Once a Catholic: the life and comedy of Anne Meara

The female half of Stiller and Meara died this weekend at the age of 85 and left behind a rich comic legacy—much of it built on her background as an Irish Catholic born in Brooklyn. Many will remember the hilarious routines she did with her husband Jerry Stiller to promote Blue Nun wine: In 1969, [Read More…]

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What the world has been waiting for: a selfie stick that looks like you have a friend taking the picture

Check this out:  Fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary ‘connectedness’ and ‘sociableness’, [designers] Snee and Crowe created the ‘selfie arm’. the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm and, better yet, [Read More…]

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The headline says it all: New App Allows Users to Locate Where Least Crappy Homily Going to be Delivered in Area [Read more…]

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Who knew Mitt Romney had a sense of humor?

Or that Jimmy Fallon did such a great Mitt impression? This popped up on The Tonight Show this week. It echoes Jimmy’s hilarious bit with Mick Jagger a few years ago—and it’s pretty great. [Read more…]

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“Deacon, can I ask your advice about a problem I’m having…?”

Sure. Have a seat. What’s on your mind? [Read more…]

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One more reason to love “Weird Al” Yankovic

This will make your day. It’s a stellar performance of “Yoda”—in costume, no less—with Jodi DiPiazza, a teenage musician on the autistic spectrum. They’re joined by the Actionplay Chorus, an autistic children’s choir. This happened on Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” a fundraiser for autism. Just watch. God love ’em all. Night of Too Many Stars [Read More…]

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Stephen Colbert talks saints, Lent, scripture—and he dances

This is something else: a side of the late night star many haven’t seen before. He stopped by the offices of America magazine to chat with Fr. James Martin. Check this out. You will smile. Photo via Wikipedia [Read more…]

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Is this the best commercial of the 2015 Super Bowl?

I don’t know what could top this.  Truly. [Read more…]

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Inspired: school principal announces snow closing with “Let It Go”

It happened in Rhode Island: The storm has forced multiple businesses and schools to shutdown, including Moses Brown School in Providence. Head of School Matt Glendinning made a creative cancellation announcement by reworking Frozen‘s smash hit “Let It Go” into a snow day anthem. Aptly dressed in mittens, a beanie, and a scarf, the principal steps in [Read More…]

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It’s here: Dave Barry’s Year in Review for 2014

A snip of another instant classic, from The Miami Herald:  Speaking of surprises, in… APRIL …Russia, ignoring both the Stern Warnings and the Harsh Sanctions, continues its military intervention in Ukraine, leaving the United States with no choice but to deploy the ultimate weapon: Joe Biden, who is sent to Kiev to deliver a Strong [Read More…]

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