Laughter is secret elixir for healthy aging and longevity

Positive attitude and boomer humor are best prescriptions for happiness in golden years

I'm collecting funny outtakes that keep me buzzin' on the positive adventure across the laff-a-lot landscape of healthy aging fun and longevity. What makes you chuckle? Make your day funny and add to the LPMs - laughs per minute! The world needs to light(en) up. As comic George Carlin quips from his home in a cloud - "Live, Love and Laugh!"

Curtain Call
John "Boomer" Leighty
I saw George Burns perform live at a Lake Tahoe casino when he was pushing 100 – and he didn't miss a boomer beat. "I'm happy to be here," he said in a strong tenor voice, waving his trademark cigar and pausing to gaze deadpan over the ritzy showroom audience. "Hell, at my age, I'm happy to be anywhere!"

Sage Advice
George Carlin
"Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down."

robin williams with dog pug
Robin Williams and his rescued pug
Nanu - RIP
Robin Williams
"I have a gay rescue pug called Leonard, who I take for walks because I am very secure in my sexuality," Williams once said in an interview at his Marin County home. "He has a boyfriend and they are planning to adopt a Siamese kitten together. We're very modern."

Golden Rule
Actress Betty White
"All creatures must learn to coexist. That's why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Of course, they can't mate or the mice would explode."

Where's Granny? 
TV Show Host Ellen DeGeneres
"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's 97 now, and we don't know where the hell she is."

Buddhist Tale
Ram Dass:
Student of Zen asks Guru: "What happens after death?"
Guru: "I do not know."
Student: "How can that be. Are you not a Zen Master?"
Guru: "Yes, but not a dead Zen Master."

Philosopher Potion
"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

Folksy Fact
Will Rogers:
"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."

Stay tuned for more jokes folks....

A Dog Mystery

A Little Yellow Dog

By Walter Mosley

1st edition 2004 hardcover mystery

dog mystery book by walter mosley
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With reluctant detective Easy Rawlins, Walter Mosley offers us another classic crime novel featuring suspense, style and shrewd social observation.

The year is 1964, and Easy Rawlins has left the street life and is working as supervising custodian of Sojourner Truth Junior High School in Watts. For two years he's been getting up early, dressing nice and putting all his energy into his job and love for the children.

Rawlins likes his new life, even though he feels empty and a little bored, a situation that abruptly changes when he arrives early one day to find one of the teachers already in her classroom with a dog. She falls into his arms and tells him that her husband's gone mad. She then leaves Rawlins with her dog, and the handsomest corpse he has ever seen is found in the school garden.

A murderer is running loose somewhere. And a little yellow dog plots revenge.

Art Buchwald political satire

I Think I Don't Remember

Political satire 1st edition hardcover

By Art Buchwald

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Funny Girl, Nick Hornby

Funny Girl

Signed by author Nick Hornby

1st American edition hardcover 2015

author Nick Hornby book
Irreverent lifestyle humor ...

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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

by Vinson Compestine

Signed 1st edition 2014

Secrets of Terra-Cotta Soldier
The hunt for ancient Chinese Ghost Army 

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Famous Opening Lines