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Amusing Absurdities

Updated on January 2, 2013

Welcome to Amusing Absurdities

Welcome to the world of wit and wonk, where there is always a special place for colorful characters, entertaining eccentrics, and all sorts of amusing absurdities in life.

So, toss your linear thinking aside for a few minutes, and open your mind to the possibility that all is not as it seems. In fact, in a parallel universe, you never know what to expect. Indeed, letting your hair down, and expecting the unexpected is what it's all about!

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From the Believe It Or Not Box - Experts are distressed, discombobulated, and utterly dumbfounded by the wonky world of witless whoopdedooers.

Professor Philpot Pantywag, a reclusive reptile researcher at the world-renowned Gee Whiz Graduate School in the University of the Bleeding Obvious reported that, "the dragon population seems to be in perfect balance - but we can't tell if that's because new dragons are being born to replace old ones, or if last year's dragons are just really healthy."

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WHY DO YOU LIKE NONSENSE?

"I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessarsy ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities."

-- Dr. Seuss (pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel), American children's author and illustrator, (1904-1991) --

ODE TO ODDITIES - A special treat for those who think they know everything!

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Image Credit: Marc Johns, illustrator - http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/pipe-smoking-rabbit-20090424-164610.jpg

"Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion."

Ambrose Bierce - "The Devil's Dictionary"

Boney Maroney was noticeably miffed that Peggy Sue had not claimed him as her very own merry munchkin at the bachelor auction.

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"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't." - Douglas Adams, (1952 - 2001), British author and dramatist

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Getting a leg up on life was proving to be a bit of a challenge for Penelope Peacock.

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Horse-racing left a lot to be desired on the potty planet of Feedlebomb & Friends.

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Image Credit: Joe Vaux illustrator - http://www.designflavr.com/images/gallery/354903117.jpg

Who says women don't know how to have fun without a man in their life? - (An amusing attribution to Gloria Steinem)

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The full-bodied funambulist finally got the hang of how to ride a unicycle and carry - Humpty Dumpty on his back without spilling a drop of wicked wench wine!

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Image Credit: Dennis Zilber illustrator, http://www.inspirefirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dz1b.jpg

Trading in her hobnailed hush-puppies for buckled brogues definitely improved her approval rating among her subjects.

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The Ministry of Silly Walks - For merry-minded Monty-Python munchkins only!

Albert was no Monarch of Mirth - The truth of the matter is that he's a nervous rex!

And who wouldn't be if one had to deal with wads of weirdos and wonk all day long.

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Image Credit: Ellis Nadler illustration posted 2/14/2008 in jacketflap.com

Amusing Absurdity Poll

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What popular sporting event on the planet of Puyallup is featured above?

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If your world is missing wit and wonk... - Never Fear...The Sweet Peatootie is always near!

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Image Credit: Vimrod cartoon created by Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling - vimrod.com

Absurdistan Arrests Trio of Troublemakers - See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Evil!

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Image Credit: laughable lineup - trevmurphy.com/2008/08

It was a dark and stormy night ... - When this author was trying to write a mystifying musing.

"Bkandarfxgyn grabbed his glurkby, petting its shiny surface once before he pulled it up to blow off the spledimen's nasty felkem".

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Source: http://reflectionsedge.com/index.php/2004/11/letter-from-the-editors-on-being-a-better-author-and-submitting-well

As the vermicellist began to play the first bar of the "Rhapsody to Rodents in G Minor" ... - he couldn't help but notice, out of the corner of his eye, the Che

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A Terse Tonsil-Bathing Tale

As the founding member of the Grand Cabal of Able-Bodied Sedentarians, Berriwillock Grimbister felt obliged to chug-a-lug and chinwag with the chaps before heading home that night, but had no idea that he would become such an addlepated, boozy, corned, dipsomanical, elevated, floppy, groggy, hoochy, inebriated, juiced, keeled over, lushy, muzzy, nappy, overcome, pickled, quaffed, raddled, squiffy, tipsy, under the table, verbose, wasted, Xanthipic, yammering, zany fellow that when he jogged out the back door, he could have sworn he ran smack dab into a Tagline Troll Fairy who demanded to know if he "Got Milk", had anything that "Tastes great, less filling", or if he had the "real thing" in his possession -- other than that, one could say that Berriwillock enjoyed a perfectly ho hum, mundane, neither here nor there sort of day.

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Image Credit: Troll Fairy, illustration by Stank - redbubble.net

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations? - I didn't think so ...

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WILL WINTER WONDERS EVER CEASE? - Ta Da - Santa couldn't wait to show off his Silly Summersault Shimmy!

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Image Credit: Maria Scrivan illustration and words - open.salon.com/santa_dance

A TALE OF TWISTED TRADITIONS

Musings from Maxine - The Mother of All Mockery

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Image Credit: Maxine Christmas cartoon - Shoebox Greetings/Hallmark Cards - marklunds.com/MaxineXmas7

HOW TO COPE WITH CHRISTMAS - Wise words of wisdom from a wonky wunderkin named Harold.

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Image Credit: Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar - Harold's Planet cartoon - harolds-planet.blogspot.com/hpXmas04

PUTTING THE HAPPY INTO THANKSGIVING

In Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, there are some who don't take too kindly to pesky pilgrims packing pistols at this time of year.

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Image Credit: Ivan Camilli cartoon - flickrhivemind.net/5202517667_fe3336a54c.jpg

THE HEE HEE SIDE OF HALLOWEEN

As the Wicked Witch of Wonk set forth on her journey to find the Great Pumpkin, she wondered if she had forgotten to pack her toothbrush in her overnight bag?

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Amusing Absurdities & Bizarre Books

Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children
Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children

Perfect gift for those who appreciate udder chaos!

 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 25th Anniversary Edition
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 25th Anniversary Edition

Let your mind wander on the weird side with this Douglas Adams classic!

 
The Epiplectic Bicycle
The Epiplectic Bicycle

A truly amazing and amusing work of art -- for those who appreciate the place of utter nonsense in a world filled with linear logic.

 
The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon
The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon

A fanciful if not flamboyant piece of prose worth delving into if you have an insatiable appetite for the amusing if not artful use of the English language.

 
All New Letters from a Nut: Includes Lunatic Email Exchanges
All New Letters from a Nut: Includes Lunatic Email Exchanges

Who knew that there was so much entertainment to be found in all those lunatic letters.

 

OUTPOST Q17: GARTREFLON SYSTEM

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE DARWEEN WASTES FOR THE THURZALID HORDE WAS ZELF'S LITTLE HOBBY. IF NOTHING ELSE, HE ENJOYED THE SOLITUDE OF VELBEK'S CRATER.

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Image Credit and Words: johncoxart.com/2008/03/outpost-Q17

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Amazing. Incredible. Fascinating. Maybe something else.

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed your world of wit and wonk, a fun lens.