Archive for the 'Humor' Category

HOW DONALD TRUMP WINS BEFORE THE ELECTION…

August 24th, 2016

If you haven’t ordered a copy of Dan Guman’s The Kid Who Ran for President, do so. I have.

I FIND SCOTT ADAMS MOSTLY PERSUASIVE… YOU…?

August 22nd, 2016

WE DON’T NEED NO ANY CHARTER SCHOOLS…

August 22nd, 2016

Of course, Ohio—with White Hat Management at the fore—comes in for the lion’s share of Oliver’s piece. As for the question of Cyber Charters, I can say from 10+ years of working with online classes in multiple districts that unless the student is working in a classroom with a knowledgeable educator (or receiving at-home instruction […]

WILMORE’S EXIT INTERVIEW: KEEPIN’ IT A HUNERT

August 21st, 2016

So Larry Wilmore and The Nightly Show have moved on. While I’m sure that Bill Cosby is ecstatic, the rest of us are feeling a hole right now. I actually don’t know if I can switch to another show. Seamus Kirst, writing in Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show’s end: ‘I don’t mind going down […]

CANCELLATION DOES NOT EQUAL FAILURE…

August 19th, 2016

I got canceled once. A magazine project I was brought into shepherd ceased publication after two years and I moved on. I, and my great staff, accomplished a lot and, I like to think, we changed a tiny segment of the publishing industry and upped the game a bit. I worried about my people, but […]

NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE CANCELED;
WHITE AMERICA RELUCTANT TO DISCUSS RACE…?

August 15th, 2016

[Update on 16 August at 0700: Dave Schilling, pondering in Larry Wilmore’s show was a victim of our reluctance to discuss race for The Guardian, writes: After a year-and-a-half of finding the humor in some of the bleakest moments in American race relations in decades, Comedy Central is ending Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show. I […]

SPAM HAS AN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT…?

August 15th, 2016

This morning I got four copies of the same email to four different email addresses (two of which I don’t use) with the subject line: Order Confirmation 5487 1761689 20160815 455715 from someone at ESAB. Clearly the company’s email has been hacked in someway. My spam filter stripped the email of all potentially dangerous links […]

THE NEXT FINANCIAL BUBBLE IS READY TO BURST…

August 15th, 2016

Perhaps 15 years ago or so I had a friend who bought a car through J.D. Byrider. I was unfamiliar with the company but got a quick an horrible lesson from her experience. She bought a car that I might have paid $2,000 for if I was feeling generous, for about $7,500. I don’t know […]

WE THE PEOPLE RESERVE OUR RIGHTS AS WELL…

August 14th, 2016

From the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division’s Investigation Of The Baltimore City Police Department: Today, [10 August 2016] we announce the outcome of the Department of Justice’s investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department. After engaging in a thorough investigation, initiated at the request of the City of Baltimore and BPD, the Department […]

U.S. CONGRESS IS AWOL AND OUT OF CONTROL…

August 13th, 2016

Ralph Nader writes: Taken as a whole, with exceptions, the American people have the strangest attitude toward the Congress. Our national legislature spends nearly a quarter of our income and affects us one way or another every day of the year. Yet too many people withdraw in disgust instead of making Congress accountable to them. […]

AN IRONIC TRUMP MOMENT AND SYSTEMIC RACISM…

August 13th, 2016

No, not in the same video, but these two from Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show are brilliant.

UPDATE: WE ARE ALL WITH STUPID…

August 13th, 2016

Yesterday I wrote about the dangers of calling people stupid because (a) their IQ is lower than ours, but since there can only be one top IQ, we all have IQ’s lower than a portion of the world’s population; (b) they’re actually just ignorant, as are we all on more subjects than we can list; […]

I’LL SUCK, BUT MY SCOTUS JUSTICES WILL ROCK…

August 9th, 2016

As I’ve listened to the news of late, as I’ve read opinions and reports from the political front, the gist of the message in this moment has boiled down to a single message: ignore all that you know about me or my political opponent and focus on this one inescapable truth—I will appoint justices to […]

HOW WE BECAME THE CAT-RACCOON’S TOYS…

August 8th, 2016

[Update at 0600 on 14 August: Garry Trudeau also gives a (probably unintentional) nod to the topic in the Sunday strip.] [Update at 1800 on 12 August: The story, and video, is blowing up with both The Guardian, John Oliver’s right—journalism is in danger, and here’s why that matters; and Mother Jones, John Oliver Takes […]

JUST HOW LOOWWW, CAN TRUMP GOOOO…?

August 5th, 2016

WHAT…! TOO SOON…?

August 5th, 2016

Maybe…

HOW DONNY AND VLAD BECAME BFF’S…

August 5th, 2016

GIVE IT UP FOR THE EISNER-AWARD-WINNING DERF…

August 4th, 2016

Derf writes: I have to say, walking sauntering up on that stage to finally have one of those little statues handed to me, after 35 years as a comics pro, a grizzled warhorse of 56 years, is on my short list of career highlights. My acceptance speech, told with hand-lettered cue cards, frankly, brought the […]

DANAE SPEAKS FOR DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS…

August 3rd, 2016

[Updated @ 1600, see below…] [Update @ 1600: Scott Adams writes: Clinton’s side (which is my side too, for my personal safety) has made you fear the imaginary monster under the bed so you’ll ignore the thief going through your drawers. That’s weapons-grade persuasion. Of course, Wiley understands that monsters under the bed are non-partisan […]

LESSER EVIL, NO… VOTE GREATER GOOD, YES…!

August 3rd, 2016

There is a 90 percent chance that I will vote for Jill Stein in November. As for the other 10 percent, I may still choose to write in Bernie, but that looks less likely every day. I did vote for Jill Stein in 2012 (just like I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996) so I […]

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