Category Archives: Lighter Side

10 Funny Quotes from Women

10 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 (intentional or not). So here are 10 funny quotes whose authors are women: ERICA JONG “You seeContinue Reading

Disease Fads

Disease Fads

The hottest craze around these days is illness. That’s right. It has become de rigueur to be sick. But not any run-of-the-mill sickness will do. It all started in the 1980s. I had always thought that being consistently tired, down, restless, worried, unfocused and unmotivated were just symptoms of life—things we just had to battle through.Continue Reading

10 Place Germs Love to Hide

10 Place Germs Love to Hide

While we generally don’t delve too deeply into health issues, we here at DM40 have your back, men. Our crackerjack researchers compiled some filthy places and objects that you should not only approach with caution, but how to rid yourself of the unavoidable germs and bacteria that many of us come into contact with everyday.Continue Reading

Five Cocktails No Man Should Be Caught Dead Drinking

Five Cocktails No Man Should Be Caught Dead Drinking

If Dean Martin saw what today’s men were drinking, he’d turn over in his grave. So here is DM40′s list of alcoholic beverages that that no real man should ever be caught dead with:   COLORED MARTINIS Nothing infuriates us more than seeing male acquaintances drinking green martinis. We’re not thrilled with red ones, either, forContinue Reading

Summer Begins Today: 10 Reasons Why It Isn’t What It Used to Be

Summer Begins Today: 10 Reasons Why It Isn’t What It Used to Be

Today is the first day of summer. For years, I used to love this time of year. But not anymore. Here are 10 reasons why: I used to love the heat. Now I constantly find myself searching for shade or air conditioning. Due to my “thinning” dome, I must always wear a hat when IContinue Reading

The Zaniest Celebrity Baby Names

The Zaniest Celebrity Baby Names

The celebrities listed below must have been on bad LSD trips when they chose their childrens’ monikers. These names are so off-the-wall that to comment on each of them individually would be a moot point. So below, we give you the kids’ names in bold caps and the responsible parents in parentheses. (Note: We’ve included moreContinue Reading

Pills Glorious Pills!!!

Pills Glorious Pills!!!

Did you ever read Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World?  Written in 1932, it’s about a chemically engineered utopian society where citizens take a mood-enhancing drug called Soma (i.e., a “happy pill”) so they’ll be content all the time. One of the author’s points was that perpetual bliss is not a good thing. We alsoContinue Reading

Tell Me MORE About My Teenage Son

Tell Me MORE About My Teenage Son

Last week, I wrote how ignorance is bliss when it comes to not knowing what our teenage daughters are up to (May 22, The Lighter Side). When it comes to our teenage sons, though, it’s just the opposite. We can’t wait for the chance to puff our chests out with manly pride when people comeContinue Reading

Please Don’t Tell Me THAT About My Teenage Daughter

Please Don’t Tell Me THAT About My Teenage Daughter

Ignorance is bliss when it comes to what fathers don’t want to know about their teenage daughters. It just seems like yesterday when our girls were in their cribs and we didn’t have to worry about the day when they would actually grow up. They do, though, and inevitably, a mindless jerk will come alongContinue Reading

What The Heck Happened to Our Syntax?

What The Heck Happened to Our Syntax?

I’m not trying to act like Mr. Perfect; I’m pretty certain that if you went through all of my columns, you could find some imperfect grammar. But this generation’s form of oral communication is not only filled with syntax that would make Noah Webster turn over in his grave; but I personally, find it annoyingContinue Reading