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Articles tagged humor

Monday, November 10 2014

To Beard or Not to Beard? Thomas Gowing Ponders the Question

Gowing's manifesto is short on philosophy, long on facial hair, and bound to appeal to high-brow and low-brow readers alike.


Thursday, October 2 2014

The Wit is Strong With This One

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth offers an amusing, fresh look at some pop culture classics that you only thought you had overanalyzed before.


Thursday, September 18 2014

Mr. Mencken Went to Dayton and the Culture Wars Began

Long before Christopher Hitchens and Bill Maher, H.L. Mencken was America's most notorious satirist of religion. And thus began the battle for the soul of America.


Friday, September 6 2013

Family Guy’s Sunday Services

Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.


Sunday, June 23 2013

Is ‘The Simpsons’ TV’s Most Sacred Show?

The Simpsons has always taken topical roads less traveled and nowhere is this more apparent than in its regular engagement of personal, institutional, and social issues surrounding religion.


Thursday, May 2 2013

Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents—The Scathing Slice of the Satirical Edge

When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.


Tuesday, June 26 2012

Twitter and the Borscht Belt Connection

140 characters? Sounds like my sister's wedding reception!


Tuesday, April 27 2010

Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen

Warning: Many people died in the making of this book. Second warning: It’s hilarious.


Wednesday, November 19 2008

The Modern Wit by Shelley Klein

Combining blurts from celebrities with well-crafted words from comedians just because they make us laugh is rather like comparing rollercoasters with root canals because they both make us scream.


Wednesday, October 22 2008

Ask a Ninja Presents The Ninja Handbook

Proceed with caution, dear reader. Even this book review may be lethal to those with heart conditions or other congenital diseases.


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