Cant Get There From Here

Can't Get There From Here Juneau is the capital of Alaska, but did you know that you cannot drive there from anywhere? You can fly into Juneau or you can take a... Read More

Wanted: Treadmill for an Elephant

Maggie, the 22 year-old African elephant, has been a resident of the Alaska Zoo since 1983. The Zoo recently decided that Maggie needs nicer quarters, more attention, and a treadmill. She weighs 9,100 pounds and does not get enough exercise, especially during the long Alaskan winter months.Alaska Zoo officials debated... Read More

The Patience of Job

Voltaire said, "God is a comedian playing to an audience afraid to laugh." Translated, if you're a tight ass, there's a two drink minimum to read this article. Let me just say, I believe in God but like many, I've questioned His existence. Most people... Read More

Marines Dont Take Crap

We live in a world of widgets. People manufacture, distribute, and sell them. You name it, they're doing it. I have a friend who is a toilet paper salesman. God bless him. It's an honorable job and my butt and I... Read More

Military Wives

I feel now is the perfect time to address the conflict service-members face when balancing between what they feel are infringements upon their civil liberties cast down by their president. ... Read More

Discover the Lighter Side of the Internet

We all know the Internet is a great tool for finding out information and sharing knowledge. But as a human sometimes sitting at a computer all day can get quite tedious, especially if it is your job 5 days a week. This feeling can be compounded by other problems in... Read More

The Language of Appalachia

Imagine my surprise when I went to Jamaica a few years ago and learned that I do, indeed, have an accent. You see, unlike my paternal grandmother, I don't stretch the word "cornbread" into four syllables. She might say, "Here. Have ye some co-orn-bray-ed;" whereas I might say, "You want... Read More

Local Author Joins History and Humor To Tell His Stories

Joseph Yakel was born and raised in New York's Capital region, and calls this place home. His travels have taken him far and wide, but it's his hometown surroundings that serve as a backdrop for his writing. He's recently published three books, and thinks his blend of history and humor... Read More

Voodoo Munchies

Looking for a lighthearted and fun way to remove the negative energy of a certain disruptive person from your life, or from your mind, if the person in question has moved on? Consider the cleansing (and giggle-inspiring) effect of Voodoo Munchies. Beginning now, whenever you need to deal with this... Read More

Computers According to Carol

A is for Anti-Virus: she got it from my Uncle.B is for Backup: always look in your rear view mirror first.C is for Caddy: part of computer that holds a coffee cup.D is for Defrag: a popular dance in the 1920's.E is for Email: post office talk for express mail.F... Read More

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Gloom and gallows humor in Fed's 2009 transcripts
News & Observer
Transcripts from the Fed's 11 meetings that year, released Wednesday, reflected the grim headlines. Officials recited a string of anecdotes and statistics starkly portraying the depths of the downturn. Gallows humor surfaced as new Fed members were ...

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The Stanford Daily

The humor of absurdity: Damián Szifrón's 'Wild Tales'
The Stanford Daily
By way of the film's stellar performances, “Wild Tales” also exhibits the distinguished attributes of a well-orchestrated black comedy. The acting — moving from guileless and open to urgent and embellished in mere seconds — provides a humorous space ...

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

The 2009 FOMC Laugh Track: Fed Humor in a Bleak Economic Year
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Federal Reserve policy makers faced a dark economic outlook as 2009 began. They cut some of the tension at Federal Open Market Committee meetings with their usual brand of central banking humor. The FOMC's 11 meetings and phone calls in 2009 ...

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The Detroit News

Editor's Note: Save America's sense of humor
The Detroit News
I'm glad actor Sean Penn has not allowed himself to be bullied into apologizing for a joke he told during the Oscars that is ridiculously being labeled racially insensitive. In handing the Best Picture Oscar to Latin filmmaker Alejandro González ...
Twitter as America's conscienceBangor Daily News

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New York Times

Paul Beatty, Author of 'The Sellout,' on Finding Humor in Issues of Race
New York Times
In his introduction to “Hokum,” a 2006 anthology of African-American humor that he edited, Mr. Beatty wrote that he first read a book written by an African-American in the summer between eighth and ninth grades, Maya Angelou's “I Know Why the Caged ...

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Visalia Times-Delta

Humor at center of 'Baby With the Bathwater'
Visalia Times-Delta
He recounts it all with humor. Russell is a talented director who knows how to present this quirky material for the enjoyment of all. The show opens with new parents, John and Helen, watching over their newborn baby. If you are a parent, you will ...


Kathleen Parker: Humor not politically correct
Topeka Capital Journal
Denizens of social media were rankled during the Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards. Or so we are told by the minders of buzz. Penn, just before announcing ...

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Gabriel Iglesias seeks to unify the world, and Cleveland, with his humor
cleveland.com
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the host of the Laugh Track column, a man who hates those damn ice dams ... Mike McIntyre. Thank you, Cleveland! The forecast is for steady rain as moisture continues to gather overhead. And that's just in your ...

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MTV.com

Ryan Phillippe Opens Up About Depression And His 'Dark' Sense Of Humor
MTV.com
The father of three also admitted he thinks dealing with depression makes his sense of humor “darker,” but he considers that to be a positive as well. “I'm way funnier than people know me to be. And it's a dark humor, like a gallows humor,” Phillippe said.
Ryan Phillippe Reveals His DepressionPerezHilton.com
Ryan Phillippe on depression: I'm just innately kind of a sadStarcasm.net
Ryan Phillippe: 'I'm Way Funnier Than People Know Me To Be'Design & Trend
E! Online -Celebrity Baby Scoop -X17 Online
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The Jewish Week

A Serious Study Of Jewish Humor
The Jewish Week
The new course is “Jewish Humor,” which attempts “to walk the fine line between scholarship and playfulness.” The teacher is Linda Weiser Friedman, co-author — with her husband, Heshy Friedman, a professor of business at Brooklyn College — of “God ...

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