The Humor Project

The Humor Project
No Tax Advice from this Guy
April 14, 2018
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My wife’s instructions were to review in-boxes, files and folders.  Every year I pledge to do a better job sorting paper receipts, e-receipts, updating the check book register and learning Quicken.  Still, I’m smothered by bits and bytes and multi-dimensional layers of information.  In hoping to save time and a few bucks, I’m twice as […]
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Book Review: Dave Barry in Cyberspace
March 21, 2018
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“With word processing, there is no end to the amount of words you can crank out without having to become personally involved with what they say.”  Dave Barry in Cyberspace Like everyone else on the planet I’ve been busy, but I make time to pitch another Dave Barry classic.  Barry’s humor fits like a well-worn […]
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Kicking Off 2018 With a Few Quotes
January 23, 2018
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Writer’s block sucks.  I hopped on a government web-site to research a project and stimulate my brain… only to discover that the government is closed.  The web-site is kaput.  Glad it’s not April 14th. So instead I’ll welcome you to 2018 with a few quotes from two insightful humor writers, guys I’d really like to […]
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My Top Three Reads for 2017
December 17, 2017
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“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”  Mark Twain A good read before bed time is my normal routine.  Here are my three favorite books from 2017.  If you love a good yarn, here you go…  
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Thanksgiving Nut Cracking
November 25, 2017
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“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”  Erma Bombeck A short break from togetherness may be a good thing.  My wife assigned me a Thanksgiving Day project. “I need a cup of walnuts.” “Where’s the nut cracker?” “Use a hammer. Just don’t hurt yourself.  Put on your helmet and goggles.”
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Words of Wisdom – Mark Twain
September 25, 2017
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“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” –Mark Twain Readers, given the shenanigans in Washington these days I don’t know what to say….  Take a break from the political nonsense and join the Etc.Guy Facebook page.
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Eclipses, Baseball and the Dog Days of Summer
August 20, 2017
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There sure is a lot of hype for a little bit of extra shade. I received an email at work last week about Monday’s eclipse, alerting me to conserve energy.  The message was relayed from the California Independent Systems Operator, an organization that oversees the operations of our state’s bulk electric power system. Business Insider […]
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Political Comic, Will Durst, Returns to Chico
July 29, 2017
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We stay in touch because we want to. A few years ago I interviewed Will Durst, an award winning funny guy, as part of my Humor Project (see “Baby Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator”).  The dude cracked me up for over an hour.  I could barely gulp my coffee.  A performer, political comic […]
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Andy Rooney (and fine print)
May 9, 2017
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“The one thing you can be certain of: Nothing in fine print is good news.” Andy Rooney, American writer and  humorist, 1919-2011 Andy Rooney was a real smart guy, but his cranky observations made him a funny guy too. Among my present reads is “Years of Minutes, The Best of Rooney from 60 Minutes.”
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Paradise Author’s Night (and Casual Conversations)
March 26, 2017
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Hey folks…coming soon…join me and a few of my friends as we celebrate “An Evening with the Authors” at Paradise Library on Thursday evening April 13, 2017.  We’ll hold workshops, discuss our craft, and have casual conversations.  It’s a great opportunity for readers to meet with writers and vice versa.  Sponsored by the Paradise Friends […]