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  • Confessions of a Self-Help Writer
    Book Spotlight: Confessions of a Self-Help Writer By Benjamin W. DeHaven
    Confessions of a Self-Help WriterBy Benjamin W. DeHaven#1 Most-Wished-for-Book of 2014 on IndieBound for over 10 weeks!Lunge into a funny, audacious, anddevastating work of fiction based on factual events. As much a comedy as atragedy, "...
  • Facebook wants to tell you how to think
    Facebook wants to decide what users should believe is real
    On August 17, 2014, a Facebook spokesperson informed users of a new test feature, which Facebook is trying. “We are running a small test, which shows the text ‘satire’ in front of links to satirical articles in the related...
  • The Naked Gun
    Movie review: The Naked Gun
    Frank Drebin is a cop determined to find his partner's killer. He is also oblivious of common sense and social convention. While tracking down the killer, Frank stumbles upon a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth and realizes the cases may be related...
  • Teddy
    The unfortunate end of a Teddy Bear
    Times are tough, even for Teddy Bears. Recently, Whitney area residents reported seeing the tragic aftermath of one such Teddy Bear, whose remains were found lying in the Pittman Wash. The carcass was in such a state as to make further...
  • Boomer sex
    How to have Sex Without Taking Your Clothes Off
    Good news for older boomers and seniors: A new study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. “The most common...
  • A Common Will
    It Takes Willpower to Write A Will
    About 10 years ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had a will crafted, along with whatever other docs the attorney suggested. She was very proud of herself for having taking the Big Step. Now Husband also had a will that he had made long before she met...
  • The Map of Love
    You look like my ex. I love you.
    Scientists have long been fascinated by why people are attracted to other people. Every year, new theories emerge about what we look for in a potential mate. Some say that men look for women who remind them of their mothers, and women look for men...
  • The Grammar Police
    Sex and Good Grammar
    An alert reader sent Life in the Boomer Lane a joke titled “Sex and Good Grammar,” about a 74-year-old man who gets his fondest wish for his birthday. LBL won’t go into the details of the joke. She invites readers to Google it on...
  • God and Goddess of Ice Cream
    Let's Talk ice Cream
    With the exception of some pretty blatant misrepresentation at the time Life in the Boomer Lane, age seven, was about to undergo a tonsillectomy: “You’ll be able to eat all the ice cream you want!” (The ice cream took on the form...
  • Giovanni at Off the Wall Theatre
    Lust in the dust: escapades of the aging roué
    What man doesn’t secretly wish for the power to seduce anyone he desires? The Don Juan story is both a myth and cautionary tale of unbridled male lust; it sprouted and flourished in a world where rich, powerful men could indeed treat women...
  • Vatican snapshot
    Fake Vatican report creates real outrage over end times prophecy
    Recently, some protestants and Catholics have been outraged by a fake news story that appeared on the satirical Waterford Whisper News (WWN) site about a month ago. The Onion-style article asserted that a Vatican spokesman named Cardinal Giorgio...
  • Colbert on Letterman
    Stephen Colbert: Libertarian or conservative-baiter?
    Stephen Colbert, the current comedic occupant of "The Colbert Report," has officially been anointed by CBS as the Chosen One to sit upon the "Late Night" throne once Sir David Letterman relinquishes the reins of his reign next...
  • Dave and bird
    Bloomy reportedly offers to buy NRA; White House will help transition
    Celebrating the first day of April and last night’s season opener win by the Seattle Mariners, rumors are flying that billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg intends to purchase the National Rifle Association and quickly make...
  • Henry Morgan
    Old-time radio, 26 March: Sharp enough for Morgan?
    Henry Morgan’s sponsorship by Eversharp in 1946-47, for the Schick injector razor and blades, isn’t exactly bound to end well.It was one thing for Morgan to lance “Old man Adler” during his earlier-’40s, fifteen...
  • Sarah Palin
    Libs believe satire of Palin saying 'Flight 370 ‘got stuck in heaven’
    I have to keep reminding myself that liberals are the deep thinkers in the room. Once again, they have been taken in by a satire involving their favorite target, 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and once again they have played the...