Tag Archives: Humor

Joke or Jerk? Sometimes a Joke is Just a Joke

16 Jul

Joke Lighten Up

Lighten Up!

In defense of kind-hearted humor

 

Joke Lighten Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No kidding!

Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

And not a deliberate manipulation, power play, micro aggression, political attack or intended personal offense.

A Joke is just a Joke

Image taken from a University of Alabama site, “Approaches to Modernism”: [1], Fair use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funny

Sometimes a jest, a quip or a pun is not a Freudian slip – but merely a leap at silliness, a feeble attempt at levity, a verbal slide on a banana peel.

Amazon Jokes Freud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like almost everything else in this imperfect world, sometimes comedy is really dumb,

but…

Laughter and Play

can bring people closer together and unite them.

Lighten Up Jokes

 

 

 

 

 

Positive humor

Take a flight into whimsy,

a playful swing at fun,

a flirtation with optimism,

a respite from burdensome reality.

Laughter can be the best (if not the cheapest) medicine.

 

Learn more about applied and therapeutic humor…

AATH Humor

 

The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor 

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Humor Academy

The Humor Academy

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Free Laughs

 

 

I Started A Joke * Puddles Pity Party

 

Books to Lighten Up Your Summer: 7 Enjoyable Ones

2 Jul

BOOKS!

Perhaps some good reads will save us from the Summer of Slog.

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So many books and so much time. Enjoy!

 

These books can be found on Goodreads and Amazon.

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Joy is all around us.

Joyful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Madwoman and the Roomba: My Year of Domestic Mayhem by Sandra Tsing Loh

Hilarious!

Lighten Up Summer humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier by Alan Zweibel

Insightful.

Summer Reads Laugh Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer

Entertaining.

Less Pulitzer Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Story I Am: Mad About the Writing Life by Roger Rosenblatt 

Interesting.

Summer books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preaching Punchlines: The Ten Commandments of Comedy by Susan Sparks

Thoughtful and funny.

Summer Laughs comedy book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Themes and Variations by David Sedaris

Weird funny.

David Sedaris humor book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Company 🙂

Goodreads 

Books

Home Stuck Home? 7 Really FUN Things to Do Really!

2 May

Home Stuck Home?  7 Really FUN Things to Do Really!

Home Stuck Home

Quarantine at Home

Lockdown

House Arrest

Feeling stressed?

Of course you are!

Home Stuck Home Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim.

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” 

― Ovid

 

7 REALLY FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE STUCK AT HOME

 

 

  • Think outside the breadbox. Don’t just bake bread or break bread – why not cake the bread?  Forget the flour and eggs.  Jack up the brown sugar, molasses, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Yum.

Homemade Cinnamon Bread

 

  • Study The Kama Sutra.  Surprise your spouse with a pop quiz.

 

  • Live-stream your cat’s DIY pedicure. Document his lack of cooperation and that unmistakable disdain in his eyes. Beware a cat scorned. Remember – there’s a big, fat “ME” in “MEOW.”

Home Stuck Home Fun Jest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Host a Virtual Pity Party. Drown yourself in cheap wine and sad clown music. Indulge.

 

  • Get pregnant or get another dog. Or both. The more the merrier. Misery loves company.

 

  • Learn How To Make People Laugh!

 

“Apart from paracetamol, laughter is still the best medicine. If you’ve always dreamed of performing at your local stand-up night, now’s the ideal time to hone those gags. Chicago’s legendary Second City Training Center may be closed, but it’s offering an expanded series of classes online covering everything from performing voiceovers to writing for TV. Most affordable, though, are its $25 drop-in improv and stand-up classes. Sign up and give those one-liners a test run.”

 

SMILE

 

For more FUN, see you on Pinterest!

 

Work & Retirement: All You Really Need to Know

14 Sep

Retirement for workaholics?

It happens!

Sort of.

Work Retirement Humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When a Type-A workaholic retires from his or her long standing employment,

 

No matter the age,

 

New life skills must be learned… especially when one is married.

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Overthinking Over & Over: It’s Hard Labor

2 Sep

THINK RHYMES WITH STINK

Do you think about something too much or for too long?

Overthinking will cast a dark cloud on your sunny song.

ThinkingHard Labor Humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Thinking, for many, is hard labor.

And overthinking can be downright debilitating.

NO WORRY

Love this quote from cartoonist, editor, and author Bob Mankoff

Humor is the antidote… […]

Colonoscopy: Thoughts While Waiting for One

15 Aug

Thoughts While Waiting for a Colonoscopy

Sooner or later, we all have this medical procedure done.

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My thoughts

My colonoscopy

 

  • At least I get to lie down for awhile. I could use a nap. Too bad it takes an invasive medical procedure and an I.V. propofol drip to cop a snooze. Michael Jackson, I feel your pain.

 

  • The slit in the back of this gown is rather stylish. Perhaps a new fashion trend? Maybe the holes in jeans are in the wrong places.

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News to Amuse: Weird, Wonderful and Wild

7 Jun

Weird & Wonderful NEWS from Around the World

Pain-free News: Isn’t that all we ask?

Medical Fluke

Woman who feels NO PAIN is scientific marvel…
https://tiny.iavian.net/s0vx

But she can still complain if she feels like it.

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Life Hacks for April National Humor Month

29 Mar

LIfe Hacks for April National Humor Month

You know you need them!

National Humor Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live a Better Life Already

7 Trendy Tips to Up Your Game

  • How to get a pedicure when you’re wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet (and not electrocute yourself).

 

  • Using duct tape on pimples and fever blisters. (Don’t worry that you’ll never get it off)

 

  • Diet tips to motivate you and your fat dog. (Does not involve duct tape)

 

  • Take a power nap in the refrigerator. Boosts metabolism. Increases zest for life (and brain freeze).

 

  • Learn 501 ways to tie a scarf. Renews creativity. (Includes 499 ways you’ll never wear)

 

  • For sugar cravings, suck on mint dental floss. (Surprisingly satisfying if you’re on a 3-day fast)

 

  • Did you know? In a pinch, dental floss doubles as a cuticle clipper. (Impress your fancy friends at a dinner party with this life hack)

 

April National Humor Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mindless Thought For The Day: LIFE IS…

Humor Book with Heart: Dave Barry’s LESSONS FROM LUCY

15 Mar

Looking for a humor book with heart?

All is not lost.

Dave Barry has a new book coming out on April 2nd

Humor

It’s a delightful mix of humor, self-help, and a happy dog…

What’s not to love?

LESSONS FROM LUCY: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

Dave Barry book Lessons from Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Dave on tour!

Preorder on Amazon

Barb Best Humor Dave Barry Book

 

 

 

My Cat has a Bucket List, Doesn’t Yours?

Holidays: ‘Tis the Season to Survive the Stress

14 Dec

Happy Holidays

Holidays and stress go together like eggnog and rum, like millennials and artisanal creameries, like politicians and lying.

Deck the halls with boughs and blabber
‘Tis the season to be grumpy,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Tis the season to be jumpy,
Ha-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

A new study published in the British Medical Journal claims that your risk of heart attack is greatest on Christmas Eve and the following two days.

An excerpt from The Misery Manifesto,

the month-by-month survival guide…

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Available on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December * Holidays Are A Pain In the Aspirations

You’d like peace and quiet for the holidays. You want to relax. You want to stop and inhale the roses. You’re sadly optimistic on this count. […]