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Category Archive: Humor

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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Jun 28 2014

The Mississippi primary

The recent Republican primary in Mississippi gained an inordinate amount of US media coverage because it embodies what they like best. Nothing major hinged on the outcome because both candidates pretty much have the same ideology and it fed a convenient storyline. It was an ideal candidate for consequence-free bloviating.

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Jun 28 2014

There’s always money for wars and killing

Here we go again. President Obama has asked Congress for half a billion dollars to support the rebels fighting the Syrian government. But, you are thinking, isn’t that group ISIS (sometimes referred to as ISIL), that consists of a ruthless group of Islamists that seeks to create a new state by combining Iraq and Syria, …

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Jun 27 2014

The things people consider entertainment

The Daily Show has an item on a bizarre ‘sport’. I have to imagine that this is one of those things that only generate interest because of the bets being placed. Take away the gambling element and would anyone watch?

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Jun 27 2014

Those peaceful religions!

(Thanks to Norm)

Jun 25 2014

Dick Cheney as the ‘tragedy herpe’

Dick Cheney’s re-emergence to defend his obsession with invading Iraq and his attempts to put the blame for the current mess on the Obama administration has run into some opposition even from his most loyal base of support, Fox News. The Daily Show could not help piling on.

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Jun 23 2014

An Iraq troop surge we can all support

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Jun 22 2014

Sesame Street parody of True Blood

As I have said, I am falling further and further behind in terms of technology and popular culture and I depend on the usually excellent Sesame Street parodies to give me some clue about what people are talking about, while at the same time entertaining me. Here is their effort aimed at the hit TV …

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