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Remembering a True New Yorker on 9/11

It might not sound that important, but back then, there was a feeling that terrorists not only took away our skyline and businesses and families, but that maybe they had stolen what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor.
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Sex Colonies on Mars, Catching Russians and Donald Trump

Yep. The words in the headline are all connected. Check out the article we worked in that appeared on the CNN Op-Ed section this week: Continue reading

The E.R.A. Era

Read the horrific demands of the Equal Rights Amendment! Continue reading

A Literary Milestone

The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and for the rest of the Century — in spite of it pre-dating the Civil War. Here are a few blurbs from reviews in 1852: Continue reading

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: ***

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we ask you to find time to read this powerful letter that captures a moment of history and still rings true today. Prison Desk Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement […]

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It’s National Absurdity Day!

So here’s some absurdity, courtesy of Lester & Charlie “Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” ~George Carlin * * ** *** *** While you’re here, check … Continue reading

The Lost Hillary Campaign Commercial

If Hillary actually responded to the number of emails that have reportedly been screened by the FBI, then she would have spent 8.56 hours per day answering each email in less than one second. That’s probably why she forgot to approve this campaign video that we uncovered.

Survival of the Wittiest

  “Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.” ~Happy birthday, Lily Tomlin! More fun quotes: No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up. I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see … Continue reading

Today in 1963, There Were Some People with a Dream

Address to civil rights marchers by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963 Link to audio recording from the event at the bottom of the page. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in … Continue reading

The Men Most in Need of a Beating

Turns out that a person’s height is a good indicator of which political party they’re likely to vote for. A study from Ohio State University found that: “[…] a one-inch increase in height raised the person’s support for the Conservative Party by 0.6 percent and their likelihood of voting for the party by 0.5 percent.” … Continue reading

Another NRA Fairy Tale

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association’s website is endearingly named “NRAFamily.” It includes a series called “Fun Friday,” covering news like “6 Invasive Species That Are Damaging The U.S.” and a clever “How To” section that, somehow, includes an article named “The 7 Disease Bearing Ticks In America.” … Continue reading

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