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Got Originality?

There are many ways to be original these days. But unfortunately I cannot reveal any of these ways because the followers would then not be original, would they? Now, I realize that somewhere between one to two people would have followed the advice I gave, but just in case my calculations were off - and it turns out three would have followed - I need to be careful about what I write ?

One slogan which completely frustrates me due to its lack of originality is "got ____?" That's right - that lowercase phrase which was formerly synonymous with milk (and is now synonymous with everything) is so clich that it's even clich to write "got clich?" But the worst is not behind us. The other day I saw a sign for an ATM machine that asked the question, "got cash?" This makes me wonder how far the slogan will extend before it finally fades. Here are five signs which I hope we never see, for any of them could mean the end of the world as we know it. And if it's the end of the world, how will we ever be able to celebrate the end of that slogan?

5. got goats? - I am not sure why this one would scare me. I guess it's something about selling goats to the mainstream that throws me off, or maybe I am afraid that too many far-sighted people will think it's an advertisement for coats. Either way, goats don't need to be a part of such a cliched scheme in order to be sold. That would be very baaaad. At least that's what a sheep told me.

4. got gas? - Just imagine the confusion. Those who need fuel in their cars would stop in order to fill their tanks. But what about those who just came back from the local Taco Bell? They don't need to be at a station where they can get gas. Rather, they need to be at a place where? Well, you get the picture.

3. got snot? - We don't need to be selling snot, let alone buying it. But if we are ever at a point where snot is something in which people become interested, let's not hold down the sales by asking people if they have it, because ultimately everybody does.

2. got my mother? - No..

1. got death? - If cemeteries start using this slogan, then we know the world has become too commercialized. Not only is it a morbid statement, but those who can answer in the affirmative will not even be given the opportunity to do so.

But I digress.

Greg Gagliardi is a teacher and writer. His stream-of-consciousness weekly humor column, "Progressive Revelations," has been ongoing since 1998. (

Gantz, Lapid, Labor start campaigns with humor  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

The video ended with Gantz poking fun of his silence since entering politics, saying “I think I said too much.”

Comedy theater production finds humor in death | Arts & Leisure  Irish Echo

Brand new one act show “The Maid” humanizes the absurd reactions one family has as they cope with their grief on the night their loved one chooses to end his ...

Gulfshore Playhouse unleashes women warriors with a sense of humor  Naples Daily News

Lauren Gunderson's play at Gulfshore Playhouse wades into the French Revolution through four women deeply involved in it. And not just by knitting afghans for ...

Shaquille O'Neal in Sarasota to discuss how leadership, humor influence his continued career  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

When Shaquille O'Neal enters a room, he's impossible to miss.

Wordplay contributes humor, creativity to writing  The Daily Evergreen

Picture this: I overheard a story of the past, present and future walking into a bar. I regret to say it was tense. Jokes aside, the English language is a huge and ...

Officials using Saints humor to promote driver safety over Causeway  WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - Drivers crossing Lake Pontchartrain this week are getting tickled over clever road signs posted on the Causeway. Drive like a Saint to avoid ...

The Brooklyn Boys Podcast finds humor in 'New York-isms'  amNY

The NYC podcasters are nominated in the first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Awards.

Marketers respond to #WorldRecordEgg with humor and pleas for attention - PR Daily  PR Daily

An egg carries the title for the most-liked post on Instagram, and social media marketers are scrambling to jump on the bandwagon. At time of publishing, the ...

When being funny can hurt women at work  The Washington Post

Women in leadership roles often get penalized when they're seen as acting too aggressive at work. They often walk a precarious tightrope, expected to act like a ...

Resilience, humor, growth: What we can learn from celebrities' worst moments  Chicago Tribune

Everybody has rotten days at work. It's easy to forget that actors, who outwardly seem to have it all, experience them as well— sometimes in front of a paying ...

In Iceland, Watchmaking With a Sense of Humor  New York Times

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — When it comes to print advertising, most high-end watch manufacturers go for the traditional: a product close-up and maybe a posed ...

Letter: Bob Ramsey's column provides needed humor | Free  ECM Publishers

To the Editor: We'd like to dispute the recent opposition to Bob Ramsey's humorous column. While we agree that seniors do much active and vital work, we could ...

Chatological Humor (Jan. 15)  Washington Post

Gene Weingarten brings you an update to his monthly Chatological Humor live chat.

Humor, dysfunction come to dinner in Dramashop's 'The Humans'

A family's secrets and fears are revealed during a Thanksgiving gathering in the comedy-drama premiering this weekend.

Special Report: Policing with Humor  WAVY-TV

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A Norfolk police officer who won a big award in 2018 is continuing to make his footprint in 2019. He's doing his best to bridge the gap ...

New show from Encore has humor that works for kids and adults  Inside NoVA

True confession: Many years back, while reviewing a Friday-night performance by Dominion Stage at Gunston Arts Center, I fell asleep.

Humor with Rusty Mitchum: Hayrides and first dates go hand-in-hand  The Wellsboro Gazette

My cousin Coy's church was puttin' on a hayride, and he had asked his girlfriend to accompany him. She agreed, but only if he could find a date for one.

Heart, Humor, Heroics, and Snyder Are The Key To DC's Cinematic Future  Revenge of The Fans

Let's face it. Nowadays we live in a world where everything is “all or nothing.” Folks either Love something, or they Hate it. It's One Star, or it's Five Stars; The ...

Group sing humor to heighten heart disease awareness  Gettysburg Times

The American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, invite women from across southern York and ...

What To Do If You & Your Partner Don't Have The Same Sense Of Humor, According To Experts  Elite Daily

Like everyone, I have list of deal breakers: Traits someone either has to have — or not have — in order for them to be someone I could have a long-term ...

Bangkok netizens lighten smog crisis stress with a bit of humor (PHOTOS)  Coconuts

Hello, readers slash fellow pollution-sufferers. Today's smog update is going to be a little different, as we've decided to add a bit of humor to the mix — not ours, ...

Knowles: The Right Trolls With Humor, The Left Resorts To Violence  The Daily Wire

Why is the Right so much better at trolling than the Left? Laura Loomer recently went to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's house, and allegedly brought illegal ...

Can Humor Help the Dems Win in 2020?  Washingtonian

Back when he worked in the Obama administration, Brad Jenkins probably wouldn't have shown up to work wearing jeans, sneakers, and a T-shirt emblazoned ...

A Trail of Thoughts: Humor is healthy  Valley Courier

Comic relief can be a good thing. It is really something when an unexpected, funny occurrence can change the mood of an otherwise tense situation.

Heart & Humor: Appreciating the blessings of longtime connections  The Register-Guard

The call came out of the blue just before Christmas. It was from a longtime friend in Texas who wanted to schedule a four-way phone conversation amongst a ...

Humor: The best tool to spread conservatism  Washington Examiner

Michael Knowles, author of the bestselling humor book Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide and podcast host at the Daily Wire is advising ...

How old-time Maine humor evolved into cartoons and rap  Bangor Daily News

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series, looking at the meaning, origin and future of Maine's Down East storytelling tradition in the wake of Robert ...

How to Leverage Humor in Your Business  Successful Meetings

Find out how to successfully use humor in order to win over your customers.

Community play explores Jewish identity through humor  The Recorder

On, off. On, off. It was a quarter to curtain time and they were still sorting out the stage lighting. “What do you want, Susan? You're the director.” “Can you see now ...

White Sox Announcer Jason Benetti Uses Humor to Shed Light on Cerebral Palsy  Front Office Sports

When it comes to attaining success in the sports industry — and in life — Jason Benetti has created his own blueprint. The ESPN and Chicago White Sox ...

John Leguizamo Talks How Humor and History Collide  Forbes

John Leguizamo and Aram Rappaport sit down to discuss making 'Latin History for Morons' and how film helps us remember the past.

Art Valet: Palacios mixes humor with serious paintings  The Leader

You walk into a comedy club, enjoy an evening of hilarity, drinks and light bites, and leave with a large painting that looks like it was made of mosaic tile rather ...

Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival will return Jan. 19-27 in St. Louis Park and St. Paul  ECM Publishers

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival will return for its 10th season Jan. 19-27. A partnership of the Sabes Jewish Community Center and the St. Paul Jewish ...

TEENS: Memes and humor of modern youths

How is it that teens can laugh at a random “deep fried” pictures but not even chuckle at things adults find hilarious? The answer to this is the meme culture of ...

Alamo Assistant Police Chief Phillip Park remembered for his humor, service and faith  Jackson Sun

Alamo Assistant Police Chief Phillip Park was remembered for his *service* to the Alamo and Crockett County communities at his funeral *service* Friday.

Horror Legend R.L. Stine Says Humor Informs His Writing  Cheddar

By Chloe Aiello. R.L. Stine, best-selling author of the iconic Goosebumps and Fear Street series, may have built an empire spooking young readers, but he takes ...

Pittsfield comic Eryca Nolan finds humor in the everyday  Berkshire Eagle

PITTSFIELD — Erica Shrader is a single mother of four, so she often has to get creative when it comes to practicing her Eryca Nolan comedy sets. "Sometimes ...

Humor as a tool for dissent: How hoaxers and comedians elevate issues that are otherwise dismissed by mainstream media  AlterNet

Last fall, the New York Times announced the death of one of the world's most celebrated and irreverent media hoaxers: “Alan Abel, Hoaxer Extraordinaire, Is (on ...

Cancelling Kevin Hart sacrifices humor for political correctness  Highlander Newspaper

On Jan. 3, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” aired an interview with Kevin Hart in which Hart discussed his resurfaced tweets that came about shortly after the ...

Camp Fire profile: Andrew Downer, always kept his sense of humor  Chico Enterprise-Record

Andrew Downer was a “jokester” with a soft spot for children and animals. A mechanic and avid collector of vintage marbles and glass, he initially moved to ...

When humor crosses the line, how long should the offender be scorned?  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Our culturally divided nation should crack open the door to redemption for more of those deemed guilty of apostasy, verbal cruelty and other forgivable sins.

Listen: Creators of Comedy Central’s ‘Corporate’ Find Humor in Misery  Variety

Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety's television podcast. On this week's episode Daniel Holloway, Variety's executive editor of television, talks with the creators of ...

'Future Man's Josh Hutcherson Calls Season 2's Humor 'Off-the-Wall Yet Weirdly Accessible'  Jacksoncountychronicle

To describe Season 2 of the sci-fi comedy Future Man, we're stealing the favorite exclamation of its hero, gamer turned world savior Josh Futturman (Josh ...

Cheech Marin Uses Humor to Find Common Ground

Famed comedian Cheech Marin produced his first record at age five, a collection of Spanish songs that he gave out to his neighbors. The *content* of Marin's ...

Fed's Powell lightened tense 2013 'taper' meetings with humor  Reuters

Jerome Powell argued forcefully to end the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program in his early days at the central bank in 2013, leavening the often tense ...

Editorial: What's In a Company Name? Humor, Shock Value and a Federal Case  Valley News

What's that new French-Vietnamese restaurant called, the one scheduled to open in Keene, N.H., in March? News reports indicate that it's Pho Keene Great.

As friends grieve Marine's death, Brophy's humor, strength remembered  Poughkeepsie Journal

Members of the community came together in the City of Poughkeepsie Friday in honor of a Marine from Staatsburg who died in a military plane crash.

Another Opinion: When humor crosses the line, how long should the offender be scorned?  Daily Commercial

Our culturally divided nation should crack open the door to redemption for more of those deemed guilty of apostasy, verbal cruelty and other forgivable sins.

Exercise, humor and beauty found New Year's Day at Pfeiffer  Bradford Era

A group of adults, children - and even a couple of dogs - beat the stress of the holidays by getting out and hiking New Year's Day at Pfeiffer Nature.

Serving Tacos with a Side of Humor  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A business owner in Hazleton is using humor to lighten the mood of our current political climate. He owns a Mexican food truck and has ...

Pat Roberts swept elections in Kansas, brandished authority and humor  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sen. Pat Roberts arrived at the Kansas State Fair in September 2014 with worries that his political future could be in jeopardy.Before stepping into the ...

Spike Lee on Finding the Right "Balance" of Humor in 'BlackKklansman'  Hollywood Reporter

During The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable, Spike Lee talks about creating the perfect balance of comedy and drama in 'BlackKklansman.'

Patricia Hruby Powell | A devastating story sprinkled with humor  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Charlie Bobo is an oversized 12-year-old boy, the son of sharecroppers living in 1858 South Carolina in "The Journey of Little Charlie" (Scholastic 2018) by ...

Jest of WNC 2018: The Humor Issue  Mountain Xpress

Western North Carolina was a wild and woolly place to be in 2018 — at least according to our local bears and assorted hometown celebrities. See whether you ...

Penkava: Resonating with magnetism and humor in an MRI  Northwest Herald

It was inevitable. Actually, I don't know how I escaped it for so many years ... the sports, the home projects, the mall shopping trips.

Bill Engvall brings his down-home sense of humor to Caesars  Atlantic City Weekly

BILL ENGVALL. HARRAH'S // 5 AND 9 P.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 19; $45, $55. WHAT TO EXPECT: Comedian Bill Engvall initially had success in the late 1980s ...

How Down East storytelling shaped Maine's humor — State — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Editor's note: This is part one of a three-part series, looking at the meaning, origin and future of Maine's Down East storytelling tradition in the wake of Robert ...

Fr. Jerry Orbos: Focus on the humor, not the tumor

Like everyone else, Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD, was surprised when he was diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer early last year. Orbos didn't have a family history of ...

Belmar Arts Center Exhibit: Showcasing the Many Sides of Humor

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Arts Center is bringing in 2019 with a laugh or two ... even a smile will do.

Couple's Amusing 'Infertility Announcements' Help to Find the Humor in Their Past Heartbreak  Good News Network

While infertility is not usually a laughing matter, this couple decided to find relief from their disappointment by posing for amusing “infertility announcements”.

Review: Plucky 'Bumblebee' has surprising amount of humor, heart  Tribune-Review

When the bot adventure 'Transformers' came out in 2007, it quickly became shorthand for everything that's loud, dumb and wrong about CGI-saturated action ...

The record that made Maine humor famous — Aroostook — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

On 'CBS Sunday Morning' and 'The Tonight Show,' the types of jokes Mainers love to tell around the table have been broadcast nationwide.. Maine news, sports ...

ALS humor? Laughter may be the best medicine for the New Year  Communities Digital News

Our first story of 2019 should bring some humor into our lives. ALS humor? They say this is no laughing matter. But laughter is often the best medicine.

Remembering Blake Nordstrom’s humor and humility  The Seattle Times

I was so sorry to read Blake Nordstrom's obituary. I met him once, years ago, at a taping for a radio show. The interviewer asked him how the Nordstrom ...

An ATM in the woods? That's one of many stabs at humor for these Deer Isle pals  Bangor Daily News

Sarah Doremus and Buzz Masters love a good laugh, but don't call what they do practical jokes. Such jokes, they say, at least imply the infliction of ...

Vida Guitar Quartet blends music, passion, humor  The Augusta Chronicle

Members of the Vida Guitar Quartet will mix the classical with contemporary and throw in a bit of humor when they play at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center at ...

Letters: Humor was the greatest honor in obituary; reform needed in homeowners associations and more from readers

Obituaries are not normally entertaining reading. Interesting, perhaps, but not entertaining. However, while thumbing through the newspaper I had turned to the ...

HUMOR: The Wall – Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado  Pagosa Daily Post

The lady clerk at Hometown Market totally agreed with me. It wasn't supposed to snow on Monday. The weather reports had been very specific, for the past week ...

Mrs. Dow Jones: Pop culture & humor meet Wall Street  Yahoo Finance

Haley Sacks, aka Mrs. Dow Jones, joins Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Melody Hahm, and Myles Udland to discuss her instagram account aimed at helping ...

Herb Kelleher remembered for humor, forever changing airline industry  Dallas Business Journal

Southwest Airlines had just been named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, and they wanted to put Herb Kelleher on the cover.

Tia's Message To Colton Before 'The Bachelor' Is Filled With Humor & Support — PHOTO  Bustle

In advance of the season premiere of The Bachelor, one former contestant, with a well-known history with the newest lead, is speaking out in a majorly ...

Talley was a dash of humor, a heaping helping of kindness  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Jerry Talley tried to prepare his family and friends. This would be his last trip to Texas. This would be his last birthday. This would be his last Christmas.

My World: In politically correct times, humor is the first casualty  Pamplin Media Group

We need to lighten up and save our condemnation for those slights that are truly meant to be taken seriously and cause harm.

Humor, Humility are hallmarks for Dysart High teacher  AZFamily

Mr. Chad Lopes is an Honors Language Arts teacher at Dysart High School. He does not shy away from tackling difficult material in his class.

Family, friends remember humor of man hit, killed by car on Christmas Eve  Lumina News

The lengths Gary Mincolla would go to make a joke were remembered fondly in a Wrightsville Beach tavern last Friday evening, as the friends and family who ...

Brickman mixes humor with piano favorites | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune Chronicle

YOUNGSTOWN — On the website for his radio show, Jim Brickman is described as “America's New Romantic Piano Sensation.” That kind of winking, hyperb.

Mills begins governorship with humor and inclusion  Bangor Daily News

Janet Mills' inauguration as Maine governor was striking for its humor without a hint of meanness, feelings of warmth and inclusion, and poetic musings on our ...

Hot Light is on: Police find the humor in Lexington doughnut truck fire  Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington police were able to find the humor in the situation Monday when a Krispy Kreme truck caught fire on, and by Tuesday the doughnut company had ...

Andy Gold brings a clean perspective to humor with Addicts Comedy Tour  Vanyaland

Utah comedian Andy Gold brings a decade of sobriety and comedy to the Seaport's Laugh Boston on Wednesday (January 9).

Clough able to keep his sense of humor after record Cup defeat - Xinhua |  Xinhua

LONDON, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Wednesday was a chastening night for Nigel Clough, the coach of League One (third tier) side Burton Albion as Manchester City ...

Humor is a survival tool on Rikers Island  CT Post

As a fugitive from justice who has committed countless crimes against journalism (I plead insanity to all of them), I am not ashamed to admit that I was on Rikers ...

The Patti Vasquez Show | 1.16.19 Sketchfest Group Hi Betty!, Author Tinka Randle, mental health and humor and more…  WGN Radio - Chicago

Tonight on The Patti Vasquez Show: Sketchfest group Hi Betty! joins us in the studio to tell us more where they get their sketch inspirations in preparation for the ...

Top online stories for 2018: A year of heartbreak and humor for...  Grand Forks Herald

Like in previous years, no story was able to compete with warm breadsticks and comforting chicken alfredo, but one came close this year.

Cheryl Wheeler talks songwriting, humor, before Northampton shows

She will perform at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Friday and Saturday.

Pelosi Says She Will Skip Trump and Negotiate Directly with Putin  The New Yorker

Andy Borowitz jokes about the House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, skipping the middleman, President Trump, and negotiating directly with Vladimir Putin to end the ...

Richmond Cone Parade ushers in new year with humor and great 'cone'-ditions

This is the weirdest thing I have ever done,” one cone said to another at the Richmond Cone Parade.

Greg Warren: Every day life, extra funny humor  Youngstown Vindicator

By GUY D'ASTOLFO. YOUNGSTOWN. Greg Warren has a Midwestern everyman persona, but it plays everywhere. The comedian is a ...

Brian Posehn: Anthrax's Sense of Humor Sets Them Apart  Loudwire

Brian Posehn is equal parts funny man and headbanger, chronicling the dual aspect of his life in his very first memoir, Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams ...

Combining AI and Humor: An Interview with Botnik Studios  Innovation & Tech Today

We spoke with Botnik Studios Co-Creator Jamie Brew and Chief Scientist Elle O'Brien about the team's live shows and their website's Voicebox feature.

Can Humor Alter Your Brain Chemistry?

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi. Do you know why everyone isn't in a mental hospital? Because there ...

'Aquaman' Makes Waves with Humor, Performances - The Heights  The Heights

Jason Momoa stuns as the titular Atlantian king in 'Aquaman,' DCEU's most deliciously entertaining superhero film in recent years.

The weight is over | Humor  Santa Maria Sun

It is a brand-new year and that means pretty much one thing and one thing only to me: I need a new Dilbert desk calendar. Other than that, the concept...

Robertson bringing 'Rocking Humor'  Texarkana Gazette

A broken femur a couple of years ago couldn't derail comedian Jeanne Robertson, so much so she decided to rename her tour because of the malady and turn it ...

Saalman's newest humor book available  The Herald

From Local Sources. JASPER — Scott Saalman's newest book, “Column Writing Is Not Pretty” hits store shelves today. The book is a collection of some of ...

Study: Most Innocent People Need to Hire Thirty-Five Lawyers at Some Point  The New Yorker

Andy Borowitz jokes about the number of lawyers that President Donald Trump now has working for him to respond to the Mueller investigation.

Humor, heart replace loud in 'Transformers' prequel  Morganton News Herald

When the bot adventure "Transformers" came out in 2007, it quickly became shorthand for everything that's loud, dumb and wrong about CGI-saturated action ...

Rams QB Jared Goff is really funny ... if you're paying attention - Los Angeles Rams Blog- ESPN  ESPN

Goff comes off as cool and unassuming, not one to crack jokes or rib teammates. A closer look, though, shows a young, funny QB coming into his own.

Spawn Reboot Will Trade Humor For A “Dark And Ugly” Supernatural Adventure  We Got This Covered

Via Nerdist, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has assured fans that his upcoming reboot will be a dark and ugly supernatural adventure.

Herman: Rep. Joe Pickett retiring due to health; brought humor, Model T to Capitol  Austin American-Statesman

Some sad news today on the legislative front: The Texas House is losing a little bit of two things always in demand — diversity and humor.State Rep. Joe Pickett ...

Comedian Rex Navarrete on finding humor through struggle  KALW

Growing up in South San Francisco during the '80s, Rex Navarrete secretly studied comedy. He says Eddie Murphy's records gave him his first lesson in real.

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