humor Archive

  • The Subtext of Unlikely Frost

    An ice warning in Austin, Texas puts me in a pensive mood. Although sometimes the school delays and road closings come with local portents of the dangers abroad (a skateably icy sidewalk or at least pervasive, wailing sirens), more frequently the danger afoot comes only through ethereal channels, usually crash…

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  • Fairy Tales for Adults: Framing Game Violence

    By my estimation Twitter, the Grand Pooh-Bah of the 140 character micro thought, everyday produces 8,167 times more text than the world record holder for longest novel (Proust’s In Search of Lost Time). This seems to me a pretty fine argument that people really hate to write more than a…

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  • K9 vs BSA

    By my estimation, triangulated by way of the Boy Scout Laws, your average dog is four twelfths of a boyscout. Trustworthy, loyal, friendly, and cheerful, your garden variety cur is already a better dinner companion than most people I know, and that’s assuming that it’s the type that will piss…

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  • Making Babies and Shit

    On a night not unlike this one your mommy and daddy decided to have a baby. It started, as many things do, with a conversation. “I have an idea,” said your daddy. “How about you” he began, indicating mommy, “start eating a few extra burritos, yogurts, and Eggo Homestyle Waffles.”…

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  • An Open Letter to the Citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom


    Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom, I don’t know if you can get CNN where you are (potentially as a murky reflection in a magic cauldron), but hear me now: revolution is on the rise in the world. From Egypt to Libya, oppressed and forgotten peoples are casting off apathetic and…

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