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Talking ‘elstuoba’ with my good friend Briton

The early computer pioneer Alan Turing thought a good test of a computer’s intelligence would be if you couldn’t tell whether you were dealing with a human or a computer durin... read more...


A marvelous blend of hydrogen and oxygen

A few years ago, there was a news story about a guy who started selling bottled water for dogs. I told my friends that dogs loved it because the water probably came from his t... read more...


Runaround Sue

The guy who sued his dry cleaner for $54 million for losing a pair of pants has been quite an inspiration to me. Right now, I’m thinking of suing my barber for $60 million. I ... read more...


Something’s cooking at the CIA

I ran into Louise, a friend I hadn’t seen in many years. While she and I caught up with each other in the supermarket’s produce aisle, I asked about her son, Jeffrey. “Didn’t... read more...


Harry Potter and the Magical Numbers

Heard anything about that new Harry Potter book? Oh yeah, I forgot, that’s all we’ve heard about for three months. Quick, name another book published in the last three months.... read more...


All the news that’s fit for an idiot

I called my friend Tammy in Texas to tell her the exciting news – that Lindsay Lohan had been arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., on a DUI charge. “Are you out of your mind?” s... read more...


No reservations

After I cruised the grocery-store parking lot for ten minutes, a spot finally opened up. I had pulled halfway in when I saw the sign that read, “Reserved for parents with smal... read more...


Please, take my identity

I called my cable company to see if they could fix a problem with my line. “And what is the name on the account?” I told him. And the number I was calling from, starting wi... read more...


Ask Little Miss Know-It-All

DEAR LITTLE MISS KNOW-IT-ALL: My fiancé and I want to hold our wedding in a historic, 80-room castle in France and fly all our friends and family in for free. At the reception... read more...


Why isn’t this man running the world?

There is a man who knows how to solve all the problems in the Middle East quickly and easily. He knows exactly what we should do in Iraq. He has the solution to global climate... read more...


Eat, drink and be theme-y

Every big city, especially the tourist destinations, has big theme restaurants – a Harley-Davidson Cafe, a Planet Hollywood, a Rainforest Cafe, a Hard Rock Cafe. These are the... read more...


The mechanical bull

My “Check Engine” light is on again. So I unlatched the hood and took a look. Sure enough, it was still there. It looked good, too. Right where it’s supposed to be. In the mid... read more...


The Hilton guide to raising children

Hire the Right Nanny: A lot of people think a nanny should be trained in child care, child psychology, nursing and nutrition. But we found that the prettiest blonde with the b... read more...


Eating is for guests only

We were visiting friends a few months ago, drinking coffee in their kitchen, catching up on all the gossip when their college-age son walked in and started rooting around in t... read more...


Taking in a matinee at 7-Eleven

I’m in the express checkout line at the supermarket with a diet soda and some pre-packaged sushi. Hey, what can be better than raw fish than day-old raw fish, right? Better ye... read more...



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