Removing A Tick

Posted in 2012 Election, Humor on July 17th, 2012

As most Americans know, the best way to avoid vermin and parasites is good hygiene, both in one’s person and one’s habitat. Sometimes, however, through either consorting with the unhygienic or traveling through wild regions, one can still end up infested. Hence, it’s best to know the proper procedure for removing parasites such as ticks.


How To Remove A Blood-sucking Tick

Of course, if the normal removal means fail, it may then be necessary to apply fire to the blood-suckers in order to be rid of them. ;-)

Sadly, that’s messy, occasionally painful, and runs the risk of the vermin vomiting toxins into their hosts in the course of their death throws. As such, fire or other extreme means of removal must be first carefully considered.

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At The Barbershop

Posted in Humor, Politics on January 5th, 2012

In days gone by American men went to the barbershop for their basic grooming needs. It was a ritual of sorts, if placed within the context of postmodern neo-primitive spirituality, a “male mystery.” There American men gathered at the barbershop, bonded with each other, and “talked of affairs,” largely irregardless of their relative social position or beliefs.

This could, if this ritual had survived to the modern day, have led to some interesting conversations…

George Bush and Barack Obama somehow ended up at the same barber shop.

As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken. The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics.

As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Obama in his chair reached for the aftershave.

Obama was quick to stop him saying, “No thanks, my wife Michelle will smell that and think I’ve been in a whorehouse.”

The second barber turned to Bush and said, “How about you, sir?”

Bush replied, “Go ahead. My wife doesn’t know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.”

Yep. It might have led to some odd exchanges indeed. ;-)

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Mow The Yard

Posted in Humor, Society on April 15th, 2009

Only the British could come up with a commercial like this for a simple, utilitarian household product. It’s both oddly disturbing and extremely funny. No other nation that I know of can so successfully combine sarcasm, prurient interest and humor to such good effect – and then actually allow it to air on television.


It’s almost bikini season, ladies – time to mow the yard.

Wilkinson Sword, which is marketed as Schick in America, came up with the risque but hilariously funny commercial for their Quattro bikini razors.

Sadly, this commercial is never, ever, ever going to air in the United States. Schick carefully chose to air this commercial within the US instead. That was probably a wise move on their part. The American people are largely too prudish and uptight about sex and sexuality too accept a commercial like that on television.

There would also be the problem of the American variety of Feminists. I can judge imagine the shrill shrieks of outrage from that quarter should the “Mow The Yard” ever be shown in the US. Strident howls about the exploitation of women and the “Patriarchy” would be heard from coast to coast. The calls for boycotting Schick would follow close on the sensible-and-comfortable heels of those rants.

Oh well, thank the Gods for YouTube; we still get to enjoy the humor and nobody has to listen to the complaints. ;)

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