An Interview With The Head Of The International Bank Of Bob … Bob Harris

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This interview originally appeared in some issue. While on assignment reviewing the most expensive hotels in the world for Forbes Traveler, Bob Harris saw firsthand the absurdity of the gap in wealth between the richest and poorest people on the planet. At the Emirates Palace, a $3 billion hotel in the United Arab Emirates, they didn’t Read More

Conscious Neglect: A New Parenting Paradigm by Kate Morrison

From the April 2015 Issue of Funny Times Conscious Neglect: A New Parenting Paradigm By Kate Morrison I have been lucky enough to raise my children in middle class comfort and have taken advantage of the many opportunities to expose and educate them. Now, 12 years into this endeavor, I realize I’ve made a giant Read More

Genius Ideas

By Ray Lesser

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Ever since the 16th century, when a baby being born becomes stuck, the state-of-the-art tool to aid in its delivery has been the forceps. These giant pliers (probably based originally on coal tongs) are used to squeeze both sides of the infant’s head and yank or twist them out. The problem with this method is Read More

Funny Times: How It All Began

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Raymond Lesser: People always ask me, “Oh, how did you start the Funny Times?” It’s just a throwaway question for most people. A little conversation starter while we’re having a drink at a party. But I always think, “It could easily take all night to answer that question.” I’ll make some sort of reasonably brief Read More

Funny Times Interviews Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”

(Originally published in the September 2009 issue of The Funny Times) Longtime Funny Times contributor Lenore Skenazy became the center of a media storm last year when she allowed her nine-year-old son to ride home on the New York subway by himself. After being lambasted by the media and called upon to defend her parenting Read More