Category Archives: Strictly for bitter laughter

The worst year EVER, plus cubic poop

Still looking for laughs in all the right places, I found two in today’s 538 Significant Digits: 536 A.D. Take solace, fellow living humans: According to some scientists, 536 was the worst year ever to be alive. It was what … Continue reading

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“Who will get the pet pig?”

I picked up that question last week — along with a flu shot, my first ride on the Second Ave subway, turmeric and door hinges. One of the pleasures of visiting my physician contingent is reading celebrity gossip magazines in … Continue reading

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Crazy things you can buy in one catalogue

I’m a fan of Hammacher Schlemmer’s catalogue. I am also a fan of stuff that Hammacher Schlemmer sells in its catalogue. Everything I’ve ever purchased from them works and lasts forever. (I did not buy the flying life-sized fire-breathing dragon … Continue reading

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