Archives: The Funny Bone

Freak Out!

It’s Friday!  I need you guys to check me on this – is this actually hilarious or has my love of cows gotten completely out of control?   You can take the girl out of Wisconsin but not the Wisconsin out of the girl.

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Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin

It’s June. Which means summer is nigh, and soon kids will be out of school having all the fun. Seriously. They have ALL.THE.FUN . – running around barefoot, rubbing their freedom in your face, while you have to go to work to pay the bills.

But, in your darkest hour of despair, keep this one thing in mind: there are still things only adults can do during the summer.  Neener neener neener.

Here are 10 ways to enjoy summer as an adult: Continue reading

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What a Betty!

Betty White 4

Over the weekend, I was poking around on the internet and stumbled across this gorgeous lady.  I had no idea who she was, and when I found out, I couldn’t believe that she hasn’t gotten more attention for her stunning good looks.

Have you guessed who it is? FIND OUT AFTER THE JUMP!

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Get in the Fight!

Charlie Day

Around this time of year, we get bombarded with celebrity commencement speeches.  They’re usually packed with a lot of the same vending machine wisdom, but every once in awhile, one stands out.

This year it came from a guy who got famous for eating cat food.  Just ignore the medieval pastry chef hat he’s wearing in the video – must be some sort of weird regional costume at Merrimack College.

This week’s ha-ha moment comes to you from Charlie Day of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, whose speech is pure entertainment whether you’re just graduating or long since retired.

My favorite highlights AFTER THE JUMP!
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Victory Lap

rocky

You know what we don’t do enough of on the blog?

Limericks.

This one from our dear contributor, Caroline, feels particularly apropos for a week that involved (for me anyway) lots of long hours, late-night ice cream dinners, and several days of soggy shoes.

It is so much easier to focus on what we DON’T get done at the end of the day than all that we DO get done.  But as you go into the long weekend, choose to feel good about all those check marks on your to do list, instead of defeated by the new additions.

You deserve a lopsided victory lap – and not just because your right leg is noticeably longer than your left leg – but because you will be carrying all the gold medals and trophies you can steal from the local party store.

Go home tonight knowing that you really did accomplish something because, it’s true.  Where there was nothing before, now there’s you and all that you created.

Thank you, Caroline, for the inspiration!

Limerick: Caroline would dearly love to return to Somalia, where she spent carefree childhood hours trying to keep poisonous snakes out of her clothing.  As a trip there is not really a go at the moment, she consoles herself by observing (and enjoying) the sweet absurdity of human life.

Photo Source: United Artists

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Cat Love

Cat in Blankets

A Jealous Letter from Someone with Pet Allergies… HOW I WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE WITHOUT YOUR CAT…AFTER THE JUMP!

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Hipster Tell-All

Girl Dancing

I am super fantastic at making up hipster band names on the spot. I just showed it off at a party this past weekend, and people clapped (a LOT of people).  How does one make up an HBN, you ask?

First, you must be surrounded by hipsters who demand to know what you’re listening to. (The Beatles is simply not going to cut it. Did you just say Maroon 5??????) .  Panic will guide you.  Exhibit A: AFTER THE JUMP!

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What’s In a Name?

Legwarmers

So you’ve always wanted to be on Broadway (just like half the restaurant staff in New York City).  Maybe you played the lead in Guys and Dolls in high school, or maybe you’ve only ever had the guts to sing into your hairbrush. Either way, if you dream of making it big on the Great White Way, there’s one golden rule for auditioning: answer to whatever name they call you.  If your name is Howard and they call you Billy, your new name is Billy.

Years ago, when my only aspiration was to see my name in lights, I auditioned for RENT. To say I was excited would be an understatement – I was over the moon (get it Rentheads?). I had prepared “Take Me or Leave Me” as my audition piece and planned to blow the last few hairs off the Casting Director’s head. Only I never even got to the opening note.  Find out what happened – after the jump!

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Friday, I’m in Love

Friday in Love

Friday’s here and not a second too soon!  I hope you all have a great weekend – may this classic from The Cure be just the beginning of your weekend shenanigans.  Let there be lots of eyeliner and hairspray in your immediate future!

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Turtle Love

Turtle Love

If you were a young girl growing up in the 80’s, like me you probably had a little crush on a boy band – juuuust maybe not the same one.  I fell hard for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (you can imagine how popular that made me).  But now I have a scientific theory about that crush that I think may explain much about modern love.  (Okay, maybe not scientific, but I definitely made a lot of doodles about it in my Trapper Keeper.) …SO IT GOES LIKE THIS…AFTER THE JUMP!

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