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Category Archive: Humor

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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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

Yo

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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Jun 19 2014

Trading places

There has been a lot of angst in the US, generated by those who want to discredit anything that president Obama does, about whether exchanging US serviceman Bowe Bergdahl for five prisoners being held in Guantanamo was a good trade for the US. Cartoonist Ted Rall suggests that we should not ignore the possibility that …

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Jun 17 2014

Just change the damn name already

Jon Oliver had a great bit on why the Washington football team should change its racist name. The clip is well worth watching and includes a powerful commercial that was made to illustrate why the name is so offensive. Oliver also made his own commercial for the cause.

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Jun 15 2014

Germanys ‘Ambassador to the UN’ on the World Cup

Stephen Colbert had on his show a recurring guest, Germany’s Ambassador to the UN, who gave his thoughts on the World Cup tournament currently underway, spiced with his usual dour observations on the meaning of life. I really like this guy. (In reality he is an actor playing a part but the first time I …

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