Joke With the Pope! New Website Wants YOUR Joke About the Pope and the Catholic Church

In anticipation of Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States later this month, a new website invites Catholics and non-Catholics alike to submit a joke about the Pope or the Catholic Church.Between September 8 and October 2, funny guys are invited to submit their best Catholic joke--either in writing or via video--to the website jokewiththepope.org, which is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. The self-identified comedians can then choose one of three … [Read more...]

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SPLAT! How I Fell for Japanese Suicide Satire

Remember last week, I told you the story of Seppu Kuma, the Japanese "suicide bear" that let suicide-minded people choose their poison: death by suffocation, asphyxiation, or lethal injection?Well (wiping egg off face), nope!  It was a joke.  The readers who were incensed at the dangerous direction our world is taking can breathe a sigh of relief.There is, in fact, a cute, cuddly robot which looks like that--but its intended purpose isn't to "off" the terminally ill or the perennially sad … [Read more...]

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Hell (Michigan) Is for Sale; and Now, Damned Group Wants to Buy It

Hell, Michigan is a small town about an hour west of Detroit, near the Pinckney Recreation Area.  There's not much there:  a ghoulish gift shop where visitors can purchase Halloween decorations and ghastly souvenirs, and a post office where  can get your letter postmarked "Hell."Two weeks ago--on Friday the 13th-- owner John Colone put the city of Hell up for sale.  For about a million dollars ($999,666, to be exact), you can own about five acres of land as well as the rustic novelties shop f … [Read more...]

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