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Hat Sticker Shock!

Why do so many people leave the stickers on their hats?


This has boggled my mind for years. Why the heck would anyone want to walk around with stickers on their hats? As far as I'm concerned, when I buy something, the first thing I do when I take it home is take off all the tags and stickers, but for some reason I see people everywhere with the stickers still on their hats. What's up with that?

It makes no sense at all. They pay for the hat. Take it home, and keep the stickers on it. To me, they look like Minnie Pearl.

I realize there are a lot of hats being sold in the streets with "unofficial" logos of major league teams, and company logos, so the manufacturers often use these holograms as a way to insure customers don't get fooled into buying lower quality hats, but... [More]

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Ever Heard of Open Back Shoes?

Why do some people ruin their shoes by crushing the back?


This one boggles my mind. For some reason I see a lot of people who completely destroy their shoes by wearing them like a sandal. Why would they do that? Haven't they ever heard of open backed shoes or sandals?

I can't imagine why this is such a widespread thing. It's pretty easy to buy open backed shoes and slippers in any store that sells shoes, so why buy a pair of regular shoes, then stomp all over the back heal? It can't be as comfortable as something designed specifically with an open back.

The World's FUNNIEST JOKE?

According to a team of scientists, THIS is the world's FUNNIEST JOKE!


Science has been a lifelong passion of mine, so I read a lot of scientific books and magazines. What fascinates me most is the diversity of subjects that scientists choose to study, including of all things, comedy.

Apparently, a bunch of scientists not only studied the possible biological origins of comedy and laughter, including why some animals share the ability to laugh, some of them even decided to look for the "World's Funniest Joke".

The result, is the joke you'll see in today's YouTube video. In the interest of science, I'm sure they spent a lot of time doing research using objective criteria, and while I did find the joke pretty funny, the big question remains... Is this the world's funniest jok... [More]

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Bring Back The Far Side Comics (In Re-Runs)

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Gary Larson was a comic genius.


Like a lot of people, my favorite part of the newspaper is the comics. Among my all-time favorites is The Far Side, by Gary Larson, which ran for 15 years until he retired in 1995. His famous one panel cartoons were unlike most comic strips in that there was no central characters. Each cartoon was a unique creation featuring both human and non-human characters, including snakes, cows, chickens, aliens and even one celled animals.

Larson retired The Far Side at it's peak in popularity and unlike Charle's Shultz's Peanuts, newspapers don't carry re-runs, which is a shame, because just like Peanuts, his cartoons were timeless.

One of the reasons Larson retired was because he didn't want to become repetitive, so I can understand why he chose n... [More]

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In 1987, Berkeley Breathed won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Two years later, he retired.


I have to admit it. For years the only thing I read in the newspaper were the comic strips. Other than a quick glance at the headlines, I barely even flipped the pages. I always went directly to the comics.

I'm a positive guy by nature, so I avoid reading the news because it's almost impossible to find anything positive there... other than the comics.

Although Breathed retired Bloom County, he created a few spin-off strips that ran only on Sundays. By the time his last spin-off strip "Opus" was introduced in 2003, I no longer had a newspaper subscription, but I actually signed up for my local paper specifically so I could read Opus. Five years later, he retired agai... [More]

Continue...Rediscover Bloom County. It's Back, and It's Better Than Ever!...

Best Tattoo Ever!

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Whenever people asked me what kind of tattoo I would get if I ever got one... I always had this in mind.


When I grew up, tattoos weren't very common in New York City, because for some reason, tattoo parlors were banned in the city. Whenever you saw somebody with a tattoo, it wasn't just some trendy fashion statement. Those tattoos had some kind of deep meaning. Some were reminders of a loved one, others might be a way flip the bird to the universe. Whatever the reason, it said something about who you were and how you felt because it was a reflection of your inner self.

Times have changed, and although a lot of people get a tattoo just to be fashionable, choosing a tattoo is still a tough decision. Since you're going to carry it around for the rest of your life, you still w... [More]

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We can learn a lot from Jerry Seinfeld from this classic New York Times Interview.


In this interview, we see how he developed a Pop-Tart joke over a two year period, from it's inception to completion. While most comedians, including Seinfeld don't spend two years writing a joke, we can clearly see the reason he has become one of the greatest stand up comics of all time.

He describes how an idea for a joke triggers a series of funny associations that are systematically blended and re-worked time and time again until the he gets the best combination of funny words, rhythm and pacing and the all important punchline.

While this may seem excessive, it's one of the reasons for his prolonged success, and it also gives us a great insight into how all great art is created.

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A Spamalot Movie

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Monty Python's Spamalot should be made into a movie.


When Monty Python and the Holy Grail came out in 1975, it became a one of the biggest cult classics of all time. Forty years later, millions of people still talk it and it spawned a hugely successful Broadway musical, winning the 2005 Tony award for Best Musical.

Although Spamalot is based on Monty Python's and the Holy Grail, I think that a film version of the musical is way past due. It's been over 10 years now, and there still isn't any talk of a movie.

It's not unusual for a movie to be made into a Broadway Musical, then return to the big screen as a movie adaption of the musical. In fact, it's quite common. Hairspray started out as an obscure John Waters movie, before becoming a Broadway Musical which led to the m... [More]

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Rodney Dangerfield died 10 years ago today.


It seems like only yesterday, but on October 5th, 2004, Rodney Dangerfield passed away. It's hard to believe it's been that long ago, but I couldn't resist reflecting on his legacy in my thoughts for today.

What stands out most about Rodney Dangerfield was that he was different. Before Rodney came along, most comedians told jokes about other people, whether real or imaginary.

Rodney's jokes were about himself.


Because of Rodney, we learned three life lessons.

1. Joking about other people can hurt their feelings... so DON'T Do it. Poke fun of yourself instead.


2. When you laugh at yourself, people laugh with you... not at you.


Much has been written about Rodney but what stood out most was that most o... [More]

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