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One man’s way of avoiding a layoff?

June 30, 2009

Quick quiz for tough economic times. What are some effective things you can do to help prevent being laid off?

A place to get gas and gassed…

June 25, 2009

Quick quiz: Where would be a really stupid place to sell booze? a) churches b) kindergartensc) hospitals d) gas stations Okay, they’re all pretty stupid, but I guess I’m going to say gas stations, because you really can buy liquor there in Lithuania. I’m not making this up.But in a clear example of jack-booted repression, on January 1 it became illegal for gas stations to sell liquor at night.I mean, what could go wrong with a carload of yokels pulling off the highway, filling their tank, buying a couple of handles of vodka and roaring off into the darkness?To answer an obvious question, police data show that alcohol-related accidents have dropped by 45 percent since the ban was imposed. Nevertheless, an oil and gas company is fighting the ban, saying it may force them to start closing their stations at night and laying off workers.Well boo-hoo! My own personal opinion is that they should continue the ban at gas stations, and just sell their booze at highway toll booths, instead.

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You had garlic bread for breakfast, didn’t you?

May 21, 2009

Quick quiz: Well-to-do socialite Paris Hilton and this guy here are…

    Discussing if they can get to the bar in time for Wednesday night $1 margaritas. Singing that Captain and Tenille hit, “Muskrat Love.” Shooting a mouthwash ad that will only be seen in Japan. Flirting shamelessly; She’s saying, “I’ve done hard time, big boy, that changes a girl!” and he’s saying, “You’re a socialite? So you think the government should own everything?”

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Honey, the guide says they serve IMPORTED rats here!

May 16, 2009

Quick quiz: Thousands of live rats in Cambodia, shown in crates below, are being shipped to Vietnam to…

Hiking in the Alps, a bit of clothing halps?

April 27, 2009

Quick quiz: hiking amid the stunning alpine beauty of the Appenzell area of Switzerland would make any nature-lover want to…

Harry Potter and the murder rap?

April 23, 2009

Quick quiz: These smiling, fresh-faced kids…

a) Have been cast to star in a new Harry Potter movie.

b) Were accepted to the leafy New England college of their choice.

c) Are going to the senior prom together.

d) Seem to really be enjoying their murder trial.

If you guessed the murder trial you win, although the reason for the smiles is a mystery to me.

And what became of the monk, the monk, the monk?

April 16, 2009

Quick quiz: The man in this photo…

a) is a professional aspirin tester, giving himself a routine headache at the start of his workday.

I’ve been napping on the railroad, all the live long…

April 4, 2009

Quick quiz: if you feel tired at work and you need to catch a few winks, a good place to do it is…

Way to hover, lover!

March 29, 2009

Quick quiz. The secret of this impressive levitation illusion is…

a) That pole is steel, buried six feet into the pavement, and it has a small seat on it that is hidden by her dress.

Be as classy as a drug lord!

March 13, 2009

Quick quiz: Business is good, you have a lot of extra cash, so you use it to…

a) make a major donation to Doctors Without Borders

b) build a new homeless kitchen in your city

c) establish a scholarship fund for Katrina victims

d) cover your gun, your cellphone, your patio furniture and your grandma in gold and diamonds.