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There’s more than one way to take a trip
I’ve been birdbrained for years. I used to call it absent-minded, just for the academic prestige of the thing. But now that drug-freak professors like Timothy Leary are reaching new heights in absentmindedness, I prefer to think of myself as, well, muddleheaded. And I’m here to tell you that nobody needs drugs to take a trip. My mind does it all the time, without benefit of hash, heroin, or marajuana.
Guess what? Good things happen, too
It’s only fair to even things up. Last time I talked about the Bad Things that can happen in life. This column, I have to say that Good Things happen too.
Life can be unfair, maybe even tragic
The world is not fair; that’s all there is to it. Life is full of tragedy for all of us. And that’s, as they say, so too bad. Still, some tragedies are more interesting than others, and many of them you can just chalk up to the fact that people are — so often — dumb. And many of these dumb people are — well, criminals.
A few laughs never hurt anyone — much
It’s about that time of the year — for me to shamelessly copy some of the best (printable) jokes of the year from the Internet. Hope some of these, at least, are new to you, and even if only one makes you laugh, well, that’s one more laugh than before you read it, right?
Much in our world is extremely annoying
Ohmigosh, I can hardly wait to write this column. I’ve been collecting examples for it for a couple of days now — that’s all it takes to find enough annoying things in the world for still another column on the subject.
There’s nothing like an old-time porch
It comes back to me every summer — the joy of porches.
People don’t use their porches much any more — mostly these days they stay inside in the air conditioning, watching television.
Ordinary things can be the most amazing
When you live in this world — not that I have any experience in any other one yet — you come across absolutely amazing things that don’t amaze you.
Rusty takes over with his doggy wisdom
They say the world is going to the dogs.
There are eggs, and there are Easter eggs
Today, I want to talk about — eggs. Good subject for Easter, right? But have you ever wondered how eggs, well, happen? How do they form so perfectly, with the shell always on the outside and the stuff so flawlessly contained inside.
The signs of old age never seem to stop
Well, I’ve satisfied your intense curiosity about chopsticks, and playing cards, and such, which means I can get back to my favorite topic these days — how to know when you’re getting old.
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