Greg’s Blog

Greg's blog is a collection of the nationally syndicated humor columns he writes weekly for Tribune Content Services plus anything else he finds funny during a particular week. Greg is a 2014 recipient of the National Society of Newspaper Columnist's award for outstanding humor writing. His columns regularly appear in the Huffington Post as well as diverse publications ranging from the Calcutta India Telegraph to American Way Magazine

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Donald Trump Jr’s New LinkedIn Profile

Donald Trump Jr. may soon need a new job. Actually, including “new” in that sentence may be erroneous or, “fake news,” as his dad is fond of saying. You see, I’m not sure what our president’s namesake does for a living. I do know he poses with hunting rifles and animal carcasses, but I don’t think “leopard slaughterer” comes with a steady paycheck. What I, and the rest of...

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On Second Thought, I’ll Leave My Cubs Shirt On

On Second Thought, I’ll Leave My Cubs Shirt On

I arrived at the famed Wrigley Field bleachers on July 4 wearing a pair of khaki shorts and a Chicago Cubs jersey, the latter I planned to discard by the third inning. I left four hours later, the jersey spotted with mustard and reeking of spilled beer, two ballpark staples that should have landed on my bare skin. Darn you, Cubs, for suddenly making dry cleaning a ballpark expense. Yes, we...

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I Will Never Share My ‘Best Of’ List With You

I Will Never Share My ‘Best Of’ List With You

A former Chicago Tribune reporter named Kevin Pang, who is now the food editor for entertainment website The A.V. Club., recently tweeted: “Confession: When I was a critic there were 2 restaurants in Chicago so good I kept to myself & never wrote about. Is this against some code?” Allow me to relieve Pang of guilt pangs so he has more room for pangs of hunger, something I assume...

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I Just Can’t Wait to be King

I Just Can’t Wait to be King

Shocking news out of Great Britain last week, as Prince Harry confessed nobody in the royal family wants to be king or queen. My initial response was, “Blimey,” “balderdash,” “rubbish” and other assorted words Brits use to express shock and dismay. My secondary response was, “Sign me up. I’m ready.” Suffice it to say, Harry, the second born son of Prince Charles and Princess...

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Dogs Should Be Loved, Not Squatted

Three summers ago, I refused to dump gallons of freezing cold water on my head, never mind that doing so meant I was somehow raising money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. FACT: Most of the money raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge went to pay medical bills for participants suffering from hypothermia and pneumonia. But I would rather stand beneath a melting...

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I Will Help You (and President Trump) Become Better Spellers

I Will Help You (and President Trump) Become Better Spellers

My on again, off again search for a second career has come to an end. I firmly believe I have found an ancillary vocation that will provide me steady revenue in my golden years; or at least enough disposable income to join, guilt-free, the other retirees at my local diner for daily coffee and doughnuts with sprinkles. I have decided to become a professional spelling coach. I became aware of the...

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