1 Carbon, oh carbon! Though you’re the eight element I like you the best.   CARBON HAIKU #2 Carbon, oh carbon! You’re in every pencil, and all grammar schools.   – Paul R.…

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Thanksgiving Under The Gay Turkey Wing

November 19, 2014
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Thanksgiving Under The Gay Turkey Wing

Recently, a friend described her Thanksgiving table as the Land of the Misfit Toys. “Anyone who doesn’t have a place to go comes to my house,” she said. Years ago that was us when David…

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Bring-Your-Mother-to-Work Day Spreads as Helicopter Kids Grow Up

November 19, 2014
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Bring-Your-Mother-to-Work Day Spreads as Helicopter Kids Grow Up

NEW YORK. Safra Cohen is a lowly first-year associate at a corporate law firm with offices in mid-town Manhattan who has spent her first six months on the job as the junior member of a…

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When Jack met Leo

November 19, 2014
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When Jack met Leo

They say you should never meet your heroes and there’s a reason why they say it:

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