All posts tagged: top posts

Whaddayaknow? (from the memory box)

Growing up, I had two very different grandfathers. Having gotten to know them, I’m glad I had the opportunity to know all of my grandparents. Even if they’re not friendly with each other, it can be pretty interesting to have most of your ancestors in the same area. Both of […]

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How do I write a check?

Your sister thought she knew, and recently she wrote a check to yerdad with the payee filled in with something cheeky like “The Master of All Television Remotes.” The bank might take it, or they may not. The payee is supposed to be the person (or […]

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Can I quit my family?

Not only can you probably quit your family, you will, eventually. Last night, when your sister announced her official resignation from the family, it was hilarious. When your tinier sister leaned her forehead against a window pane and said very mournfully, “I don’t care for […]

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What is the fundamental attribution error?

The fundamental attribution error is a lot of fun to keep in mind while listening to the American presidential candidates during this scary primary season. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this particular election is worrying people all over the world, for […]

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What are some advantages of being fat?

Keep in mind that being fat is never all bad.  Our bodies want to be fat, and that’s one big reason diets are so hard. Here are my top eleven “fatvantages”: Being fat provides an early warning of any structural problems–for your personal structure and for […]

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AYM: Top post of 2015

I was really hoping it would be Pardon me, I accidentally blogged… Instead, it was Why should I exercise? I mean, that’s not a bad one, but it’s just not as satisfying as having a top goof. Thanks for reading things and occasionally giving me the […]

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How should I deal with a needy coworker?

There is a broad spectrum of needy, so first you’ll need to determine where this person falls on the um, spectrum. Depending on the degree of need, your reaction could range from getting their stomach pumped to ignoring them completely. Some things can be your responsibility just […]

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Why shouldn’t I have six kids?

There are easier ways to show that you enjoyed your crowded childhood, ya  know. For starters, kids are unimaginably expensive moneywise and six would put a lot of mileage on your body. Even if you had them all at once (or twice), you’d quite possibly […]

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