Slightly off the Mark
Christmas Around The World: They Think We’re Odd PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:29

by Mark Hunter

Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay!

No, I didn’t position my fingers wrong on the keyboard. It doesn’t quite have the flow of “Merry Christmas,” but I’m told that’s the way the Iroquois say it. Turns out most Native American tribes don’t have a term for “Happy Thanksgiving.”

 
Twerking away your selfie respect PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:42

by Mark Hunter

Would you like a selfie? How about a twerk?

Your confusion could be understandable, especially if you’re not on the Internet much. (Are there many people besides my grandmother who aren’t on the Internet?) The good news is that if you don’t know these terms … you’re probably better off.

 
Good things aren't funny PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 20:42

by Mark Hunter

Okay, which of these is funny? The first:

While picking up a pharmacy prescription, I noticed two liter bottles of soda on sale, and caffeine is my favorite over the counter drug. An employee pointed out that if I used the store’s card at a scanning station, it would give me a coupon to make the pop even cheaper. It was a little thing, but she didn’t have to trouble herself with saving me some money; I’d have never known.

Or the second:

 
Thankful for a sense of humor PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 19:44

by Mark Hunter

“I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I took his shoes. What was he going to do, chase me down?”

I don’t know who said that, but they clearly knew an opportunity when they saw it. It should remind us, this Thanksgiving season, to be happy no one has stolen our shoes … or our feet.

 
Hoosiers go hog wild in China PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 22:44

by Mark Hunter

We here in rural Indiana don’t tend to think of ourselves as being part of the big worldwide picture. In fact, many people from the east and west coasts can’t tell Indiana from Oklahoma, while some foreigners mistakenly believe Indiana is America’s last Indian reservation.

Granted, Noble County contributed to the world Commissioner of Baseball Ford Frick, writer Gene Stratton-Porter, and me. (My contribution is pending.) Whitley County gave us country singer Janie Fricke, and the Beast of Busco. From Allen County we have actresses Shelley Long and Carole Lombard, not to mention incompetent M*A*S*H surgeon Frank “Ferret Face” Burns. It’s quite a lineup.

 
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