Category Archives: The Lighter Side

25 signs you’ve hit middle age

When 50-year-olds are having babies and tweens are running business empires, is there still such a thing as middle age? Yes, and here’s how you know you’ve hit it.

By Oliver Roberts | Times Live

1) You’ve started typing SMSes using text speak to show you’re up-to-date.

2) You’ve developed an interest in vitamins and tonics and quite enjoy going to the chemist for a browse.

3) You know it’ll be a challenge, but you’ve decided to take up the violin. Continue reading 25 signs you’ve hit middle age

DEATH IS HILARIOUS! TOP 10 EUPHEMISMS FOR TAKING A DIRT NAP

by John D’oh!

French writer and philosopher Voltaire said, “One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.” This is a concise explanation of why people use euphemisms — the substitution of an inoffensive word or phrase for something generally considered offensive or insensitively explicit. Because the reality of death and dying makes us feel uncomfortable, we often resort to various euphemisms to indirectly reference the inevitable end of the human condition.

Sometimes these indirect references are hilarious and for a brief respite make the ‘inevitable end of the human condition’ not quite so frightening. Continue reading DEATH IS HILARIOUS! TOP 10 EUPHEMISMS FOR TAKING A DIRT NAP

HOW TO LIVE FOREVER

or STUPID WAYS PEOPLE TRY TO CHEAT DEATH

by John D’oh

Is it really ‘stupid’ Mr. D’oh! or are you trying to be controversial? Remember, people once thought the earth was flat- IT ISN’T?!? – and only birds could fly – THEY CAN?!?

Continue reading HOW TO LIVE FOREVER