Tag: Humor

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I missed last month’s theme of “Memories” because I forgot. So this is about the Winter of My Discontent because I’m losing my mind. I don’t know if I’m burned out or distracted due to stress or if I’m just an airhead (I prefer to say I’m an absent-minded genius), but I’ll just tell you […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the House of Representatives Not a creature was legislating, not even a socialist mouse; The impeachment was voted on by the democrats as a dare, in hopes that the sainted Media soon wouldn’t despair; The radicals were nestled all smug with their cloakroom goons, While visions of […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. It’s Always the End of the World

 

Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse by IrenHorrors

Is anyone else here tired of the constant millennialism of everything? I’m supposed to be dead from GMOs and global warming and Trump’s tweets or this or this or that problem.

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) After my review appears on Sunday, I post the previous week’s review here on Sunday. More

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Laughter

 

“Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” — Mark Twain

Do we want to marginalize woke-scolds? Laugh at them. Make them figures of fun. Similarly for Progressives. (Indeed, Progressives realize this too. Alinsky’s fifth rule states “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”)

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Dana Goldberg, stand-up comedian, stops by to talk how she got into comedy, bombing in front of Gloria Steinem, the fact that European audiences don’t laugh, and her talent for bonding people with humor. She shares coming out to her parents when she was 18, how they made it an easy experience, and offers her […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Do the Apolitical Exist?

 

I often wonder what it’s like to be to be apolitical. You know, you’ve heard the rumors. There are allegedly people out there that could not care less about politics, current events, and the like. Who are these people, and what is their secret? How do they manage to avoid the morass of every hyperventilating hypothesis huffed by hypocritical hacks?

Hi, my name is Jim, and I’m an information junkie. (Hi, Jim). I succumbed to the siren of civilizational science back in college, during the run-up to the first Gulf War, and have been hooked ever since. I like to know things. I like to know about things, important things. And for these things, I have opinions – don’t always share them, but I have them. News, current events, politics, sports, science – I consume and am consumed. Yes, there are times I have tried to escape, even for a short while, but it’s Hotel California, baby – you can’t really ever leave.

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Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan stops by to discuss the long and painful journey to a career in the entertainment industry, from studying finance at Georgetown, to taking improv classes so he can overcome his fear of speaking in meetings at the advertising agency where he worked, to falling in love with stand-up and watching everyone else in his comedy class find success before he did. Jim talks why failure is such a great teacher, getting lost in other people’s expectations, the creepy thing about doing press, and why he doesn’t want power. In his new movie, American Dreamer, he gets the chance to play against type with a complex character in a disturbing thriller, and he shares how he could relate to the delusions of his character, the American fantasy of the “quick fix,” and the rewards of being able to explore a dark character. He and Bridget marvel at Joe Rogan’s abilities, commiserate over the repressed rage of comedians, and reflect that more dangerous than cancel culture, is the growing trend of leaving people out of the discussion altogether.

Full transcript available here: WiW49-JimGaffigan-Transcript

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. To Succeed In Life, You Need Three Things….

 

“A wishbone, a backbone, and a funnybone.”

Criminently that’s a clever quote! Do you know who said it? Reba McEntire. Yes, it turns out that the red-headed country singer with an Okie drawl is a damned good cracker-barrel philosopher.

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Corinne Fisher is a stand-up comedian, co-host of popular podcast Guys We [email protected]#ked, and co-author of the book F*cked: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That’s Screwed, with creative partner, Krystyna Hutchinson. She and Bridget have a conversation that is surprisingly not all about sex, though that’s certainly covered. They also talk the […]

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I would never have imagined that I would be married so many years. In fact, when I first met my husband-to-be, I told him that I didn’t know if I would ever get married. It just seemed like such a traumatic, demanding step; besides, who would have me?

But I was wrong—and I’m so glad I was. In meeting my husband, I found a man who is generous, smart, funny, helpful, and kind. He can also be stubborn, determined, and obsessive about detail. But I digress . . .

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I think it’s a phrase mostly used in the UK (especially with the first word spelled the way it is, so please don’t “fix” it), but it’s certainly applicable here. Here’s the definition from The Cambridge Dictionary: “To be unable to choose because there are so many possible good choices.” So. “Bill Gates reveals the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America oppose pretty much every big government plan being pushed by Bernie Sanders but they welcome his honesty that big tax hikes will be required to pay for his agenda. They also cringe as Department of Energy tarnishes a wonderful program to become a more […]

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She’s stubborn as all get out. When she makes a plan, she sticks with it and won’t let anyone interfere. She argues with us incessantly, and when we go against her wishes, she reluctantly goes along, but only after several protests. She always wants to go back to her original plan. And she is so polite, too; it’s very annoying to see that nothing ruffles her. But most of the time we defer to her: after all, what do a couple of old geezers know about these things?!

So who is Sophia? She is our GPS system. Not the name we gave our GPS system, she is the system. We have Android Auto in our car, and sometimes I’d like to throttle Google.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Bob Is in Thrall to a Treat-Dispensing Device Called Dogness

 

There may be a lesson in human behavior from the addiction of Bob the dog to a device called Dogness. Or maybe not. Actually, I’m not sure I’ll find a moral before I end this post. Wish me luck.

Marie and I will be taking a cruise around the Mediterranean in a couple of months, and I wanted to give Bob some comfort while we’re gone. He’s a terribly needy dog with a severe case of separation anxiety. The lady across the street is going to come to the house twice a day to look to Bob while we’re gone, but I know Bob will still miss us. To ease his distress, then, I bought Dogness, the treat-dispensing device you see to your right.

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As the race for the 2020 Presidential election heats up, it is our solemn duty to help highlight Comrade Sanders’ commitment to Marxism as he makes appearances for his campaign. I propose that we organize a network of local chapters of The People’s Army Choir. The function of each local chapter would be to attend […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The April Fool

 

Looking back now, I can admit that perhaps I had grown a little too confident. The dreaded April 1st was nearly over and I had fallen for nothing. To my surprise, no one had even seriously tried. My daughter, who is six, did come up to me and make some absurd claim (I can’t even remember what it was), giggling all the while. She was no match for me and I squelched it right away. She just kept on giggling despite her abject failure.

My wife’s brother had stopped by for a visit with his wife and kids, my nefarious nephews, on whom I had kept a very close watch all evening. After dinner, which came and went with no dribble cups, hidden laxatives, or shaving cream pies, I was standing in the kitchen, thinking it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the evening, when one of my nephews, Tucker, age 12, came up to me and said, “Hey Uncle D.A., your shoe’s untied.”

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