Category Archives: Humour

What Punctuation Mark are You?

When you spend your life obsessed with language, punctuation marks start to take on personalities of their own, just like people. Choose the profile that best describes you. 1. You are adaptable, versatile and good at multitasking. People sometimes mistakenly see your flexibility as lack of backbone, and they try to take advantage of you.

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Best Newspaper Headlines

Miracle cure kills fifth patient Total lunar eclipse will be broadcast live on Northwoods Public Radio The bra celebrates a pair of historic milestones this year: after 100 years of innovation, the device still holds up Starvation can lead to health hazards Rally against apathy draws small crowd Police everyone on Feb 22nd Parents keep

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Quotes for the young and old

I’m in the sandwich generation–surrounded on one side by demanding young adult children, and on the other side by demanding aging parents. I couldn’t decide which generation to dedicate my quotes to, so I’m honoring them both. “It takes a long time to grow young.” Pablo Picasso” You can ‘t stay young forever, but you

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I Miss Andrew

I recently lost my kid brother in a fatal bicycle accident. He’s left a terrible hole in my life—please please please make sure anyone you love wears a helmet. I’ve been thinking of all the ways he inspired me, especially in the early days when I was creating this business. Back in 1996 he was

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Great Insults

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one.” –  George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill. “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second … if there is one.” –  Winston Churchill, in response. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either

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Algonquin Round Table Quotes

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Use These Out of Office Messages at Your Own Risk

“I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.” “I’m not really out of the office. I’m just ignoring you.” “You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything

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Translating Tech Talk

Ever feel like there’s a disconnect when you speak to one of your technical colleagues? You might be speaking a different language. Here are some translations of technical talk I found on the PLAIN website. 1. A number of different approaches is being tried—We are still clueless. 2. An extensive report is being prepared on

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Deep Thoughts About Marketing

“If you don’t find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.” Sear, Roebuck and Co Consumer’s Guide, 1897 “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is letting people know you’re doing the right thing.” John D. Rockefeller “No matter what your product is, you are ultimately in the

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Free Advice

“Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” P.J. O’Rourke “Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.” Robert Heinlein “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Never hire a cleaning lady named Dusty.”

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