Tag Archives: humor

Welcome to the World, 21st Century Child

Recently rediscovered this old clipping from a weekly published sometime in the 90s. Perhaps less satirical than originally intended as it hits closer to home today. Advertisements

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Saturday Matinee: Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe

Charlie Brooker’s insightful year-end recaps puts others (from mainstream media) to shame, and they only get funnier as each year gets worse.

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Saturday Matinee: Terminal City Ricochet

From Alternative Tentacles: Welcome to Terminal City-one of only five livable places left on Earth. Telegenic Mayor Ross Glimore (Peter Breck, The Big Valley, Shock Corridor), is king of all media, and rules as a virtual dictator. To maintain his … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Jammin’ in New York

“Jammin’ in New York” (1992) was Carlin’s 8th HBO special and was a performance he considered a career-best. The constant stream of jokes and wordplay are kept at a rapid pace throughout the show but the true highlights are his … Continue reading

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Happy April 1st

Rather than post a prank (which can all too easily be mistaken for “news” in today’s increasingly absurd media landscape) here’s a random assortment of intentionally funny clips: The hypothesis behind The Walk of Life Project is that “Walk of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Short Film Double Feature

An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator/best friend starts to grow up.   The members of a fourth-grade class pull an innocent April Fool’s Day prank on their teacher that accidentally kills her. Fearing jail time, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tribulation 99

Synopsis from Other Cinema: Upon its release in 1991, Tribulation 99 became an instant counter-culture classic. Craig Baldwin‘s “pseudo-pseudo-documentary” presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert … Continue reading

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George Carlin, Bill Hicks, and Doug Stanhope on Nationalism

Just in time for the  4th of July, here’s a compilation of classic material from three of the funniest American social critics reminding us of what nationalism is all about: Bonus Doug Stanhope clip:

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