Category Archive: Humor

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


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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Jun 22 2014

Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Collectivism

Mallory Ortberg has taken upon herself the task of imagining what the Harry Potter series of books might have turned out to be like if the idea had first occurred to Ayn Rand. She is taking each of the seven books in turn. Here is an excerpt of what Harry Potter and the Prisoner of …

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Jun 21 2014

The end of news

The Daily Show continues to chronicle the end of TV news as we have come to know it, as evidenced by the way the cable news networks covered the book tour of Hillary Clinton.

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Jun 20 2014


I swear that I am falling farther and farther behind in my attempts to understand new tech fads. I already mentioned my mystification with the appeal of Google Glass. But that is nothing compared to what I think about the new Yo app. What does this free app do? If you and your friends download …

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Jun 19 2014

The mysterious appeal of Google Glasses

Most people have likely heard of Google Glass, a device that looks like a pair of glasses that apparently enables the wearer to be connected to the internet all the time. It also allows them to record what is going on around them but because the glasses are unobtrusive, the people in their vicinity may …

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