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Tag: humor

Roadside Scenery: Come and Get It While It’s Hot

No one’s ever offered me their chicken in quite this way before….   (KFC in Rolla Missouri, as seen from the Wal-Mart parking lot)  

Cinderella Story!

I was really fretting about what to wear for Mother’s Day this year, until eBay, like a kind yet weirdly suspicious fairy godmother clad in a never-washed genuine Art Nouveau polyester leisure suit previously owned by a hairy chain-smoker, offered a complete solution to my problem.  But now I’m so worried because they say I can’t go to eBay until… Read More ›

Roadside Scenery: BOGO up, cowboy!

23rd Street, Lawrence / Kansas K-10 Highway I was heading out of Lawrence a few months ago, on the main street that turns into the road toward Kansas City, when I had to do several double-takes on the sale advertisement sign for a western wear and farm supply store (their sign is one of those changeable-letter marquee signs that lets you… Read More ›

Roadside Scenery: On Beyond the Freudian Slip

Central Missouri, Highway 50    

Sorry, I’m just so busy…

…trying to take a picture of my foot.  

Scene from a WalMart in Missouri

My first real boyfriend from high school once told me that people might stop thinking of me as aloof and cold if only they could see what delight I took in walking into possibly the last Taco Tico restaurant anywhere and having my feet stick to the floor a little with each step.  Taco Tico was forbidden fruit when I was… Read More ›

Pavane for a dead … what?

(Traditional?) wild turkey dance, updated for modern audiences with accompanying music by Rihanna. The full video, along with a not-too-convincing explanation, can be found here, on the NPR site: Turkeys Circling A Dead Cat Are Probably Wary, Not Working Dark Magic Boston Magazine called “Massachusetts’ foremost turkey expert,” who said it was possible that the birds were… Read More ›

Language: Ups and Downs

Words & Phrases I’ve Come to Appreciate (Although once I may have mocked them) Misunderestimated If you can accept it as a purposefully coined word, this becomes grand.  Just roll it around in there for a while: it needs time to bloom, like some kind of strange wine. Please, I’ll Do Anything, Just Make It Stop Lifestyle It’s… Read More ›

We will never forget you

While thinking about the humor behind AL’s funny horse, I jumped track and started thinking about my favorite joke of all time, which I ran across on Snopes a few years back. I don’t get the impression that Snopes does a lot of jokes, but this one comes attached to a thread with urban legends about… Read More ›

Bit My Shine Metl As

I was paging through coloring books while clearing out old stuff and rediscovered this AL masterwork. Point taken: Futurama might have a slightly corrupting influence on 5-year-olds. I tend to overthink, so I’ve been examining why I find things in this vein so particularly funny. It’s the tension between the situation and the words being said that seems to have the most… Read More ›


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