Local Humor

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Chestnut Hill Local columnists Mike Todd, Janet Gilmore, Hugh Gilmore, and Jim Harris, (L-R), have not only survived in the troubled and struggling newspaper business, they have amassed a devoted following of fans who shower them with lavish presents like scrapple, bowling balls, and money from Nigerian bank accounts.

Until recently, their ...

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Overview

Chestnut Hill Local columnists Mike Todd, Janet Gilmore, Hugh Gilmore, and Jim Harris, (L-R), have not only survived in the troubled and struggling newspaper business, they have amassed a devoted following of fans who shower them with lavish presents like scrapple, bowling balls, and money from Nigerian bank accounts.

Until recently, their columns were available only to the readers of the Local, but now you, too, can "LOL" as:


  • Hugh warns of the "Enemies of Reading"

  • Janet remembers old friends, old flames and ex-coworkers

  • Mike deals with wrens, ferrets, and a pregnant wife in his house

  • Jim dispenses dubious advice and rails against the system


They each have their own style and shtick, but they share a love of language and an innate ability to find the humor in everyday life. Not since Ben Franklin dined alone at the Mermaid Inn has Chestnut Hill seen such a concentration of comedic talent.

Here, from among their hundreds of articles, hand-picked by a rigorous process of "One potato, two potato," is a rollicking roundup of mirthful monologues for your gracious consideration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440148613
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/24/2009
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 0.28 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    It's all right

    Not bad at all for the humor aspect, but obviously meant for a certain demographic.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

    stress reliever

    Who doesn't need a good laugh? Now you can get your fill of belly laughs each time you read Local Humor. With lines such as, "I hired the law firm of Faste and Luce," and "Dead is now the new fifty," you'll be glad you bought this book. If you don't take life too seriously, this is the perfect book to own.

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

    Great beach book!

    I found this book to include the many sides of humor, from the deep belly-laugh to the bittersweet comedy of life. I have fallen down laughing even after the third reading. It makes a great companion for the beach or any trip, if you want to put a smile on your face. Each of the four writers has a distinctive style that is very engaging in how each views the world and its absurdity. I loved it.

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