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Skiing Quotes: Going Down Hill Fast

For all our friends who like to ski! The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars’ worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Warm Puppy and Other Quotes About Dogs

I’m feeling quite affectionate towards my dog lately. These quotes are for you, Rosie: Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses. Elizabeth Taylor Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not … Continue reading

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Excuse Presented to Teacher for a Tardy Assignment By Rube Goldberg, Age 12

Alex Berg circa 2006 Dear Mrs. Smathersby, Please excuse the tardiness of this assignment. I understand that you are a stern taskmaster, and I did not mean to take your deadline of “Tuesday, before recess” lightly. However, I feel it … Continue reading

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Pithy Polish Proverbs

A few Polish proverbs for our out-of-sight-but not out-of-mind Jack of All Trades, Aggie: The woman cries before the wedding and the man after. When the woman gets off the wagon, horses have an easier time The only free cheese … Continue reading

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Getting Older is Getting Better? Really?

Well aging is certainly a deep well of humor!  By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere. Billy Crystal We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had … Continue reading

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Great Galaxies! Bill Nye the Science Guy on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?

Did Bill Nye think ‘Dancing With The Stars’ was an astronomy show? Nope! According to Wikipedia (and other sources), Dr Nye is an ‘avid swing dancer’. Seriously! AND I read that this is not his first appearance on a TV … Continue reading

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Jack Benny One Liners

Jack Benny was known for his dry wit. He often punctuated his stand up show with short riffs from his ubiquitous violin. Here are some of my favorites: Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Dorm-ganizing: Organizing Your College Dorm Room

The college dorm provides unique organizing challenges.  It’s a small space, usually shared by two students, that must function for work, storage, relaxation and play. Also, any organizing structures can’t be too permanent. Here are some recommendations. 1. Know Before … Continue reading

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An Interview with a Water Buffalo by Alex Berg

The following interview was conducted on behalf of the United Water Buffalo Council, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history and culture of this magnificent creature. First off, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us. My … Continue reading

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Magic Eight Balls: Distractions and Diversions

Lab Notes: Many people spend their lives searching for answers. They turn to drugs or alcohol, snacks or crack, Tarot cards and crystals, palm readers and  phrenologists, astrology, and even psychiatry. Here at Mirth in a Box we have always … Continue reading

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