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My Secret Shameful Pleasure

I admit it: I get a thrill out of sabotaging market research surveys. Something about lying to them gives me an adrenaline rush. […]

Top 5 Ways To Make a Killer First Impression

5. While shaking hands, stare into the other person’s eyes with intense focus, while darting your tongue out of the corner of your mouth every 5 seconds.

4. Interrupt conversations periodically by turning your head, looking up and to the left, saying, “Stop it, mother! Why can’t you just let me be myself?”

3. Get […]

Fair Sightings

A politically-strained civil libertarian’s got to relax, too. What better place than the county fair??

Oh, dear. There’s surveillance here, too. Even royalty are not immune.

Lies! That clearly is lettering. But it is nice to know I could just take it if I wanted to. There’s got to be a catch.

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Garden Pun

Now it’s an eScape.

Impossible Instructions

I tried following the instructions, but on the third day of phone calls my doctor got really irritated and told me to go spend time with my kids.

Surge of OCD Diagnoses in Young Adults Explained? (Chh chh chh chh, chh chh chh chh)

In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Heyman et al (2001) find a trend of rising numbers of cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as people age out of childhood and into their early adult lives. What can explain this age trend? OCD Education Station writes about another trend related to time — a surge in OCD […]

You Want Me To Pay On What?

This afternoon, I saw the following sign inside a place of business:

I think what the sign means to say is that “payment is expected when services are rendered,” but that’s not what it says, and it turns out this phrase is repeated on the internet. The provision of some services might produce acceptable […]

Noodle Jingo Time Warp

You Can Never Use This Half and Half

April 26: Take Your Drugs, Your Kids, Your Work, and…

April 25 is National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

April 27 is National Take Our Drugs Back to the Pharmacist Day.

I can’t decide whether that makes April 26:

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to the Pharmacist Day, National Take Our Drugs to Work Day, or National Take Our Drugs to […]

What was your favorite April Fools' Joke This Year?

Among all the April Fools’ jokes you encountered yesterday, which was your favorite? Share the good ones.

The favorite I encountered yesterday was actually mounted last year:

The beauty of this April Fools’ joke is that everybody thought it was created by the BBC, but actually it was created by a prankster named Greg […]