Indigestion Awareness Month Awareness Notice

To increase awareness of Indigestion Awareness Month, which begins today, we will share some interesting factoids with you, our dear and trustworthy readers. First: Indigestion Awareness Month begins today. It does not coincide with a calendar month, but rather begins on the date on which, in 1944, Winston Churchill became acutely aware of the problem […]

Secret Cures for Secret Diseases

Pewter Pan Pancakes taste great with high-fructose corn syrup!

If you spend much time online, you surely know that there are simple and easy cures for everything from diabetes to internet addiction to the complete absence of a sense of humor. But did you know that there is a host of secret diseases equally in need of a cure?   The sad truth is […]

Employee Appreciation Gifts

Show those idiots how much you care In the “corporate” world1, there are things you say and things you don’t. For the things you don’t, there are gifts that say it for you. In some places, for instance, you can’t say “Merry Christmas” to employees or customers—because merriment, apparently, is not allowed or is just […]

Book Review: Last Night I Was A Magic Marker

Mudd, Jerry Q. Last Night I Was A Magic Marker. Northern South Dakota University Press, 2017, 3.14 pp., $15.92 hardcover. Last Night I Was A Magic Marker attempts to combine the magic of the Harry Potter series with the surrealism of Roald Dahl. Unfortunately, it fails, and fails completely. For starters, the illustrations (which compose […]

Happy Birthday Named National Anthem of Cyprus

Foreign eggman

The Republic of Cyprus recently went through an extensive period of revisionist history, the latest revision being the national anthem. For the last so many years,1 Cyprus has shared the national anthem of Greece, Hymn to Liberty. But lately, Cypriots voted to switch to Happy Birthday as their new national anthem. Hymn to Liberty is […]

Turkeys Invade Ohio Suburb

An alert reader recently communicated the following excerpt from a local news-publication: A Westerville [Ohio] caller reported that several turkeys were disrupting traffic by chasing cars in the roadway. . . . When police arrived, the turkeys had left the area.1 Ever eager to find out the real truth behind what passes for news these […]

How To Make A Milk Jug

Several glasses of liquids in various colours.

How to make a milk jug with ordinary materials found in your house Ever feel like you just need a milk jug? If so, you are not alone. And because you are reading this, you are in luck. You can actually make your own milk jug out of ordinary materials found in the average household,1 […]

My Toes Are So Cold

Not many days ago, I woke in the morning and said to myself: “My toes feel rather cold today.” As I found the sensation somewhat—not excruciatingly, only somewhat—disagreeable, I began to look for a remedy for my discomfort. First I sought for knowledge. Knowledge (as someone once whispered in my ear) is power, after all, […]

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