Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Stratford Festival: The Tempest


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

One more Stratford Festival production photo summary before I get back to A Stick Figure Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Tempest

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Mya Lixian Gosling: Stratford Photo Comics (part 5)


Saudis Using Putin’s Puppet


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is “absolutely furious” at the Saudi royal family for using his puppet without first obtaining his permission, an aide to Putin confirmed on Wednesday. …

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Mohammed bin Salman and Donald Trump

Beating Back


(Jesus and Mo) – Jesus:

I‘m so pleased the Pope is finally taking the church child abuse scandal seriously.” …

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Jesus and Mo: Laic

Grievance Studies


(Quillette) – Magazine:

For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which they describe as specialising in activism or “grievance studies.” Their stated mission has been to expose how easy it is to get “absurdities and morally fashionable political ideas published as legitimate academic research.”

To date, their project has been successful: seven papers have passed through peer review and have been published, including a 3000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, rewritten in the language of Intersectionality theory and published in the Gender Studies journal Affilia.

Below is a response to the scandal from five academics who are currently researching, publishing and teaching in the fields of Philosophy, English Studies, Behavioral Genetics and Economics. …

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James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian

Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” vs. Donald Trump


(WP) – Isaac Stanley-Becker:

A statue of the title character from author Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” is unveiled in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England, alongside one of President Trump, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the novel. …

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David Parry: Roald Dahl's Matilda vs. Donald Trump

Stratford Festival: Napoli Milionaria & The Music Man


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Here are some more Stratford Festival comics, for Napoli Milionaria and The Music Man

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Mya Lixian Gosling: Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 4)

Orbital Inclination


(Tree Lobsters!) – “This is the Orb of Unreasonable Expectations!” …

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Tree Lobsters 785: Orbital Inclination

Stratford Festival: Ideal Husband & Rocky Horror


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Here are a few more production photo summaries from Stratford’s 2018 season

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Mya Lixian Gosling: Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 3)

Conspiracy Theories


(Jesus and Mo) – Mo:

“Why do you think conspiracy theories are so popular, barmaid?” …

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Jesus and Mo: clever

Stratford Festival: The Comedy of Errors


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Here’s another filler comic from my visit to the Stratford Festival: The Comedy of Errors

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Mya Lixian Gosling: Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 2): The Comedy of Errors