Q&A Tuesday*: Why Do We Say “BYE BYE” but Not “HELLO HELLO” or “Hey Hey?”

Bye Bye

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will dive into the linguistic minefield posed by ASMs’ extremely extremely erudite question.  ASMs asks: [ Read More ]

Must We Ask, “Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road?”

I dream of a world where chickens...

Finally, somebody dares to consider the possibility of a world where we trust chickens!!! [ Read More ]

A Counselor At His Best

Counselor's Advice

March 8th– Dear Diary, Today I learned about a sleep-away camp counselor who really knew how to talk to teenage boys.  In addressing them about a particular problem which speaks for itself, “Some of you might have great aim, but not all of you are snipers, so please lift the toilet seat.” [ Read More ]

Taking A Digger: What It Means And What It Doesn’t

funny sayings

Slang fascinates me. How did those words and phrases come to be? Who were the first ones to use them? How did it catch on? While some slang can be traced to different people or regions, others are a complete mystery. The one that I can’t figure out, and that has created some awkward situations, … [ Read More ]

Calling All Men With Beards

I am neither a Hasid nor a Hipster.  But I do have a beard, so I fully support this sign’s call for unity among our hairy kind. [ Read More ]

“It’s Never Too Late”

The Big Milkshake

September 20, 2012– Dear Diary, my good friend, Shrink Shake, and I were out taking a walk today. Shrink Shake counsels individuals and their families on addiction and is also a member of the Smiles For All Board of Amusement.   [ Read More ]

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

dog

Phil takes the ol’ policy of “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” and sees it from the perspective of a dog! [ Read More ]

Selfies

selfie

We were walking in Central Park and saw a middle-aged woman ostensibly struggling to take a photo of herself.  We asked if we could help.  [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Can You Pay Later if You’re Drinking to Remember?

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will try to make headway on Berth’s extremely practical but I also think philosophical question.  In response to Abram Danshov’s awesome picture of a coaster, Berth wondered: [ Read More ]

I’m Not Melting

June 24, 2013– Dear Secret Diary.  In the spirit of Alan, I am always looking for playful ways to create Milkshake Moments for others (which ends up being fun for me). [ Read More ]

Smiles For All