Monthly Archives: August 2012

Contranyms: Crazy Contradictions

A contranym is a word that can mean the opposite of itself. Sometimes they are called “antagonyms”. Let’s look at few: Oversight (watchful control or something not noticed) The scholastic oversight committee made sure that no one cheated on the … Continue reading

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Fedora Overload: Searching for the Next Hot Head Gear

Now that soccer moms in the Midwest are all sporting fedoras, the hippest of the hip are scouting for the next in ironic head covering. In the running: top hats, pith helmets and maybe, just maybe, pirate hats. The fedora’s … Continue reading

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Hopes Dashed by Summertime Crash Mended with Mirth

Holiday merriment detoured by accident that injured four including a recent summer games aspirant in rowing competition Mirth in a Box recently sent out 4 custom gift boxes to a group of twenty somethings who were injured in Fourth of … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain (1835-1910) is often referred to as the father of American Literature. Most American school children have read “Tom Sawyer” or “Huckleberry Finn”. Born Samuels Langehorne Clemens, Twain was known for his humor and biting satire. Here are a … Continue reading

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Molly Mercier’s First Claymation Video!

Molly Mercier was the Swiss army knife at Mirth in a Box. It was a sad day for us when she left to go to art school but we see that she is actually learning new things. Here’s her first … Continue reading

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Comedies for the College Bound: “Animal House” and Beyond

Starting college can be an anxiety-ridden time for both parents and students. After you make your lists and do your shopping, take some time to relax and watch a few good movies about college life. I recently asked my Facebook … Continue reading

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Urban Areas Report Rise in Sincerity

A disturbing trend has been detected in several large US metropolitan areas: civility has increased and hostility has taken a nosedive in the past decade. What is even more troubling is the fact that young urbanites have taken to greeting … Continue reading

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