In Defence Of Funny Muslims & Other Hilarious People

Is there anything funny about Muslims? Can you say anything about them and not have them, you know, burn down the city in violent protest? Apparently so, on both counts, because Canadians laughed through five seasons of the old CBC show Little Mosque on the Prairie, or Funny Muslims as I used to call it, and Canada is still standing. We had no protests or riots, no beheadings or bombings....
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Hally Potter & The Dirty Bleeding Melons

What happens when a DVD for the Chinese version of a Harry Potter movie also offers a version with English subtitles? As the venerable TV Guide would say in days of yore, “Hilarity ensues.” Hogwarts was at the centre of a vexing produce crisis. To which Hagrid added, Whatever was going on, it was clear that Draco Malfoy really hated these oversized berries. It was the worst insult he could...
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Don’t Be The Victim

“You can’t change other people. The only person you can control is yourself.” That’s the most valuable lesson I got out of my years in a support group for relatives of substance abusers. I learned that I couldn’t change the alcoholic if she didn’t want to change, and I couldn’t control her behaviour, but I had complete control over myself and my...
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Proctologists: The Aliens Walk Among Us

If aliens really do live among us, they probably get health insurance payments for probing our butts now. I wonder if it’s covered under Obamacare?


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Kink Lit & Rape Culture

What if someone, writing under a pseudonym, wrote a kink lit trilogy about a beautiful teenage virgin from a warm and loving home who is raped and taken away by the rapist, with the reluctant permission of her parents, to a place far away where she is forced to be naked at all times, is strung up for a man’s pleasure over his bed, is spanked until she technically should have no ass left, is...
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Nocturnal Commission

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a humourous short story I wrote for my writing group last year about a very horny ghost and his ex-hippie (and still living) lover. (Remember: If you’re going to make it with a ghost, practice safe hex! Always wear a con-doom!!!) NOCTURNAL COMMISSION by Nicole Chardenet I’ll admit, I only banished the randy wraith after the sex stopped being...
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