Category: Laughs

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Opinion: Card carrying card carrier

I have always wanted to collect something no one else in the world collects. Over the years at Channel 8, I interviewed people with odd collections: a man with thousands of different sugar packets,...

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Column: Mike Redmond signing off

Wow. Writing this week’s column is harder than I thought it would be. I keep starting and deleting and starting and deleting and … well, 16th time’s a charm, right? OK, here goes: Dear...

Excuse me while I go to the fair

If I am slightly unavailable for the next few days, I have a good reason: It’s State Fair time. I am a 100-percent, dyed-in-the-wool, accept-no-substitutes Indiana State Fair junkie and have been all my...

The calm is just a ruse

Have you ever had a day where everything seems to be moving along too perfectly? Where you think to yourself, “Something’s up. Life shouldn’t be this good?” I had one of those recently, and...

Why you need a glider

I recently acquired a glider for the front porch and using it has led me to a stunning conclusion: The world would be a lot calmer place if everyone would just get a glider....

Mooning the Islanders

Have you ever sat down on a public toilet only to discover a gi-normous hole in your pants just below your back pocket? Me neither, until recently at Kings Island. Hmmm . . ....

Lose ‘Lost’ and join the ‘Thrones’

My husband and I don’t watch much television. Apart from “Glee,” “Sports Center” and the occasional “30 Rock” rerun, we’re mostly too busy shuttling kids to and from their various practices, meetings and games....

Fur bearing thieves beware

I grow a pretty good vegetable garden, if I do say so myself, and like any good gardener I am always happy to share the bounty. I always plant too much anyway, so it...

A sleepy roofer’s tale

You’ll excuse me if I seem a little disjointed. It’s a Sunday morning and the roofers are here, working hard while I am hardly working. They got here nice and early – while the...