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Happy Mother’s Day 2019

Happy Mother’s Day!

April Fool’s Day Ads

On this eve of April Fool’s Day, following are some of my favorite fake ads. If you find something you like, remember this is all fake news! (For more of my fake ad picks, go here April Fools 2017).


Watch out tomorrow – especially if you see me!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


2018 In Review

Thought you knew what happened in 2018? My guess is you probably haven’t seen any of these clips. Which one is your favorite?

Happy New Year!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Three (Not So) Wise Men

I hope your holidays are filled with laughter and surprises.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


12 Weird and Gross Holiday Gifts

If you think you’ve finished your holiday shopping, these gifts might change your mind. So if you don’t want to be tempted, stop reading now! All are less than $30 and are available from Amazon except where noted.

1. Belly decorated fanny pack – nothing says I love you like a big, hairy belly.

Beer Belly Waist Pocket

2. Shower Beer Caddy – great companion gift for the Belly fanny pack

Also great for wine

3. Creepy Cage Coffee Mug – reserve this gift for someone you don’t like.

Cage Mug – Eewww!!

4. Licki Your Cat Brush – and you thought that crazy cat person couldn’t get any stranger…

Licki Your Cat Brush for crazy people

5. Star Trek Garden Gnomes – make the nerds on your list happy.

Star Trek Gnomes (from Think Geek)

6. Instant Underpants – I guess wet underpants are better than no underpants at all?

Instant Underpants – In case of emergency

7. Llamacorn t-shirt – for that “special” person on your list.

Goodie Two Sleeves – Cat Rides Llamacorn

8. Bathroom Guestbook – personally, I wouldn’t want to touch this!

Bathroom Guest Book (uh, no)

9. Cool spider mug – for someone with arachnophilia not arachnophobia

Creature Cup Spider Mug

10. Mr. Sniffles Egg Separator – I don’t find this very appetizing

Mr. Sniffles dribbles your egg

11. Pop It Pal – I warned you that some of these gifts were gross!

The Official Pimple Popping Toy with Refillable Pimple Pus (Peach)

12. Beard Christmas Ornaments – Can’t…stop…laughing…

Christmas Beard Ornaments – Why?!?

If none of these gifts strike your fancy, I hope they at least gave you a good laugh.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,












Don’t Do This While Shopping

Although Ellen’s advice is geared toward holiday shopping, it applies year-round. So even if you’ve finished buying holiday gifts, there are still lessons to be learned.

Think of me when you watch the third example. The guy in the video appeared to walk away unscathed – I ended up with a broken nose.

Finally, watch for the bonus tip at the end regarding how you can avoid traumatizing a child at Christmas.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Thanksgiving Seating Strategy by Ellen

Following is a guide to help you establish the seating arrangement for Thanksgiving, or any holiday dinner. Ellen’s final suggestion is brilliant.

Wishing all my USA readers a happy Thanksgiving filled with laughter.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


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