“WELL, WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE SPECIES OF PENGUIN?” SHE SAID, CURTLY. Continue reading A Nasty Confrontation (Excerpt)
Yesterday I was thinking of some of the mildly rude humor women share with each other when men are out of earshot. We have to be careful because not all women find it amusing, but if your female acquaintances are as rude as you then knock yourself out. In 2012, this YouTube video (link below) was produced to reply to a Facebook post. A man had used his Facebook account to express disappointment with the deceptive way menstruation is depicted in feminine product advertising. According to him, he had learned the truth through experience, and the truth wasn’t pretty. Richard Neill’s original … Continue reading Women’s Humor
Please don’t accuse Dave Hill — or me — of overstating the crisis. Rest assured, we’re all strong enough to handle this. Perspective is absolutely essential, though. Regardless of how bad this gets, remember that the heroes who help us navigate the confusion and disillusionment of travel are not to blame. Policy decisions are made by cowards who never show their faces in the hallways, guest elevators or restaurants of hotels. The employees we see during our stay are suffering as much as the rest of us. Some of them may be suffering more, if a guest causes damage or … Continue reading When Hotels Disappoint
I DON’T HAVE CHILDREN. I’M BEGINNING TO SUSPECT I’LL NEVER HAVE GRANDCHILDREN, EITHER. — CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading If You Studied Biology in High School, Please Advise
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL BUSINESSES LIKE ACCOUNTING. — DAVID LETTERMAN Continue reading David Letterman Quote
I’d like to master a particular type of absurd humor on Twitter. You’ve probably read one-liners from Twitter users claiming to quote unintended humor overheard in public places. When the material is hilarious for reasons you can’t pinpoint, you know it’s good. My favorite living comedian, Dave Hill (@mrdavehill on Twitter), has mastered the art of the absurd quote. Every now and then he’ll post from an airport, an Amtrak train or some other place where people have serious conversations on their cell phones, and repeat uproarious shit he claims to have overheard. At least he says he’s at the airport or … Continue reading A For Effort?
Donald Trump’s new Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, has done something which should surprise no one who keeps track of the current Administration. Can Saturday Night Live improve on the most recent embarrassment? At least the SNL skits have some humor. Nothing in the Trump Administration is genuinely funny. Continue reading You Know What Should Make News These Days? Mental Stability.
Earlier this afternoon, while walking home from the gym I had an experience which other women can identify with. It doesn’t happen to me very often anymore because I’m older, but I remember how it used to feel and I still work up as much anger now as I did when I was in my twenties. The only difference now is most of the time I get angry on behalf of the young women who currently get the abuse. I was on Geary Street near Powell on Union Square in San Francisco. A man who was in the mood to … Continue reading A Heartfelt Apology to Anyone I May Have Offended — Not!
“YOU OAF,” SHE SAID. “THE HOOK IS IN THE FRONT.” — OVERHEARD IN EVERY APARTMENT BUILDING Continue reading One More Day in Paradise
“NO, I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE SILLY PEOPLE WHO GOES TO EXTREMES TO AVOID SWEARING. ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE CAN GO TO H – E – DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS,” SHE SAID, CURTLY. Continue reading A Cry For Help?