Hello, folks. Sorry for the absence, but the podcast goodness leg of the SYSK podcast program is back in full effect. Welcome to new readers, and hello to the old standbys. This week on the show we covered a couple of topics that are kind of weird when paired together -- tickling and stagflation.

Read This Post on Laughing Rats or Mail Me a Dollar, One of the Two

Here at HowStuffWorks.com we're putting together a bunch of articles on happiness, which makes me all yellow smiley face. It looks like I'm jaundiced here I'm so happy. I'm writing a some of the articles in the happiness suite and there's this weird thing that keeps popping up, laughing rats. Not just in congruous articles either -- laughing rats were coming at me from all angles! Run for your life, yellow boy! Run!