Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Stick Figure Iconography: Falstaff


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Time for some more installments of “Shakespearean Stick Figure Iconography”! Today we look at one of the most iconic Shakespearean characters of all time: Falstaff. …

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Mya Lixian Gosling: Stick Figure Iconography: Falstaff


Search ‘idiot’, Get Trump


(Guardian) – Gavin Haynes:

Donald Trump is #winning. On the back of an already excellent week where he was gifted a football and impeded a monarch, right now the president is also leaping up Google’s image search rankings, to poll position. …

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Google idiot: Trump

Susan Sarandon, You Work For Trump


(Guardian Showbiz) – Marina Hyde:

It’s time the Thelma and Louise star faced the fact that she’s a MAGA asset who works for the US president. …

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Nick Oliver: Susan Sarandon's activism



(Jesus and Mo) – Mo:

“Allah created the jinn before he created man. We can’t see them, but they live among us. They hang around toilets, and they eat bones and dung.” …

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Jesus and Mo: Jinn

How “The Taming of the Shrew” Should Have Ended


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Time to “fix” the ending of another problematic Shakespeare play! You may recall that I’ve already “fixed” Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure. Well, today it’s a doozy. …

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Mya Lixian Gosling: How “The Taming of the Shrew” Should Have Ended

Some Royals Never Change


(New Yorker::Daily Comment) – Anthony Lane:

Like all outbursts of joy, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was attended by a host of ironies. …

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Harry and Meghan leave St. George’s Chapel

The Happytime Murders


(Guardian Film) – Guardian staff:

Melissa McCarthy teams up with A Muppet Christmas Carol director Brian Henson for a raucous new film, The Happytime Murders.

The plot imagines a world where humans and puppets coexist until a brutal string of murders occurs. The cast of a kids show, The Happytime Gang, are being killed off and two detectives, played by McCarthy and a puppet, must figure out who is to blame. …

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The Happytime Murders, 2018 film

Mindfulness Exercise


(The Joy of Tech) – Nitrozac & Snaggy:

We have a lot to discuss, but first, we’re going to try some mindfulness. It’s all the rage to reduce workplace stress.” …

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Nitrozac & Snaggy: The Joy of Tech comic 2513: Mindfulness exercise

Top Ten Prolonged Shakespearean Deaths


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Which ill-fated Shakespearean character spends the most time (by line count) actively dying on stage? …

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Mya Lixian Gosling: Top Ten Prolonged Shakespearean Deaths

The Exception Proves the Rule


(Patheos::ATP) – Bert Bigelow:

I recently encountered the little nugget of wisdom that is the subject of this piece in a comment thread on this web site. I was immediately reminded of how Ambrose Bierce punctured it with a sarcastic stiletto in his “Devil’s Dictionary.”

“EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc. “The exception proves the rule” is an expression constantly upon the lips of the ignorant, who parrot it from one another with never a thought of its absurdity. In the Latin, “_Exceptio probat regulam_” means that the exception tests the rule, puts it to the proof, not confirms it. The malefactor who drew the meaning from this excellent dictum and substituted a contrary one of his own exerted an evil power which appears to be immortal.” …

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Ambrose Bierce: The Devils Dictionary