Category Archives: Humor

You’re Not Getting Any of My Chocolate!

I enjoy chocolate and politics, but I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Therefore, I decided to share some history that combines the first two topics with the commercialized holiday instead of sharing my chocolate.

This illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star on February 14, 1907, and depicts some Valentine’s Day surprises based on then-current political issues.

This illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star Feb. 14, 1907, and depicted Valentine’s Day surprises based on then-current political issues.

An illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star Feb. 14, 1907, and depicted Valentine’s Day surprises based on then-current political issues, including tariffs, congressional staff salaries and defense-related matters.

This illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star on Feb. 14, 1912, and offers some humorous Valentine cards placing major political figures at the time in some positions once difficult to imagine.

This illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star Feb. 14, 1912, and offers some humorous Valentine’s Day cards placing major political figures at the time in positions then difficult to imagine.

A second illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star Feb. 14, 1912, and offered humorous Valentine’s Day cards placing major political figures at the time in positions then difficult to imagine. A look at the cards show topis that remain at issue today, including politicians who love themselves more than anything else, an out-of-control judiciary, campaign promises and even the word, insurgent, in 1912!

This illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star on Feb. 14, 1917, and depicts Woodrow Wilson’s confirmed re-election coming in the form of a Valentine’s Day card.

This illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star Feb. 14, 1917, and depicts Woodrow Wilson’s confirmed re-election coming in the form of a Valentine’s Day card.

A third illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman appeared in the Washington Evening Star Feb. 14, 1917, and depicted Woodrow Wilson’s confirmed re-election coming in the form of a Valentine’s Day card.

This 1918 valentine refers to the World War I effort to economize on food for the war effort—called “Hooverizing” in honor of the U.S. Food Administrator, Herbert Hoover. From the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

This 1918 valentine refers to the World War I effort to economize on food for the war effort—called “Hooverizing” in honor of the U.S. Food Administrator Herbert Hoover. From the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

A 1918 Valentine, courtesy of the Hoover Presidential Library, referred to the World War I effort to economize on food for the war effort—called “Hooverizing” in honor of then-U.S. Food Administrator Herbert Hoover.

The graphics above, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration website, make the presidents of a century ago seem pretty tame compared to the modern-day knuckleheads who’ve held the nation’s highest office.

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Sunday Humor Round Number Two — Literally

Call it Round Two of my Sunday funnies. After sharing a piece involving the late actor, Don Knotts, earlier today, I thought I’d share more humor in the form of a television commerical for Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray, a product actually sold around the world. Enjoy!

Yes, I know this viral video is almost nine months old and has been viewed more than 2.8 million times on YouTube, but I still found it funny enough to share. I’m on a laughing binge today.

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