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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Fixing the Pepsi/Kendall Jenner Debacle

Fixing the Pepsi/Kendall Jenner Debacle

Just as I eagerly await Trumpcare Part Two, I am also anticipating a Pepsi commercial do-over. And although I have no experience on the health care front, and can therefore not tell the president and congressional leaders how to write a new plan that does not make the Twitterverse explode in rage, I do have suggestions that will ensure the soft drink giant doesn’t stumble again. Last week was...

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Thank You for Letting Me Freeload Aboard Your Boat

Thank You for Letting Me Freeload Aboard Your Boat

Driving up Chicago’s famed Lake Shore Drive the other day, I found myself boxed in by four SUVs, all hauling boats of different shapes, sizes and price tags, all bound for their summer homes in one of the city’s lakefront harbors. Like pigeons that descend on a stray bit of food dropped in a public park, nautical vessels in the city seem to materialize from thin air once said air reaches 50...

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Wasting Away (with my family) in Jimmy Buffett-land

Wasting Away (with my family) in Jimmy Buffett-land

Three retirement-centric questions keep me up at night. Also frequent trips to the bathroom, but let’s focus on the questions for now: 1. Have my wife and I socked away enough money for retirement? 2. How can we remain close to family in retirement? 3. Where do we live? Question one, sadly, may hinge on whether President Trump, in an early morning tweet fest, decides to trash Apple or Costco,...

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A Dating Site for the Optically and Electrically Challenged

A Dating Site for the Optically and Electrically Challenged

My good friend Brad recently plunged head first into the online dating pool, having recently separated from his wife of 20-plus years.  When we met for drinks one evening, he felt compelled to obsessively check his phone, his text alert tone signaling that a potential mate was in his geographical vicinity.  Or just a swipe away. My initial annoyance eventually gave way to curiosity. “What...

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Millennials Change Jobs Like I Change Underwear (Both are a good thing)

Every few months one of those “List all the jobs you’ve ever had” requests appears in my Facebook feed and invites me to repost my answers. For the record, here goes: Paper delivery boy Golf caddy Fuller Brush salesman (Google that one) Tennis instructor Newspaper reporter Television reporter Comedian That’s it. There is no “continued on next page”...

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My Car is an Emotional Wreck

My Car is an Emotional Wreck

Do cars have feelings? This question haunts me whenever I am in the market for a new automobile. My BMW X5 is currently one month from its lease expiration. I know it, my bank knows it, and my BMW sales rep certainly knows it as evidenced by his near daily texts and phone messages reminding me that a 2017 Hybrid X5 would sure look “sa-weet” in my garage. I can only hope my car doesn’t know...

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