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***Observation of the Week for March 22 - March 29 2015***

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.


***Observation of the Week for March 14 - March 21 2015***

Why are winter storms called nor'easters and not northeasters?


***Observation of the Week for March 6 - March 13 2015***

If you could turn back time, you'd find the word emit.


***Observation of the Week for February 27 - March 5 2015***

Why do overlook and oversee mean the opposite?


***Observation of the Week for February 19 - February 26, 2015***

If someone asks you to spell " Part A" backwards, don't do it. It's A Trap.


***Observation of the Week for February 11 - February 18, 2015***

I often get lost in my thoughts. It's unfamiliar territory.


***Observation of the Week for February 3 - February 10, 2015***

Is a content clairvoyant a happy medium?


***Observation of the Week for January 26 - February 2, 2015***

Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same?


***Observation of the Week for January 18 - January 25, 2015***

Why are the buttons on opposite sides of mens and womens shirts?


***Observation of the Week for January 10 - January 17, 2015***

Why is it called the World Series when only teams from North America compete?


***Observation of the Week for January 9 - January 16, 2015***

Why don't you laugh when you tickle yourself?


***Observation of the Week for January 1 - January 8, 2015***

Why can you hunt, kill, stuff, and mount an animal, but it's illegal to keep it as a pet.


***Observation of the Week for December 25 - December 31, 2014***

Why do people always say "Hi, Coach," to the leader of a basketball or football team but never "Hi, Manager," to the head of a baseball team?


***Observation of the Week for December 17 - December 24, 2014***

Why does the winning team never say its only just a game?


***Observation of the Week for December 9 - December 16, 2014***

Why do weathermen always give the temperature and conditions in Central Park when nobody lives there?


***Observation of the Week for December 1 - December 8, 2014***

Why is the word ammunition always shortened to ammo and not ammu?


***Observation of the Week for November 23 - November 30, 2014***

When a child can't spell a word, why do his parents always tell him to look it up?


***Observation of the Week for November 15 - November 22, 2014***

When a store goes out of business, does someone close it up or close it down?


***Observation of the Week for November 7 - November 14, 2014***

The letter "b" in the word subtle is actually pretty subtle.


***Observation of the Week for October 31 - November 6, 2014***

How can someone be legally drunk?


***Observation of the Week for October 23 - October 30, 2014***

If you can't drink and drive, why do bars have parking lots?


***Observation of the Week for October 15 - October 22, 2014***

When you've seen one indoor shopping center you've seen a mall.


***Observation of the Week for October 7 - October 14, 2014***

If you don't pay for your exorcism, can you be repossessed?


***Observation of the Week for September 30 - October 6, 2014***

A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.


***Observation of the Week for September 22 - September 29, 2014***

A kleptomaniac is someone who can't help himself from helping himself.


***Observation of the Week for September 14 - September 21, 2014***

Sign language comes in quite handy.


***Observation of the Week for September 6 - September 13, 2014***

If a night watchman tries to get into show business, do his friends tell him not to give up his night job?


***Observation of the Week for August 30 - September 5, 2014***

Can someone living in a mobile home be placed under house arrest?


***Observation of the Week for August 22 - August 29, 2014***

If a SWAT team breaks down your door, who replaces it?


***Observation of the Week for August 14 - August 21, 2014***

Why does the word Lake always come before a body of water but the word River always comes after?


***Observation of the Week for August 6 - August 13, 2014***

If you stole pens from a bank, is it considered bank robbery?


***Observation of the Week for July 29 - August 5, 2014***

Never trust atoms. They make up everything.


***Observation of the Week for July 21 - July 28, 2014***

If a child refuses to take a nap, can he be charged with resisting a rest?


***Observation of the Week for July 13 - July 20, 2014***

Why do feet smell but noses run?


***Observation of the Week for July 5 - July 12, 2014***

Did the inventor of the door knocker win the no-bell prize?


***Observation of the Week for June 27 - July 4, 2014***

What does OK really stand for?


***Observation of the Week for June 19 - June 26, 2014***

If you're losing an uphill battle, do things go downhill from there?


***Observation of the Week for June 11 - June 18, 2014***

Does a one eyed person have 20/ vision?


***Observation of the Week for June 3 - June 10, 2014***

Why is it when you wind up a watch it starts but when you wind up a project it ends?


***Observation of the Week for May 26 - June 2, 2014***

If someone with multiple personalities goes to a psychiatrist, does he qualify for a group rate?


***Observation of the Week for May 18 - May 25, 2014***

Why is it called a tv set when there is only one?


***Observation of the Week for May 11 - May 17, 2014***

What do you call a female daddy long legs?


***Observation of the Week for May 3 - May 10, 2014***

If you eat with utensils made of gold, are they still considered silverware?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 26 - May 2, 2014***

If a child stars in an R rated movie, can he watch it?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 18 - Apr 25, 2014***

Do coffins come with a lifetime guarantee?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 10 - Apr 17, 2014***

Why do croutons come in airtight packages when they're stale to begin with?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2014***

How come what a doctor does is called a practice?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2014***

Why do drugstores make the sick and elderly walk all the way to the back to get their prescriptions?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2014***

Can someone corner you in a round room?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 9 - Mar 16, 2014***

Why is an actor in a movie but on TV?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2014***

It's not so hard to meet my expenses. They're everywhere.


***Observation of the Week for Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2014***

Of all the phobias people have, the fear of heights is at the top.


***Observation of the Week for Feb 15 - Feb 21, 2014***

If all is not lost, where is it?


***Observation of the Week for Feb 8 - Feb 14, 2014***

If a man works in a toll booth, would he be the only one at his Christmas party?


***Observation of the Week for Feb 1 - Feb 7, 2014***

Is it possible to properly fold a fitted sheet?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 24 - Jan 31, 2014***

How anyone can be a masochist beats me.


***Observation of the Week for Jan 17 - Jan 23, 2014***

Before a condemned man is given a lethal injection, why is his arm cleaned with alcohol?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 10 - Jan 16, 2014***

Is a Parisian monk a French friar?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 3 - Jan 9, 2014***

What's another word for thesaurus?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2014***

Why do we type things up yet we write things down?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 21 - Dec 26, 2013***

Can someone be a closet claustrophobic?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 14 - Dec 20, 2013***

If practice makes perfect but nobody's perfect, why practice?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 7 - Dec 13, 2013***

If con is the opposite pro, is congress the opposite of progress?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 1 - Dec 6, 2013***

Why do we abbreviate pound lb. yet neither letter is in the word?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2013***

Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2013***

Why does lemon juice contain artificial flavor yet dishwashing liquid contains real lemons?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2013***

Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2013***

He who laughs last thinks the slowest.


***Observation of the Week for Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2013***

Why can you pull the rug out from under someone, yet also pull the wool over his eyes?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2013***

Can someone with a big mouth make small talk?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 13 - Oct 19, 2013***

Why can a citation be either good or bad?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2013***

Change is inevitable except from vending machines.


***Observation of the Week for Sept 29 - Oct 5, 2013***

Why do drivers always tell potential passengers to hop in?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 21 - Sept 28, 2013***

When did the occasional shower become a spot shower?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 13 - Sept 20, 2013***

What would happen if you hire two private eyes to follow each other?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 6 - Sept 12, 2013***

Why are prices often rounded off to give customers a square price?


***Observation of the Week for August 29 - Sept 5, 2013***

Why do "I could care less" and "I couldn't care less" mean the same?


***Observation of the Week for August 21 - August 28, 2013***

How can somebody be more than happy?


***Observation of the Week for August 14 - August 20, 2013***

When did air conditioned buildings become known as cooling centers?


***Observation of the Week for August 7 - August 13, 2013***

I never saw the movie Armageddon but it's not the end of the world.


***Observation of the Week for August 1 - August 6, 2013***

If there was a Broadway show about the creation of the English language, would that be a play on words?


***Observation of the Week for July 24 - July 31, 2013***

Why is it called our bottom when it's in the middle of our body?


***Observation of the Week for July 17 - July 23, 2013***

Why is the weight of the world on our shoulders but we always have something to get off our chests?


***Observation of the Week for July 10 - July 16, 2013***

Why do we say bye bye but never hi hi?


***Observation of the Week for July 3 - July 9, 2013***

Can the police handcuff a one-armed man?


***Observation of the Week for June 27 - July 2, 2013***

Why is it called a guinea pig when it is neither a pig nor from Guinea?


***Observation of the Week for June 19 - June 26, 2013***

Why are they called guidance counselors when all counselors offer guidance?


***Observation of the Week for June 12 - June 18, 2013***

Since you put a plug into an outlet, why isn't it called an inlet?


***Observation of the Week for June 5 - June 11, 2013***

Why do thaw and unthaw mean the same?


***Observation of the Week for May 28 - June 4, 2013***

If you call up your job because you're sick, are you calling in or calling out?


***Observation of the Week for May 21 - May 27, 2013***

If a drunk works at an upholstery shop, is he a recovering alcoholic?


***Observation of the Week for May 14 - May 20, 2013***

If you spin an oriental man around, does he become disoriented?


***Observation of the Week for May 7 - May 13, 2013***

Why are things said to be out of whack? What is whack?


***Observation of the Week for May 1 - May 6, 2013***

War doesn't determine who is right-only who is left.


***Observation of the Week for Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2013***

If someone is high-strung, is he tense or intense?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2013***

How can someone be found missing?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 8 - Apr 15, 2013***

Do Roman doctors refer to IV's as 4's?


***Observation of the Week for Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2013***

Is the grave of Karl Marx another communist plot?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2013***

Why do croutons come in airtight packages when they're stale to begin with?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 16 - Mar 22, 2013***

If one man owned a shoe store, would he be the sole proprietor?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2013***

If Fed Ex were to merge with UPS, would the new name be Fed Up?


***Observation of the Week for Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2013***

How can something be very unique?


***Observation of the Week for Feb 23 - Mar 2, 2013***

Why do cars have speedometers that register over 100mph when its illegal to drive at that speed?


***Observation of the Week for Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2013***

If the police are searching for an escaped female prisoner, is it considered a manhunt?


***Observation of the Week for Feb 6 - Feb 14, 2013***

How can something be pretty ugly?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 28 - Feb 5, 2013***

Why do gas stations always sell cigarettes when you can't smoke there?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2013***

How can someone act naturally?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2013***

Why do we always say good grief?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2013***

If a mime is hired by a businessman, would he become a silent partner?


***Observation of the Week for Jan 1 - Jan 6, 2013***

Why are cars kept on a driveway but junk is locked up in the garage?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2012***

Can a homeless man be placed under house arrest?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2012***

Why is the Department of the Interior in charge of the outdoors?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2012***

Why do funeral parlors charge cost of living increases?


***Observation of the Week for Dec 2 - Dec 8, 2012***

How do you throw away a garbage can?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2012***

Why do small supermarkets become mini-marts? What's a mart?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2012***

Why is it mother nature but father time?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 11 - Nov 17, 2012***

How come lotteries are never won by psychics?


***Observation of the Week for Nov 4 - Nov 10, 2012***

Why is a tree chopped down but then chopped up?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2012***

Why does slow down and slow up mean the same?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2012***

Why do you have stairs in your house but steps outside?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2012***

Why are school grades A,B,C,D,or F, but not E?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2012***

How come someone who's a pest becomes pesky but not pesty?


***Observation of the Week for Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2012***

How come a caretaker and a caregiver do the same job?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 24 - Sept 30, 2012***

Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets and strap themselves in?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 17 - Sept 23, 2012***

What's the difference between breaking news and developing news?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 10 - Sept 16, 2012***

If you have to make amends for something, can you make just one?


***Observation of the Week for Sept 3 - Sept 9, 2012***

Why do slim chance and fat chance mean the same?


***Observation of the Week for August 27 - Sept 2, 2012***

Why do places advertise free gifts? Aren't gifts always free?


***Observation of the Week for August 20 - August 26, 2012***

If a turtle loses its shell, is he naked or homeless?


***Observation of the Week for August 13 - August 19, 2012***

Why do we put suits in a garment bag but garments in a suitcase?


***Observation of the Week for August 6 - August 12, 2012***

Why does the place you take your laundry to become a laundromat and not a laundrymat?


***Observation of the Week for July 31 - August 5, 2012***

Is it really necessary for the term "fast food" to have that "s" in it?


***Observation of the Week for July 24 - July 30, 2012***

If the tomato is classified as a fruit, why is it never in a fruit salad?


***Observation of the Week for July 17 - July 23, 2012***

Why do trains that break down always speed away as soon as all the passengers are off?


***Observation of the Week for July 10 - July 16, 2012***

If a semi-truck driver quits, is he semi-retired?


***Observation of the Week for July 3 - July 9, 2012***

On the Love Boat, the crew always told the passengers it 's not a ' boat, its a ship. Then why wasn't it called The Love Ship?


***Observation of the Week for June 25 - July 2, 2012***

Why is it when you drop the ball in football its a fumble, but when you drop it in baseball its a bobble?


***Observation of the Week for June 18 - June 24, 2012***

How come what a doctor does is called a practice?


***Observation of the Week for June 11 - June 17, 2012***

How come you get in a car but on a plane?


***Observation of the Week for June 4 - June 10, 2012***

How come if you send a package by land it's a shipment, but if you send it by sea it's cargo?


***Observation of the Week for May 21 - June 3, 2012***

Why is it called rush hour when traffic is at its slowest?


***Observation of the Week for May 21-27, 2012***

If everyone uses a #2 pencil, why isn't it #1?


***Observation of the Week for May 14-20, 2012***

How come weathermen always say its drizzling lightly? I've never seen heavy drizzle.


***Observation of the Week for May 7-13, 2012***

Is it possible to throw away a boomerang?


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