Archive for the 'Humor' Category

FEEDING A LIPOMA TO GRAND DADDY…

July 26th, 2015

DO WE PLAN OBSOLESCENCE FOR OUR FOOD…?

July 26th, 2015

Again, a comedian has to step forward to tell Americans how fucked up we are. I remember when I worked at the food co-op in Athens, Ohio, that much of the produce we had wasn’t all that pretty, but no one cared. I don’t know that this is the case, but I imagine that farmers […]

ALL LIVES MATTER IS A NON SEQUITUR…

July 25th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Felonious Munk might be the comedic twin to Ta-Nehisi Coates. This week I’ve begun reading Coates second book—I’ve long been a fan of his blog posts and magazine articles—Between The World And Me. Coates is a brilliant writer and thinker and I was only on page seven when […]

OHIO’S JFK: JOHN FREAKIN’ KASICH…

July 24th, 2015

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HERITAGE…? PRIDE…? RIIGGGHHHHTTTTT…

July 22nd, 2015

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JOHN OLIVER CHANNELS ROLDO BARTIMOLE…

July 14th, 2015

There is no topic, perhaps, that Roldo Bartimole has written about more in the past 30-plus years than the great cash sucking sound of Cleveland’s sports team owners.

DON’ FUCK W’ ME, I’M JUST A GUARDIAN READER

July 14th, 2015

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JOHN OLIVER ON OUR DARK CARNIVAL…

July 13th, 2015

I’m watching Gillian Anderson in The Fall on Netflix at the moment and I’m taken with how Anderson’ character plays with the undercurrent of misogamy that runs through each episode.

ODE TO… ODIFEROUS REALITIES OF GETTING BY

July 13th, 2015

John, Derf, Backderf writes: I’m happy to report that Trashed is delivered and in the can. All 240 pages of it. Took a bit longer to put the finishing touches on it, as it always does, and MAN am I sick of looking at these pages, but it’s completed at last. Here’s the wraparound cover […]

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP

July 13th, 2015

I’ve never been a late-night television person, I’m a lark not an owl, but I have followed David Letterman’s Top Ten Lists over the years, so I’m happy that, even in retirement, Letterman hasn’t really hung up hat. On Friday night, sporting a post-retirement beard and appearing with his friends Martin Short and Steve Martin […]

JOHN OLIVER ON THE SENATE’S TORTURE REPORT…

July 12th, 2015

Our house guest, a cousin from Wales, thinks having John Oliver’s job—telling Americans how fucked up we are—would be his dream job. Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Torture.

TEACHING DEMOCRACY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE…

June 29th, 2015

Hmmm… Maybe he was thinking of these Red Tails…

SO MUCH BETTER THAN NO CELLPHONES SIGNS…

June 29th, 2015

Like the famous Burma Shave signs of the last century, the road signs use humor to make important points about safe driving. Would 21st century Americans respond to this approach?

LARRY WILMORE DEFINES THE REPUBLICAN FIELD…

June 28th, 2015

I know that a lot of people lament losing Jon Stewart, but the rabbi taught his pupils well.

I HATE MOWING GRASS…

June 28th, 2015

The mowing of lawns is the most worthless task I can think of. If not for concern that my neighbors would complain to me, or the city, about my waist-high grass, I would never mow. I’m not running a golf course here. Except to clear small areas—like the area around our picnic table and fire […]

PAPA POPE NAILS THE BIGOTS TO THE FLAG POLE…

June 27th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Now that is the speech I, and many others I’m sure, wish our President had delivered.

TAKE DOWN THE FLAG, THEN HAVE THE DEBATE…

June 24th, 2015

[Update at 0430: Clearly this story has serious legs.] Yesterday, in WALMART SAYS NO TO RACIST BATTLE FLAG… I applauded Walmart’s decision to no longer stock or sell merchandise bearing the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virgina. Demonstrating the power, for good in this case, of the world’s largest retailer, other retailers are […]

LARRY WILMORE ON CHARLESTON…

June 20th, 2015

I’m uncertain as to why The Nightly Show links are posted before they become active, but I expect that this embedded video will work later (the time is now 0753) today. Until then, here is a direct link. Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows

OWNING OUR FAUX TWO-PARTY DEMOCRACY…

June 13th, 2015

Our pseudo two-party political system works so well, other oligarchs want to duplicate our success. Jon Schwarz writes in Russian Oligarch Wanted to Turn My Joke Into Reality: One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they’d been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed […]

BUT, BUT THEY’RE WHITE…! OH, NEVER MIND…

June 8th, 2015

[Update on 9 June from The Guardian: “Unlike Ferguson, North Charleston or Baltimore, no one was killed or injured here. This is an affluent, mostly white area without a history of serious racial tension. But the expressions of anger and the demands for change on Monday night in McKinney, Texas, recalled scenes from elsewhere in […]

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