- As you suffer through your taxes (or their aftermath), be of good cheer. You have much less chance of being audited than you’ve had in years.
- Church in a wealthy community installs a “homeless Jesus” sculpture. Woman reports the bum to cops.
- Notice to thieves: It’s not a good idea to burglarize the Pena household.
- In many places this would not be news. In darkest blue, gun-loathing New Jersey, it’s a bigger miracle than seeing Jesus’ face in a tortilla. (H/T jw)
- I think some school officials are going to be in trouble over this Sure hope so. (PT, who sent this, said she was reminded of Tonio Carolina from Hardyville. Yeah, me, too!)
- Bet you didn’t know that Jim Bovard did stand-up comedy. But he pretty much did that at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Little rough in the first few minutes. Gets better as it goes.
Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category
- Doesn’t it just stand to reason — doesn’t it just? — that the Human Ken Doll has has nothing good to say about the Human Barbie Doll? Weird old world we live in, innit?
- I know there’s absolutely nothing funny about a fatal mudslide, as the people of Oso, Washington, are learning to their horror. But at least there’s a certain strangely poetic justice to this mudslide in China.
- Government priorities. I swear, anybody as witty as Tam ought to have a late-night show of her own and be getting fabulously rich and famous.
- The homeless guy and the ATM jackpot.
- “Stop adding up the wealth of the poor.” Y’know, when you explain it that way, I see your point.
- A brief video tour of British accents. Hilariously well done!
Kurt Hofmann created this after I suggested that a phrase he used in tonight’s JPFO alert would make a perfect official NRA flag.
ADDED: Kent McManigal got inspired and made a pair of further refinements on his site. See ‘em both?
In case you haven’t had a chance to notice, JPFO’s got some fine new writing talent. Kurt and Nicki Kenyon have been producing short & spicy articles just about every day of the week. I might get a word or two in myself, and maybe some others will, as well.
My two favorites from yesterday:
Brady Center rescinds award given earlier to Piers Morgan.
And Spirit Airlines introduces free super-luxury features.*
So, now that we’ve safely escaped the madness and made it onto the island of sanity that is April 2 … what were some of your favorite April Fools jokes? Post them in comments.
* If you don’t know, Spirit has a reputation for treating passengers like cattle and charging extra for every tiny thing. The best part of this April Fools joke is its source.
That was a good thing you did, lady. But you’re supposed to offer to buy the mistreated dog before you steal it. (H/T JB)
Welllll, dunno if it’s the best political ad ever. But not bad.
There’s been so much terrible news out of that monster mudslide in Washington. And the last few days, so little news because they’re not saying much until the medical examiner identifies the latest bodies. Some bodies will just be under that mud forever. And nobody will ever know exactly how many.
All week I’ve bookmarked article after article, hoping to find something meaningful to say. But there’s nothing. Except for the few people rescued immediately after the slide there’s been nothing good. Except this one small thing.
Thanks, naturegirl for the one bit of cheer. I’m going to erase all those bookmarks now.
Also from naturegirl: Doggie magic tricks.
(Funny. But still mean.)
Might’s well wrap up with some more funny dogs.
The Cato Institute has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court written by P.J. O’Rourke.
Real brief. Really hysterical. The topic: Whether a state can criminalize (get this!) lying about candidates during political campaigns.
The brief opens:
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT
“I am not a crook.”
“Read my lips: no new taxes!”
“I did not have sexual relations with that
“If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.”
While George Washington may have been
incapable of telling a lie, his successors have not had
the same integrity. The campaign promise (and its
subsequent violation), as well as disparaging
statements about one’s opponent (whether true,
mostly true, mostly not true, or entirely fantastic),
are cornerstones of American democracy. Indeed,
mocking and satire are as old as America, and if this
Court doesn’t believe amici, it can ask Thomas
Jefferson, “the son of a half-breed squaw, sired by a
Virginia mulatto father.” Or perhaps it should ponder, as Grover Cleveland was forced to, “Ma, ma,
where’s my pa?”
In modern times, “truthiness” — a “truth” asserted
“from the gut” or because it “feels right,” without
regard to evidence or logic 5 —is also a key part of
political discourse. It is difficult to imagine life
without it, and our political discourse is weakened by
Orwellian laws that try to prohibit it.
Just gets better from there. Even the multitude of footnotes contains funnies.
Of course, how would they know?
No word on the restaurant’s policy toward NSA agents, unfortunately.
(Yes, yes, and I know somebody’s going to make a wisecrack about “To Serve Man.” So consider that already said. Or go ahead if you can come up with a really clever variation.)
- Ten reasons to quit working so hard.
- Does the new CBO report put the final nail in the Obamacare coffin? That might be a tad optimistic. But the report just ain’t pretty, no matter how Big O’s flappers try to spin it.
- MWD, who sent this development thinks it’s a world-altering change. Welllll … In any case, it’s a hopeful sign for privacy.
- “I am sending a bag of these to every member of Congress to show my deepest gratitude.” (Hilariously scatological reviews from Amazon customers on a product that may just be slightly defective. Courtesy of MamaLiberty.)
- Also from Amazon: Just what every survival shelter and humble hermit home should have. (Tks, A.) (Yeah, and I put one of my Amazon links on it, even though you’ll buy one shortly after you open that ice cream stand in Hades. But hey, it does have free shipping!) (P.S. Don’t miss the reviews on this one, either!)
- Why do “progressives” favor gun control? (Well, because they’re control-freaking authoritarians, that’s why. Still, it’s a pretty interesting article.)
- Why does any place on earth want to host an Olympics? And if that place is Sochi, why would anyone want to go? Whoof. What photos.
- Speaking of the Olympics … Oh, so that’s where the term “white elephant” comes from!
- Priceless. Crook busts cop for going 140 mph. (Via MArooned)