From The Lighter Side

Humourous articles and classic jokes

Proverbs for Today’s Crazy World

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. Age is a high price to pay for maturity. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. If you are too open minded, your brains will fall out. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of cheques. Going to church does not make you a Christian, any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic. Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way,…

10 Rules for a Modern-Day Skeptic

Here is a tongue-in-cheek list of rules for those who wish to maintain a skeptical outlook. Do not let what you think get in the way of what you see. Do not let what you see determine what you think, for appearances are deceptive. Be omnivorous in your tastes. The only way to see something whole is from several points of view. The closer you come to reality the more it is a mystery, and the more unimaginable it is that you or anything else exists. The only truth is in scrupulous satisfaction over time. Develop principles that you are…

Office Quips

Smile, it makes people wonder what you’re thinking. Don’t be so open-minded your brains fall out. There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk I have a work station. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. If you’re too lazy to start anything, you may get a reputation for patience. When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept…

Obituary for Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: – Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm; – Life isn’t always fair; – And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies…

It’s “the epic” collection of political jokes and quotes

Here is “the epic” collection of political jokes from the campaign trail. With just two weeks left in the Ontario election, By George is re-publishing its political jokes and quotes book with many more jokes and feature sections. This 150-page e-book is bursting with funny guffaws, “shaggy-dog” stories and sideways jokes about politicians and politics. The collection has some of the absolute best classics. It also has a selection of the most humourist and provocative memes culled from Facebook and Twitter. Epic Political Jokes & Quotes will put a smile on your face, one page after another. For many, it is…

Identifying “Governmentium”

A research institution announced the discovery of the heaviest element known to science.  The new element has been tentatively named “Governmentium “. Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 11 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.   These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.   Since governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of governmentium causes one reaction to…

Daily Affirmations for the Office

In some cultures what I do would be considered normal. I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone else’s fault. I no longer need to punish, deceive or compromise myself. Unless, of course, I want to stay employed. I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me. I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain. As I learn the innermost secrets of the people around me, they reward me in many ways to keep me quiet. When someone hurts me, forgiveness…

10 comments sure to turn heads in your office

If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. Some people cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. You’re never too old to learn something stupid. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops.  It appears your desk is a work station. Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever. The voices in my head may not be real, but they…

Top 10 punny memes recently shared

Over the past two weeks we have had a lot of fun at By George sharing punny memes in our Facebook and Twitter streams. Here are our top 10 – and we thank all our followers who participated in our antics!!   Join us at the By George Journal on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy our daily injections of provocative posts. Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

6 more punny “shaggy dog” stories

1) The Nomads In the great desert lived a bunch of nomads. Their leader, Benny, had risen to his rank, due to his magnificent beard. His people believed a man’s strength and courage came from his beard, and thus the man with the biggest beard was their chief.   After leading the band for many years, Benny began to feel uncomfortable wearing the beards, in this hot and dusty land. He wanted to shave it off, so he called his council together to get their advice.   When he said he wanted to shave, the councilmen were shocked. One said,…