Finding the Funny in Flossing

  April is National Oral Health month here in Canada. And I imagine dentists from across the country are discussing gums, gingivitis, and golf. In honor of this month, I’ve revived a letter… Continue reading

How to Increase Retention, Repartee, and Readership

I love the Harry Potter character Severus Snape. Maybe my infatuation is because I’m a huge Alan Rickman fan (Alan, if you’re available, call me). But another reason I love Severus Snape is… Continue reading

A Recipe for Adding Humor Using Wordplay

Canadian sisters Greta and Janet Podleski have been laughing their way to the bank since the release of their first cookbook, Looney Spoons, in 1996. The book spent 85 consecutive weeks on the… Continue reading

How to Choose Funnier Words and Names

Jim Henson could have named his amphibian puppet character Peter, but instead he chose Kermit. Peter the Frog doesn’t sound as funny as Kermit the Frog. Kermit on a scooter sounds and looks… Continue reading

The Power of Three in Humor

Three is the smallest, and most memorable, number of items that forms a pattern. We find series of three everywhere: in titles like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; in expressions like “lights, camera, action”;… Continue reading

3 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

You see them in the lineup at Starbucks, on the elevator heading to work, and in office cubicles all around the world–the zombie (a.k.a. the office drone). Glued to computer screens and chained… Continue reading

Tickle Me Turkey—It’s Thanksgiving

October 14 is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada—a time when geese migrate south and turkeys wish they could fly. To celebrate this occasion, let’s laugh off calories with a sampling of turkey videos.… Continue reading

How to Be Happy at Work

“Arbejdsglæde”, pronounced in English as Ah – bites – gleh – the, is a Danish word that means work joy. Listen to Susan from Tuscon, Arizona pronounce arbejdsglæde. Happiness at work is a… Continue reading

Comedy Sketch

Written for Second City Comedy Writing I on Sept 28, 2011 Topic: Street kids soliciting for scurvy Street kid: “Excuse me mam, have you got a few minutes?” Woman: “Well, I’m in a… Continue reading

Solution for World Peace?

One man. A friend’s suggestion. An old Canon Powershot digital camera. Travel destinations. And a heck of a lot of fun. Take a look at the 2012 Dancing video from the blog Where… Continue reading