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April 15, 2015
Death of a funny guy
Humorist Stan Freberg died last week at the age of 88. He pioneered the satire...
March 10, 2015
Paying tribute to “The Simpsons” co-creator
Sam Simon, one of the original creators of "The Simpsons," died at age 59 of...
February 17, 2015
The 12 Funniest Books Ever Written?
In the spirit of Fat Tuesday, in which we go through our cupboards to use...
January 20, 2015
Responding to satire with satire
Anthony Sacramone, no mean satirist himself, shows how a religion that is being attacked by...
January 16, 2015
The Conflict of Iconoclasts
France is holding huge rallies for free speech after the Charlie Hebdo murders, but they...
January 15, 2015
The very model of a Biblical philologist
After the jump, Biblical scholarship by way of Gilbert & Sullivan's "I am the very...
December 30, 2014
The funny year in review
One of my long-time customs leading up to New Year's is to read Dave Barry's...
December 10, 2014
The Chinese government is forbidding the use of puns in state-supported media. Alexandra Petri objects. ...
November 11, 2014
Americans are panicking over Ebola, and authorities are concerned not just to stem the disease...
April 12, 2014
Letterman’s replacement will be Stephen Colbert
David Letterman, the late night talk show host on CBS, announced his retirement the other...
March 27, 2014
Wiping out your social media debts
Thanks to Anthony Sacramone for alerting me to this Portlandia bit, Declare Social-Media Bankruptcy |...
January 01, 2014
The snarky year in review
One of my solemn customs for New Year's Eve is reviewing the events of the...
December 30, 2013
The myth of the Christmas myth
It's still Christmas, there being 12 days of that season, so thanks to Truth Unites....
December 13, 2013
Baby Boomers agonistes
It's almost too easy to make fun of us Baby Boomers. But satirist P. J....
October 11, 2013
The management of this blog is taking no position on the controversy over the use...
August 09, 2013
Mazeppa and Teddy Jack Eddy
I told you about the Tulsa mini-renaissance of my college days in the 1970s, mentioning...
June 17, 2013
Best Father’s Day cartoon
Comics - The Washington Post.
May 21, 2013
Making fun of journalists
The inimitable Lutheran journalist Mollie Z. Hemingway satirically dismantles the practice of journalism as it...
April 17, 2013
Comic genius dies
Comedian Jonathan Winters died. When I was a kid and heard he was appearing on...
April 01, 2013
April Fools’ Day clearing house
Happy April Fools' Day! This is the day that the internet and other media are...
March 01, 2013
How the pop culture would choose a pope
The latest offering from the inestimable Rev. Hans Fiene with his Lutheran Satire enterprise has...
January 17, 2013
Jesus and other punsters
The BBC has a wonderful article by Sally Davies on puns, basically a review of...
January 01, 2013
Dave Barry’s year in review
One of my personal New Year's Day rituals is to read humorist Dave Barry's month-by-month...
December 10, 2012
A prank turned grim
You have probably heard about those two Australian radio hosts who called the hospital where...
November 20, 2012
Kurt Vonnegut on writing and living
Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse-Five among many others, seems like a much better author when...
October 17, 2012
The best campaign ad of them all
In a postmodern, objectively irrelevant, subjectivist, "I like this" kind of way: HT: Anthony Sacramone.
October 16, 2012
"Like most Catholics, I do whatever I want"
You've got to see Saturday Night Live's take on the Vice Presidential debate. Go to...
September 25, 2012
Lampooning the Jesus’ wife hype
The inimitable Hans Fiene at Lutheran Satire on the Jesus' wife kerfluffle and, more generally,...
August 24, 2012
I Did Not Know That
Local columnist John Kelly asked readers to tell about "common knowledge" that they somehow missed. ...
August 06, 2012
Anthony Sacramone is back and making fun of Batman
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