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Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin t

Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

People say satire is dead. It's not dead it's alive and living in the White

People say satire is dead. It's not dead it's alive and living in the White House.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Satire works best when it hews close to the line between the outlandish and

Satire works best when it hews close to the line between the outlandish and the possible - and as that line continues to grow thinner, the satirist's task becomes ever more difficult.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I'm looking at some comedic horror films because I have often been accused

I'm looking at some comedic horror films because I have often been accused of being too dark. I'm not dark, not compared with 'Saw' or anything like that. So I'm looking at live-action horror films, but not slasher ones - ones that have humor and maybe so
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the

Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Obama's plan for "change": Let's do everything Bush did, only with more suc

Obama's plan for "change": Let's do everything Bush did, only with more suck! Because it just didn't suck badly enough the first time!
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Quite possibly the only infinite power in the universe may be the human cap

Quite possibly the only infinite power in the universe may be the human capacity for self-deception.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Jersey Shore has killed more brain cells than alcohol, cocaine, and meth co

Jersey Shore has killed more brain cells than alcohol, cocaine, and meth combined.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

They who suspect a Mephistophiles, or sneering, satirical devil, under all,

They who suspect a Mephistophiles, or sneering, satirical devil, under all, have not learned the secret of true humor, which sympathizes with gods themselves, in view of their grotesque, half-finished creatures.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The universe seems to be a lot like a car or a computer, in that it's desig

The universe seems to be a lot like a car or a computer, in that it's designed to be user-friendly, which doesn't necessarily require the user to have a clue what's going on under the hood.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship

Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship, and in vows of unalterable Love, in which we were secure from being interrupted, by intruding and disagreeable Visistors, as Augustus and Sophia had on their first Entrance in th
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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