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May 16, 2018
Tom Wolfe, the Literary Scourge of Progressives, Dies
Tom Wolfe, 88, has died. The pioneer of "New Journalism," which uses fictional techniques--an interior point...
December 01, 2017
Jonathan Swift’s Takedown of Modernism & Postmodernism
Yesterday, November 30, was the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift, the great...
November 07, 2017
Imagine my surprise, when reading an article by Charles Chaput, the conservative Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia,...
August 23, 2017
And now “rethinking” free speech
The zeal to support the LGBT cause has led to a "rethinking" of the...
June 07, 2017
Dilbert creator likes Trump & questions climate change
One of the funniest comic strips still going is Dilbert, Scott Adams' satirical takedown of...
February 24, 2017
How our politicized media would review the Narnia books
Our media is highly politicized across the spectrum, obsessed--pro- or con- or somewhere in between--with...
January 02, 2017
Dave Barry’s 2016 Year in Review
One of my New Year's Eve rituals is to read Dave Barry's annual Year in...
August 18, 2016
A comedy-thriller about the Reformation
You have GOT to read The Relic Master, a novel by Christopher Buckley (son of...
July 30, 2016
“A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Stuff”
From Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire. (HT: Kerner):
May 31, 2016
Those religious-extremist Anglicans
Yes, American foreign policy is a laughing-stock abroad, but that means at least some of...
April 13, 2016
Defeat ISIS with comedians
U2 frontman Bono told a Congressional committee that the way to defeat ISIS is to...
December 31, 2015
My New Year’s Eve ritual
Every New Year's Eve, I look back on the events of the past year. I...
December 24, 2015
Lutheran vs. other traditions’ Christmas songs
The latest Christmas offering from Hans Fiene at Lutheran Satire: In defense of Anglican Christmas...
November 24, 2015
The misguided explanations of ISIS
You have got to read Mollie Hemingway's Federalist piece 16 Of The Worst Ways To...
November 12, 2015
From Australian comedian Neel Kolhatkar, who plays the new kid in class. I think the...
August 26, 2015
Why Democrats hate you and Republicans are lousy politicians
Conservative satirist P. J. O'Rourke has written a devastating take-down of Democrats, though Republicans do...
June 23, 2015
“We Don’t Deserve Alexander Hamilton On Our Currency”
You've got to read Mollie Hemingway's piece in the Federalist: We Don't Deserve Alexander Hamilton...
June 12, 2015
New York Times exposes Marco Rubio
The New York Times has published a series of articles (linked at the source, after...
June 10, 2015
Imaginary Yelp reviews from famous theologians
What might Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Finney, Billy Graham, John...
January 20, 2015
Responding to satire with satire
Anthony Sacramone, no mean satirist himself, shows how a religion that is being attacked by...
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...
December 13, 2013
Baby Boomers agonistes
It's almost too easy to make fun of us Baby Boomers. But satirist P. J....
August 09, 2013
Mazeppa and Teddy Jack Eddy
I told you about the Tulsa mini-renaissance of my college days in the 1970s, mentioning...
May 21, 2013
Making fun of journalists
The inimitable Lutheran journalist Mollie Z. Hemingway satirically dismantles the practice of journalism as it...
January 16, 2013
Stranger in a Strange Church
Philip Jenkins cites the prescience of science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, whose novel Stranger in...
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,...
June 02, 2011
Those Lutheran satire clips
You know those computer-animated-and-voiced clips on YouTube that have been going around in the genre...
May 13, 2011
Top ten signs you’re too afraid of your government
My brother Jimmy is always a little behind, which means that when he comments on...
October 25, 2010
Taking Jon Stewart’s rally seriously
Jon Stewart keeps insisting that his "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" that he and...
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