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Are you looking to laugh? This book just might be of assistance in that area. Humorist Brooks Palmer helps pull the rug out from under the seriousness of life. With his words of wisdom, short stories, and cartoons, he pokes fun at the human condition in a way that is inclusive and hilarious.

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duck Duck! - I lay out on the riverbank and closed my eyes in order to take a nap. As I was about to fall asleep, a quacking duck startled me. I sat up and said to the duck, "I"m sorry, but I don't understand quacking. Could you speak in English?" The duck said, "Yes. I wanted to know if you have some breadcrumbs. I'm awfully hungry." I opened up the lunch bag I had sitting next to me, got out the sandwich, and took off one of the pieces of bread. The duck said, "Thanks, you don't need to crumb it actually. I'll eat it whole." I handed the duck the piece of bread. After it ate the bread, the duck said, "So, you're just hanging out, hmm?" I said, "Yes, I'm taking a break actually. I'd like to go back to napping, if you don't mind." The duck said, "I don't mind. But I was wondering if I could nap with you? I'm feeling a little lonely." I said yes. I spooned the duck and we fell asleep.
sun Settling something with the Sun - I was out for a walk and felt the Sun bearing down on me. Finally I spoke up and said, "Sun, what's the big fricken' deal?" The Sun said, "I'm sorry I'm raying you so much, but I've missed you. You've been staying up late and sleeping in till when I'm setting. I can't get enough of you." I said, "Okay, but you know, it's too much. I'm going back inside." The Sun said, "No, wait! I'll bring it way down." The Sun took its rays and collected a bunch of clouds together between the Sun and me. Barely any light got through. The Sun said, "How's that?" I said, "Better." And I kept walking.
sun says hello What the Sun was upset about - I was out for a walk when the Sun said, "Hey, Brooks, how's it going?" I said, "Sun, it's so nice to hear from you. I'm doing pretty good, thanks. How about you?" The Sun said, "I'm feeling upset." I said, "I'm sorry to hear that. About what, Sun?" The Sun said, "I'm mad at the Moon for pretending it's me. At night it steals my light and pretends that it's its light!!" I said, "You sound pretty upset, Sun." The Sun said, "I am!" I said, "You know it's good to express your feelings." The Sun said, "Really?" I said, "Yeah." The Sun said, "Oh, good, because I was feeling wrong for being mad...You know, maybe the Moon isn't stealing my light. Maybe it's honoring me by reflecting my brilliance when I'm away. The Moon could be saying, "Don't worry, the Sun will be coming back soon. In the meanwhile, here's a reminder that it loves you." I said, "You're probably right." The Sun said, "Yeah, thanks. Okay, well, I hope you have a good rest of your day."
Would you please? - "It's me, the desert. I'm really thirsty. Would you possibly come out here and pour a jug of water on me? If you do this, I will grant you a boon. The last person I granted a boon to was Thomas Jefferson. He was down on his luck at the time. He came out to visit and poured at least a gallon of water on me. It was not long after that, that he found himself writing the Declaration of Independence!"
Prubt the dog - "My name is Prubt the dog. This is a picture of me in my boat. I love to ride it up and down the Zowzie river. It takes my mind off of things that are bothering me, like the squirrel and the cat. Sometimes fish swim alongside me. They want to race. Fish are very competitive. I pretend like we are going neck and neck, and then I push the accelerator and leave them scowling in the wake. I hope to one day own and drive a car. I think I would be very good at it. But the state of Georgia disagrees. That's why I said, "hope."

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