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3 Stages of Christmas Grief, 2018

For any child, finding out there’s no Santa Clause triggers three stages of grief. First: Shame. “The older kids have been laughing behind my back.” Second: Disbelief. “How could every authority figure in my life be perpetuating a conspiracy like this? Mom and dad, the post office and NORAD? You don’t make this kind of stuff up!” Third: Vindication. “I knew something smelled fishy. I was just about to solve it.” Continue reading

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Barney Bites the Dust – and other Macy’s Parade Horror Stories

In 1997, Kathleen Caronna spent 24 days in a coma after a Cat in the Hat float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade crashed into a lamppost, causing part of the lamppost to plunge into her. Continue reading

Canned Shit

From our correspondent in Milano — apparently, America is exporting its shit internationally. And even Italy can’t sell people on it. “Are you a politician or does lying just run in your family?” ― Fannie Flagg    

Divine Knew Trash When She Saw It

Divine knew trash when she saw it. This photo was likely taken in the 1980s, and flashes a little shade toward two of New York City’s least loved couples – Donald and Ivana Trump. It astounded us, and many other New Yorkers, that a known con artist, liar, and aficionado of exploitation would be taken … Continue reading

#NoTrumpFriday from Lester & Charlie: November 9, 2018 Edition

The Tuesday midterms were, at best, interesting, and sure to be the face that launches a thousand battleships. Between now and then, with a split Senate and House, there will be a lot of in-fighting, “Impeach” will only be talked about in the subjunctive, and a lot of mall shoppers will be shot right when … Continue reading

#NoTrumpFriday – November 2, 2018 Edition

Okay, the #notrumpfriday movement we’re trying to start hasn’t gone so well. The reason could be that “trump” is right in the hashtag. But we won’t give up. We’re going to go on pretending that it’s driving Mr. 45 crazy, and hope that it catches on. It’s a simple idea:  Resist posting about him on social media every Friday. Make him feel unloved and unhated … insignificant. Post distractions instead. Continue reading

This Trumpian Horror Story Will Freak You Out

Fear, ghouls, terror. Forget it. Nothing on Halloween is more frightening than this visit to an unsuspecting Western town by a man named Trump — a litigious narcissist who warns the town of its complete extinction. He proclaims that he, and only he, can save the townsfolk by building a … well, building a wall … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, Statue of Liberty

Although you cannot see Lady Liberty’s feet clearly she is, in fact, standing among a broken shackle and chains, with her right foot raised, depicting her moving forward away from oppression and slavery. Continue reading

And in Other News

Let’s not allow the White House to distract us from the real things going on around us. Like local governments, schools, Miss Universe, morgues, literacy, and math.

The Two Most Beautiful Pictures of the Century

But things come in threes… Continue reading

What was up with Aretha Franklin’s fur coat at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors?

Aretha Franklin, Marion Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Mink. Continue reading

Kiddie Sworn

We published this article about two years ago, and — unfortunately — it seems time to do it again. Children of immigrants being abused by the state is not new. (Keep in mind that references to time are from 2016. Continue reading

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