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Chicken Soup for The Comic Soul

3 Jul

 

Melissa Rivers has written a funny book about her mother Joan RiversThe Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation.

She shares what it was like to grow up in the Rosenberg home and presents an amusing and endearing portrait of her mother and her father.

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Melissa mentions that included in the reading material Joan had on her nightstand was “the audio version of Chicken Soup for the Soul

I found this tidbit revealing.

Chicken soup for the comic soul.

We all need nourishment.

Looking for a good book?

You’ll enjoy The Book of Joan and Chicken Soup for the Soulall 250 + titles!

 

 

Bugs Bunny’s Bookshelf: 7 Titles Found

23 May

 

Barb Best Humor Bugs Bunny Bookshelf

 What titles can be found on Bugs Bunny ‘s bookshelf?

  • Living Vegetarian For Dummies by Suzanne Havala Hobbs

  • Hollywood Be Thy Name, the 1999 biography of the Warner brothers
  • Confessions of a Professional Smart-Ass by John Kelso

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Be My FUNNY Valentine, will ya?

6 Feb

 

Be my funny Valentine, will ya, pull-ease?

Remember… Women crave men who have a BIG… sense of humor.

Funny is sexy!

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Valentine’s Day is an excellent occasion to demonstrate some self-love.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Give yourself a hug. Indulge your senses. Treat yourself.

The pressure is on!  Satisfy yourself! […]

And The Booby Prize Goes To…

16 Jan

 

Booby Prize

has nothing to do with boobs of the female breast persuasion.

 

And The Booby Prize Goes To...

Boing! Boing! Boing!

 

According to The New Oxford American Dictionary (non-Braille edition),

booby prize

is “a prize given as a joke to the last-place finisher in a race or competition.”

It’s awards season in Hollywood.

It’s time for all the boobs to come out.

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Smiles To Go! The World Needs A Smile

9 Jan

 

The world needs a smile… or 2 or 3 or 7!

99 cents. A short and sweet picture book of smiles from around the world.

ALL proceeds go to health & humor nonprofits including Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor and RxLaughter.

Let’s support the healing power of comedy and laughter.

Smiles To Go: Take-Out for the SMILE Hungry  amazon

 

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Thank you. Smile On.

Thanks to all those who support free speech and humor… National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the Harvard Lampoon, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien

Do You Have OGD? Obsessive Google Disorder?

1 Dec

 

To Google or not to Google.

 

That is the question… must we Google?

 

English: Google logo from 1997

English: Google logo from 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

You may not have OCD … Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,

 

but you may have OGD… Obsessive Google Disorder.

 

What is OGD anyway? […]

Smiles To Go!

18 Nov

 

Coming soon! A picture book for all ages…

 

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Send in the Clowns!

Lighten Up, Japan!

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Greeting Cards for People Who Adore the “F” Word

13 Nov

 

The “F” word.

It’s everywhere you looks!

In the culture, in the books.

As Stephen Sondheim might say,

“In the parlor, in the bed
In the curtains, in the silver
In the buttons, in the bread”

Everyday a little “F.”

Profanity is ubiquitous (don’t you love that word?)

Interview on Fast Company: The popular and successful children’s book parodies by Adam Mansbach […]

How To Skunk Writer’s Block

14 Oct

 

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Are you having trouble writing?

You are not alone.

Whether it’s a thousand page trilogy or merely a text to your cousin you can’t finish, you need support.

I suggest you join Writers’ AnonymousWA.

For full-time professionals, it’s WA WA.

You will learn the necessary tools and steps to lick writer’s block in the bud. […]

Pet Peeves and the Curmudgeonly Spirit

10 Sep

Curmudgeons are in a perpetual state of annoyance.

They cultivate their pet peeves wholeheartedly.

With art and age comes a greater license to voice such pained sentiments.

If you can kvetch in a funny way – it is a blessing to all.

In the spirit of the book by Joan Rivers I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me

And with tongue in cheek

My PET PEEVES… Stuff I Hate!

Stemless wine glasses   (They look like cheap jelly jars for preschoolers)

Lengthy Minimalist newsletters   (Duh) […]