Things That Made Me Laugh This Week
Splitting The Difference
Nancy Greggs wrote this wonderful article providing a solution to our current political and cultural civil war. Great job Ms. Greggs, I wish I had written this, but I doubt I could have done it as well as you did. Thanks Dale for sending this my way!
The Holy Messiah Speaks To His Congressional Fan Club
Mark W. Bradley hits one out of the park with this little bit of hilarity. It’s an older article, but I just read it again and it’s still relevant (sadly) and still funny. In the spirit of full disclosure, Mark is not only a brilliant political satirist, he’s also my dad (I never claimed to be above nepotism).
Pirates and Emperors
This is kind of School House Rock for adults! It’s only a few minutes long, but beware, the song will get stuck in your head. “Pirates and Emperors they’re really the same thing!”
Welcome To Middle-Class Lockdown
Joe Bageant, as always, gives it to us straight. As hard as it is to make it into the middle-class, it is virtually impossible to get out, at least by choice.
Brokeback To The Future
YouTube has some great minds on the job, this is not political, but it is funny! Thanks to MadCat JD at Bart Cop for sending me the link.
Bush Urges End To Cartoon Violence
The article isn’t funny, but the headline (as it appeared on CNN’s web site this week) is hilarious. After reading it, I expected a media blitz of Condi, Dick, Donald and Georgie Porgy all gaggling away on the talking head shows about how SpongeBob, Jimmy Neutron, Puffy Amiyumi and the other terrible toons are causing the rise in terrorist violence around the world. “If we can put an end to cartoon violence, the rest will take care of itself.” Not any less crazy than everything else they come up with.