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Taiwanese Animators Take On The Republican Presidential Debate

GOP Debate Aug 15

The Taiwanese Animators have taken on last Thursday’s Republican Presidential debate, and everything you’d expected it to be:

Nerdiest Joke Ever?


Paul Grenfell nominates this vanity plate of a Volkswagon Beetle (affectionately known as a “Bug”) with vanity plate “Feature”

Jon Stewart’s Flagdance

Confederate Flag South Carolina

Jon Stewart weighs in on the Confederate Flag controversy as only he can: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive I’m really, really gonna miss him when he’s gone.

Donald Trump Convinces Jon Stewart To Stick Around


Jon Stewart almost quit The Daily Show early, but Donald Trump convinced him to stick around: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

Ted Cruz Second Amendment Bonus Caption Contest


Second Amendment Bonus Caption Contest

Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert On Donald Trump

Trump Apprentice

Yesterday’s bizarre Donald Trump announcement was, not surprisingly, excellent fodder for Jon Stewart last night: The Daily ShowDaily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes But before Stewart was on the air, Stephen Colbert had released a video of his own that, just maybe, provides a hint of what The Late Show […]

Arlington Assholes Up Bullshit Fine For Swearing in Public


It could cost you $250 to say “F- Arlington” if you happen to be in Arlington when you say it.

Senator Mark Kirk: Lindsey Graham Is A ‘Bro With No Ho’

Immigration Reform

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk had a colorful way to describe his fellow Senator: WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is a “bro with no ho,” according to his colleague, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) The assessment of Graham’s love life was made during a Senate Appropriations Committee markup on Thursday and caught on a live microphone. […]

Headline Of The Day: Rick Perry Edition

HuffPo Perry

The Huffington Post‘s headline shortly after Rick Perry officially announced his candidacy wins the day, if not the week:

Bruce Jenner and Dog The Bounty Hunter Come Out


Bruce Jenner has come out to Diane Sawyer admitting what most had already suspected: that he’s Republican and a Christian. Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The collective minds at the Daily Caller and Fox News are officially blown.

President Obama May Buy Magnum PI Home (No Word on Ferrari)


Someone has bought the estate where “Magnum P.I.” Based on no apparent evidence, POLITICO speculates that it’s going to be the Obama retirement home. When he’s done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari? Obama loves Hawaii – the land of his childhood, the […]

Chris Christie Lampooned as Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader


The enmity against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for daring to root for the rival Dallas Cowboys has reached new lows, with the state’s newspapers lampooning him as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.  The Trentonian put this on its Friday cover: This follows Star-Ledger cartoonist Drew Sheneman‘s “Christie Does Dallas” parody earlier in the week:   Sheneman’s logic is […]

“Sad Joe Biden” Photo Goes Viral, Hilarity Ensues


A photo of Vice-President Biden from September has become an immortal Internet meme: It started in September, when the above photo was taken, and the Internet embraced the opportunity to try and understand what Biden could have been thinking. The meme could have died there, but it instead turned into a Hydra that kept regrowing favs. […]

The Greatest Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

WKRP Thanksgiving

I posted this last year, but there’s no reason not to repeat this classic. When it comes to sitcom holiday episodes, there’s not much that can beat, Turkey’s Away, perhaps the one episode of WKRP In Cincinnati that even people who were not alive when the show aired are familiar with. For those of you […]

“Aren’t I Gonna Get A Reputation For Being Soft On Turkeys?”


Later this afternoon, President Obama will pardon the White House turkey, so in honor of that, President Barlett wants to make sure we’re clear on the law:

How a Bill Becomes an Executive Order


The SNL cold open updates a Schoolhouse Rock classic

Obama And McConnell Hold A Bourbon Summit


This weekend’s cold open to Saturday Night Live pondered what an actual Bourbon Summit between President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might look like:

To Promote Game At Wembley Stadium The Cowboys Seem To Agree, #CowboysUK


The Dallas Cowboys will be playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium this weekend in the third and final game of the National Football League’s three game series in the United Kingdom. While the team appears to have avoided the Atlanta Falcons embarrassing error of placing London in Spain, whoever happens to be in charge […]

CNBC Host Apparently Unaware Ireland And The United Kingdom Are Different Countries


Why it’s important to pay attention in Geography class: KERNEN: What about Scotland? I was using Scottish pounds. SHANAHAN: Scottish pounds, yes. They use sterling. KERNEN: They use sterling? SHANAHAN: They use sterling. But we use euro. KERNEN: WHAT? Why would you do that? SHANAHAN: Why wouldn’t we do that? KERNEN: Why didn’t Scotland? No […]

Africa Ebola Map


This “handy Ebola guide” is a must for anyone considering traveling to Africa:

Puppies Reenact The SCOTUS Oral Argument In The Hobby Lobby Case

Hobby Lobby

Last week I wrote about an amusing skit on John Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight in which he used puppies to renact portions of a Supreme Court oral argument and then made raw footage available to allow viewers to do it themselves. Well, someone took the entire recording of the oral argument in the Hobby […]

The Difference Between The American And British Reactions To Ebola

Ebola Virus

A Twitter friend from across the pond passes this on example of how the Brits are basically reacting to American panic over Ebola by laughing at us: As I said in response, this is simultaneously hilarious and depressing

Jon Stewart On Ebola Paranoia And Quarantine Madness

Ebola Virus

Jon Stewart laid in last night on the political panic over Ebola and the quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey, and it was about as good as you’d expect. Here’s Part One: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive And here’s Part Two: The Daily […]

Puppies Reenact Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Supreme Court Building

Since the Supreme Court won’t allow cameras in the courtroom for oral argument, or indeed anything, John Oliver has come up with an alternative (one mildly NSFW word in the video): Here’s a link to the raw footage that John Oliver referenced in the video. There’s no sound to it since its meant for people […]

GOP Digs HRC with 404 Page


Slate‘s Will Oremus calls attention to a clever Republican jab at the Democratic frontrunner for 2o16: “The Republicans’ 404 Error Page Is a Hillary Clinton Joke.” The Republicans have not lately been known as the party of Internet savvy, as eventheir own party operatives will admit. But give them credit, at least, for making the best […]

Amal Alamuddin Marries Actor


Making the rounds today: “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor.”

Wikipedia Wants to Eliminate The Federalist! Oh, noes!


When I saw the entry at memeorandum proclaiming that “Wikipedia Is Now Trying To Eliminate The Federalist’s Online Entry,” I was flummoxed.

Phil Hartman’s Audition For Saturday Night Live


Thanks to the wonders of Facebook and the Intertubes, this evening I discovered the audition tape that the late, great Phil Hartman did for Saturday Night Live: Along with Robin Williams, this was another great comedic genius silenced far too soon. And while others will disagree, this will always be my favorite Phil Hartman SNL […]

Morgan Freeman Reads LeBron James’ ‘Coming Home’ Letter


I heard this on the way in to work this morning: Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ “letter” explaining why he chose to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the voice of Morgan Freeman’s “Shawshank Redemption” character. My familiarity with Caliendo was from the often lame bits he did on the Fox NFL pregame show […]

World Cup Fever: Vatican Edition

Popes World Cup

With Germany and Argentina headed to the the World Cup Final on Sunday, things might be a little tense around Vatican City for the next several days: There’s been some suggestion that neither Francis nor Benedict will be watching the game since it starts around 10pm Rome time on Sunday. Perhaps, but when one of […]

From the Fools and Money Stack: Kickstarting… Potato Salad?!

Potato Salad

Kickstarting a dream of potato salad to the tune of $40k+

Headline Of The Day (‘An American In Europe’ Edition)


Giant Vagina Sculpture Traps US Student in Germany And the mandatory Photo: There really isn’t anything left to say, is there?

Hillary Clinton Wants To Make Sure You Remember She Wrote A Book Called ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Clinton Hard Choices

Jon Stewart had fun last night with Hillary Clinton’s unique ability to mention the title of her book at the drop of a hat: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive



Sarah Harbaugh with an important public service announcement: The Score: Back in January, Sarah Harbaugh, the wife of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, spoke out about her husband’s love of pleated khaki pants. Now, she’s teaming up with Dockers to put an end to an epidemic affecting countless men around the world: Dad […]

21st Century Kids Try To Figure Out Late 20th Century Computers


Here’s what happens when you introduce 21st century kids to an Apple II: Previously, we saw how these kids react to a Walkman. H/T: Mashable

Joe Biden And Selina Meyer At The White House Correspondent’s Dinner

Biden Sunglasses

Mostly because I had nothing better to do, I stayed up last night and watched the “entertainment” portion of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. While this show is hardly ever the highlight of the year in entertainment, it has had its amusing moments in the past. This year, there were very few of those moments. […]

Obama Lampoons Bundy and Media at Nerd Prom


President Obama continued a long tradition of being really charming and funny at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: POLITICO has compiled their list of “Obama’s top 10 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner lines,” rendering each of them considerably less funny. 1. “These days, House Republicans are actually giving John Boehner a harder time than they’re […]

The Simpsons Predicted Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin Sunglasses

Vox’s Max Fisher reminds us that there’s at least one segment of America that saw this whole Vladimir Putin thing coming a long time ago: The rapidly worsening tension between the United States and Russia, not to mention Russia’s invasion and annexation of part of Ukraine, has got lots of people talking about a new […]

Star Trek Meets Star Wars

Star Wars

What would happen if the USS Enterprise suddenly found itself in the Star Wars universe? It would probably go something like this: Update: H/T: Brian Fung

21st Century Kids Try To Figure Out What A Walkman Is


Watch this, and prepare to feel very old: On the bright side, these kids will be able to keep in shape getting off of everyone’s lawn.

Braves Set American Flag On Fire At Home Opener


They’re saying it’s an accident but maybe there are still some left over bad feelings from that time William T. Sherman visited the capital of Georgia. You be the judge.

Just a Little Pimpin’

I’m going to put in a good word for my son Josh’s new album “Shame of Tones,” a parody compilation based on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

#CancelColbert Trolling


An opportunist ruins a good joke and hijacks an important discussion.

How Professors Spend Their Time


An oldie but goodie from PhD comics is making the rounds.

For Want of a Comma


Yet another incentive to get a STEM degree: via Jonathan Eyal

Why German Sounds Harsh


Here’s Why The German Language Sounds Harsh To Most People

Sochi Mascots Ride Tank


Russian militarism in Ukraine has undone any public relations benefits of the Sochi Olympics.

Marines Roll Sleeves; Soldiers Roll Eyes


Rolling up your sleeves is hard if you’re a Marine.

It Doesn’t Get Better


This spoof on the poignant “It Gets Better” series is rather amusing:

From The Department Of Really Bad Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day

Guys, I’m no expert on these things but I’m pretty sure this won’t go over well: Via Facebook

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