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Funny Or Die’s Henry Muñoz III on Harnessing the Power of Humor to Connect, Inspire and Motivate

Henry Muñoz III is the first to admit he was a surprise bidder for Funny or Die when the digital comedy brand went on sale last year. “It was kind of a surprise for me too,” jokes Muñoz in the latest episode of Variety “Strictly Professional” podcast. More Variety The entrepreneur and activist sees Funny […]

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ star Lewis Pullman says the film has heart, humor and excitement

To print Monday, May 23, 2022ABC News Radio After several years of delay, Top Gun: Maverick opens nationwide on Friday, and the cast can’t wait for it to finally come out. “I think what this movie does is it puts you in the cockpit so you really feel as close as possible to what these […]

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Northwood High student explores role of humor in trauma processing in winning podcast

A Northwood High School student’s podcast recounting an incident last year in which a classmate was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to class has won a national competition hosted by NPR. In the eight-minute podcast, titled “Nervous Laughter,” Teagan Nam explores the role of humor in dealing with traumatic events, like the one at […]

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How smiling friends create humor out of monotony

Animation allows creators to explore their creativity with virtually no restrictions. With animation, stories can be told in ways not possible with traditional media. Any location can be explored, any character design is possible, and actions and emotions can be exaggerated in unique ways. Anime shows aimed at adults usually take full advantage of the […]

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‘Closet Writer’ Ranveer Singh talks about the power of tragic humor

BY AKSHAY ACHARYA MUMBAI, (IANS) — Ranveer Singh, whose latest film “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” was released in theaters, has a fondness for different forms of humor, the more tragic humor and satire the film is based on. For him, satire and tragic humor are sharp weapons for making social commentary in the face of a crisis. […]

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The winning podcast of 2022 used humor to cope: NPR

Tegan Nam won the 2022 Student Podcast Challenge for High School with her story about using humor to process trauma. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Tegan Nam won the 2022 Student Podcast Challenge for High School with her story about using humor to process trauma. Elissa Nadworny/NPR Last fall, at the start […]

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The list of books that should be banned from our humor columnist

I understand that people across the country – ordinary people like you and me – are demanding that certain books be banned from our schools and public libraries. They flock to meetings and inundate officials with emails, phone calls and text messages because they believe that certain ideas simply should not appear in public, at […]

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Weird Al Yankovic’s UHF feature showcases his timeless humor

Few artists can say they have been actively involved in popular culture for over 45 years. “Al Weird” Yankovic is part of this select group. Since 1976, Weird Al’s comedic music has been extremely popular among music fans of all ages. In many ways, you can follow the progression of music history just by listening […]

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COLUMN: Senator Simpson’s humor is priceless to me | Opinion

If I could say a few words about Editor Amber’s op-ed on adopting pets from shelters… I couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ve seen the proof 100 times – an adult dog rescued from a crate dispenses a lifetime of joyful, cuddly gratitude. It is a strange phenomenon to see how sad dogs who […]

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Who We Lost Ky. – Humor Has Always Had a Place in Our Day: Story by Michael Wiemers

It’s the fall of 1981, and I’m a girl from southern California who just graduated from nursing school. I had landed my “dream job” working in the midwifery department of a local community hospital. The hospital was not particularly large, so it was easy to get to know his colleagues on other floors. One day […]

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2D Roguelite Infused With Humor, Falling Out, Announced For PC And Console

New indie publisher Firestroke and solo indie developer PolyCrunch Games today announced that their challenging yet accessible roguelite, Fall, will be released on PC and console this year. The announcement is supported by a feature-rich demo that will be immediately available for download on PC (via Steam). To celebrate the announcement, Firestroke has released a […]

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Jon Stewart will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor | Government and politics

By ASHRAF KHALIL – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A host of celebrities and comedy royalty will gather Sunday night at the Kennedy Center as comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart receives the Mark Twain Award for Lifetime Achievement. his achievements in the field of humor. Stewart, the 23rd recipient of the […]

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Review | Lots of gallows humor in ‘Hangmen’

Colloquialisms such as “gallows humor,” “swinging sixties,” and “shoulder to shoulder” take on unsettling literal meanings when applied to “Hangmen,” Martin’s old-fashioned and highly entertaining new black comedy. McDonaugh. British-Irish McDonagh’s new stage works (“The Beauty Queen of Leenane”, “The Pillowman”, “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”) have sadly become rare since he […]

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Reluctant Readers: Engage kids with humor, great graphics, and focused topics

The child literacy crisis in the United States, Canada, and around the world is not new, but the pandemic has severely worsened it. The good news is that children’s publishers are expanding their offerings for students of all ages who read below grade and struggle to achieve reading fluency. These publishers are committed to improving […]

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The Music of ‘Russian Doll’ Holds the Show’s Humor and Timeline Together

The first episode of ‘Russian Doll’ season 2 ends with Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) alone in Central Park, at an impressive new low for a woman who has died dozens of times: After boarding Train 6 in 2022, she disembarks in 1982, the night her mother, Nora (Chloë Sevigny), loses the 149 gold coins that made […]

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Derek King’s patience, honesty and humor helped Blackhawks endure tough season

Derek King has been given an almost impossible job this season. Inherit a 1-9-2 Blackhawks team without a general manager, weeks away from the housekeeping that resulted from one of the NHL’s biggest scandals in decades. Win over frustrated veterans, boost morale and right the ship despite being an interim coach with no job security […]

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This Day in History – April 17 – Hijinx, Humor and Insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present Gary Jenneke’s “This Day In History” column. You can read the original on Gary’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY blog – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique look at the comings and goings of life. *** ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… APRIL 17 *** 1861 – Virginia secedes from […]

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This Day in History – April 14 – Hijinx, Humor and Insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present Gary Jenneke’s “This Day In History” column. You can read the original on Gary’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY blog – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique look at the comings and goings of life. *** THIS DAY IN HISTORY… APRIL 14 *** 1858 – John Brown and Harriet […]

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Commentaire: Humor and old ladies | Columns

I was minding my own business thinking about Cheetos and drain cleaner when I was accosted by an elderly lady outside the grocery store the other day and scolded – very loudly and passionately – about my columns. The top of the lady’s head barely came up to my chin, and she was wearing a […]

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HUMOR: CW McCall and the future of truck driving music | Lifestyles

Was “Convoy” a good truck driving song? Your artistic mileage may vary, but in terms of commercial success, “Convoy,” released in 1975 at the height of the CB radio craze, was the biggest and best truck driving song of all time, reaching the No. 1 on the country and pop charts and inspiring a film […]

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“Dogwatch” explores toxic masculinity and the absurdity of war with humor and style

In the running for the first prize at the Swiss international documentary film festival Visions du Réel, Gregoris Rentis’ first feature film “Dogwatch” is a breathtaking and stylized triptych that follows the stories of the mercenaries Yorgos, Costa and Victor. All three work as private guards hired by ships passing through the so-called high-risk zone […]

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kyiv comes to life with a mix of heartbreak, dark humor and triumph

As kyiv cautiously reopens, Ukrainians await the start of a play inspired by the life of poet Lesya Ukrainka at the theater that bears her name. (Serhii Korovayny/for The Washington Post) KYIV, Ukraine — The men wore blazers, the women sequined dresses. They walked quietly into the quiet theater, and an usher directed them to […]

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You wonder where you’ve wandered your mind

After recently writing about losing my keys, I decided to share why this annoying act of garden variety might have deeper implications. A dozen years after witnessing my mother’s cognitive deterioration, it’s disturbing that I too am a sitting duck for dementia. As the child most like her, wouldn’t I have also inherited something beyond […]

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No slapstick, just humor and pathos in ‘Men in Black’ – Black Girl Nerds

Say what you will about Will Smith, but you can’t deny that the man is really damn charming. I mean, I mean charming “leader”. “I can never play the bad guy” charming. “Engage the drums and still be seen as the charming” hero. Don’t worry, this will be the first and last reference to all […]

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Humor is an integral part of Lincoln’s greatness | Columnists

“Lincoln Tells a Joke – How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)” is the title of the book I purchased at the gift shop associated with Ford’s Theater Museum in Washington, DC I have purchased a number of copies for the homes of some of the children in our lives, knowing that those who […]

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Mary Laura Philpott confronts life’s questions with humor and heart in a bomb shelter | Books

OWhen Nashville author Mary Laura Philpott was in college, her father regularly sent care packages from home. But instead of the typical variety of homemade cookies and uplifting notes, its wrappers were filled with preserves — lots of preserves. She and her roommate laughingly dubbed them “bomb shelter” boxes, but it’s hard not to think […]

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50 “parenting humor memes” that perfectly sum up what it’s like to have children

Dear Pandas, being a parent is one of the biggest and most fun challenges you will face in your life. From overflowing pride when your child says their first words for a moment to cleaning spaghetti and meatball stains from the ceiling, being responsible for another human being is as exciting as it is exhausting. […]

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Endgame Director Explains Why Marvel Movies Have So Much Humor

Joe Russo reveals that the secret to Marvel’s success is the use of humor in their films, as Kevin Feige is aware of what audiences value. Avengers: Endgame Director Joe Russo reveals why MCU films contain so much humor. Having grossed $25.6 billion at the worldwide box office, the MCU is the most successful film […]

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This Day in History – April 8 – Hijinx, Humor and Insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present Gary Jenneke’s “This Day In History” column. You can read the original on Gary’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY blog – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique look at the comings and goings of life. *** THIS DAY IN HISTORY… APRIL 8 *** 1904 – Longacre Square is renamed […]

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Henry V’s humor takes center stage – The Millbrook Independent

by Kevin T. McEneaney No one but William Shakespeare could take a script about patriotism and war and turn it into a wonderful comedy, as he does so wonderfully in Henry Vwritten in 1599. This production of a long masterpiece (somewhat abbreviated to its three running hours) at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck […]

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Find humor in the war in Ukraine? It’s (Always) The Onion Way – WIZM 92.3FM 1410AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Like any effective satire, The Onion’s headline had a ring of truth: “Putin Satisfied With Plot To Ruin Russian Economy, Destroying International Position Goes Exactly As Planned.” A month after Russia invaded Ukraine, the comedy website was willing to go, seek humor in the hottest stories, even as they unfold . […]

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Find humor in the war in Ukraine? It’s (always) the way of the onion | state and national

The country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

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Find humor in the war in Ukraine? It’s (always) the onion way

NEW YORK (AP) — Like any effective satire, The Onion’s headline had a ring of truth: “Putin Satisfied With Plot To Ruin Russian Economy, Destroying International Position Goes Exactly As Planned.” A month after Russia invaded Ukraine, the comedy website was willing to go, seek humor in the hottest stories, even as they unfold . […]

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Find humor in the war in Ukraine? It’s (always) the way of the onion | New York News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Like any effective satire, The Onion’s headline had a ring of truth: “Putin Satisfied With Plot To Ruin Russian Economy, Destroying International Position Goes Exactly As Planned.” A month after Russia invaded Ukraine, the comedy website was willing to go, seek humor in the hottest […]

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Procedural horror game Golden Light takes dark humor down a level in hell

Not everyone appreciates dark humor. Some people are genuinely offended by this, and others walk away feeling “hurt” that people would dare to make jokes that lean towards the dark side… For some, however, dark humor is the only way to survive dark times by taking them lightly and seeing the positive in something almost […]

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Celia Rivenbark’s Weekend Humor: The Russian Oligarchs’ Edition of “Below Deck”

Next season on “Below Deck: Montenegro”… Captain Sandy and Captain Lee decide to salvage a slow season by leasing their employers’ luxury yachts to Russian oligarchs whose boats are currently… uhhhh… unavailable. Here is an excerpt from “Below Deck: Russian Oliarchs Edition” coming soon to Bravo… Captain Sandy: Welcome aboard, Sergei! Captain Lee: Cut the […]

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St. Pete-Based Instagram Star YungBBQ Talks Pop Culture, Gen-Z Humor & Public Dancing | Local arts | Tampa

Click to enlarge Adam Cole Boehm Alexis Feacher aka “YungBBQ” outside the Bandit Cafe in St. Petersburg. Driving through South St. Pete, you might see a young woman equipped with a speakerphone, stool, and telephone hard at work in the middle of the street. And that job usually involves energetic dancing, detailed costumes, and the […]

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A love of humor, sport and the public’s right to know

Attorney Pat Rogers, representing presidential candidate Ralph Nader, talks with Carol Miller, Nader campaign coordinator Carol Miller in an Albuquerque courtroom in 2004. He was a strong advocate for First Amendment rights. Rogers, 66, died Saturday. (Jaelyn deMaria Leary/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque attorney Pat Rogers was a strong supporter of First […]

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Weekend humor (sort of) from Celia Rivenbark: Let the teachers teach!

The scene: Interior of a sixth grade classroom at a public school in Floriginia, USA. Teacher: Okay, class, today we’re going to talk about the civil rights movement. Student: My mother says you can’t indoctorate me, so I’m going to have to report you. Teacher: “I think you meant to say ‘indoctrinate’, Billy, and I […]

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A French plumber had a strange sense of humor

You can blame editor Ray Kisonas for this one. If he hadn’t offered his commentary on the state of gas station restrooms, I wouldn’t have recalled some restrooms I found on my travels. Found wanting too often. The room in Paris was adequate and clean. It was located on the left bank, close to the […]

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Linda Cook review: ‘Turning Red’ is panda-monium with humor and heart

Pixar’s latest made me see red…in a wonderful way. “Turning Red” is about Meilin Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), a 13-year-old girl who wakes up one morning to find her body has betrayed her: she’s turned into a giant red panda and the rest is , well, panda-monium. Of course, it’s a metaphor for the […]

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HUMOR: TOP 10 REASONS KEY WEST IS NOT FEELING PRICE PAIN AT THE PUMP

As economists and consumers await the expected spike in gasoline prices given the recent sanctions on Russian oil imports, we in Key West are a bit more cynical and jaded about high prices at the pump, mainly because we’ve always paid more than most. This week, we are offering… Top 10 reasons why Key West […]

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Fox sitcom is a mixture of humor

Sam Straley and Holmes in Welcome to FlatchPhoto: Brownie Harris/FOX “I like underdogs” Welcome to Flatch‘s Shrub (Sam Straley) proudly states two minutes into the show’s premiere, as a way of explaining why he eats his cousin Kelly (Holmes) threw mini cinnamon powder donuts. (In his metaphor, the unloved treats are the underdogs.) It’s a […]

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Do future Batman movies need humor?

The Batman has been a proven success so far. While it’s impossible to say whether Matt Reeves’ vehicle will make it to the billion dollar club as Spider-Man: No Coming Homeit’s safe to assume that the Dark Knight will be the biggest hit of early 2022. However, while a good chunk of critics and fans […]

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A stylized drama with an occasional dash of humor

Movie Review: Adarna Gang The character of the feisty and spunky Adriana in director Jon Red’s Adarna Gang is an ideal comeback vehicle for actress Coleen Garcia, who is stepping into an action-drama film for the first time. You thought Coleen could only be dramatic or sexy? She can also wield a gun. She proved […]

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Opinion: Zelensky’s rise shows the power of humor

Who would have thought that an actor with no political experience would become president of Ukraine, a country of more than 44 million people? But he did. And he is. If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s political rise sounds like the plot of a TV sitcom, that’s because it was. He became Ukraine’s best-known comedian, then […]

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With humor and a nod to history, Johnson and Zelensky find a connection

LONDON — When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked British lawmakers for their solidarity in a moving video address to the House of Commons on Tuesday night, he singled out one particular member watching him rapturously from the bench: Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “I am very grateful to you, Boris,” Mr Zelensky said. It was unusual […]

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‘Bust Down’ review: Peacock’s casino team deals with raunchy humor on heavy topics

The new Peacock series “Bust Down” is set in the fictional Diamondback Casino in Gary, Indiana, and follows the basic setting of the traditional workplace sitcom a la “Cheers” and “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation and “Superstore” – but no one at the Cloud 9 hypermarket or Dunder-Mifflin would even think of peppering the […]

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Argentina’s New Virtual Jewish Museum Celebrates Córdoba Community’s Playful Humor

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Until the COVID-19 pandemic, Jews in Córdoba, Argentina’s second-largest Jewish community, were well on their way to doing what so many other communities around the world have done in recent years: to open a museum dedicated to showcasing local Jewish life and history. But COVID presented an array of logistical and […]

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WAPO Petri on leave – a bit of humor

Governor Kim Reynolds – Iowa Hawkeye State Hey America, the GOP has a message These types of experts don’t hear well. They continue to miss the foxy in all of Senator Mitch’s clear proclamations. Elect us, we love power and money. What’s more important? The GOP knows what America wants. He wants to pamper and […]

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New wave of dating apps emphasize humor, personality

New wave of dating apps While looks are still important to so many people looking for love on dating apps, an even greater emphasis is now placed on humor, personality, and videos. NEW YORK – Over the past decade, swiping apps like Tinder have dominated the dating app world. They focus on physical appearance, with […]

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Benefits of humor – aish.com

. Humor is one of the most valued traits in positive psychology literature. People with a sense of humor have more positive moods, fewer negative moods, a more engaged and enjoyable life, and increased overall life satisfaction. Laughter, a physiological manifestation of humor, is beneficial for mental health because it can be a valuable way […]

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UI’s Dance Department Shows Humor and Growth with Company Home Concert

The University of Iowa Department of Dance returned to the stage this week, performing their UI Dance Company home concert. Returning to the Space Place Theater for the first time since 2020, UI dance company associate director Alexandra Bush remarked that the return “really feels like coming home.” The showcase featured six unique contemporary pieces, […]

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How a black writer from 19th century America used humor to fight white supremacy

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Every writer struggles with the dilemma of staying true to their vision or giving publishers and readers what they want. Several factors can influence the latter: the market, trends and sensitivities. But in the decades following the Civil […]

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The Argentine province of Córdoba is known for its sense of humor. A new virtual Jewish museum celebrates this.

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Until the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jews of Córdoba, the second largest Jewish community in Argentina, were well on their way to doing what so many other communities around the world have been doing in recent years: Open a museum devoted to the presentation of local Jewish life and history. But COVID […]

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Abbott Elementary Creator Quinta Brunson Finds Humor and Heart in the Classroom – Up News Info

Abbott Elementary School Creator and showrunner Quinta Brunson plays second-grade teacher Janine Teagues in the mockumentary.Image credit: Gilles Mingasson In the new sitcom Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson stars as a rookie second-grade teacher at an underfunded, majority-black public elementary school in Philadelphia. Brunson, who is also the series’ creator and showrunner, says she crafted the […]

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Abbott Elementary Creator Quinta Brunson Finds Humor and Heart in the Classroom

In the new sitcom Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson stars as a rookie second-grade teacher at an underfunded, majority-black public elementary school in Philadelphia. Brunson, who is also the series’ creator and showrunner, says she crafted the mockumentary with her mother in mind. The fictional Abbott Elementary is exactly the type of school Brunson’s mother taught […]

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Taylor Tomlinson brings her relatable humor to the Balboa Theater

Rising comedian Taylor Tomlinson is in San Diego this weekend as part of his “Deal With It” tour. Tomlinson, who was on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list last year, is known for her quick wit and self-deprecating jokes. The 28-year-old grew up in Temecula and started performing when she was 16. Since then, she’s become […]

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This Day in History – February 16 – Hijinx, Humor and Insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present Gary Jenneke’s “This Day In History” column. You can read the original on Gary’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY blog – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique look at the comings and goings of life. *** ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… FEBRUARY 16 *** 600 – “God bless you. […]

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Raised by Wolves Season 2 makes humor its strength

Editor’s Note: The article below contains minor spoilers for Raised by Wolves Season 2. The first season of Raised by wolves was a left-field sci-fi highlight of HBO Max’s first year. Launched at a time of uncertainty in the world and in the entertainment industry, HBO Max experienced several early issues, most obviously the pandemic […]

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‘Severance’: Ben Stiller, Adam Scott on Apple Show’s ‘Strange Humor’

“What are we really doing here?” That’s a question posed by Mark Scout, head of Adam Scott’s Macro Data Refinement department, in the new Apple TV Plus series “Severance,” a show about Lumon Industries, a mysterious company whose employees, like Mark, suffered a very literal “work-life balance” surgical procedure. It’s also a question series creator […]

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The Boys Season 3: The Solider Boy will bring “humor, pathos and danger” to his role

Amazon Prime Video returns with one of its biggest shows, The Boys Season 3 on June 3, 2022. We got the first teaser for the third season alongside the official release date announcement. While the 45-second teaser doesn’t reveal much about the plot, it does provide some insight into Homelander. The Boys Season […]

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This ‘Redwood’ branches out with humor but is rooted in sentiment

“Redwood” was worth the wait. Nearly two years after closing for previews due to the pandemic — with its set on stage ever since — the Jungle Theater production of Brittany K. Allen’s comedy-drama opened last weekend in Minneapolis. Director H. Adam Harris’ clever and efficient direction unfolds against a candle-adorned backdrop like frothy, over-the-top […]

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What to expect from this year’s Super Bowl commercials – WOODTV.com

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Dark humor books that will make you laugh uncomfortably

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have long been a fan of works that mix black and humor. In 2021 in particular, I relied heavily on comedic horror to get through a year of emotional overwhelm. As I ditched high-profile works of literary […]

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Knoxville Cartoonists Share Deadline Humor at Downtown Gallery Exhibit

In February 2019, at the age of 89, editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel. During a six-decade career at the Knoxville Journal and later the Sentinel, Daniel created approximately 20,000 reflected images. At a First Friday Feb. 4 event at the UT Downtown Art Gallery, Daniel was quick to answer a […]

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Central Minnesota author has a knack for finding humor in everyday life

OLIVIA, Minnesota – If the Coen brothers had discovered the writings of Chuck Brown, their movie ‘Fargo’ might have been named after a different city, but it certainly would have retained all of the satire and humor, if not the comedy. black. And no doubt, a Brown-inspired film would also be populated by rural Minnesota […]

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Olivia author has a knack for finding humor in everyday life – West Central Tribune

OLIVIA – If the Coen brothers had discovered the writings of Chuck Brown, their movie “Fargo” might have been named after a different city, but it would certainly have retained all the satire and humor, if not the dark comedy. And no doubt, a Brown-inspired film would also be populated by rural Minnesota characters that […]

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This Day in History – February 8 – Hijinx, Humor and Insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present Gary Jenneke’s “This Day In History” column. You can read the original on Gary’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY blog – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique look at the comings and goings of life. *** THIS DAY IN HISTORY… FEBRUARY 8 *** 1690 – Schenectady Massacre. 200 French […]

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Rick Ross Explains How to Use Teen Humor to Cover Academic Difficulties

The tycoon turned into a class clown and admitted that he “hasn’t learned my multiplication yet”. Artists have often spoken openly about their childhoods and the struggles they faced. Some dealt with poverty, some with bullying, and some with academic issues, and in a new interview with AfroTech, Rick Ross explained why he used humor […]

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Breast Cancer Patient Brings Style And Humor To Her Treatment: “Radiation Runway”

Artist Allie Olson got creative with her hospital gowns while undergoing treatment for a rare form of breast cancer. (Photo courtesy of Allie Olson; design by Jennifer Fox/Yahoo Life) Anyone who’s ever tried to put on a hospital gown knows how tricky it can be. But for artist Allie Olson, who was undergoing treatment for […]

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NJ cops use humor to warn drivers during monstrous snowstorm

By Amy Kuperinskynj.com JERSEY CITY, NJ — Local police departments across the state took to Facebook in the hours leading up to the major snowstorm expected to hit New Jersey Friday through Saturday. Most shared weather reports and sent reminders about snow removal, alternative parking solutions, shoveling around fire hydrants and staying home in dangerous […]

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Bay Area Native Humorously Recounts American Muslim Experience in ‘Go Back Where You Came From’

Wajahat Ali, author of the new memoir “Go Back Where You Came From: And Other Useful Recommendations on How to Become an American.” Photo: courtesy of Wajahat Ali/Huffington Post “Terrorist.” “Parasite.” “Race primer.” Wajahat Ali has been called so many offensive insults during his career as a journalist, playwright, lawyer and political commentator, he can […]

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West Seneca PD connects with the community through humor

WEST SENECA, NY — When you think of comedians, you probably don’t conjure up the image of a police officer, but more and more departments are using humor to help connect with audiences. “We are part of this community. We’re not just monitoring him,” said West Seneca Police Department Lt. Jonathan Luterek. “We think it’s […]

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Sin of humor | Jordan Hatcock

Hard times in church – aren’t they the best? I was about 14, passing the sacrament in my LDS ward, laughing with my friends in front of the whole congregation (big no-no). Why? Oh I don’t know, maybe it was because we were teenagers, trying to do a “holy” thing but really the only thing […]

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Jon Stewart will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Comedian Jon Stewart, along with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and John Feal, a first responder advocate, speaks to reporters about their efforts to raise awareness for U.S. veterans suffering from illnesses caused by military toxic exposures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Join now for […]

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Weapon Humor: How Fallen Officer Brandon Stalker’s Partner Keeps His Memory Alive

Toledo Police Officer Mitchael Vanderhorst shares what his police partner meant to him on the first anniversary of his death in the line of duty. TOLEDO, Ohio — Humor is Officer Mitchael Vanderhorst’s weapon of choice. “I saw him open a new Gatorade, so I braked pretty hard, and he flipped over it,” Vanderhorst said, […]

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This Day in History – January 18 – Hijinx, Humor and Insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present Gary Jenneke’s “This Day In History” column. You can read the original on Gary’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY blog – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique look at the comings and goings of life. *** THIS DAY IN HISTORY… JANUARY 18 *** 1535 – Pizarro founds Lima, Peru. […]

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Humor and human rights: a joke without a punchline?

Last October, trans activists demonstrated near Netflix headquarters against the release of comedian Dave Chappelle’s new special. Netflix employees have called for a walkout. Protesters denounced the comedian’s “transphobia”, claimed that his jokes constituted “hate speech” and demanded “responsibilities” (read: de-platforming). These arguments revolve around the need to protect marginalized or vulnerable groups. But as […]

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Our Town: Family humor is no joke – Opinions

I am writing a book called “Unpicking Depth Sport Psychology: Case Studies in the Unknown”. There is a section of the book called “Defenses Athletes Use to Win”. Athletes use things like banter, horseplay, and jokes to break up stress and tension before and during games. It may seem obvious to you, but not a […]

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Pope writes to reporter who caught him leaving record store | National Catholic Registry

“We must not lose our sense of humor,” and Pope Francis thanked the journalist “for fulfilling your vocation, even if it means giving the pope a hard time.” VATICAN CITY — After a journalist reported on Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a record store, the pope surprised him back — by writing him a letter. […]

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How Peacemaker’s New Trailer Pursues The Suicide Squad’s R-Rated Humor

Peacemaker is days away from his HBO Max debut, and the final trailer reveals that the new show promises to continue The Suicide Squad’s R-rated humor. One of the most anticipated DCTV shows of 2022 is Peacemaker, the television spin-off of The suicide squad from director James Gunn. Considered a major success compared to its […]

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The dark humor and remarkable life of Ollie Harrington on display at OSU

Ollie Harrington’s sixth-grade teacher Miss McCoy inspired him to become a designer, but not because she recognized his artistic talents. Instead, as Harrington related later in life, McCoy would call Ollie and another black student in front of the class and say, “These two, being black, belong in the trash.” Young Harrington was powerless to […]

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A guide to Jane Austen’s humor

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Dear reader, let me tell you about a little-known aspect of one of my favorite authors. Contrary to what the average person might think, Jane Austen is hilariously low-key. Personally, I burst out laughing while reading and re-reading […]

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Workplace humor in ‘Abbott Elementary’, ‘American Auto’

Do you think your work leaves something to be desired? Try to be a teacher in chronically underfunded Philadelphia Abbott Elementary Schoolor put out corporate trash fires in the Detroit-based company’s mercenary executive offices American car. These workplace sitcoms (on ABC and NBC, respectively) couldn’t be more socioeconomically different, but each humorously shines a light […]

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This Day in History – January 2 – Hijinx, humor and insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present “This Day In History” column by Gary Jenneke. You can read the original at Gary’s Blog THIS DAY IN HISTORY – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique take on the comings and goings of life. *** THIS DAY IN HISTORY… JANUARY 2 *** 1791 – Big Bottom Massacre. […]

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Do you like toilet humor? Visit the Museum of Historic Sanitary Objects

If things like toilets and pistons tickle your fancy, then Klo and So’s Museum of Historic Sanitary Objects is definitely for you. Sanitary objects such as toilets are essential in our daily life; we cannot live or imagine our life without them. It is therefore important to know their history and how sanitary objects have […]

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Texas police chief uses humor to connect with community

When a shoplifter steals dandruff shampoo from a local store or a motorist is arrested on multiple felony charges, Lytle Police Chief Richard “Richey” Priest keeps his community informed with a wry humor and folksy, unassuming demeanor. For at least 10 years, Priest has published weekly written reports summarizing crimes, arrests and traffic stops in […]

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Mameve Medwed, who filled her novels with humor and grief, dies at 79

Seven novels filled with humor and heartbreak have made Ms Medwed an author readers have turned to for pleasure – and to remember what life was like in both her adopted Cambridge home and her Maine hometown. An enthusiastic and encouraging writing teacher who also wrote reviews and essays, Ms Medwed was 79 when she […]

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Mameve Medwed, novelist with “irrepressible sense of humor”, dies at 79

Ms Medwed, a critic and essayist whose seven witty novels included ‘Mail’ and ‘How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life’, died at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on Sunday from metastatic lung cancer. She was 79 and had lived for many years in Cambridge, the home of many of her fictional characters. “It’s a […]

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Lytle Police Chief Uses Humor To Connect With Community

When a shoplifter steals dandruff shampoo from a local store or a motorist is arrested for multiple misdemeanors, Lytle Police Chief Richard “Richey” Priest keeps his community informed with wry humor and folkloristic and unpretentious behavior. For at least 10 years, Priest has published weekly written reports recapping crimes, arrests and traffic stops in his […]

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Celia Rivenbark’s Holiday Humor: Your Guide to These Confusing Party Dress Rules

It’s the holidays and now that we’re (mostly) back to face-to-face gatherings, it’s time to revisit those confusing dress code instructions. What is the beach casual about? Or a creative black tie? Or business casual or cocktail attire or, uh, sporty casual? I have no idea. What? Did you think it was going to be […]

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“Don’t Look Up” doesn’t sacrifice humor or characters to send a strong message – The Vanderbilt Hustler

Have you ever wanted a movie that combines comedy, apocalyptic terror, capitalist corruption and Leo DiCaprio? Do not look any further. Or rather, don’t look up! Adam McKay goes without an effort in his latest satire, seamlessly fusing hard-hitting critiques of modern American society and politics with touches of black, dry humor. The reviews (and […]

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How Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’s humor helped save the franchise 10 years ago

In a cinematic landscape where superheroes dominate the box office, the genre of high-flying action/spy franchises that once numbered a dozen in the 90s and early 2000s have slowly begun to fade from view. public consciousness. Sure, Hollywood keeps churning out one-off action star vehicles and sci-fi epics, but true spy-action franchises are dying out: […]

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Drunk Robots Brings New Era of Humor and Ultraviolence with NFT Game

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have become one of the most important use cases in the cryptocurrency industry. Even though it launched in 2016, it only became popular this bullish season after a digital artist known as Beeple sold his digital art for $ 69 million, making headlines around the world. and giving the NFT market much […]

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Author Robb Lightfoot seeks humor in life, writes – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO – Chico author and educator Robb Lightfoot prides himself on being able to find humor in everything. Lightfoot was recently honored in an anthology by Erma Bombeck published last month for her essay in a book titled “Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter” which highlights humorous and heartwarming stories about sisters and kindred spirits, […]

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This Day in History – December 14 – Hijinx, humor and insight

*** NewsWhistle is pleased to present “This Day In History” column by Gary Jenneke. You can read the original at Gary’s Blog THIS DAY IN HISTORY – or scroll down to enjoy Gary’s unique take on the comings and goings of life. *** THIS DAY IN HISTORY… DECEMBER 14 *** 1702 – Revenge of the […]

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The comedy duo’s Maine humor inspired by both Tim Sample and weed

Correction: An earlier version of this Ian Stuart name misspelled in a photo caption. This has been corrected. PORTLAND, Maine – When the camera fades, there they are, facing the lens. The taller of the two men sports a messy beard and bulging eyes. The little guy smirks, waving his hand in a wide arc […]

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Musical numbers meet humor and nostalgia in “A Christmas Story”

Columbus Children’s Theatre’s charming full-scale production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at Lincoln Theater maintains the main plot points and original spirit of the beloved 1983 film while adding a sparkling touch of whimsy. . Together in a small town in northern Indiana set in the 1940s, and based on essays by storyteller Jean […]

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Humor: what you should have done instead of studying for your final | Special sections

Set those textbooks and notebooks on fire as you literally do more than study. WITH THE AUTHORIZATION OF UNSPLASH 1. Train Who needs good grades when you have the body of a god? Smoke emissions do not need a job related to their field of study. Go to Instagram and earn money as Human Adonis. […]

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Actress Sharon Simon uses humor to heal | Maintenance | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

Self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades with a comedy of its own, New York comedian Sharon Simon made her comedy debut as a young girl when she auditioned and appeared in a skit on “Saturday Night Live” In the 1980’s. “I absolutely loved it,” said Simon. “I was the kind of kid who rummaged through my parents’ laundry bag, […]

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“Don’t Look Up” review: broad humor undermines the satire of a country in denial

In Mimi Leder’s highly entertaining but incredibly melodramatic 1998 sci-fi disaster film “Deep Impact”, the world learns that an extinction-level comet is about to crash into Earth and cause potentially the extinction of all life as we know it. ‘Don’t look up’: 2.5 out of 4 CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ Here’s […]

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‘When Harry Met Rehab’ review: Play has emotion, humor and wisdom to make a difference

Harry and his friends spend every evening in rehab watching reruns of “Cheers.” At first, the confusing ritual seems to trigger painful memories or elicit a desire to slip away for a quick hit or two. But in “When Harry Met Rehab,” a simple but charming play that is now world premiering at the Greenhouse […]

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Factbox: The humor of the late Senator Bob Dole

Former Senator and former presidential candidate Bob Dole (L) sits with former President George Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush (R) during the second night of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden of New York, August 31, 2004. REUTERS / Gary Hershorn / File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access […]

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Joe Pera and the surprising pleasures of mild humor

It displays the serious manner and sense of wonder that most people lose in adolescence. It’s tempting to conclude that her character is a stunt, a piece of performance art in the tradition of Andy Kaufman. Some fans probably enjoy his work as some sort of tongue-in-cheek farce on the comedy itself. And he certainly […]

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Scientists capture the first emergence of humor in children

Young children’s ability to laugh and crack jokes has been mapped by age for the first time using data from a new study of nearly 700 children from birth to 4 years old, from around the world. The findings, led by University of Bristol researchers and published in Behavioral research methodsidentifies the earliest age when […]

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Always use humor to get through the day – Orange County Register

It is about choosing and choosing everything that feeds us. Are you still having fun? Do you love spending your hours? See relatives? Practice? When I hear someone say thank God it’s Friday, I think they hate their job. When they shout thank God it’s Monday, I imagine they hate their spouse. How about just […]

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How New Zealand has used humor to diversify its policy

Every year, American police kill around 1,000 people. By comparison, New Zealand police officers kill, on average, around eight people per decade. Even if you adjust for differences in population size, the gap in police violence is staggering. If American officers killed at the same per capita rate as those in New Zealand, about 50 […]

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Review: Hayes Carll tackles serious subjects with a funny humor

Troubadour Hayes Carll’s humor is doing well, and amusing observations fill his new album, “You Get It All,” serving as a counterweight to the serious subject matter he tackles. Through STEVEN WINEAssociated Press October 26, 2021, 5:36 PM • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article “You Get It All”, Hayes Carll […]

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MCLA Student Charged With Threats Says It Was Just “Dark Humor” | criminality

NORTH ADAMS – A Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student has been arrested and banned from campus after police said he made threats on social media targeting residences, prompting a brief lockdown. But the student said the remarks were an attempt at “black humor,” according to court documents. Joseph Caso, 18, of Selden, NY, posted […]

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HART: The death of humor, stifled under the grim PC standards of the left

Ron Hart, a libertarian columnist humorist, worked at Goldman Sachs and is an award-winning author and TV / radio commentator. He can be contacted at [email protected], or visit www.RonaldHart.com. “When humor goes, so does civilization.” – Erma Bombeck On his deathbed, comedic actor Jack Lemmon popularized the saying: “To die is easy, comedy is difficult.” […]

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Hart: Death of humor – stifled under grim leftist PC standards

“When humor goes, so does civilization.” – Erma Bombeck On his deathbed, comedic actor Jack Lemmon popularized the saying “To die is easy, comedy is difficult”. He would have no idea how difficult comedy would become in the 2021 Orwellian world of PC policing, left-wing social media, and millennials who have learned to be perpetually […]

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Celia Rivenbark’s weekend humor: the joy (and implications) of owning a big-screen TV

Duh Hubby’s slightly older single friend “Otis” had a surprising reaction when Duh told him that after years of begging and I insisted that our living room look like a sports bar, I told him. presented the big television of his dreams. for his recent birthday ends in 0. Duh was excited about the Red […]

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Humor brightens the day of every game warden

People working in wildlife law enforcement see some pretty serious and sometimes ugly violations. But on the other hand, every once in a while there’s an incident or two that makes even the oldest gamekeeper smile. I thought I would recount a few of these for your enjoyment. Take, for example, an incident that happened […]

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Some Seattle restaurateurs channel anti-vaccine anger into humor; others fear the consequences

In the few weeks since more than 100 Seattle-area restaurants began announcing policies requiring customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, an outbreak of online trolls has attacked, using criticism One-star Yelp and Google for trying to threaten or destroy businesses. A few Seattle restaurateurs are fighting back using two of the best tools they have […]

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‘Reservation Dogs’ uses humor, not magic, to evoke Indigenous culture

Even with Waititi’s influence, Harjo was surprised at how quickly he sold out. He said that in the past he had failed projects because white executives didn’t believe he could find enough native talent to make it happen. Harjo knew better. “Our communities are filled with amazing talented people,” he said. “But we are the […]