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I need your vote! (Don't worry, I'm not running for president)

I don’t generally do awards. Too many elementary school disappointments, like the time Billy Guthry was voted by cafeteria staff as “Most Likely to Barf on Succotash Day” when, in fact, I still get queasy thinking about the way the zuccini looked in that gelatinous broth. 545 more words

Recently Probed (and Potentially Sore) Subjects

Want to help kids at St. Judes? Drink your broccoli soda

As I’m sure you can imagine, being a humor columnist, I am constantly working up a sweat. In fact, I can already feel perspiration forming. By the end of this paragraph, I will be a drippy, sweat-stained mess. 699 more words


Even when abuse doesn't leave a bruise, it still leaves a mark

As many of you know, I’m a firm believer in the power and importance of humor in our lives. I think of what I do as a columnist as more than just trying to get a laugh or two; it’s contributing what I can to others in the best way I know how. 758 more words

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Warning labels are impeding the Natural Selection process

(CAUTION: Before anyone gets hurt, I should warn you I’m actually over at Long Awkward Pause today! Feel free to get started here and then join me over at LAP. 237 more words

Ned Hickson

Selling books is great; making an impression is even better

(I’m guest blogging over at The Write Stuff today, where Marcia Meara has graciously invited me to share the experience of attending my first book festival as a published author — as opposed to the ones I went to because of the free bookmarks…) … 192 more words

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Things have a way of working out. Unless it involves me and the gym

Forgive me for I have sinned: It’s been nearly two months since my last workout.

That was my thought as I entered the gym last week, ready to pay my penance in the company of those who’d kept the faith in my absence. 770 more words

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Larger-brained humans can only lead to race of fat heads

As if we didn’t have enough problems already now that the political season is underway, according to a report in the journal Science the human brain is getting bigger. 695 more words

Ned Hickson