Everything Was Delicious

It’s fun to go out for Shabbos meals, because it allows you to get together with friends at a time that you don’t have to run, and you can...

The Way It Is: Squirrely Situations, Part 2

Several years after my first encounter with a squirrel in the basement of my house, I had the dubious pleasure of another face-to-face meeting. I was sitting in my backyard,...

That’s the Way It Is: Barring Ambien

Roseanne Barr is not my favorite human being. Years back, she was denounced for exhibiting crass behavior at a ballgame and she has made more than one disgusting comment...

Nothing Funny About Summer Road Work?

  It’s finally summer. Time to get out and hit the open road — and find out that the open road is closed. Because unfortunately, road crews also hit the road...

Socially Acceptable Outerwear

By Mordechai Schmutter Purim costumes are a lot of fun. We should wear them all the time, right? Wait, why don’t we wear them all the time? Well, I guess we’d get...

Jokes About Jokes

One of the most common questions people ask me, once they figure out that I’m not as funny in person, is when my next book is coming out already. Well,...

Bent Out Of Shape

Loosely translated, the word schuckel means to bend back and forth while davening, and, in some extreme cases, even to sway from side to side. Schuckeling is something many...

Smart Appliances

By Mordechai Schmutter Sometimes I wonder if our appliances are having conversations about us when we’re not listening. It certainly seems that way. It’s probably group-therapy sessions: Crock-Pot: “OK, let’s start. Anyone...

Sofa, It’s Not Working Out

Dear Mordechai, My boys killed my couches. What should I do? Should I replace them? Yes, definitely. Maybe replace them with girls. They don’t ruin couches as much. Oh, wait. It just...

Humor: The Shavuos Seder

The Shavuos night seder is very special — almost as special as the Seder that we have on the night of Pesach. We all know the famous story of...
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