George Carlin

'Making America Stupid Again': Outrage Over Forbidden 7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC

Comedian George Carlin famously invented the seven words you cannot say on television, but it appears that it took Donald Trump becoming president to …

Liberal View

Showtime Vs. Christianity

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 12:01 AM<p>The Golden Globe Awards nominations have been announced, and once again, the Hollywood judges really know how to find …

Conservative View

Not for kids

Sometimes, when Suman Kumar tells people he is a stand-up comedian, they nod knowingly before they ask, “So you do mimicry?” “India has a glorious …

Dave Chappelle

Net Neutrality Isn't Neutral At All

Net neutrality has been getting so many “hot takes” lately, it almost makes you wish someone would be non-neutral about this content and block it. …

Internet

Is America Paying Attention? Fox News And The New York Times Square Off

An editorial in <i>The New York Times</i> entitled Fox News vs. Robert Mueller takes exception to the steady drumbeat on the Fox News Channel for the special counsel to be fired. But the fundamental problem isn’t that personalities Sean Hannity, Jeanne Piro, and Laura Ingraham are lobbing <i>ad hominem</i> …

Journalism

The 10 Best Stand-up Comedy Specials of 2017

Stand-up comedy is subjective. <i>Duh,</i> you say, <i>all art is subjective</i>. Well, stand-up comedy is <i>very</i> subjective. The audience laughs or it doesn’t, and …

Comedy

Whoo! Arsenio Hall says 'Coming to America 2' with Eddie Murphy is going to happen

CLOSE<p>Comedians and actors including Adam Sandler, Arsenio Hall, Terry Crews and Rob Schneider remember comedian Don Rickles at the premiere for their …

Arsenio Hall

“Experience the Brand”

New York City is probably the least car-friendly place in the United States. Its streets are perpetually gridlocked and garage fees cost more than …

Transportation

I Am Not the Racist; They Are

Posted: Dec 10, 2017 12:01 AM<p><b>Author’s note: There is offensive language in this column. None of it is mine.</b><p>Since I religiously follow my own …

Racism

Eddie Izzard is a comic genius

I’ve recently discovered that I have a lot in common with a funny, dyslexic, transgender actor, comedian, escape artist, unicyclist, …

Eddie Izzard

Do they score badly on the tests, or because of them?

I was saddened to see Toronto’s school board retreat from its plan to phase out its special schools and programs, like those for the arts and gifted …

Education

Out of America: a Chinese comic’s return

JOE Wong, a Chinese-American who earned fame in the US as the first Asian comedian on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” decided to return home to …

News (China)

U.S. ECONOMIC CRISIS AHEAD: Major Failure Of Analysts To Spot Danger

The U.S. economy continues towards an epic crisis while the overwhelming majority of analysts are completely in the dark. Even though some …

Semi Truck

Robin Williams voted funniest comedy actor of all time in recent poll

The circumstances surrounding his death may have been disheartening, but Robin Williams did make a ton of people smile when he was still alive. His …

Comedy

James May of 'The Grand Tour' on the One Road Trip Everyone Should Take

And what it really takes to be a good driving buddy.<p>Super fans know him as "Captain Slow" for his cautious driving. But compared to the rest of us, Brit James May is <i>far</i> from slow, speeding around the world's most extreme locales in the craziest cars and contraptions in the motoring show <i>The Grand</i> …

Richard Hammond

A farewell to Ali Abdullah Saleh

Saleh was a corrupt, ruthless autocrat. Yet his demise has left a power vacuum in Yemen and he will be missed by many.<p>There is no denying it, Ali Abdullah Saleh has left a vacuum in Yemen and he will be missed.<p>A combination of the Godfather and George Carlin, he was corrupt, often ruthless, an …

Middle East

Judd Apatow on Returning to Stand-Up Comedy After 25 Years

The first thing Judd Apatow does in his new stand-up special is tell the crowd that he has wanted to do this kind of show since he was a kid.<p>The …

Comedy

Glassjaw: Material Control Album Review | Pitchfork

<i>Material Control</i> wouldn’t exist if Daryl Palumbo didn’t believe it was “the most Glassjaw-sounding music we could be making at this point.” There is no doubting the purity of their vision, as lead single “New White Extremity” is Glassjaw as hell. Its aggression and abrasive, abstract skronk tie …

Bastille Day

Humor Psychology: The Funniest Words in the English Language

‘Which word is funnier: porridge or oatmeal?’ This is the question one of us recently posed to the other.* Clearly, the notion was insane. Surely …

Psychology

The Very Best Things About Reading Aloud with Kids, According to Parents

I’ll be the first to admit, there’s an element of reading aloud to my sons that is purely selfish: Snuggling up, book open before us, wholly engaged …

Books

25 Holiday Hacks to Make Your Life a Little Easier This Season

Chances are you’re already stressed out by the holidays. That’s no good. It feels like you don’t have enough time, enough money, or enough of a break …

George Lucas

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2017

Bill Gates is branching out.<p>Already well-known as an enthusiastic reader of big nonfiction books on economics, science, and technology, Gates is finding new ways to satiate his intellectual and emotional curiosity. His favorite books of those he read in 2017 (not necessarily published this year) …

Books

The godfather of comedy looks back on a lifetime of laughs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The godfather of comedy has a few secrets to share: First, he never intended to become the godfather of comedy, never had any idea …

Portland, OR

Does Smoking Weed Make People Creative, or Do Creative People Smoke Weed?

Does marijuana boost creativity, or are creative people drawn to marijuana more than others?<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Consciousness and</i> …

Creativity

Kyra Batara expects ‘all-out war’ against Paulina Granados at Combate 19

The late George Carlin, during one of his classic stand-up comedy specials, delivered a hot take -- or whatever the kids are calling it these days — …

MMA & UFC

How to End America’s War on America

<i>This world is one great battlefield,<br>With forces all arrayed;<br>If in my heart I do not yield,<br>I’ll overcome some day.</i><br>—Charles A. Tindley, 1901<p>The …

Liberal View

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh’s <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing</i>, <i>Missouri</i> reveals its peculiar sensibilities almost right out of the gate. Our righteously angry …

Baltimore

Haunted by the rise of ghost hotels

The door to the apartment down the hall was wide open.<p>Glimpses inside other apartments in one’s own building are compelling: all our units are just …

Toronto

Special programs and testing prevent children from learning important life lessons

The special programs debate is linked to the testing question, another issue roiling education in Toronto. Every three years all Ontario kids take …

Glassjaw Talk About 'Material Control,' Their First Album in 15 Years

Daryl Palumbo and Justin Beck discuss the band's long break from recording and the irony of their new album's title.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p><i>Material Control</i>, the first album from Glassjaw in 15 years, was supposed to be a surprise. The original idea, according to vocalist …

Bruce Willis