Tag Archives: wr-humor

Stephen Fry Quotations

An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them. How can I tell you what I think until I’ve heard what I’m going to say? I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me. If ignorance is bliss, why […]
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Mildly Amusing Missives #8

Naming the Moose (see previous post Another Moose) Thanks to everyone who suggested these names: Wink, Marty and Rudy. Bruce got a thumbs up from a number of people, so I think the moose will retain the nickname (Bruce) but will have an official name that will appear on any legal documents: Martywinkrudy the 1st. […]
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Thanksgiving and Turkey Quotations

Ah! on Thanksgiving day…. When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie? – John Greenleaf Whittier – A lady at the grocery store was looking […]
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Ogden Nash Quotations and Poems

A husband is a guy who tells you when you’ve got on too much lipstick And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick. A jolly young fellow from Yuma Told an elephant joke to a puma; now his skeleton lies beneath hot western skies- the puma had no sense of huma All husbands […]
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Canadian Snowbird Stories

I’ve edited the following popular Snowbird joke that circulates in emails. I made it an Alberta/Arizona joke instead of Minneapolis/Florida (though it is rather far fetched to think someone would choose to honeymoon in Arizona…) An Alberta couple decided to go to Arizona to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay […]
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This, That and the Other #5

A Sunflower in the hay field across the road. For some reason, there were only about a dozen of these cheerful flowers in the quarter section.  The blooms lasted for about 2 days before the swather cut them down. Timing is everything… Speaking of music, I downloaded Copy Trans Manager and used it to upload […]
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My 52 Friends Plan for Retirement

We lived overseas (UK and the Middle East) for 5 1/2 years. When  it was time to return home to Canada, we were entering a new phase of life – we were retirees! It was a leap of faith. We could only guess whether our new economic situation was going to be adequate in a […]
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Mildly Amusing Missives #7 – Happiness Is…

Not Too Serious Politics The Parti Rhinocéros or Rhinoceros Party, was a Canadian political party from 1963 to 1993. Informally called ‘The Rhinos’, the party was started  by Jacques Ferron, a Canadian physician and author. The rhinoceros was chosen as their symbol  because politicians are: “thick-skinned, slow-moving, dim-witted, can move fast as hell when in […]
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The Lighter Side of Canadian Governments

That Good Looking Bullshitter in a Suit Justin (Trudeau) looks more and more like a regression to the mean, a nice guy with influential friends but still just another ordinary good-looking bullshitter in a suit. – Crawford Kilian, The Tyee – Background to the cartoon: Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has threatened to sue Conservative […]
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Mildly Amusing Missives #6 – Tweets

What You Should Know About Naps Too Many Words How Much of your Day is Spent in Landscape Mode? Trump Derangement Syndrome So You Want Something for Nothing Will Great Britain Ever Leave the EU? But after two years of watching one deadline give way to the next, does anyone really believe Britain will meet […]
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