Make Me Laugh

Oh, Stop It!

Laughing Babies

Remember when you were younger and you and a friend got a bad case of uncontrollable giggles – usually in a totally inappropriate place, like school or church? And every time you’d look at each other – it would start again. Well, UpGraders, these two toddlers know the feeling! They are simply unable to control…

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become . . . .

— Dave Barry

Long Walks

We all know that walking is good for us, but you probably never realized that someone else’s walk can also be good for you.

Useless Fact #8: In Support of Short Speeches

How many times have you, in your seniordom, been forced to endure a painfully long (and usually boring) speech? Well, today’s entry in the “Useless Facts” category should give you a chuckle. William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States, gave the longest inauguration speech on record (1 hr. and 45 min.), and…

The Reality Diet (Boomer Humor)

See Food Diet

There’s a thing I’ll label “The Law of Diminishing Resolve” that seems to apply to our determination to stick to eating healthy food. We may begin a year, a month, a week, or even a day with considerable determination to follow a  healthy regimen, but as the days go by and/or our stress increases, our…

A Brain Freeze By Any Other Name

Next time you’re at a party and drink that cold beverage a little too quickly, instead of announcing that you have given yourself a “brain freeze,” tell your fellow party-goers that you have “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.” If that doesn’t impress them, I don’t know what will!