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Dribble Glasses: In Search of the Perfect Prank

Lab Notes: A dribble glass is an seemingly innocent glass with tiny, virtually undectectable holes in the sides, usually covered by etchings or painted designs. When an unsuspecting victim drinks from this glass, liquid dribbles down his chin and hilarity … 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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Rosanne Barr: Domestic Goddess

Roseanne Barr’s trademark gum-snapping, nasal snipes made her one of Hollywood’s most popular comedians. Here’s a few of her witticisms: I’m not going to vacuum ’til Sears makes one you can ride on. Experts say you should never hit your … Continue reading

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Yogi Berra: Malapropism MVP

Yogi Berra’s tenure as a Major League baseball player, manager and coach earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but his delightful way with the English language earned him a special spot in my heart.  A Malapropism is humorous … Continue reading

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College Circa 1974: Good Old Days?

Thank you, Larry Fisher for this insightful guest post! Bring back the good old days.  Are you kidding? College, back-when, wasn’t always so good.  Here’s a comparison of then and now. Today, Internet registration for drops, adds and changes is … Continue reading

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UCB Theatre LA: Artistic Excellence & Highbrow Hijinks

Mischief and mayhem took hold of the normally reserved crew at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA Monday night. UCB is home to all things comedy and runs one of the premier improv schools in the country. Comedians took … Continue reading

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GI Joe Denies Latest Doping Charges

GI Joe scoffs at the latest round of accusations that hint that the toy hero’s manly physique might be man made. “I am one hundred percent natural. When they made me God broke the mold.” GI’s friend Ken stated that … Continue reading

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Limericks

A limerick is a funny, often bawdy, poem consisting of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba. It was popularized by Edward Lear. Huh? Here’s an example from the master, Edward Lear: There was an Old Man with a … Continue reading

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Troll Sighting Near Burr Homestead

Fairfield, CT According to a friend of a friend, a small, naked troll was seen strolling past the Burr Homestead late Friday night. A passerby chased the troll in to some shrubbery and quickly phoned her best friend. News of … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties: Puns for the Punster

Tom Swifties are phrases or sentences that end with a pun. Good grief, that explains nothing. Best to look at these examples: “This food tastes of Plutonium,” Tom said glowingly. “I’m dying,” Tom croaked. “I’m losing my hair,” Tom Bawled. … Continue reading

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