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The Miracles of Modern Technology

October 27th, 2011

The Miracles of Modern Technology By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert It seems as if there are new inventions almost every day using computer technology, from sunglasses that you can view movies on to watches that access the Internet. While these are fine ideas for people who are capable of walking and watching reruns on 30 Rock while listening to their iPod and reading the latest Stieg Larsson novel on their Kindle, I can’t even walk and talk without falling down. Nor can I see my SmartPhone without having to get out a pair of reading glasses. How smart can it be anyway? I... Read More

Things That Go Boom in the Night

July 6th, 2011

Things That Go Boom in the Night By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert The fireworks stands are up now and I can\’t wait… to strangle somebody. For the past week, we\’ve had fireworks going offat the schoolyard down the street and it\’s only the middle of June. If this doesn\’t stop, I\’m going to have to put on my bathrobe, put my hair in curlers, light a cigarette, and goscare me some young men. You know I\’m serious if I\’m willing to let a cigarette touch my lips! Yes, all the other boys are blowing their fingers off too, but that\’s... Read More

Life is Not a Straight Line

September 22nd, 2010

Someone once said that comedians wake up hoping something will go wrong so they will have something to write about. As someone who has written and performed comedy for sixteen years, I can truthfully say that if weren’t for my klutziness and bad luck, my career would have ended years ago. And my life would surely not have been as much fun. When writing a joke, there are two parts – the set-up (the material that gives the information and context) and the punch line (the funny part). If you think about it geometrically (I know you want to), it looks like this: ⁄ _______⁄ punch line set-up Why,... Read More