Category Archives: Humor

BACKYARD BEAR

By now, we all know that animals can be real jerks, right?  A WJW Cleveland news reporter puts any lingering doubts to rest in this hard-hitting exposé of a bear being a jerk in one lady’s backyard.  The silly starts at about: 20 seconds.

On the Nature of Bullsh*t

Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, a Washington Post columnist, the Editor at Large of Time magazine, an international bestselling author of five, a Yale and Harvard graduate with his doctorate in philosophy who could perhaps best be described as a pundit’s pundit.  As if all that wasn’t enough, to round out his bona fides in the area of bullsh*t, Zakaria was suspended back in 2012 by CNN and Time amidst accusations of plagiarism to which he would go on to apologize admitting he made a great mistake.  One might even go as far as saying that if bullsh*t had wings, it would be Zakaria’s voice that you’d hear utter the words, “This is your captain speaking.

Nevertheless, we generally like Zakaria and try to catch his columns and weekly show whenever we can.  That may be why we were so surprised that we missed this little rant he dropped on Don Lemon filling in on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.  Warning: the following clips contain a lot of ‘bullsh*t’.

Wow.  Ok.  So he went off a bit and dropped a few expletives on primetime TV.  Despite the repeated use of one of the infamous seven dirty words, Zakaria still comports himself with a refined, almost professorial air and his words carry with them a certain measure of authority.  But, he wasn’t done.

Not in the least.  Professor Bullsh*t would continue his lecture series on his show later that week.  Not only does he not apologize, Zakaria doubles down with this 400-level course in the Art of Bullsh*t.

Other noteworthy bullshit artists philosophy majors include Steve Martin, Angela Davis, Bruce Lee, Susan Sontag, Gene Siskel, Alex Trebek, David Foster Wallace and George Soros.  Link

Fareed Zakaria GPS airs on CNN, Sundays 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET.  You can also listen to his views on global policy, foreign affairs, and apparently, bullsh*t, on his podcast over at CNN.com.


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Stephen Hawking Thinks People Who Boast about their I.Q. are ‘Losers’

In this interview, Professor Stephen Hawking, a guy people tell us thinks real good, once told Piers Morgan that ‘people who boast about their I.Q. are losers’.  Is it just us or does noted scholar Morgan appear a bit uncomfortable with the professor’s statement?

We found John Oliver’s follow-up to particularly be a scream.

Six Word Stories #25 and Flash Fiction

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

For the uninitiated, legend holds that it was Ernest Hemingway who penned that six-word tale which for years now has inspired writers to attempt their own succinct masterpieces.  Also called flash fiction, these diminutive novels can be clever and often inspirational.

Like those that be found over at unbolt.me where we came across #25 which we found irresistibly evocative.

Her silhouette makes a cello envious.

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The author may not have been conjuring Lauren Bacall or Josephine Baker as we did –  remarkably English isn’t even her native tongue – but we thought it just dripped with 1920’s Pulp Noir appeal.  After all, it is what is left to the imagination, wherein the beauty of the Six-Word Story lies.

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Trump’s Hair on other Presidents | Martin Van Buren

One night a few of us were here at the office, and the topic of bad Presidential hair came up and we got a bit carried away with ourselves.

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Maybe we should have a go at old Marty Van B’s public toilet seat/mutton chop ‘do on President Concealer?

[Ladies or gentlemen, why are his eyes always so white? Does he not know how to blend his foundation?]

If Joe Buck was calling Trump’s hair, it would be going from first to third on blooper to right.  Martin Van Buren is widely considered as having the worst presidential hair in history.  I mean … damn!  Legend has it he used to comb that shit with a pork chop.

But then we noticed that it was like Trump’s and Van Buren’s hair seemed to almost need each other.  “Marty-baby, where have you been all my life?  Super.”  Can you think of any other Presidents with awful lids that deserve a Trumping?  Let us know.


UPDATE: While John Quincy Adams’ mug may scare small children and Nixon’s lid was not entirely dissimilar from Trump’s – difference being Trump combs his back hair forward and Nixon his nostril hair back – there really isn’t another president with worse hair than these two nudniks.

 

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John Quincy Adams – Little scary but he was a great Pres. so he gets a bit of a hall pass.  I will say this though, if he was ever happy, he should have told his face.

Paper AirplaneRichard Nixon – He rocked front-to-back, like a catcher trying to throw out the runner stealing second – Resigned before Congress could impeach, try, convict …

Paper AirplaneTrump – Back-to-Front – If you play Trump’s hair backwards, does it say, “I am not a crook, I am not a crook …” over and over?

Paper AirplaneDonald Trump-Grant – We gotta say, even the elderly hobo look is a step up.  Grant’s beard and crow’s feet seem to impart, if not a measure of wisdom, at least a couple IQ points.


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Charlie Hankin is doing it right

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Charlie Hankin is renaissance man: artist, comedic writer, animator, painter,  who knows how to lay down the funny.  As evidenced in his New Yorker cartoons, which are arguably some of the best they have ever printed.  Check out his work.