Posts filed under ‘humor’

That’s good enough for me

I love a good piece of satire. Makes a point. Makes you laugh.

July 29, 2008 at 10:37 am 1 comment

Pays together, stays together?

“Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch.”

–seen on a bumper sticker

March 11, 2008 at 10:40 am 2 comments


“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

-J.M. Barrie

November 27, 2007 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Rube Goldberg machine

This image is from a national competition to create the most complicated process for a simple task. Funny! For what it’s worth, I think this type of exercise is great for fostering creativity and outside-the-box thinking. Hopefully, the next project these kids tackle will be a slightly more practical innovation. 🙂

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Ferris State students cheer on their machine dubbed the Toy Factory, which squeezed juice from an orange and poured it into a glass in 345 steps.

June 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm 5 comments


“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

-Lewis Carroll

June 15, 2007 at 6:50 am 4 comments


Yes, it runs on solar power, but I’m not ready to trade in my car just yet. 🙂

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Electric scooters

May 31, 2007 at 12:02 pm 2 comments

Before and after

“Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.”

-H.L. Mencken

May 29, 2007 at 8:54 am 3 comments

Say it isn’t so

I’d like to believe that scores of intelligent responses were left on the cutting room floor in order to make this video humorous. The alternative is just too sad.

May 22, 2007 at 7:20 am 6 comments

Use your noggin

“I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

May 17, 2007 at 7:54 am 3 comments

I’m chopstick challenged

I think I ought to make a set of these. More or less embarrassing than using a fork?

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May 15, 2007 at 6:54 am 8 comments

Monday Melee 5/07

meleesmall.jpgThe Monday Melee is a Fracas project. You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.

The Misanthropic: Name something you absolutely hate.
Laziness and apathy. Why vote? It won’t matter. Why recycle or conserve energy? I’m only one person. Why donate? I can only spare $5. Well, I say: It matters. One person is a start. Every little bit helps. If we all get it in gear and do something, it’ll make a big difference.

The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent, or bogus.
“…since September of last year – when Congress wrongly, foolishly, passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 – the president has the power to call any US citizen an ‘enemy combatant’. He has the power to define what ‘enemy combatant’ means. The president can also delegate to anyone he chooses in the executive branch the right to define ‘enemy combatant’ any way he or she wants and then seize Americans accordingly.”
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The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
I’m not as efficient as I’d like to be. There’s so much I want to accomplish, and I often get to the end of the day with too many items left undone.

The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
My bold and adventurous sister is embarking on a summer internship in a foreign country. I admire the way she goes after her dreams with spirit and determination.

The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I have a quick mind and a good sense of humor. I think a hearty laugh is downright good for you, and I look for opportunities to brighten someone’s day.

The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
I fervently wish that, one day, my kids will love reading as much as I do. It’s on my make-believe list because I’m beginning to fear it isn’t going to happen. I wouldn’t be the person I am without the insights and knowledge gained from books. I hate to see them miss out.

May 7, 2007 at 6:49 am 5 comments


“Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.”

-Gore Vidal

May 5, 2007 at 8:44 am 2 comments

Transatlantic travel

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Google Maps New York to Paris

Google Maps’ directions from New York to Paris start out innocently enough. But then this comes up: “Turn right at Long Wharf” and then “Swim across the Atlantic Ocean, 3,462 miles, 29 days, 0 hours.” Thank goodness someone, somewhere still has a sense of humor.

April 26, 2007 at 7:25 am Leave a comment

Coalition of the willing

April 24, 2007 at 11:34 am 4 comments

Irish eyes are smiling

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, “Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!”

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, “Never mind, I found one.”

March 18, 2007 at 10:33 am 5 comments

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