Laughter is supposed to be the best medicine.

I was reading in our local newspaper "The Age" a few weeks back about the role humour plays in maintaining morale when times are really tough. I particularly enjoy this so-called "black" or "gallows" humour. A couple of examples from that article:

Q: What did they do for light in Zimbabwe before they had candles?
A: Electricity.

Q: (From the concentration camps during WWII) What's the difference between a Jewish optimist and a Jewish pessimist?
A: A Jewish pessimist is living in exile somewhere, a Jewish optimist is here.

I heard on the news (on our winter solstice 21 June 2005) that Cardinal Sin had died and I got to thinking about names and professions and how they reflect one another. For example locally (Melbourne, Australia) we have Nathan Crafti, a member of the legal fraternity. So I did the Google thing and came up with What's in a Name? which will amuse those who take a peep.

There is a Doctor Misri practising in Canada who treats depression and who has written a book “Shouldn't I be happy?” Check it out you non-believers, it's true! Feed dr misri to Google.

No-one Is Above Suspicion

Economic Optimism

Doonesbury - Intelligent Design

Transition Team

Corporate Bailout System

Governing from the middle of the road

Cat or dog person

Planning board meetings

The Three Wise Middle-aged Monkeys

We all have friends like this (don't we Kenny?)


The Clinic

Daddy's Assets

When vegans fall off the wagon.

Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr letter to Lord Pembroke

In memory of Simon Wiesenthal


Calvin - Kids