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Every Cliché Has Its Day

April 25, 2015
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Every Cliché Has Its Day

One thing I cannot stand whether it’s within the written word, in the common vernacular, or in a highbrow speech is the use of clichés. For some reason, however, after all is said and done…

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#IStandWithOz

April 25, 2015
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#IStandWithOz

Recently a group of ten physicians wrote a letter to Columbia University. According to Think Progress, they were “surprised and dismayed” that Dr Oz retains his faculty position at the school and accused the well-known…

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Happy Hairball Awareness Day

April 25, 2015
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Happy Hairball Awareness Day

A rainy Saturday. There’s just me and two cats, Rocco and Okie, three sullen males grunting their way through the day–as usual–while the wife’s running errands. Rocco: “You insensitive clod!” And yet something’s–not quite right.…

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I do feel inclined.

April 25, 2015
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I do feel inclined.

I think I will:

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Uproar Over Standardized Testing for School Buses

April 24, 2015
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Uproar Over Standardized Testing for School Buses

Parents across the country are protesting at the introduction of new standardized tests for school buses, and many are threatening to opt out of bus transportation until the program is scrapped. The program is part…

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HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with John Chamberlin

April 24, 2015
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HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with John Chamberlin

This week John Chamberlin or @YaJagoff joined us for an encore performance! We got to talk about his book Above the Fries (HOPress, 2014) and the impact both his blog and book have  had on his life…

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The Poetry Kings

April 24, 2015
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The Poetry Kings

A grey day in the offices of plangent voices, the poetry quarterly I helped found nearly three decades ago, and from which I was summarily ousted in a hostile takeover in the early 80′s by Elena…

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Mothers are the mother of all frustration…or daughters….

April 24, 2015
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My Mom is going with us on a trip to Europe. My sister took a Viking River cruise last year and my Mom was green around the gills about it. I asked my sister why…

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This is a rhetorical question.

April 24, 2015
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This is a rhetorical question.

Don’t you dare answer it:

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Bites, and Sniffles, and Other Joys of Spring

April 23, 2015
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Bites, and Sniffles, and Other Joys of Spring

Spring makes me giddy, dizzy, my heart skips—or possibly, it’s my allergies. There’s no such thing as the perfect time of the year. Having said that, a bad day in summer is better than a…

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Show Me Da Money

April 23, 2015
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Show Me Da Money

Why does this man look so happy? Well, according to the Huffington Post, Marco Rubio might’ve just landed himself a pimp. The news site is reporting that a casino magnate in Las Vegas is leaning…

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Dead Giveaways You’re Getting Old

April 23, 2015
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Nobody likes a crybaby, but nobody really, really likes an old person who acts old. And babies, kids and young gens X,Y,and Z. seem to sniff out those types very fast. It may be some…

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Thanks for Flying Tightwad Airlines!

April 23, 2015
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By: Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Tightwad appreciates your help in keeping us from bankruptcy by paying extra to sit in an aisle seat or to actually travel with luggage. While waiting to board your flight today, please study this menu…

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When You Ear Buds Tangle

April 23, 2015
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When You Ear Buds Tangle

I’m not sure what happens to headphones when I put them in my backpack, but, they somehow come out looking the same way my Christmas tree lights look as I pull them out of the box…

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My Liebster Award Acceptance Speech

April 23, 2015
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My Liebster Award Acceptance Speech

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, purse-sized dogs and cats. It is an honor and a privilege to be here tonight as a recipient of a 2015 Liebster Award, the Oscar, the Heisman, the ne…

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Get out of my garden.

April 23, 2015
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Get out of my garden.

If you didn’t know, you do now. Now get out of my garden:

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Paycheck vs Passion

April 22, 2015
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Paycheck vs Passion

I’ve started watching the PBS News Hour on YouTube. My favorite part comes when they cover some money-related issue like the minimum wage. They usually have an interview panel, and it’s a total David-And-Goliath scene.…

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Nanotechnologists Confirm Nothing Ever Happens in Business Meetings

April 22, 2015
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Nanotechnologists Confirm Nothing Ever Happens in Business Meetings

WASHINGTON, D.C.  After an exhaustive peer-reviewed research project lasting the better part of a year, nanotechnologists at the National Science Institute have confirmed that nothing ever happens at business meetings, long thought to be a…

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Let’s examine the evidence.

April 22, 2015
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Let’s examine the evidence.

And Jill Y wonders why we only have imaginary kids:

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Spotlight on Roz Warren – Author of “Our Bodies, Our Shelves”

April 21, 2015
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Spotlight on Roz Warren – Author of “Our Bodies, Our Shelves”

Excerpt Lewd In The Library from Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor   The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue just came out, and all over America librarians are flipping through its pages and…

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Fortune Ate Lee

April 21, 2015
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Remember Mr. Lee from that old Calgon commercial? That guy lied about his “ancient Chinese secret” and I think fortune cookies do too. I’m on to you, fortune cookies. You’re all full of your vague…

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