Category Archives: satire

O.K., Founding Fathers: Prepare To Eat Historical Reenactments!

When I was a little kid, I learned everything I Know about rugged individualism astride the mechanical horse outside the supermarket. I demanded, righteously, I begged, pitifully,, I wheedled and cajoled my parents to get a quarter to ride the beast. How did Stephen Colbert know that in my heart I was a Defender of Liberty reenacting the patriotic ritual of Paul Revere’s ride? Those redcoats weren’t going to get my guns, not even the plastic ones. Continue reading






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Ms. Beads ‘n Seeds Weds Dr. Stoopid

O.K., Bridezilla, I know it’s June, but there’s still time to read this book before commiting matrimonial excess. It’s called Weddings of the Times, and it reveals marriage secrets that never made it into the NYT’s Sunday Style section. NPR … Continue reading






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Whatever Happened to Subminimalism In B-Flat?

[It’s time for one of those brilliant legacy look-backs for which NPR is so well-tuned. This was first posted here  last April.] The postmodern acumen of this NPR music review is too deep to be buried in the April Fool’s … Continue reading






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When Sarko Schmoozed Sarah

Beware, Carla Bruni. Sarko’s attention is beginning to wander! SARAH PALIN AND SARKOZY ( HUGE PRANK CALL ) KILL 2 BIRDS 1 STONE: MONTREAL — A Quebec comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state has … Continue reading






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“All Undergarments Are Non-refundable’’

Saturday Night Live – McCain QVC Open 110108






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