Ray’s Theory of Assholes

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If you act like an asshole, you become magnetically attractive to all other assholes (as well as other celestial bodies filled with hot air and bad smelling gasses). Only assholes will think your jokes are funny. Only assholes will drink with you in the bar, especially after you try to stiff the bartender for your tab. In fact you will …[ Read More ]

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Cooking for Myself

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For many years of my life it was impossible to cook too much food. With three kids and all their friends constantly raiding the refrigerator, not only did leftovers disappear quickly, but often so did the ingredients we were saving for dinner. But, with the kids grown, when Sue went out of town and left me to fend for myself …[ Read More ]

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A Peace of Cherry Pie

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Can a piece of homemade cherry pie overcome a voodoo spell? You be the judge. Before we started The Funny Times, Sue and I lived on a farm in southern Ohio, part of the baby boomers “back to the land” movement. The wet spring we first arrived it mostly felt like a “back to the mud” movement. A couple of …[ Read More ]

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OLD MAN BUYS NEW SHOES

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I bought a new pair of boots and a new pair of shoes this month because I finally got tired of my feet smelling like wet dog every time I stepped in a puddle. My old boots successfully made it through the winter despite the fact that part of the left one fell off back in December. I was able …[ Read More ]

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Adventures In Hitchhiking

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Why is it that when I finally reach the very brief part of my one hour morning yoga routine that involves trying to quietly meditate, I almost always get interrupted? Why is this the exact moment when the dog starts barking hysterically at the mailman or the neighbor coming to return a wrench he borrowed last summer? Is it a …[ Read More ]

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Interruptions

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Why is it that when I finally reach the very brief part of my one hour morning yoga routine that involves trying to quietly meditate, I almost always get interrupted? Why is this the exact moment when the dog starts barking hysterically at the mailman or the neighbor coming to return a wrench he borrowed last summer? Is it a …[ Read More ]

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The Blinks And Winks

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I ran into my cousin Bob the other day and he wasn’t staring down at his phone, which made me suspect that something bad must have happened to it, because he’s always staring and poking at his phone. “What’s going on, Bob?” I asked. “I’ve given up my phone! I found something better: the new social media app Blink! It’s …[ Read More ]

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TV Game Shows For 2022

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Name That Trauma A panel of four psychologists try to identify each contestant’s trauma by asking a series of yes/no questions like “Do you ever curl up in a ball on the couch unable to move due to a feeling of existential dread?” If they fail to identify the correct trauma in five minutes the contestant wins a free year …[ Read More ]

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The Big Game

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OK fellow fans, especially those of you lucky enough to have tickets for today’s big game. I just want to remind you to stick with the fundamentals that got you here. See the hot dog, eat the hot dog. See the beer, drink the beer. You’re not going to be able to win this thing all by yourself. Every fan …[ Read More ]

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A Night Out

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“It was really sweet of your parents to offer to sleep over our house and babysit the boys, wasn’t it? We haven’t had a night away together in two years. Do you want to go downtown for dinner and a movie, and then stay at that special hotel on Public Square like your dad suggested?” “That was a nice idea, …[ Read More ]

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