Category: Humor

Praying for a White Christmas
0

Praying for a White Christmas

by

The snow started coming down hard a few hours after we’d arrived. It was Christmas Eve 1976. We were 20 miles from home, visiting my mother’s sister at her home in the country. Earlier that evening, my mother, father, grandmother and sisters had piled into the station wagon to begin our trek. I was 14 […]

"What's on Fire?!" An Advent Tale or Two
1

“What’s on Fire?!” An Advent Tale or Two

by

Dutifully, Catholics go on the hunt each year for the highly coveted, purple and pink candle ensemble vital to any serious Advent wreath. I’m eighty-seven percent sure that I buy a replacement set after Christmas in anticipation of the following liturgical season. I proudly congratulate myself for thinking ahead, taking advantage of the sale price, […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas Miracle
1

A Charlie Brown Christmas Miracle

by

It’s amazing that the show was nearly not broadcast. I speak of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” — a show that, for reasons I don’t understand, holds more power over me with every passing year. The show has a very simple premise: Too much commercialization can take the meaning out of Christmas. As it goes, Charlie […]

Up in Smoke
0

Up in Smoke

by

Up in Smoke I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope. Cigarette smoking used to be fashionable. Actors like Steve McQueen and Sean Connery made it look manly and cool in their many movies. Women who […]

A 1970s Halloween
2

A 1970s Halloween

by

Not until it got dark! That was the trick-or-treating rule my mother set down every year. She didn’t want me to embarrass her by interrupting families still having dinner. I hated the rule. Tommy Gillen and I had big plans to hit as many houses as possible before we had to come home. It was […]

Exploiting the American Prom
0

Exploiting the American Prom

by

Proms sure have gotten expensive these days. According to the San Jose Mercury News, high school kids spend nearly $4 billion annually for dresses, accessories, flowers, beauty products, limos and other prom-related items. The average couple spends upward of $1,000 for the one-time event. That got me thinking about my own prom in 1980. I […]

Privacy? Surely You Jest!
1

Privacy? Surely You Jest!

by

Ring. Ring. “Hello, this is Tom.” “We know who you are, Tom. In the digital age, you will be shocked by what we know about you.” “Who is this? The National Security Agency? I thought President Obama issued orders to rein you in!” “That’s a good one, Tom. Obama told the NSA to stop storing […]

Weekly Wits: 1/23/14
0

Weekly Wits: 1/23/14

by

                           www.veritatisthecartoon.blogspot.com

The Key to New Year’s Resolutions
0

The Key to New Year’s Resolutions

by

There’s a reason why only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are kept: Too many of us make resolutions that lack resolve. “Resolve” is a powerful world. According to one dictionary, it means “to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement.” Bill Gates elaborated on the concept in […]

Satirical Halloween Costumes
0

Satirical Halloween Costumes

by

“The wife and I came up with so many Halloween costume ideas this year to satirize Washington politicians, but we aren’t sure which to choose.” “You speak of a relatively recent trend in which adults pick or create Halloween costumes that mock or satirize current events and popular culture. Robert Thompson, a pop-culture expert and […]

Weekly Wits
0

Weekly Wits: 10/18/13

by

                   www.jasonbachcartoons.com     fb.com/JasonBachCartoons

Why Duck Dynasty Viewers Flock
0

Why Duck Dynasty Viewers Flock

by

Like millions of Americans, I’ve become a “Duck Dynasty” fan. “Duck Dynasty,” as you surely are aware, is an A&E reality show that presents the Robertson clan, the long-bearded owners and operators of Duck Commander in West Monroe, La. Duck Commander hand-makes duck calls. The story is a rags-to-riches one. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of […]

It’s (No Longer) a Jeep Thing
0

It’s (No Longer) a Jeep Thing

by

I became upset when I got word. Jeep, reports Automotive News, is shifting its focus away from hearty off-road 4X4’s to, mostly, dinky little two-wheel-drive cars that ride smoothly on paved roads — the kind of cars Europeans like to drive. This is what happens when an iconic American brand is sold to a European […]

"Thank goodness our government hasn't taken over any pencil companies yet."
0

“Thank goodness our government hasn’t taken over any pencil companies yet.”

by

A Pencil’s Point Now is a good time to revisit the 1958 essay in which Leonard Read examined how a pencil is made — and how it is miraculous that a pencil is made at all. The standard pencil begins when a cedar is cut down. Ropes and gear tug it onto the bed of […]

Weekly Wits: 9/6/13
0

Weekly Wits: 9/6/13

by

             meandfolly.blogspot.com Like Us On Facebook FollowMeOnTwitter

Good Old Neighbors
0

Good Old Neighbors

by

I drove through my old neighborhood last week. It is like many suburban neighborhoods that sprouted up in the 1960s. Many of the people who moved there grew up in the city. All of them wanted big yards in which their kids could play. Many wanted to be near St. Germaine Catholic Church and its […]

Why Obamacare Is Good for Me
1

Why Obamacare Is Good for Me

by

I hate to say it, but ObamaCare has been good for me. Now, I know our economy is still struggling — Gallup says the unemployment rate just jumped to nearly 9 percent — and I know ObamaCare uncertainty is making many employers wary of hiring. But I also know that new opportunities exist for people […]

The "Y" Cord
0

The “Y” Cord

by

I would like to think that it all started with the “Y” cord, but I know that is not so. Maybe it would be more accurate to state that perhaps it started with the words, “Why not?” We were presenting a marriage preparation class to thirty-five couples the other day, and wanting to give them […]

Rooting Out Government Leakers
0

Rooting Out Government Leakers

by

The name is Monday. Agent Monday. I have an important job to do. Back in 2011 President Obama issued an executive order to root out security violators within the federal government — people like Edward Snowden, our most recent leaker of government secrets. The president ordered federal employees to report suspicious activities among their co-workers […]

The Window Fans
1

The Window Fans

by

Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold. We lived in a modest two-story home typical of the ’60s and ’70s — red brick on the bottom, white aluminum siding on the top. There were four bedrooms upstairs and a master bedroom downstairs (my parent’s […]

Dinner Bells and Other Lost Sounds of Summer
1

Dinner Bells and Other Lost Sounds of Summer

by

I long for the sounds of summer I knew as a kid. In the ’60s and ’70s, you see, most of our neighbors kept their windows open day and night, allowing the outside sounds to come in and the inside sounds to go out. I woke every morning to the birds chirping outside my window […]

Weekly Wits
0

Weekly Wits: 7/12/13

by

           meandfolly.blogspot.com Like Us On Facebook FollowMeOnTwitter

He’s Not a Hitter, He’s a Baby Sitter!
0

He’s Not a Hitter, He’s a Baby Sitter!

by

“Let’s go, he can’t hit, he can’t hit.” “Stop the game! How dare you suggest that the batter, an innocent 12-year-old child who only wants to make contact with the ball, cannot hit! Have you considered how your ridicule will harm his self-esteem? As the umpire of this game, I forbid you to utter such […]

Weekly Wits
0

Weekly Wits: 6/28/13

by

           meandfolly.blogspot.com Like Us On Facebook FollowMeOnTwitter

Page 1 of 612345...Last »
Links:louboutin femmeair max pas cherchristian louboutin pas cherChristian Louboutin Pas Chernike air max pas cherPolo Ralph Lauren