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Andy Hoglund

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Richard Pryor Haunts Top Five

Andy Hoglund | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
Pryor's legacy -- his brilliance, his contradictions and ultimate tragedy -- lingers in the shadows of Chris Rock's Top Five. He is referenced outright by Rock's character Andre Allen during a conversation about comedy's greats. But the allusions to Pryor go deeper.
Seriously Skewed

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What Delta Airlines' New Pricing Scheme Means for You

Seriously Skewed | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
Delta Airlines has introduced a 5-tier pricing plan for their flights. At first glance the scheme seems to offer passengers more choice but in reality it's going to confuse them even more. So, to help you understand what's going on, here's a guide that cuts through all the bullshit.
Nancy Roman

Dear Hairdresser

Nancy Roman | December 17, 2014 | Fifty
I like bangs. Long, but not too long. And fringy. You know, like that actress. You know... her. But only in that one movie, not the other one.
Heather Creekmore

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What a Mom Really Needs for Christmas

Heather Creekmore | December 17, 2014 | Parents
Seriously, Santa, a mom only needs so many "World's Greatest Mom" coffee mugs. How about coming up with something that I could really use this year?
Dan Pasternack

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WackiLeaks - Hacking Our Way Through History, Volume 1

Dan Pasternack | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
WackiLeaks has unearthed a treasure trove of similar correspondences from the email accounts of notable figures going back for many years. Below is one such chain. They too must have assumed their accounts were secure, given the frank nature of the content.
Thrillist

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Everything Macaulay Culkin Eats In The Home Alone Movies, Ranked

Thrillist | December 17, 2014 | Taste
Including a "lovely cheese pizza."
Mike Smith

The Sony Hacking Scandal

Mike Smith | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
The Sony Hacking Scandal
Greg Schwem

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It Takes a Nutjob to Provide Good Customer Service

Greg Schwem | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
My 17-year-old daughter recently obtained her first job at a nationally known retail chain. At the risk of defying her threat that, "you had better not tell anybody where I'm working," I will not reveal the chain's identity.
Marcia Liss

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Ahhhh....

Marcia Liss | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

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Subtraction by Addition

Rich Siegel | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
Unable to afford a new house, unless we moved to a double-wide in Palmdale or Mojave, my wife and I were left with no other option but to blow out our modest California ranch house and add a second story.
Alex Madda

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Pretending to Have a Boyfriend When Duty Calls

Alex Madda | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
Why is it that people are suddenly more interesting when someone else can claim ownership to them? There's a certain fascination with meeting someone and judging their worth based on guessing and then learning their relationship status.
Robin Raskin

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The Plot for Tech to Drive You Crazy

Robin Raskin | December 16, 2014 | Technology
I bought my eighty-something-year-old mom her own iPad this year thinking about how much joy it would give her. First task was to get some music. Do you have any idea how many passwords it takes to get a song off the web?
Tom Alderman

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Intelligent Design and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
EIT - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. This is the CIA's swell euphemism for torture. It's also a portable concept that can be applied to other noxious situations. You're not screaming at your kids, you're employing EVT - Enhanced Vocal Techniques. You're not lying. You're creating Enhanced Storytelling Techniques. And it's not...
Elaine Ambrose

I've Become a Stinkin' Cartoon

Elaine Ambrose | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
My friends and family have known for years that I am a character and a cartoon, but now I can cut loose some real proof. My "Don't Fart in an MRI" inspired Lola, the sassy curmudgeon of the daily comic pages, to assume the position and copy me.
Lisa R. Petty

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If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Lisa R. Petty | December 16, 2014 | Women
Imagine a time where you couldn't check Facebook every 19 seconds or Instagram your lobster mac and cheese before you even took a bite. Dark times.
Sarah Sweeney

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A Shiksa's Guide to Understanding Hanukkah

Sarah Sweeney | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
Maybe Adam Sandler taught you everything you need to know about Hanukkah, but if you're curious beyond the marijuanakkah and gin & tonikkah then read on, my friend.
Alf LaMont

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I Went to See The Nutcracker So You Don't Have to

Alf LaMont | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
My fiancee's parents won tickets to The Nutcracker, a ballet by Tchaikovsky that is considered "family friendly" and has allegedly something to do with Christmas. Below are the notes I took regarding the general plot of the show.
Marcia Liss

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Wrong Turn

Marcia Liss | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
Lisa Page Rosenberg

That Time in Tenth Grade: Driver's Ed

Lisa Page Rosenberg | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
In my sophomore year in high school I was fifteen, old enough to start driver's education classes. At the beginning of the semester we studied the rules of the road via the Department of Motor Vehicles information booklets.
Phil Perrier

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Helpful Dieting Tips

Phil Perrier | December 15, 2014 | Comedy
It became obvious that while working in an office, one could live entirely on pizza, cupcakes and birthday cake, and never have to spend a penny on food. And you wouldn't have to save for retirement, as your heart would explode within a few years anyway.
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