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  • 11 Outrageous Criminal Names

    12/19/2014 7:53:35 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/19/2014 | K Dhillon
    Expert Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt knew that Names can tell us a lot about the Person, but does a Name Really Affect the Outcome of a person’s Personal & Professional Success? Not so much. Their study found that with all else equal between two babies born at the same time, name did not move the needle in terms of economic status later in life. Naming was not destiny. View the names here.
  • AL Sharpton Hawks NEW TSHIRT

    12/18/2014 1:20:03 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    MeshugeMikey | Decemiber 18, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
    The Stores are Leaving Ferguson Missouri's War Zone and Al's Not GOIN to Put Up With it!!
  • Sword For sale WARNING might be haunted - $150

    12/04/2014 6:48:36 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 57 replies
    Craigs List ^ | 12/1/14 | Sword owner
    "This sword is from the 1700s. I got it at an antique store in my memaw's home town back in 1984. The person who sold it to me told me to be careful because there is a 90+% chance that it is cursed. Since it's been in my house my life has descended into pure chaos. My knitting group came over and they all said they could feel a strange energy in my sword room (I have a collection of over 100 swords. This is my only haunted sword). Since i got this sword, about 3 times a week a...
  • Pardoned White House Turkey Defects To ISIS

    12/04/2014 5:45:13 PM PST · by xzins · 23 replies
    DuffelBlog ^ | 27 Nov 14 | G-Had
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior U.S. officials are literally calling “fowl” after the Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by President Obama publicly defected to the Middle Eastern terrorist group ISIS. Popcorn the Turkey, now calling himself Babakurn al-Turki, was pardoned from the dinner table only yesterday by President Obama in a public ceremony at the White House. Normally the pardoned bird is sent along with its competitor to live out its remaining days at Morven Park’s Turkey Hill in Leesburg, Virginia. However, U.S. officials have now admitted that al-Turki instead hijacked an Osprey out of Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland and...
  • General Mills Company to honor Michael Brown [Satire]

    11/25/2014 7:49:44 PM PST · by doug from upland · 46 replies
    FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY:
  • Frenchman develops pills to make flatulence smell of roses

    11/25/2014 3:24:54 PM PST · by Cry if I Wanna · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rory Mulholland
    A Frenchman has developed a range of pills aimed at making people’s flatulence smell sweeter - of chocolate or of roses - which he says will make the perfect Christmas present. The 65-year-old artist and inventor says his pills are aimed at easing indigestion and are made of 100 percent natural ingredients such as fennel, seaweed and blueberries.
  • Obama picks Maxwell Smart as Secretary of Defense and Gender Equality

    11/25/2014 9:51:09 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Immediately upon hearing of Secretary Hagel's decision to resign, President Obama began His search for the best available replacement. Today, He announced His eagerly awaited choice for a successor. I have too many personal problems. Statement of President Obama: My fellow Americans, as you are well aware, I pledged soon after taking office in 2009 that My administration would be the most transparent ever. In keeping with My solemn vow, I want to tell you this evening about My most important actions over the past few days, and how I decided to take them, to make our already exceptional national security even better. A few days ago, My very close personal friend and scapegoat Republican...
  • Congress eliminates child tax credit and EITC from tax code (Hoax)

    11/18/2014 8:53:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Richmond Voice ^ | November 18, 2014
    Congress has voted to remove the child tax credit, the earned income tax credit and the mortgage interest deduction from the tax code starting with the 2014 fiscal year. The move is almost assured to solidify the perception of the 113rd Congress of the United States as deeply disconnected from the struggles and desires of the populace it is supposed to serve. The move, long championed by entitlement reform advocates like congressman Paul Ryan R-Wisconsin and Ted Cruz R-Texas, will cut entitlement payouts by a staggering 177 billion dollars. 54.33 billion dollars in savings will be realized from discontinuing the...
  • What will be the race of the next first black President?

    11/18/2014 7:06:51 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 33 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/18/2014 | Pauli
    My question is this: what race or racial mix will the next first black President of the United States be? I mean, OK, the first first black President was 100% white. (Yes, you are reading these sentences correctly.) Then the second first black President, Barack Obama, is actually not black but bi-racial, we are reminded.
  • This..Just In...from Ferguson [Satirical Parody]

    11/14/2014 5:01:47 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 116 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | November 14, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC [satire of Shoshana Roberts video]

    11/11/2014 5:29:19 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DCDYSJwwE4
  • Hitler Learns About the Midterm Election

    11/11/2014 1:49:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 10, 2014
    Der Furher found out what happened ... and was not amused
  • 16 Memes that Explain What Christians REALLY Do

    11/11/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · by millegan · 8 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The “What People Think I Do / What I Really Do” meme is a clever way of poking fun at stereotypes vs. reality. We’ve assembled some of the best related to Christianity from around the web. Enjoy!
  • WBUR Video: Celebrating 'Car Talk'

    11/08/2014 7:11:14 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A WBUR video created in honor of "Car Talk's" 35th anniversary, in 2012. Posted for fans, in memory of Tom
  • Vowels to Bosnia (LoL)

    11/07/2014 6:10:42 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Car Talk ^ | April 10, 1996
    Vowels to Bosnia ask and you shall receive... Cities of Sjlbvdnzv, Grzny to Be First Recipients Before an emergency joint session of Congress yesterday, President Clinton announced US plans to deploy over 75,000 vowels to the war-torn region of Bosnia. The deployment, the largest of its kind in American history, will provide the region with the critically needed letters A,E,I,O,U, and Y, and is hoped to render countless Bosnian words more pronounceable. "For six years, we have stood by while names like Ygrjvslhv and Tzlynhrand Glrm have been horribly butchered by millions around the world,"Clinton said. "Today, the United States...
  • Post Election Day Haikku

    11/07/2014 5:57:51 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 43 replies
    Self | November 7, 2014 | EqAndyBuzz
    Post Election Haikku Time. This could get interesting.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 7 November 2014

    11/06/2014 5:57:58 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 105 replies
    November 6, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.After another crazy week, some of us are ready for an umbrella drink. Or maybe a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • 20 Delusions That Shape How Liberals Vote

    11/05/2014 5:44:44 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 14 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | Bryce Buchanan
    Consider the following 20 beliefs from the imaginary world where liberals live.  The “Affordable Care Act” will reduce the cost and increase the quality of health care, because if you want something done efficiently and economically, then you want unionized government bureaucracies to handle it.  We don’t have a spending problem  It is morally acceptable to borrow massive amounts of money from our grandchildren to support our own current consumption.  The 22 trillion dollars spent on the War on Poverty was quite successful in reducing the number of people in poverty.  The Social Security Program...
  • Which Wendy Davis concession speech is funnier?

    11/05/2014 10:49:40 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 5 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/05/2014 | Pauli
    I'm having a hard time deciding which of Wendy Davis's concession speeches makes me laugh more. Maybe y'all can help.
  • Brilliant: Versions of capitalism in each country perfectly explained by using cows

    11/01/2014 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 11/1/2014 | Hannah Bleau
    I've seen other versions, but this version is pretty funny.
  • 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man (Hairyasment!)

    10/29/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/29/2014 | Amazing and Funny Videos
    Video Link Here
  • Vanity Alert: Tell your favorite humorous parenthood story!

    10/26/2014 5:58:54 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 61 replies
    FReepers, we are in desperate need of some levity. Please share your favorite funny story about the ins and outs of parenthood. I'll go first!
  • Caught on film for the first time -- The Supreme Court of the US in deliberation (humor)

    10/21/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ^ | 10-20-14 | John Oliver
    Link only: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9prhPV2PI
  • Grim humour

    10/15/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    We reside in a culture where the cognitive dissonance gets ever more obvious, yet ever larger numbers are choosing not to see. It leaves one wondering whether to laugh or cry Have you heard the one about the Rabbi, the Imam and the fat chick? Me neither. In fact, it’s been so long since I’ve heard a good joke that I almost forgot what it feels like to laugh. It seems this is somewhat of a universal experience, as many of my friends and acquaintances have similar plaints. But then, what would you expect from a culture that carefully monitors...
  • Ebola Memes. (Its Friday, we can laugh can't we.)

    10/03/2014 8:47:00 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/1/2014 | Warren Rojas
    I know Ebola is serious. But, what the hell, lets have a chuckle. **** Warning **** Contains a slam at Sarah. I think the other ones are 'funny' and outweigh the slap at her. Hate Rojas and Roll Call. Not me. You have been warned.
  • New Jersey Yank Judges Texas Chili Cook-Off

    09/28/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Windflier · 46 replies
    The Wilds of The Internet ^ | 28 September 2014 | Unknown
    Notes from an inexperienced chili taster named FRANK, who was visiting Texas from New Jersey and was roped into judging a chili contest: "Recently I was lucky enough to be the 10,000th attendee at the State Fair in Texas, and was asked to fill in to be a judge at their annual Texas Chili Cook-Off. Apparently the original judge #3 called in sick at the last moment, and I just happened to be standing there when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (native Texans) that it would be a fun event and a true...
  • Golf Cart For Sale (but you won't want to buy it)

    09/27/2014 12:03:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Gumtree ^ | 9-20-14 | Redtelephoneboxguy
    1999 Tonino Lamborghini 36 Volt Electric Golf Cart Customised $3,500.00 Ok There is a theme developing here and its that i may have the most cruel wife in the country possibly the world?? If there is another more cruel wife i would love to hear about it, hopefully taking some of the sting out of the fact i am losing nearly every toy i have held dear to me. Thanks so much Gumtree for your methods of advertising, promoting women as having the financial control in the household which i find a travesty to any bloke who works hard to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 26 September 2014

    09/25/2014 5:58:55 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    September 25, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.After another crazy week, some of us are ready for an umbrella drink. Or maybe a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Retiring Senator Endorses Hillary for President [Another one of my fake stories]

    09/24/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) gave a ringing endorsement to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. “Most people think that she is a moderate, kind of middle-of-the-road type of politician,” Harkin said. “This is way off the mark. She is much farther to the left and a lot more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think. That’s why she has my unconditional support should she choose to run for president in 2016.” if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at... http://azconservative.org/2014/09/19/dem-operative-says-obama-planning-october-surprise/
  • Victorious Secret: Lingerie for Overcomers

    09/23/2014 5:49:54 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Wittenburg Door ^ | 08/29/2008 | Kenny R
    Victorious Secret bills itself as "The Lingerie Line for the Overcoming Woman" And it is the "premier and dominant" producer of Christian-themed apparel in America, and maybe in the universe, according to the company's innovative founder, Veronique Wisteria. Famous for her eccentric ways and romanesque figure, Veronique started the company as a mail-order operation in her laundry room. Now it has more than 400 employees at its headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., and a 70,000 square-foot warehouse in Orange County, Calif., that handles more than 800,000 orders a year. But achieving that goal was difficult--about as difficult as slipping into...
  • Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

    09/20/2014 9:48:44 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 27 replies
    ap ^ | Sep. 18, 2014 | MARK PRATT
    There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Sonal Saraiya and her colleagues in Michigan found that packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries. This year's winners honored Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine
  • Michael Loftus on the lies behind the global warming scare industry

    09/18/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/2014 | Flipside
    Comedian Michael Loftus, host of the new TV show "The Flipside" goes on an extended rant about how people who supposedly believe in the upcoming end of the world brought on by global warming primarily seem interested in just making money for themselves.
  • Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry

    09/12/2014 1:34:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * For over 150 years, Darwin’s hypothesis that all species share a common ancestor has dominated the creation-evolution debate. Surprisingly, when Darwin wrote his seminal work, he had no direct evidence for these genealogical relationships—he knew nothing about DNA sequences. In fact, before the discovery of the structure and function of DNA, obtaining direct scientific evidence for common ancestry was impossible. Now, with online databases full of DNA-sequence information from thousands of species, the direct testing of Darwin’s hypothesis has finally commenced. What...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 12 September 2014

    09/11/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 126 replies
    September 11, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Laughing On 9/11 With Joan Rivers

    09/08/2014 5:34:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Joan Rivers crushed 9/11 terrorists by laughing. So should you. If the doyenne of dark comedy were still alive, the Republican Party would win the 2016 presidential election by nominating Joan Rivers. First, because the GOP would be running an octogenarian grandmother against a slightly younger grandmother (Hillary Clinton) and Democrats could not accuse Republicans of attacking Clinton’s age, sex or grandmotherhood. Second, because Rivers had a self-depreciating sense of humor whereas Hillary has a mean streak (think Clinton’s dismissal of cookie-baking housewives or her “What difference does is make?!” screech). Third, Rivers would have been more adept at handling...
  • Furious Obama Says Calls to Putin Going Straight to Voice Mail

    09/04/2014 8:27:19 AM PDT · by traumer · 98 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | September 2, 2014 | By Andy Borowitz
    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/furious-obama-says-calls-putin-going-straight-voicemail
  • Meet Amanda Curtis (MT Senate Hopeful)

    08/18/2014 8:35:45 AM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/16/2014
    Video at link
  • Who needs a man once an Alaska girl has mastered the chain saw?

    08/17/2014 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 104 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 16, 2014 | Laureli Kinneen
    NOME -- I used to joke and tell my friends that other than for obvious reasons, I only need a man to operate my chain saw. Because really, I’m an Alaska girl, and can bleed the line when I run out of fuel at the house. I thaw my pipes when they freeze. I can change a flat tire, butcher a caribou and catch, filet, smoke and can a silver salmon. Oh, and shoot a few ptarmigan with a .22 for dinner. You know. Normal stuff. But here’s the thing. I’ve relied on a man for seven years to supply...
  • The "Get Out Of Jail Free" Gay Card: Don't Cross The Brain Barrier Without It!

    08/14/2014 9:02:32 PM PDT · by xuberalles
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    ***Drum Roll*** There’s a brand new entry into the Liberal Hall of Stupidity and it’s perhaps the most profound piece of logic ever uttered by liberal-kind! (Yes, I know there’s one every, damn day!) Apparently, if you’re gay, a student of Sappho, Barney Frank's gardner or fornicating with clones, you’re now immune to the jurisdiction and penalties of federal and state laws! Still breathing? Progressive activists, as well as some actual Congressional members, want to make it illegal to punish and/or deport gay illegal immigrants. So the same geniuses who claim “illegal” immigration isn’t illegal – it depends what the...
  • Traditional catholic speed dating

    08/14/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Traditional catholic speed dating (cartoon on linky)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 1 August 2014

    07/31/2014 5:55:18 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 118 replies
    July 31, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.After another crazy week, some of us are ready for an umbrella drink. Or maybe a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • MDA Anti Gun Moms Protest TOPLESS Against Texas Open Carry Group

    07/30/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    AmmoLand Gun News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eric Reed
    MDA Anti Gun Moms Protest TOPLESS Against Texas Open Carry Group Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Texas --(Ammoland.com)- On Sunday July 26th 2014, CATI (Come and Take It) conducted a walk through downtown Austin to raise awareness for the current restrictions on gun rights in Texas. This walk is done monthly, and today’s walk was led by Thomas Jefferson from their Austin Chapter. Anti-gun protestors decided to crash the event and protest the protest, accept they conducted their protest TOPLESS! The walk began on Congress in downtown Austin near the Capitol, and the ladies followed CATI’s members throughout of...
  • An Illegal Immigration Case Study: How To Explain Sovereignty To A Liberal

    07/26/2014 10:15:25 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 7/26/14 | Me
    Take a Democratic family of four and drop off two complete strangers, whom they will be responsible for feeding, clothing and providing healthcare without compensation. Despite being completely ignorant of their host family’s situation or expectations – possessing no real reverence or concern for their new homeland – these guests will have an equal vote in all financial dealings, household norms, and even what activities the owner’s children can engage in or with whom they may associate. Furthermore, the host family must understand – despite working, paying taxes and being citizens their entire natural lives – their new household members...
  • It's My Birthday!!!

    07/22/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 46 replies
    The Wayback Machine ^ | 7/22/2014 | FP
    Signed up July 22, 1999. Please help me celebrate and take look at the linked postAt the time, it was the second longest thread on FR. The longest was Arthur McGowan's "Please Don't Ping Me." It had 1100 replies. So click the link to see some old friends, many are still here. Unfortunately some have passed on or passed out.
  • Weird Al's 'Mandatory Fun' is a funny sort of masterpiece

    07/19/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Randall Roberts
    The success of any great piece of art is determined by a few key factors. Does it accomplish what it sets out to achieve? Does it illuminate some essential aspect of the human condition? Does it change those who are exposed to it — rewire the circuitry, add new ideas that disturb the status quo? Does it build on the art of others, in the process crafting something profoundly new? Most important, does it advocate for the enduring relevance of tinfoil? Under these guidelines, Weird Al Yankovic's new "Mandatory Fun" is a stone cold masterpiece. Its goal remains the same...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 18 July 2014

    07/17/2014 5:56:32 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 106 replies
    July 17, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)

    07/16/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2014 | "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)
  • Joan Rivers and the Humorless Generation: How the Politically Correct Culture is Killing Comedy

    07/14/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/14/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Joan Rivers made news recently when she walked off of a CNN set during an interview with Fredericka Whitfield. When Whitfield suggested that Rivers could be “mean,” the latter informed the former that under no circumstances should she be interviewing someone, like Rivers, for whom comedy is a calling. Whatever else may be said of Joan Rivers—I, for one, have never had much to say about her at all—this much seems certain: The woman knows that of which she speaks when it comes to her craft. That is to say, she is acutely aware of the purpose, the invaluable purpose,...
  • The Bear Is a Little Too Loose

    07/12/2014 8:38:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    The following is transcribed from intercepted U.S. Secret Service radio communications. Really, trust us. Unidentified Secret Service Agent One: Gnawhide One to Formaldehyde Two. The bear is loose. Repeat, the bear is loose. Over. Unidentified Secret Service Agent Two: Check that, Gnawhide One. If you’re referring to the president, please remember that POTUS’s code name is “Renegade.” USSA1: POTUS and Valerie Jarrett have made clear he wants to be called “The Bear” now.
  • I Started a Joke

    07/05/2014 1:30:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    UCSC humor study literally pulls legs and yanks chains to measure brain’s responses The physical act of pulling someone’s leg can make you a funnier person. At least for a short period of time following the act, says Patrawat Samermit, a Ph.D student of cognitive psychology at UCSC. The same is true for yanking someone’s chain. Samermit, who has ambitions to be the next Margaret Cho, is not pulling our leg (although she’d clearly like to). Her recent humor cognition study used mannequins to find out how enacting embodied metaphors of humor may affect humor production. After the yanking and...