I hear you, guys. You’re mad that Shailene Woodley is cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider Man because she’s so incredibly ugly. And I respect that, because it’s such a legitimate complaint that’s not at all rooted in your own pettiness or insecurity. More
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A video currently going around the Internet demands that Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan address the single, burning question that’s currently on everyone’s minds: what do his abs look like? More
If you think Honey Boo Boo Child‘s life is depressing now, just wait until she’s a 31-year-old hooker on the Sunset Strip living in a car with Mama. More
Over the past few weeks, America has been saddened to learn that one of its most beloved fast food chains donates millions of dollars a year to anti-gay causes. But despite how frustrating it is that such primitive bigotry still exists in 2012, a few good things have come out of this kerfuffle: dialogue, backlash, and lots and lots of anti-homphobia satire. Here are a few of my favorite things that the Chik-Fil-A controversy has given us so far. More
This is by far the most terrifying “missing” poster I’ve ever seen. More
And it’s a thing of beauty to behold. More
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As we have already spent time telling you, the promotional materials for NBC’s new show Whitney make it look like the whole of the show’s “humor” lies in reiterating sexist stereotypes about men and women. Women love to shop and cry! Men love to look at boobs and watch football! And so forth. Well, the cut-ups over at Best Week Ever seem to agree with us, and they took it one step further by making some awesome Photoshopped posters that capture the ad campaign’s true spirit. Click through for two more. More
This week’s episode of Weeds featured two of the things that made the pre-Mexico seasons of this show great: class-based satire, and Oedipal struggle. The “Lifestyle of the Rich and the Stupid” Hamptons interlude almost made up for the episode’s heartbreaking final scene. Almost. More
Mel Brooks, the man who introduced me to satire, is 85 today. During my childhood, when I wasn’t geeking out over the Star Wars universe, I was eagerly watching all of his irreverent movies — Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, Spaceballs — and quoting them to anyone within earshot. I wanted to post here a collection of multiple clips, but it wouldn’t embed, so I’m going with the next best thing: A great scene from Dracula: Dead and Loving It that has Leslie Nielsen as the vampire and Mel Brooks in one of his usual cameos, this time as Van Helsing. More
Take a look at your room. It is a mess. What’s going on here? This place looks like Bed Bath and Beyond threw up all over floor. It is definitely time to add your own personal “fun-shui” style into this place! More
Read Larry David’s satirical op-ed in the New York Times - Comedy! Satire! Bush tax cuts! What’s not to love? (NYT)