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The difference between “good” Nazi humor and bad is about who gets to be the butt of the joke. “There can be no poetry after Auschwitz,” said Theodor Adorno. One can only imagine what he might of said about laughter. Black humor, dark humor, gallows humor; none of this is new to human cultures.¬†Legendary American […]

More Shandling

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On March 26, 2016

A few more Garry Shandling related links. One might forget how great the writing on The Larry Sanders Show was. So great. So hilarious. Thanks to Tom Till for the link. Conan O’Brien’s rem

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Cream Pies

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On July 8, 2015
So as I am in DC, I managed to spend part of the evening in the company of truly evil people, i.e. Republican congressmen and staffers at a reception that someone suggest I attend, probably as a comedic social experiment. For many reasons I will not go into detail except to say that I was […]

Jack Rollins, RIP

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On June 18, 2015

The legendary producer of Woody Allen’s 70s films and incredibly influential figure in the comedy of that era has died at the ripe old age of 100. Among his many achievements was working with Wo

The ESPYs

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On July 17, 2013

So the ESPYs are super dumb and self-serving. Unless Norm Macdonald is the host. If you’ve never watched his monologue from when he hosted in 1998, you really should do so. Not only do you get r

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