Category Archives: Humor

April 1st News update: Breaking news

At about 1:00 p.m. Friday big news broke low in the skies over Stockton sending hundreds of people fleeing in fear. The large breaking news event sent shards of smaller news raining down over a 8-mile radius over the city. The resulting chaos contributed to an exponential increase in emergency calls involving minor shoving matches, […]

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April 1st News: 2016 edition

Prank goes wrong In a practical joke that went awry, teen singing sensation Hunter Hayes had his lip accidentally glued to his microphone during a recent concert in Stockton. Apparently, a member of his road crew applied superglue to Hayes’ microphone as a prank before the performance. “We thought he’d get stuck during pre-concert sound […]

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Hood ornament

Sometimes it’s not easy being the youngest child.

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Designated driver

You must save a lot of money at this low-budget funeral parlor. But it looks like the downside is you have to drive yourself to your own funeral.  

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Advertising 101

Got your advertising space? Check! It’s a large billboard along the heavily trafficked I-5 near the Mossdale “Y” in Lathrop. Got you phone number so people know where to call? Check! “(209) 915-0126,” in very large digits! Got your name so they know whom to call? Check! “Call Vince,” also in huge letters. Got your […]

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Erin go bow wow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Rio, a 4-year-old chocolate lab, left, and Duke, a 12-year-old yellow lab, look out of holes decorated for St. Patrick’s Day cut into the backyard fence of Mike and Tricia Stallings on Loma Drive and Turner Road in Lodi. Mike Stallings says his wife also dresses up the openings for […]

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Board dog

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm@ 95mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/6.3. ISO: 200) Several weeks ago Tillman, the skateboarding dog made an appearance at a promotional event for Carter’s Pet Mart in Stockton. Never having seen the dog perform before I was a bit skepitcal at it’s abilities. After all, I thought it would […]

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Careful with your creativity

A few months ago, Chase Jarvis, a photographer and director based out of Seattle, posted a video on how he uses an iPhone to keep his creativity fresh. My experience with my wife’s iPhone has shown me that it can be a fun device that can be used  with inventiveness and imagination. I’m looking forward […]

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Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up

I wrote about how I offered to take tourists’ group photos so that no one would be left out of the picture. Here’s on instance where I would have ruined a great and funny shot. Melissa and Jackson Brandts of Minnesota, were hiking in Canada’s Banff National Park in May when they stopped to take […]

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You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss,

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f.8. ISO: 200) I saw this sign at Herbert Kohl Open Elementary School in Stockton marking the school’s bus lane along Brookside Road which read “Busses Only.” Some sources have the  double “s” version as a secondary variation, but “buses” (with a single […]

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