Amazed by Stephen Colbert

November 15, 2013


I am amazed by the success of Stephen Colbert. I never would have thought that people would “get” political parody. This impression was born of experience. Maybe that’s because the victims, er, audience, of my political satire were generally less self-selecting than people who tune in to a show on Comedy Central.

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Libyan Man Kills Self Over Offensive Video

September 15, 2012

A Libyan man has killed himself in reaction to an anti-Islamic video produced by an Egyptian-America Coptic Christian man. In this exclusive interview, Tarek Waled explains why he killed himself.

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Words That Should be in the News!

February 7, 2012

Breastitution* – What the Susan G. Komen Foundation is gonna have to pay Planned Parenthood

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New Political Terms of 2011

July 20, 2011

I just thought of this palindrome:

Egats! No rats star on stage.

You may be thinking, “‘Egats’ is not a word,” and you may be right. However, the following are also not words, but that won’t stop me from thinking them up and typing them here:

Palindrone: Droning on and on in front of cameras in order to keep yourself in the media so you can continue to secure large speaking fees at right-wing political events.

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Words That Should Be

June 27, 2010

Confission: Confusion about fission, maybe confusing fission with fusion.

Fart: Short for “Fine Art.”

Politack: A political attack.

Politactic: A political tactic, possibly involving politacks.

Membrain: The part of the brain that remembers things.

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New Political Jargon

December 1, 2009

When politics gets boring, it’s time to come up with new political jargon. Here are my suggestions:


from poly (multiple) + tics (involuntary twitches); the spasms that people exhibit when their actions conflict with their values


the light banter that Taliban fighters engage in on their off time Read the rest of this entry »

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