Jared Fiel: Humor Columnist

  •  So often we have unruly airline passengers who threaten to disrupt a flight or cause a scene. Some have been known to attack passengers, attempt to open a door in flight or even assault a stewardess. I propose we put pods on the bottom of aircraft, which hold exactly one to two unruly passengers. If things get out of control we stick them inside and let them go like a bomb?Once the pod gets to 10,000 feet a chute will deploy and a tracking device activated for the authorities to pick them ...
  •  In every form of humor, be it a visual gag, a comic-strip, a sketch, a one-liner or a full routine, there`s always a target or a victim. The butt of the joke. as we popularly called it, can be a person, an object, an animal, a place or even an idea or a view.You can start off by picking on yourself. Self-deprecating humor is popularly exploited by many stand-up comedians as an ice-breaker to warm up their crowd. What they do is, they ridicule their own obvious shortcomings or insecurities....
  •  I lost an inch today.For years I believed I was 6` 2 1/4``, and on some occasions I have answered to 6` 3``.A couple people doubted me, indeed a commenter on this blog has. I recall Her saying "are you absolutely certain you are 6` 3" ?"I paid Her no mind.A 6` 0" colleague of mine disputed my height as well, but she refused to remove Her heels, (probably to hide the corns on Her feet) and I refused to accept Her estimation.I based my belief on a public school instrument; the ruler.A ruler ...
  •  I`ll do that When Pigs Fly! - End of argument.Well, now Pigs Do Fly! Yes, you heard me right, there`s a site dedicated to when this miraculous event happens. After visiting it, you will probably think twice before throwing out that derisive salute to the fact that the recipient isn`t going to get what they want. This site opens up with "Who Let The Pigs Out", pictures of pink, pig balloons and a brief history of why this site was created.How many times have you heard the phrase "When Pigs ...
  •  "Avoid cliches" - that`s what would-be writers are always being warned. But in comedy writing, CLICHES offer a rich source of humor. In fact many cliches can be easily and directly used as cartoon captions. As you know a cliche is an overused expression that has lost its freshness and becomes predictable. These expressions are so commonplace, people can relate to and understand them easily. Another reason why cliches are popularly used in humor is because of their predictability. In comedy...
  •  It all started with MTV`s Real World, which I joined midway through the first season over thirteen years ago.There was something embarrassingly intriguing about watching the story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, and finding out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real...The Real World.I likened my fascination with it to people slowing down on the freeway to "rubberneck" an accident - you know you shouldn`t watch, but you can`t help yourself. So afte...
  •  I admit it .. I LIKE trivia, tho it serves no purpose for me since I can never remember any to bring up in conversation. But still, it is fun, so I`ve created this list of amazing trivia that I found to be absolutely riveting.1. Snails can sleep up to 3 years.Not so amazing actually since I managed to sleep thru 6 years of jr. high and high school. And when you think about it, what do snails have to do all their lives? Sure, they leave great slime trails and make excellent targets for sa...
  •  One of the most common human experiences that two or more (depending on how ambitious you are) people can share is love. But, it’s not always easy to tell if you are in like, lust or full blown, forever loving. With that in mind, I’ve created this list of signs that you may be crazy in love!1. If you’ve ever stared deeply into the eyes of your significant other for more than 10 seconds without cracking up hysterically … you may be in love.2. If every person in your life tells...
  • I have to start off by admitting, I’m not from here. I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs as a bona fide city kid. I met my wife here at Michigan State and became a transplant some ten years ago. I credit her with teaching me not only with how to fire a gun, but also the proper techniques around filleting a fish. I’d like to believe that in my time here I’ve adjusted to and embraced the Michigan way of life. I chose to live here and am proud to raise my children here. I love the pa...
  • Today I met the woman I'm going to marry. How do I know this? Upon arrival into my friend's apartment, she was circling the room saying, "I need to stop mindlessly wandering into the kitchen, I always walk out with food in my hands. Oh well, at least I know where I belong."...
About Jared Fiel
Daniel is a humor columnist (as well as a former reporter, former gas station attendant, former fast food worker and current public relations flack).
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