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The Presser Was A Snoozer, But The Pee Party Gushes On

John Locke might disapprove, but Rabelais would howl with laughter. On SNL’s Jan. 14 cold open, President-elect Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) holds his first press conference since getting elected. And Maureen O’Conner explains the origin of all the Donald Trump pee jokes this week in The Sheer Perfection of Donald Trump’s Golden Shower in | New York magazine. Continue reading

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Boobquake 2010: You Go, Girl!

Stephen Colbert finds there may be something to Boobquake, after all. Not the Rabelaisian dimension, but scientifically proven cause and effect. After-shocks continue to rumble.

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Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail

It’s tragic that gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson decided to check out before he could report and write about this year’s presidential election. He’d know what to make of a campaign that out-Nixons Nixon, and I’m sure he would have … Continue reading

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George Carlin was an American Rabelais

“Does it sound like an old friend is gone?” That’s what George Carlin said about removing a compound matrilineal redundancy from his famously scandalous comedy routine, Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television. Thanks to Carlin and free speech champions … Continue reading

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