I’ve been exposed to so many medical prescription drug advertisements now that I routinely tune out all of the incredibly nasty and life-threatening side effects as they’re enumerated. “Ask your doctor” is about the only element that cuts through now, and I just can’t imagine actually doing that. Except maybe for Weedinol. The side effects for this one sound so much less hazardous … [Read more…]
Leonard Eiger / The Loose Nukes
Remember the Armageddon 2000? The Armageddon 2000 Nuclear Hardened Travel Trailer is the only travel trailer that you can enjoy all year long and, when the mushroom clouds start to appear on the horizon, instantly converts into a bomb shelter.
We introduced the Armageddon 2000 way back when President Trump was about to take office, and since then sales have gone through the roof. There is a one-year waiting period to get one (humanity should last that long)! And you can bet that all those people on the waiting list are getting nervous as Trump’s days in office seem to go on forever and his Tweets keep pushing the world closer to the coming Trumpocalypse. [Read more…]
By P. Staley
A tweeter named Donnie was mad.
He ended each message with “sad.”
When asked who he hated
he huffed and berated:
“If you dare question me then you’re bad.”
A golfer named Donnie did tweet,
“Another tough round I won – sweet!” [Read more…]
When I hear talk in the news of when we might expect to see a GOP tax bill, the time frame appears to be “two weeks”. Chris Hayes on his MSNBC program “All In” even had a segment that featured multiple news clips showing how often that unit of measurement is used by our current president. I suspect our contemporary grifter is channeling the 1986 comedy classic “The Money Pit”. Tom Hanks or Shelley Long fans will remember the scenes where estimates by the Shirk brothers crew of how long any particular event would take were always “two weeks”. [Read more…]
There’s been a lot of troubling news from Texas lately, and thinking of Texas reminds me of a sad anniversary, the passing of Texan Molly Ivins in February of 2007. But as sad as the anniversary is, reflecting on Molly Ivins herself is irresistibly uplifting. Here’s a brief sample of Molly’s irreverent wit that ran as a tribute on PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour after her passing. It’s all you need to know about Texan art. [Read more…]
Time once again for a culture break, this time a two-fer. Here’s not only a taste of musical heritage (Light Opera), but some history also tossed in the mix! It is the Very Model of a Modern Roman Empire Fall! [Read more…]
IOIYAR (It’s OK If You’re A Republican; i.e. Republican Hypocrisy) How many times have you asked yourself, after reading or hearing reports about the latest inane, inflammatory or insulting utterance of No. 45—How would Republicans have reacted if Obama had been the speaker? Would they have shown the same deference, the same equanimity to him as they’ve been showing to the current POTUS? Sometimes the power of imagination can be tested by this kind of thought experiment. To make it easier, Bill Maher arranged for Barack Obama (well, pretty darn close) to deliver a few of the more mind-bending pronouncements of the current occupant of the Oval Office. Now, just try to imagine Republicans being cool with this state of affairs. [Read more…]
Returning to our theme of providing culture to our readers, here is a mashup of an art form—Opera—that screams “Class!” (but not in the way Ms. Farkas used to holler at us in sixth grade; more in the way that being chauffeured in a Bentley does) and the news form—TV anchor—that insists “Seriously!” With a nod to Adam Sandler’s SNL character Operaman, the group Operatico Politico presents a roundup of recent events involving Trump. [Read more…]
I really, really, really, really, really, hope that the the Republican’s attempt to pass “healthcare reform” (i.e. tax cut for the 1% paid for by gutting Medicare & Medicaid) is the Norwegian Blue parrot in this classic Monty Python sketch. “It’s run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible”. But Politico reports that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney recently opined that the Senate should not vote on anything else until it’s voted again on repealing Obamacare. “It’s not dead. It’s pining for the fjords …” [Read more…]
I was rereading “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump” and was reminded that point number 10 is: “JOIN THE ARMY OF COMEDY: Trump’s Achilles heel is his massively thin skin.” So, in the furtherance of carrying out what I believe to be my patriotic duty, I present a recent Funny or Die video that pokes fun at our Tweet-obsessed leader’s somewhat idiosyncratic lexicon.
Believe me, we’re all Donald Trump. It’s true. He’s like us. You can take that to the bank. I wouldn’t be saying this if I didn’t know it’s true, about you and about me.
Let me give you a for instance. [Read more…]
By Bob Dorn
Hi. I’m a robot?
Are you amazed I can talk like a freshman on speed?
Don’t be. It’s all just zeroes and ones, yeses and nos, exes and minuses that can account for the way I so humanly can flick my long blonde hair over my earpiece, or, in the case of my boyfriend, yell Wahoo!!! when there’s a story about the Chargers pledging $1 million for a new stadium on the waterfront. [Read more…]