Category: Humour

You’re Never too Old to Laugh

laugh-sign-featuredYou're Never too Old to Laugh is free today (Kindle version) on Amazon. It's written by Ed Fischer whose cartoons have been syndicated in 120 newspapers and winner of 28 awards. he says, "Being "old" isn't what it used to be. Elders today are active, fun, and ready for something new. Stay young at heart with the wit, wisdom, and inspiration you'll find in this book."

The book is 128 pages, but it's a quick read, with some of his featured cartoons on some pages and witty quotes on others. Example: He says he’s 59… and he has very few friends still alive who can contradict him.

I know I've always liked to find the humour in any situation I was in, whether it be work or play. Unfortunately, it may not have always gone over as well as I would have liked, But then, I got a laugh out of it...

Like the time I was in my early twenties and was working with an electrician wiring a new house. Earlier on that morning my pliers had slipped out of my hand and bounced off his head as he worked below me on a ladder. He suggested the next time I drop a tool, I should give him a holler and he would jump out of the way. I said I would.

Then I got to wondering, if he was fast enough so it would make a difference? So later on that day, when I was on the second floor, I leaned out the opening that would become a window and saw him walking below. To test my theory, I hollered, "LOOK OUT!!!"

Of course, I hadn't actually dropped anything. But he jumped out that spot! He must have leapt six feet in the air doing it! Then when he looked up at me with a puzzled look on his face, I grinned and said, "Just testing!"

Okay.... well... one of us thought it was funny....

LaVona Traywick, Ph.D., wrote in a quick paper for the University of Arkansas that, "Most of us don’t take humor seriously enough." You can read the full text of the article by clicking here. The article goes on to say:

Physical Benefits of Laughter

• Improved cardiovascular health

• Improved respiration

• Lowered blood pressure

• Reduced pain

• Enhanced immune system

• Decreased “stress” hormones

• Muscle relaxation

Mental Benefits of Laughter

• Improves brain functions

• Improves disposition

• Releases pent-up feelings of anger and frustration

• Reduces tension

• Lowers anxiety

• Increases energy

• Enhances creativity

old-ebookSo, don't miss your chance to get a copy of Ed Fischer's book You're Never too Old to Laugh. Click here to download it, and add some fun to your day. Like the Readers Digest always says, "Laughter is the best medicine.

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The best news bloopers for 2012


How to survive Dec. 21, 2012

Canadians urged to prepare for 'doomsday' by Red Cross. It isn't any joke. There is an article with the warning on the CBC website. Click here to read it.

It is a sad, sad day, that I must pen my last message to you who are my friends, readers and family. The end of the world is nigh.

I'm sure many of you are wondering how this is going to come about. Is it going to be one massive explosion? Earthquakes? Tidal waves? Volcanoes erupting? I wasn't sure myself, so I looked into it for you. I found an expert on the subject, Patrick Geryl, who shows what to expect in the video below.

Naturally, I was intrigued by his apparent marvellous interpretation. Maybe he knows more, so I endeavoured to discover more. Can he help mankind?

In his book, The World Cataclysm in 2012, Patrick Geryl says he believes that the knowledge that can save the world from the cataclysm of 2012 can be excavated from The Labyrinth of ancient Egypt, a storehouse of Atlantean knowledge which is linked in prophecy to the Mayan predictions. The mathematics and astronomy of the ancient Egyptians and Mayans are related and have similar predictive power and should be taken very seriously.

Click here to order it now! If you click that link it will take you to the Amazon website. You will see the paperback version can't be delivered until Dec. 27th. So I would suggest getting the Kindle version. You can download that right after you order. It's over 300 pages, so you best be quick about it if you plan on having it read by tomorrow.

It would be wise to follow the Red Cross instructions as well. The aid agency said every household should have several items at the ready to last 72 hours:

  • Six litres of water per person.
  • Enough non-perishable food for each person and a can opener.
  • Crank- or battery-operated flashlight and radio, with extra batteries.
  • Extra keys for car and house.
  • First aid kit.
  • Cash in small bills.
  • Special needs items such as medications, baby supplies and equipment for people with disabilities.

I wish you well folks! Hopefully... someday, we will meet again....


Are you a monk?

A man is driving down the road and

breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?

The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound; a sound like no other that he has ever heard . The next morning, he asks the monks what the sound was, but they say, We can't tell you because you're not a monk.

The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry way. Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same monastery.
The monks again accept him, feed him, and even fix his car.

That night, he hears the same strange mesmerizing sound that he had heard years earlier.

The next morning, he asks what the sound was, but the monks reply,

We can't tell you because you're not a monk..

The man says, all right, all right. I'm dying to know.
If the only way I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a monk?
The monks reply, you must travel the earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you find these numbers, you will become a monk.

The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, I have travelled the earth and devoted my life to the task demanded and have found what you had asked for. There are 371,145,236,284,232 blades of grass and 231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth.

The monks reply, congratulations, you are correct, and you are now considered a monk .
We shall now show you the way to the sound..

The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, the sound is behind that door.

The man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He asks, May I have the key ?

The monks give him the key, and he opens the door.

Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone. The man requests the key to the stone door.

The monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that door is another door, this one made of sapphire.. And so it went on until the man had gone through doors of emerald, silver, topaz, and amethyst.

Finally, the monks say, This is the key to the last door ...

The man is relieved to be at the end. He unlocks the door, turns the knob, and behind that door he is astonished to find the source of that strange sound. It is truly an amazing and unbelievable sight

.. But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a monk.


Take This Lollipop….

According to Wikipedia Take This Lollipop is a 2011 interactive horror short film and Facebook app, written and directed by Jason Zada, which uses the Facebook Connect application to bring viewers themselves into the film, through use of pictures and messages from their own Facebook profiles. Starring actor Bill Oberst Jr. as 'The Facebook Stalker', the film acts to personalize and underscore the dangers inherent in posting too much personal information about oneself on the internet. The information gathered from a viewer's Facebook profile by the film's app is used once, and then deleted.

In order to get the most out of it, you have to be logged into your Facebook account.

With that being said, I have an additional warning. This can really creep you out so if you're a timid person by nature, have a bad heart, or suffering from depression, bi-polar, or have any on-going condition where you can't stand a little fright... do not watch this....

You have been warned. For those of you are brave souls, click the link below: