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Punny Books


I remember that as a child I loved puns on book titles and authors. I've been compiling punny book titles for a while and am ready to unleash them on my readers. Some of them are more easily understood when read out loud. WARNING: You may want to be sure you are reading this in a place where you are free to LOL, or at least to groan loudly.

Having been a good little library helper in junior high, I have arranged the list in alphabetical order by the author's last name. And now as a wiser adult, I have removed from the list inappropriate ones that amused me as a junior higher. 😳

Remember — you can't always judge a book by its cover and author!

Truancy by Marcus Absent

Positive Reinforcement by Wade Ago

I Didn't Do It! by Ivan Alibi

Nuclear Explosives by Adam Baum

Songs for Children by Barbara Blacksheep

Stop Arguing by Xavier Breath

Desert Crossing by I. Rhoda Camel

Gas Guzzlers by Russ T. Carrburata

The Unsung Vegetable by R. T. Choke

Tickling Your Fancy by Kit G. Coo

French Overpopulation by Francis Crowded
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Why Women Live Longer than Men, take 3


This week's iv was all ready to post this morning ... until I received an e-mail last evening from one of my readers. When I saw it, I just knew this had to be this week's iv.

I've done two other posts on Why Women Live Longer than Men and will share the links to them at the end of this post so that you can find them more easily, if you're so inclined.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll not make much commentary on these pictures.

The first several are home handymen using ladders.


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You’ve Gotta Love College Students!


I'm convinced that being with college students keeps us teachers young. The things they come up with can be so funny! And you have to stay up on current trends and culture to try to relate as much as possible. I told my students recently that I feel like a college student trapped in a senior citizen's body. One thing that is amazing to me, though, is how much younger they're making adults these days!

With those thoughts in mind, today I'm posting some funny things about college students.

There is almost more truth than humor in the following cartoon. College is where you either begin to learn or get reminded of the fact that you cannot have it all in life.

In my files I found a list of ways you can know whether you are a college student:

You might be a college student if...
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Do You Have Economic Concerns?


One of the strange things about blogging is that I post things for others to read, and they learn a lot about my life. Yet I don't actually know many (most?) of my readers personally at all. Consequently, I do not know the various situations in which my readers find themselves. I know that there must be some who are unemployed, underemployed, or in some other way struggling financially. We know many people very well who have faced and are facing great financial distress because of the economy at large. So as I post today's humor about economic issues, I am in no way trying to imply that the tough times you might be facing are a laughing matter. Keeping a sense of humor in the face of such things is often a healthy way of coping.

I'll start off with an exchange of letters between an employee and his boss.

One day an employee sent a letter to his boss, subtly asking for an increase in his salary:

Dear Bo$$,

In thi$ life, we all need $omething mo$t de$perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $o much $upport, including $weat and $ervice, to your company. I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon.

Your$ $incerely,

Norman $mith

The next day, the employee received the following reply:
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A Dozen Funny Signs


Today is the first day of classes at the university, and there's lots of emotion — excitement, anticipation, happiness, and undoubtedly fear. I don't know if amazement is an emotion, but if it is, I'm experiencing it as I begin my 40th year of teaching! Where has the time gone?! Some of you reading this had me as a teacher my very first year of teaching high school, way back in the fall of 1973. Quite a few years ago I started to teach "grandstudents" — the children of former students. I don't know if I'll be teaching long enough to teach "great-grandstudents," but that phenomenon could start to happen in not too many years. Last year I had a student whose grandfather was younger than I! It must be a sign of something.

Speaking of signs, it's been a while since I posted funny signs, and my readers have been working hard to keep me supplied. So, on to the funny signs....

It seems as if these belts might not do a very good job of holding up a pair of pants.

Speaking of pants, anyone brave enough to buy some of these pants?
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