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...

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Opinion: Toast of the town

We needed a new toaster, but Mary Ellen was afraid I’d purchase one that looked like that Scion car. So we went shopping together and soon had a shiny new addition to our kitchen...

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...

Avoid beer, black and full moons

It was one of those Internet headlines that you think might be a joke: Mosquitoes prefer beer drinkers My initial reaction was to brush it off, just like I do the little pests at...

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 sure enough,...

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....

Just a little more time

He hadn’t eaten anything in two days. (With a beagle, you should worry about loss of appetite after two hours.) He was clearly in distress. Breathing heavily. Hadn’t budged in hours. I took him...

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 . . ....