Category Archive: Lighter Side

Jun 23

Dave’s Fireside Chats – See No Baby, Hear No Baby, Speak No Stupid

     A few days ago, I read with great interest a story in the U.K. Mail about Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, considering using “hypno-birthing” (not to be confused with “hippo-birthing”) for the upcoming arrival of the royal bundle in July.  The article inspired me to write on the relatively unfunny subject of childbirth. …

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Jun 07

Dave’s Fireside Chats – The Hurricane Season

There are three long seasons in the United States, which inflict misery upon Americans for most of the year, and they are, in order of increasing misery: 1.  The PMS season. 2.  The baseball season. and, last but certainly not least – 3.  The hurricane season. PMS is an acronym which stands for “Pardon My Spouse”, …

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Feb 18

Dave’s Fireside Chats – The Only Holiday Named After a Massacre

     On February 14th, 1929, seven men, namely, Adam “Couch Potato” Heyer, Albert “Beer Buddy” Kachellek, John “Deadbeat” May, Reinhardt “Upstream” Schwimmer, Albert “Late Date” Weinschenk, Frank “Mom Loved Me More” Gusenberg, and Peter “No She Didn’t” Gusenberg were “rubbed out” in a Chicago warehouse.  Police realized that the killers were the dead men’s wives, sick …

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Jan 16

Wacky, Wonky World

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A light-hearted look at our crazy planetoid.   The Lion, the Clip, and the Po-po Norfolk, Virginia  –  The first caller was fairly calm.  “I’d like to report a lion sighting,” he said.  “Say that again?” a dispatcher responded.  And thus began the drama over baby lion sightings in Norfolk on Tuesday. Police said Wednesday …

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Jan 07

Dave TV, Prime All the Time

TV Listings, 7 pm to 11 pm Channel Guide BRIT     British Channel DUEL     Sports Channel EDI     Edible Channel HARD     Hardheart Channel PEEPS     People Channel   7 pm BRIT     Movie – “The Dark Knight Flosses” Batman battles bad breath underneath the mask and struggles to figure out Bane’s next plot, because nobody can  understand what …

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Dec 26

Dave’s Fireside Chats – Anatomy of a Christmas Picture, or Days of Whines and Poses

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     The Chinese are a clever people, bestowing upon the world many useful inventions, including paper, fireworks, moo goo gai pan, and freeze tag.  In the world of arts and literature, the Chinese also gave us Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and his lesser known work, The Book of Cutesy Sayings.  One of Mr. Tzu’s best sayings was the …

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Dec 07

Real Christmas – Obummer’s Little Boy

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Come, he told me Oba ma bum bum The newly elected king, Oba ma bum bum My paycheck to bring Oba ma bum bum A tax before the king Oba ma bum bum Bum bum bum bum Bum bum bum bum He will distribute it Oba ma bum bum When I come. Manchild Obama Oba ma bum bum I am a poor …

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Nov 21

Dave’s Fireside Chats: Women Pleasin’ is the Key to Survivin’ the Season

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The scene:  The King’s School, Grantham, England; December 1658 Young Isaac Newton looks forlornly out of his dorm window at his classmates in the courtyard below.  They wouldn’t let him play any reindeer games because Isaac was, in the vernacular of the day, a DWEEB.  But young Isaac would get the last laugh, creating an invention …

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Oct 31

Dave’s Fireside Chat – Camping, Part 2

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Day One Notes “Well, here we are, the entrance to Bear Food State Park.” “Vogel State Park” my wife corrected. I have to admit that the park entrance was much prettier than I imagined, with a nice lake, a quaint little beach area, and a pleasant visitor center with real wood paneling.  After we checked …

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Oct 30

Dave’s Fireside Chat – Campsite Chili Lasts All Night, Doo Dah, Doo Dah

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My thoughts on camping – from a real fireside!   “Camping is the voluntary act of doing normal things the hard way.” –  Author unknown (but you can bet your bippee they just got back from a camping trip)   In these hard economic times, camping has become a very popular pastime, literally a word …

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