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Category Archive: Humor

Jul 18 2014

The Hobby Lobby case

The Daily Show commented on the Hobby Lobby case and had as their guest Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the implications of that case and also the inconsistent way that the US Supreme Court views free speech rights and buffer zones.

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Jul 16 2014

At last, a sign!

Animal pasta.jpg

God finally reveals the identity of his Earthly incarnation in a pasta pot. Can you guess who it is? (Hint: Think of the pasta as blue.)

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Jul 16 2014

The controversy over Monty Python’s Life of Brian

It should be no secret to regular readers of the blog that I am a big fan of all things Pythonia. The five surviving members of the six-person troupe are currently having a reunion stage show and this made me recall the controversy over the release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian back in 1979, …

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Jul 15 2014

Truth or no consequences

Legendary journalist I. F. Stone said, “Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” But it used to be the case that if they were caught in a flat out lie, they paid at least some price, at a minimum in some form of public shaming and the lie usually …

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Jul 14 2014

The other big game

For those suffering from World Cup withdrawal, here is the classic match between German and Greek philosophers, courtesy of Monty Python.

Jul 14 2014

John Oliver on income inequality

He delivers a righteous rant on the absurd way that most Americans have this incredibly unrealistic sense of optimism about their future economic prospects and thus actually support the things that keep them poor, breed income inequality, and feed the greed of the rich. He notes how American politicians, including president Obama shy away from …

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Jul 11 2014

Friday humor

Doonesbury-sacrifice

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Jul 01 2014

Child labor abuse in the US

For all the talk about family values in the US, it is appalling how badly children can be treated in this country, either by parents thinking that children are their possessions and subjecting them to abuse or by employers taking advantage of the laws to exploit them for their labor. Samantha Bee turns in another …

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Jun 30 2014

Sexual assault on college campuses

Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper from The Daily Show give advice to both men and women about appropriate behavior on college campuses and how to avoid trouble. The clip highlights all the extra precautions that women have to take to protect themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault on campus and thus acquiring, as …

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Jun 29 2014

Parody of Life of Pi

Another good effort from the writers of Sesame Street that is amusing even if you haven’t seen the film or read the book.

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