Category Archives: Humor

Clearing House

One would assume from the warning on an orange sticker on an envelope I received this month that something dreadful was about to occur. The bold wording indicated that, unless I take action, a number assigned to me would be … Continue reading

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The Plateful Dead 10

     Almost every trip to a local store will bring us into contact with vehicles bearing vanity plates. While most drivers are pondering over what the combination of seven letters and/or numbers mean, my thoughts are far away as I … Continue reading

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A Quaint Notion

One of the first items to catch my eye in a catalog I received recently is a Russian marine rescue signal horn shown on the back cover because this description of the object caught my ear: “Loud as all get … Continue reading

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A Breath of Hydroxphopylated Air

There must have been a time when one could remove an item from the medicine cabinet and recognize most of the ingredients on the back of the package. Surely, I thought, as I turned over the unopened tin of peppermint … Continue reading

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Back in the Cold Again

The commercials and print ads that offer products “to relieve the miseries of the common cold” certainly choose the best word to describe the discomforts of battling this sickness for there is no time short of recovering from an operation … Continue reading

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Jingle Jangle

One of the popular advertising campaigns of the late 1950s and early 1960s featured lively jingles from Pepsi Cola patently directed toward the younger set. Listeners were encouraged to “Be sociable” and “Look smart” and “Keep up to date with … Continue reading

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Do Tell, Rocking Del

One of the neglected songs from the early Elvis Era is “No Good, Robin Hood,” a 1956 rockabilly toe-tapper by Delbert Barker. In no uncertain terms Delbert tells any interlopers to keep away from his girl. Not selfish or greedy … Continue reading

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