Category Archives: Lighter Side

The Most Underrated Inventions of Our Time

The Most Underrated Inventions of Our Time

At one time or another most of us have debated what are the greatest inventions of all time. Penicillin, the printing press, computers, and of course, for those of us with more primitive thoughts (meaning you), “the Pill” (birth control or Viagra, take your pick) are all typically bandied about. So important are these thatContinue Reading

I Was in a Parallel Universe

I Was in a Parallel Universe

Stephen Hawking is right, after all. There are such things as parallel universes. I was in one just the other day. It started about 4:00 p.m. I’d been busting my you-know-what for weeks, working all sorts of crazy hours meeting crisis deadline after crisis deadline. My boss walked into my office, put his arm aroundContinue Reading

10 More Funny Quotes from Women

10 More Funny Quotes from Women

The Daily Quote  is a very big part of our site. And in case you haven’t noticed, every one of them has been uttered by a man. Believe it or not, women actually say some pretty funny things, too. So here are 10 funny quotes whose authors are women (if you missed Part 1, clickContinue Reading

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Thanksgiving

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Thanksgiving

Year after year, we gather with our families at the end of November, fill our faces and watch football. But how did all this stuff become tradition? Here are five traditions and how they got started: 1. Why is Thanksgiving celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November? In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the dateContinue Reading

Team Nicknames That Never Saw the Light of Day

Team Nicknames That Never Saw the Light of Day

In this age of political correctness, it’s not at all surprising that many of the more unique team nicknames have never been made public. But my sources have uncovered some of the more interesting monikers.   UDDERLY RIDICULOUS The WNBA’s Chicago Sky thought to capitalize on their male counterparts’ nickname, Bulls, but WABTOOL (Women AgainstContinue Reading

Road Signs Put to Good Use

Road Signs Put to Good Use

For the road-weary traveler, be he the daily commuter, the family-man vacationer or the cross-country trucker, road signs are too often harbingers of gloom. Despair, however, is in the eyes of the beholder.  If you really think about it, your fertile imagination will put these signs to good use. Here are some examples:   SLIPPERYContinue Reading

The Advantages of 5 Love-Making Positions

The Advantages of 5 Love-Making Positions

In a prior piece (an appropriate word given the subject matter of this article), I wrote about the ways men like to do, or imaging doing, “it” (click here to read it). But in that article, I was just joking. Today, I discard humor for a scholarly discussion about the relative merits of five actualContinue Reading

Politics Made Easy

Politics Made Easy

Being a politician is tough. It’s not easy to obfuscate issues, divert attention from them and trumpet cockamamie claptrap to make sure your real message is not heard. I’m here to simplify liberal and conservative positions on some of the weighty issues of the day:   WORKFARE LIBERAL: “People are degraded by having to cleanContinue Reading

The Necktie: A Sadist’s Tool

The Necktie: A Sadist’s Tool

I am not a politician and do not aspire to be one, as it is a vile occupation. If I was a politician, however, I would propose legislation to ban the necktie. It is an implement of torture and should be relegated to history books and dark museums staffed by elderly female administrative staff wearingContinue Reading

10 Little Known Facts about the Government Shutdown

10 Little Known Facts about the Government Shutdown

The government shutdown had us all in a tizzy, worried to distraction that nobody would be around to receive our 2013 estimated tax payments. With the crisis averted, we can all now breathe again and digest 10 little known, amazing facts about this most recent government interruption: 1. Government worker productivity during the shutdown increasedContinue Reading