Updates

I don't update this updates document nearly as often as I should! 8-) Then again, I don't know if anyone bothers to read it. You may have noticed my tinkering with colour schemes as I try to make the site look nicer.

January 4, 2024. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,140 puns.
December 4, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,130 puns.
October 19, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,120 puns.
September 21, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,105 puns.
August 10, 2023. For once, something other than the Pun Dictionary! A collection of dumb signs.
July 8, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,100 puns.
May 20, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,095 puns.
April 30, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,090 puns.
April 24, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,085 puns.
April 4, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,076 puns.
February 25, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,065 puns.
February 9, 2023. The Pun Dictionary now has 5,060 puns.
January 24, 2023. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 5,055 puns in the dictionary!
January 1, 2023. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 5,045 puns in the dictionary!
November 18, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 5,035 puns in the dictionary!
October 10, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 5,025 puns in the dictionary!
September 13, 2022. I have added 15 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 5,015 puns in the dictionary!
August 28, 2022. I have added 15 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 5,000 puns in the dictionary!
July 28, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 4,985 puns in the dictionary.
July 12, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 4,975 puns in the dictionary.
June 26, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 4,965 puns in the dictionary.
May 20, 2022. I have added 20 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 4,955 puns in the dictionary.
March 31, 2022. I have added 36 more items to the Pun Dictionary, deleted a duplicate, and updated the PDF. Included are a new Book Title and a new Tom Swifty. There are now 4,935 puns in the dictionary.
February 19, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. Included are a new Book Title. There are now 4,900 puns in the dictionary.
January 12, 2022. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. Included are a new Tom Swifty and a new Book Title. There are now 4,890 puns in the dictionary.
December 21, 2021. I have added 8 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. Included are a new Tom Swifty and a new Book Title. There are now 4,880 puns in the dictionary.
November 24, 2021. I have added 21 more items to the Pun Dictionary, and updated the PDF. There are now 4,872 puns in the dictionary.
October 7, 2021. I have added 6 more items to the Pun Dictionary, removed a duplicate, and updated the PDF. There are now 4,850 puns in the dictionary. The Cat Links, Dog Links, Miscellaneous Pet Links, and Commercial Links pages have all been checked and broken links removed or updated.
September 14, 2021. I have added 16 more items to the Pun Dictionary, removed a duplicate, and updated the PDF. There are now 4,844 puns in the dictionary.
August 8, 2021. I have added 19 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 4,829 puns in the dictionary. (I thought that I had 20, then found one was a duplicate...)
July 24, 2021. I have added 14 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF. There are now 4,810 puns in the dictionary.
June 20, 2021. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF.
June 6, 2021. I have added 6 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the PDF.
May 21, 2021. I have added 8 more items to the Pun Dictionary, removed a duplicate, and updated the Pun Dictionary PDF.
May 15, 2021. I have added 16 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the Pun Dictionary PDF.
April 24, 2021. I have added 22 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the Pun Dictionary PDF.
April 13, 2021. I have added 21 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the Pun Dictionary PDF.
March 29, 2021. The file Class.pdf has been added. It contains the contents of the Class humour section.
March 28, 2021. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the Pun Dictionary PDF.
March 23, 2021. I updated the Diplomacy Limericks. The list is now essentially complete, with one limerick per land area, plus three water areas. I think that this project is unique in the Hobby! I need to replace the one for Edinburgh though, as it's pretty lame.
March 10, 2021. I have added the Pun Dictionary PDF. The entire Pun Dictionary in one document for your convenience and enjoyment!
I also updated the Diplomacy Limericks.
March 6, 2021. I have added 6 more items to the Pun Dictionary. After some deduplication and reorganization, the total count is now 4,700! (Again. 8-))
February 26, 2021. I have added 19 more items to the Pun Dictionary. Total count is now 4,700!
February 7, 2021. I have added 3 new pages to the Humor site (finally!):
A New Bra for Christmas,
A Visit from Santa, and
Music for Barbecue Dad, the Musical.
I have added 15 more items to the Pun Dictionary and updated the Diplomacy Limericks.
December 29, 2020. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary, bringing the total in my collection to 4,600.
December 19, 2020. New: A Visit from Santa, a new Christmas poem written for my company's annual (and now virtual) Christmas party. With apologies to Edgar Allen Poe, of course.
Updated: Diplomacy Limericks.
November 28, 2020. I have added 10 more items to the Pun Dictionary, bringing the total in my collection to 4,600.
November 15, 2020. My erotic novel has finally finished publication. See Stories page. It's for adults only... unlike the rest of my site.

I have added 15 more items to the Pun Dictionary. In addition, I have created a set of files with the puns grouped by category: Puns by category. Check it out! I went through the Book Titles and Tom Swifties to make sure that they all aligned with the master list, and made quite a few fixes.

October 31, 2020. Happy Halloween! There is a special (or at least unusual) treat for you on my Stories page. It's for adults only... unlike the rest of my site.
October 21, 2020. The usual updates to the Pun Dictionary, 20 this time.

Diplomacy Limericks also got a couple of additions.

September 5, 2020. The usual updates to the Pun Dictionary, 20 this time.
I had forgotten about this page and was reminded when checking up on the site statistics where, to my surprise, I see that it gets a lot of hits.

I am pleased to announce that, for the first time in far too many years, I have something that is new: two short stories.

  1. Harold's Punny Christmas Trip to the Office, some silliness put together for the sole purpose of putting a lot of Christmas puns into a semi-lucid narrative. December 19, 2019.
  2. Moose Marston and Me, the result of my wondering how the fictional me would have encountered the equally fictional Moose Marston. July 31, 2020.

I hope that you enjoy them!

Diplomacy Limericks are being updated every so often. Latest update: September 7, 2020.

August 8, 2014 Lots of updates to the Pun Dictionary, done over the past almost year. Why can't I come up with the Great Canadian Story idea instead of puns? 8-)
September 14, 2013 Lots of updates to the Pun Dictionary, especially with the addition of a lot of Tom Swifties that didn't get included when the list was first created. Book titles, and even a couple of Bad Pets contributions!
December 26, 2012 The latest update to the Pun Dictionary, which was started sometime in 2007.
April 18, 2010 Added Geography Pun Crossword and Toronto Word Search documents. Created in 1991, I'd forgotten about them until I rediscovered them in an old printed collection of mine.
December 3, 2009 Updated my Site Map page, a long-overdue bit of maintenance.
August 9, 2009 Finally got my Viral e-mail pages set up. Thanks to the conversion of the sidebars to a jscript program, I don't have to change 300+ humour files...
August 6, 2009 Converted the sidebars of most of my pages to be created by a small jscript program, which gives me much greater flexibility in case I have a (real or imagined) need to change their contents.
April 10, 2009 Added a new page, Rednecks in pictures #4. The fourth in a set of pictures to illustrate the life of rednecks.
September 3, 2007 Major overhaul to the Bad Pets Lists. I have converted them all to PDF files for ease of downloading, reading, and even printing if you wish. It also makes it easier for me to update them.
April 13, 2007 Major overhaul to the main page, moving this page off it to a new page, moving the Canadiana and other interesting sites links to a separate page, and generally compressing it. Plus, updates to Bad Dog, Horse and Kitty. Site map updated to include MCC intro page.
May 28, 2004 Bad Kitty excerpts now available in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. These appeared in the respective versions of an internal magazine for the employees of Skandia, a large Swedish financial company serving the Nordic countries, in the July 1997 edition. It's taken me 7 years to get them typed in, but here they are!
November 24, 2003Cat Rules is now available in Norwegian! I am very grateful to Hans Schrøder for doing the translation!
January 5, 2002My former GeoCities site is set up to redirect all traffic to badpets.net. Bandwidth restrictions, the omnipresent pop-up ads, and the kind invitation of Thomas Powell motivated me to make the move.
June 2000I moved my site from geog.utoronto.ca to GeoCities because I had left the University and my site's bandwidth was clogging the geography server.
April 28, 1995I set up my site at geog.utoronto.ca to make my popular Bad Kitty and Bad Dog lists (the others were to come later) more readily available. It was a side effect of my doing work for the Geography Department at U of Toronto in helping to get the undergraduate Arts and Science courses website operational. The world has never been the same since!

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