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"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

Hometalk | Posted 10.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

You can catch the plumbing problem before it becomes a crisis, by following the maintenance tips below provided by Jeff and other plumbing nightmare survivors.

Hey Oprah, I'm a Decent Plumber Too!

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Oprah, anyone with an Internet connection knows by now, is also an amateur plumber. We know this because a photo of her peering into a toilet tank at her Maui home recently went viral.

Follow These Simple Steps to Turn Your $10 DIY Home Repair Into a $360 Emergency Plumbing Bill

Eva Moon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

I could still hear a little hiss, like it wasn't all the way off, but it looked like it was off. I turned the handle a little harder. No change. Harder. The water started coming out of the hose faster. I turned it the other way. No change. Turned it back. The stream became a torrent.

"My Mother, the Plumber"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a man who has regularly plumbed the depths for column material but doesn't know how to plumb a sink to get rid of even worse mater...

Jobstacles - How I Became A Plumber

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.17.2013 | Good News
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Sal Algaba took a windy route to becoming a plumber. Photo Credit: Chaz Hubbard/Youth Radio By: Jenny Bolario, Chaz Hubbard and Denise Tejada What...

'This Guy Really Delivers'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

With apologies to Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is dead and can't sue me, I live in the House of the Three Gables. When the vent in the main one, the Clark gable, was gone with the wind after a recent storm, my wife, Sue, asked me to fix it.

Courage Under Plumbing: A Veteran's Day Tale

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 01.04.2013 | Comedy
Sadie Dingfelder

You want your large military-trained boyfriend around during a terrorist attack. A nerdy newspaper editor, on the other hand, is just going to slow you down.

10 Home Projects You Shouldn't DIY

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

We admit it, sometimes we wish we could DIY everything. But the reality is that there are some things that are better left to a professional. A few ar...

Fetus Found In Philly Sewer Pipe

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Philadelphia cops are investigating the discovery of a fetus in a sewer pipe at a home in the Kensington area on Monday. Plumbers made the discover...

Plumbing the Depths

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

If there's one thing we at Psychoplumbalysis Plumbers do better than any of our competitors, it's listening.

Steven Hoffer

GREATEST FEAR: Exploding Toilet Sends D.C. Woman To Hospital

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.27.2011 | Weird News

If you thought you had a bad Monday... A female employee at a federal building in Washington, D.C., went to the hospital early this week after suff...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Broke But Now Unbroken

Michele Weldon | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women
Michele Weldon

This was the Summer of the Broken and now Labor Day marks its official end. If the universe was sending me a message -- and I believe she was -- it is that I cannot forever ignore the sagging, splintered pieces of my life's machinery.

Taking Notice of India's Extreme Poverty

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dominique Browning

There is no way to be hardhearted about enormous poverty, yet it is equally impossible to be always heartbroken. We need, perhaps, soft hearts, hard eyes.

Why Over-Glamorizing College Is Problematic

Justin Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Cox

The college loan situation in America is a total mess, and so is the unemployment situation. As a country, it's a perfect time to start celebrating the kinds of jobs we need, college or no college.

How to Turn Off WikiLeaks

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

How do we turn WikiLeaks off? As one of my intelligence community sources says, we need to eliminate MICE. By that he means Money, Ideology, Compromise, Ego, the common denominators of all leaks. In other words, leaks will persist as long as human nature does. A counter to the above carrots may be a swift and public stick so that potential leakers think twice, or a hundred times about interfering with military operations.

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream (Austin, Texas: PearlGate Publishing 2008) 192 pp.

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Joseph A. Palermo

Wurzelbacher's deep understanding of the intellectual umbilical cords of modern conservatism is why Mike Gallagher and Sean Hannity have offered their high praise of his work.

"Sink or Swim"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

As Harry spun the contraption's long cable through the pipe next to the washer, he spun tales of his many plumbing and heating adventures.