Humor

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Neighbors From Hell – It’s time to move

The day our next door neighbor moved in, a lovely woman we’ll call Psycho for reasons that will become evident, her kids threw garbage over the fence into our back yard. This was an ill…


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If You Were A Superhero

It looks like the Fantastic 4 are going for number two: Rise of the Silver Surfer, due in 2007. While the first movie wasn’t quite as good as the X-Men series, it did give Jessica…


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Scientific Experiment Could Destroy The Earth

Don’t these people read sci-fi? In Stephen King’s short story The Mist, the military conducted an experiment to see if they could open a window on a parallel universe. Unfortunately, they opened a door, letting…


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Whine, Whine, Whine

We had a power failure last night. An ice storm took down a bunch of hydro poles. Our neighborhood got power back after about three hours. However, some homes nearby were still dark the next…


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Competitive Knitting

From her appearance, you wouldn’t guess that the 82-year-old grandmother of seventeen is a fierce competitor in a cut-throat sport. But appearances can be deceiving. “I’ve got pointy sticks and I ain’t afeard to use…


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Convict Carts

Responding to customer complaints that the wheels of their shopping carts frequently vibrate, making maneuvering the carts difficult, Safeway today announced a solution to the problem. In a press conference, Safeway CEO Steve Burd and…


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The Virus and Bacteria Hoax

Have you ever seen a picture of Darth Vader, the big dude in black from the Star Wars movies? Sure you have. Scary, isn’t he? But do you really believe Darth Vader exists? Are you…


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The Soap That Wouldn’t Leave

We have in our bathroom a bar of soap we picked up about six months ago from a Holiday Inn in Michigan. Yes, my wife and I are among that sad class of obsessive individuals…


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Improving Sports

Here are some suggestions for improving professional sports. The big problem with sports is that they consume too much time. But there are ways to fix that. We can also make them more enjoyable for…