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We’ve Replaced Your Wife With Folgers Crystals

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein Everything indicated that the American divorce rate would drop after the invention of Folgers Crystals. Research indicates, however, that in the early 1960s, when these commercials were introduced, divorce was at its lowest rate of the decade.  Over … Continue reading

The Cuckoo’s Nest

43 years ago today, Democratic VP candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the McGovern ticket because he once had psychiatric treatment. Hoping this guy with the Cuckoo’s nest will do the reverse. ***

Rick Perry, Bang Bang

  Rick Perry’s brain said yesterday that the recent movie theater massacre pretty much proves that “no gun zones” are a dangerous thing. We wish the victims of the 204 mass shootings (so far this year) could hear that. Heck, for that matter, all the 7,248 people killed by guns since January. And maybe even … Continue reading

Have YOU Got the Guts?

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an official Civil Defense Film produced in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration and in consultation with the Safety Commission of the National Education Association. ***

Find Out If You’ve Lost The Awe in Shock Value

Intrepid reporters Lester & Charlie went into hibernation for a while (did you miss us?) because the news seemed to be getting… stale. Watching the news these days is like watching a long-running soap opera. You can tune out for years, check back and discover that your favorite character is still dying or still having … Continue reading

Dumb if by Land

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. ~Mark Twain   Every year on the anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, we like to watch this short reminder of what really happened that night. Courtesy of Professor Sarah Palin. ***  

Send in the Clowns

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made Ted Cruz. (h/t Mark Twain) ***

See It Now

  This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

The Week in Politics

THEY ARE BLINDING YOU WITH SCIENCE Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. Calling Mr. Wizard! This week, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio no doubt pulled out their Texas science books to brush up on God and creationism when they were appointed to lead the influential … Continue reading

Lester & Charlie’s 2015 Prediction Poll

Welcome to Lester & Charlie’s Annual Prediction Poll! For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of the next year will be. Sometimes, to our astonishment, we get something right. Like when we guessed correctly that, despite Republicans’ hate of science and healthcare, … Continue reading

Dildos for Texas

Texas became the 28th state this week in 1845! Happy Anniversary, Texas – the one place where it’s against the law to own too many dildos, but you can vote for as many as you want. BONUS TRACK: Molly Ivins’ Dildo Diaries ***

The Week in Politics

JUNK FOOD FOR THOUGHT Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party.     This week we learned that the editors of The City Reporter, a newspaper in Southern Russia, decided that people get too much bad news. So, on December 1st, they had a “good news day.” Only … Continue reading

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