Keeping Your Sanity (or Insanity) at Work

At lunch time, sit in your parked car and point a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down. Page yourself over the intercom. (Don’t disguise your voice.) Insist that your e-mail address is Xena-goddess-of-fire@companyname.com or Elvis-the-King...

Does Spelling Matter?

See if you can read this: Olny srmat poelpe can. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch sudty at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers...

Lesser Known Laws

You’ve heard of Murphy’s famous Law: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Well, there are many other related Laws. Here are some: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch. –Lorenz’s Law of Mechanical...

More – English is a Crazy Language

Let’s face it English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England or french fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren’t...

Caught Cheating

A bunch of guys were sitting around the office playing poker. “I win!” said Johnson, at which point Henderson threw down his cards. “That’s it! I’ve had it! Johnson is cheating!” “How can you tell?” Phillips asked....

A Short Quiz

Arnold Schwartzenegger has a big one. Michael J. Fox has a small one. Madonna doesn’t have one. The Pope has one, but doesn’t use his. Bill Clinton uses his all the time. Mickey Mouse has an unusual one. George Burns’ was hot. Liberace never used his...

Cake Personality Test

If you were buying a cake and you had your choice of the following, which would you choose: Angel Food Brownies Lemon Meringue Vanilla with Chocolate Icing Strawberry Short Cake Chocolate on Chocolate Ice Cream Carrot Cake   You can’t change your mind once...

Seinfeldisms

Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle? Can fat people go skinny-dipping? Can you be a closet claustrophobic? Is it possible to be totally partial? What’s another word for thesaurus? If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?...

Great New Exercise Program

Here’s the exercise program I’m using to stay in shape this year. You might want to take it easy at first, then do it faster as you become more proficient. It may be too strenuous for some. AS ALWAYS, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE...