Former Daily Show Writer Accuses Jon Stewart of Punishing His Writers For Forming A Union

Ed Brayton’s Culture War Radio show last week was fascinating for both of its two hours. In the first hour he talked to comedian David Feldman. The most interesting section to me was where Feldman compared the comedy and politics of Dennis Miller, Bill Maher, and Jon Stewart (each of whom he has written for). [Read More...]

"I Hate Your Blog"

This is the song I listen to to cheer myself up whenever I get attacked online: Thanks to Stephanie for introducing me to it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Natalie Portman and Elmo

Since the muppets have been on my mind of late and since I have long admired Natalie Portman, I decided to check out Natalie’s appearance on Sesame Street. It’s got a terrific feminist message. All kids should see it: And speaking of celebrity women I have crushes on hanging out with muppets, as a bonus, [Read More...]

Mr. Deity Meets Joseph Smith

In his newest Mr. Deity video, Brian Keith Dalton goes after his own former religion: Stick with the video after the credits for Brian’s account of what Dan Dennett is really like and to see a message to the Mr. Deity audience from numerous famous atheists (including our own PZ Myers) recorded at the Global [Read More...]

A Couple Doses of Juvenile Humor

I always love Jimmy Kimmel’s This Week in Unnecessary Censorship and this special unnecessarily NSFW compilation for the occasion of his hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner did not disappoint: And for real life anchor slip ups too unpredictable and fast to get censored in time, here’s a nice compilation of some of the recent [Read More...]

Debunking Stereotypes About The British

Really informative: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Milton Berle vs. Statler and Waldorf

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

"Danny Boy", As Sung By Animal, Beaker, and the Swedish Chef

When I was a kid, my (half-Irish) grandfather would frequently sing a little of this song when I was around. It’s a warm memory. I’ve written more about my grandfather, more about the muppets, and more about when I was a kid, for any interested in these topics. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Daily Show Weighs In On Limbaugh

And Colbert: [Read more...]