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November 26, 2012
Everyone knows that these speed cameras have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with generating revenue ("Fast money," Nov. 18). Where are all of the millions of dollars that these cameras are generating actually going? Some of these so-called "safety" cameras are located on major roads. Roads that are not in the immediate vicinity of a school or school crossing where school children or any pedestrian, for that matter, ever walks or crosses! I have to laugh every time I drive past a speed camera.
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By Carl Hoover and Carl Hoover,COX NEWS SERVICE | September 22, 1996
So, which is more therapeutic for the Therapy Sisters, writing their wry, witty songs or performing them for listeners?Maurine McLean laughs at the question, then quickly replies the latter. "It's fun to watch people get the jokes," she said in a recent interview from her home in Austin, Texas.The music of Austin's Therapy Sisters has been medicine to the ears of their audiences for about a decade, setting comic lyrics to folk, rock, pop and country beats -- or, as they define it, "Nouveau Urban Psycho Swing Folk."
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | March 11, 2007
For some reason, that picture sticks in my head. The one of Britney Spears attacking a car with an umbrella. Go ahead and laugh if you want. I won't blame you. Still, the picture - it was all over the news last week - stops me. There she is, this pop princess, newly bald, dressed unglamorously in shorts and sweatshirt, rearing back with an umbrella, ready to give that car what it has coming. Supposedly, the vehicle belongs to a photographer who had been tailing her. In that photo, there is something of the spoiled child lashing out. Something of the little girl, broken.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2011
To borrow from "A Hard Day's Night," Russell Brand is a mod, a rocker and a mocker. He's got an edgy version of elfin charm — if you can call a 6-foot-1 man elfin. Lately he's had a mocker's version of a Midas touch. He gave voice to the Easter Bunny's teenage heir in "Hop" — and the film ruled the box-office last weekend. The Russell Brand brand should get another boost Friday when he opens in his first star vehicle, "Arthur. " Credit goes to Jason Winer, his Pikesville-bred director.
SPORTS
December 28, 2003
Ravens' J. Lewis is true professional He doesn't dance, he doesn't pose, he doesn't point to his chest or to the fans or to the sky. He doesn't spike the ball, throw it into the stands or try to dunk it over the crossbar. He doesn't salute, autograph the ball, call anyone on a cell phone or do any of the other stupid things so many of the NFL players do. He just runs the ball like no one else, catches an occasional pass, blocks when required and merely drops the ball after scoring a touchdown.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 14, 1990
TORONTO -- The Baltimore Orioles continue to marvel at the vast potential of rookie pitcher Ben McDonald, whose three-hitter Wednesday night still was a hot topic of conversation yesterday."
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1998
Tyree Wright did a wonderful impression of Steve Urkel, the same goofy expression, a nearly identical laugh and practically all of the same mannerisms as the television character.But Tyree's humor was only a front. He had a serious side about him. He was a leader and an above-average student at Patterson High School, where he was to be a junior in the fall. He starred on the school's indoor track team, and teachers liked him because of his doggedness with his studies.Tyree wanted to go to college and perhaps later become a California police officer.
FEATURES
By Mary Maushard | May 26, 1992
Congratulations, working parentsThis is it -- The Week of the Working Parent. The Maryland Committee for Children, a statewide advocacy group for families, has designated today through Friday as a time for working parents to get a little recognition -- especially from their employers.Children in many day care centers and nursery schools around the state will be making name tags and signs for their moms and dads to wear and take to work, to show just how many parents are in the work force.
FEATURES
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Now that I'm back in the office full time after a few months of maternity leave, I've got to reorient my thinking and remember how to act when I'm around adults more often. I also need to return to my workplace habit of making to-do lists to stay organized. To that end, here's the Top 8 things I need to stop doing now that I'm back in the office: 1. Going to the bathroom with the door open so I can hear whether anyone is crying or up to any mischief. (Or both.) 2. Corollary: Announcing that I'm going "potty" now. 3. Going "SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | June 9, 1996
I got to thinking about courtesy the other day when a woman hit me with her car. I want to stress that this was totally my fault. I was crossing a street in Miami, in a pedestrian crosswalk, and I saw the woman's car approaching, and like a total idiot I assumed she would stop. The reason I assumed this -- you are going to laugh and laugh -- is that there was a stop sign facing her, saying (this is a verbatim quote) "stop."Channel 4: A show (this is the one I ended up watching) in which five people were taste-testing various brands of canned beef gravy and ranking them on a scale of 0 through 10.(Of course we have bad TV shows, too. But thanks to cable, we have infinitely more of them.
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