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The world’s oldest performing clown dies

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The world’s oldest performing clown dies

Could there possibly be a better name for the world’s oldest clown than ‘Creeky?’ I don’t think so. Funny thing is, the nickname did not emanate from his arthritic knees or his achy, breaky back. Floyd “Creeky” Creekmore was 98 when he passed away last month at his home in Billings, Montana. Honored to be […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Ice can be a slippery slope

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Ice can be a slippery slope

The Toronto Maple Leafs, the most unsuccessful and lucrative franchise in the history of sports is searching for a slogan. As one of the founding members of the National Hockey League, the Leafs are unique in that they’re not very good at playing hockey but they make millions of dollars trying. They haven’t won the […]

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The coal keeps rolling along

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The coal keeps rolling along

Just when you thought you’d seen every trick from the Book Of Nastiness, some mook comes up with ‘coal rolling.’ Imagine you’re behind the wheel of your Prius and inhaling that new-car smell with gusto. You’re feeling pretty good about yourself, tooling down the open road in your comfortable, sensible hybrid. What’s not to like […]

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I’m no longer a landlord

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I’m no longer a landlord

I used to be a landlord. For six summers I rented up north through an agency where my contact was a nasty woman name Frankie. Her two-pronged business policy was that the renters she sent me had to be rowdy and destructive and when bad things happened it was always my fault. When the kid […]

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Man in grocery line ages overnight

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Man in grocery line ages overnight

Drawing up a short list of helpful hints for seniors came to me recently when I spent two days behind a very sweet elderly lady at the checkout counter at my local Food Basics. I remember once seeing a tabloid newspaper headline: “Sisters Reunited After 18 Years in Supermarket Checkout Line.” At the time I […]

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Dog eats socks, owners get cold feet

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Dog eats socks, owners get cold feet

Earlier this month a three-year-old Great Dane from Portland, Oregon was found to have eaten 43½ socks. His owners starting asking questions when the family budget revealed they were spending more money on socks than water, heat and hydro. Although the dog’s name has not been revealed, we’ll refer to him as Hamlet, the greatest […]

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