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Tasteful Toasts for Irish Folks

Kiss Me, I Think I’m Irish

Last year Ireland’s population was 6.4 million and 42 million United States residents claim Irish ancestry (thank you Wikipedia). In the big scheme of things, I suspect I’m about 2% Irish affording me a peck on the cheek and at least one green beer this St. Patrick’s Day. While there are hundreds of Irish toasts […]

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Kermit the Frog as Santa

Healthy Holiday Humor

I admire and follow the philosophy of Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, which is, “There can be inspiration and fun in everything around us.” That’s why at every holiday party I’m prepared with a few family friendly riddles.   Between Santa, snowmen, and sugar cookies there’s a lot of good clean comedic material […]

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Chicken Idol

Birds of a Feather Joke Together

With nearly 10,000 people following my monthly blog, I’m frequently asked to speak and present at various events. Many of the workshops, seminars and evening engagements include a “winner, winner chicken dinner,” which tickled my funny bone. At a June luncheon I told an impromptu chicken joke which produced a hearty chuckle. The next mealtime […]

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Tasteful Toasts Doublespeak

Defend Yourself from Doublespeak

Last month my brother Steve and I went to see famed actor, comedian and magician Harry Anderson perform at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif. You’ll remember Anderson from his American television sitcoms: an eight-year stint as jocular Judge Stone on Night Court or as con artist “Harry the Hat” on Cheers. A talented talker […]

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Birthday One Liners aka Birth Mirth

Birthdays happen every year           You can toast with pithy cheer Take your time Learn one line It’s a precious souvenir Far too often I hear tributes that sting like the spank on your tush the day you were born. Yes, I’m referring to old age jokes. For example: – “The twinkle […]

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We Bid You Good Cheer

Marriages that last seem to receive less attention than high profile, short term break-ups, but I believe the media has it all wrong. I’m taking a stand and showering attention on the simple and good things in life, after all good things last the longest. My friend Luby and her husband Bob just celebrated their […]

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Tasteful Halloween Toast

Three Tricks and Treats for Toasting

Learn how to ward off ghosts and goblins before taking the stage. Halloween is a good time to be scared, but a bad time to have the hebejebes before you stand up at a party and give a toast. If you feel the tension creeping into your shoulders or your stomach tightening up it’s time to relax […]

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The Great Ginko Goof

Learn what to do after you forget something or someone important. I stood embarrassed like a monkey’s uncle on the stage at a family celebration when I forgot to formally acknowledge my cousin David’s engagement to his sweetie-pie Amy. Fact: every speaker, from emerging emcee to professional presenter, will encounter a lapse in memory and forget […]

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Waffle Wedded Wife

Giggles that started a joyful marriage. One of the joys of writing articles is when readers send me success stories, giggle generating jokes or videos like the Waffle Wedded Wife clip, which you can see on myTasteful Toasts blog website. It’s a good reminder that you can still have fun when you flub a line. The Gospel About […]

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One-Liners for Lovers

I recently read a wedding speech book that promised readers how to get laughs, but in my humble opinion, it was geared more for roasting the couple than toasting newlyweds. Wedding toasts should be positive as this is a new life for the couple. Remarks can still be funny. Read my opinion about Tasteful Wedding One-Liners. […]

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