//
archives

Poll

This category contains 152 posts

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

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama lacked love for America in general and for Giuliani in particular. (As “creepy vs. offensive” stand-offs go, we’re declaring this one a draw.) Giuliani’s statement was at an event run … Continue reading

Mr. Grey Will Test You Now

Nearly everyone, it seems, is obsessed with the spanking-new erotic drama, Fifty Shades of Grey — a film apparently so awesome that two sequels were announced before the first one even hit cinemas. The theatrical trailer has been watched almost 200 million times on YouTube alone. The anticipation is unprecedented. “I don’t think anyone has … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for Alabama’s School Safety Plan?

It wasn’t that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch after she pointed her crayon at another student and made a small gun noise. Alabama schools want you to be sure that your kids are safe! But it’s … 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

Can You Pass This Grand Jury Screening Test?

You may have seen our favorite (if not-so-shocking) headline this week: 100 Brains Missing in Texas! Those brains have apparently since been accounted for. We doubt, however, that anyone found them on a grand jury. Not if that grand jury was deciding the fate of any white police officer who killed an unarmed black man. … Continue reading

Are You About to Get Dumped by a Liberal Friend?

The Pew Research Center has an interesting question for you: Are you becoming less popular? Are your friends dropping you? Maybe you’ve Facebooked one too many videos of your three-legged cat meowing “I love you” in Siamese. Maybe the cost of Christmas cards went up, and your friends are eager to trim their lists. Or … Continue reading

Are You More Homicidal Than This Alabama 5 Year Old?

“Mommy? Daddy? What is homicide?” This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said “pew! pew!” Yes, this is real. The 5-year-old, identified only as Elizabeth, is said to have drawn a picture resembling a gun before … Continue reading

SURVEY: Sexism for $500, Alex

  If you think that game shows are just about trivia, spelling, quick reflexes and a way for Midwestern housewives to show America what they look like in a donkey suit, then you don’t know game shows. Game shows can be so much more! They can even change your life. It’s true! If you doubt … Continue reading

4 Dead in Urban Outfitters

This week was all about the apology. It wasn’t just that the New York Times had to apologize for mistakenly referring to Dick Cheney as the former president of the United States. Apologies abounded! Like the one from Jacob Dorsey, the 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly, who not only apologized but dropped out … Continue reading

Just the Facts, Ma’am

  This week, we learned that the beleaguered Malaysian Airlines recently tried to lure customers back after the tragedies of MH17 and MH370. With a contest! Free tickets and iPads for whoever gives the best answer to: “What and where would you like to tick off on your bucket list?” Ah, bucket lists. You’ve probably … Continue reading

Miles of Aisles of Dissent

Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Americans with a “highly negative” view of the opposing party has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Americans hate one another more than ever, it seems. And we’re always finding new platforms to express it! Which, presumably, is part of the problem. Obstructionist … Continue reading

Categories