The Humor Project

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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 […]
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Erma Bombeck-Never Serious
February 26, 2017
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“Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously.  It’s literary suicide.” Erma Bombeck (American humorist, writer and columnist.  1927-1996)
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‘Tis Always the Season to Read…and Laugh
January 6, 2017
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A lousy marketer I am.  If I was smarter, and I wish I was, I’d have written this post last month as a shameless ploy to sell my book Let Me Tell You a Story.  Oh, I’ll still plug the book [BUY MY BOOK] but let’s be realistic.  Earth is full of funny story tellers […]
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Why Dave Barry Doesn’t Write About Religion
November 29, 2016
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The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.  Dave Barry Just experimenting here with this post but as you can tell I’m a huge Dave Barry fan.  For more on Dave Barry and my quest to find humor […]
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Everybody Has Their Guy (or Man)
August 25, 2016
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In the dictionary there are words for everything.  Dave Barry Every person has their guy. The three of us loitered outside the concert hall killing time.  Jane and Peg, music moms, stood with arms crossed and discussed car problems.  Jane gushed about her guy as I walked up. “He’s the best,” Jane said, her eyes […]
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Baby-Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator
April 11, 2016
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(Note to readers:  Shortly after I interviewed Will Durst my site crashed and remained off-line about six months, an eternity.  The article below appeared on other sites and in magazines.  I completely forgot to post it here.  Duh.  No doubt Trump has given Durst more fuel.) He’s a superstar comic and satirist with a wit […]
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Humorist P.J. O’Rourke Pokes at Politicos
February 17, 2016
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“The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then get elected and prove it.” (P.J. O’Rourke, American satirist)   I loathe politics but couldn’t ignore that quote […]