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How to Respond When Someone Asks You to Stop Flaunting Your Homosexuality Online

Kevin Thornton | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

This "stop flaunting it" sentiment really gets my big gay goat. Being gay isn't some weird hobby. It's not a penis fetish. (Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan.) It's who I am. My sexuality runs a thread through every part of my being, just as it does for all people both gay and straight.

'Transparent' Creator Dedicates Best Comedy Series Win To Leelah Alcorn

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

"Transparent," Amazon's story about a transgender woman coming out to her family, took home the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or C...

Episodes Is Back and Better Than Ever

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The writing on this show is brisk and subtle. Plus there are some hilarious actions and reactions from the cast. They enhance the scripts which are already good to begin with. Each episode has at least a couple of laugh out loud moments.

I'm With Stupid: The Straight Poop on Manila's Papal Predicament

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.09.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Once, when I was a child, in what qualified as a moment of deep contemplation, I decided that soldiers fighting in wars must wear diapers during comba...

15 Really Simple Tips For Your Best Year Ever!

Susan Harlan | Posted 01.08.2015 | Comedy
Susan Harlan

Identify a few things that are wrong with your character and attempt, most likely unsuccessfully, to improve them. You're probably insufficiently grateful or a terrible listener. Maybe you're just a selfish harpy who only ever thinks of herself.

'Anti-Christ Of Comedy' Hands Out Creepy Manifesto Before On-Stage Bat Attack

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.08.2015 | Weird News

The "Anti-Christ Of Comedy" took "leave 'em in stitches" way too seriously. Steven James Baldwin -- a self-proclaimed comedian who calls himself Je...

Too Soon? Why No Joke Should Ever Be Off-Limits

Chris Michael | Posted 01.08.2015 | Comedy
Chris Michael

There's no such thing as "offensive" humor. Only a personal reaction to a concept or idea with a kernel of truth which some have made the conscious choice not to accept. Humor, on the other hand, doesn't care. Because humor cannot exist without truth.

Here's Conan's Heartfelt Statement On The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.08.2015 | Comedy

"Obviously, everyone here, all of us, are accustom to bad news from around the world, but this story really hits home for anyone who day-in and day-ou...

Top Ten Things Not to Do During a Job Interview

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.07.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

Truth be told, it's amazing how just by not doing the simplest of things you can get an instant leg up on most of your fellow applicants.

Boiling It Down: Dental Problems

Harold Nonken | Posted 01.07.2015 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

Dental hygiene for an alligator seems questionable. He can't floss. He can't even brush his teeth. Where would he get toothpaste? If he crawls into your neighborhood Walgreen's to buy some, it would cause a panic, regardless of his good intentions.

10 Ways to Give Your Kids an Honest to Goodness 2010s Experience

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

One day, my kids will be reading a Minority Report type of article on how awesome summers were when they were kids. I figured I'd give them a heads up with a real-time account of what life is really like in this decade.

What's in a Clerihew? Plenty

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Stephen Kuusisto

If there's a better form of poetry for the Twitter Age, I don't know it. "Haiku" you say. Yes, fast and obscure fits the bill, but unlike Haiku, the Clerihew shoots off deft sparks because its intentions are overtly comic.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Don't Date the Dude from the Coffee Shop

Brie Berman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Brie Berman

You always hear people say that a coffee shop is a great place to find love. Is it the smell of coffee beans in the air? The soothing sound of Josh Groban's voice in the background? Or maybe the caffeine does more than just keep you glued to episodes of Seinfeld.

Robin Williams and Phil Ochs: Two Tragic Artists Shaped By Pathos and Optimism

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Jared Feldschreiber

It is worth comparing Ochs' life to Robin Williams, since both artists were filled with authenticity, passion, love and idealism for a better society. In theatrical terms, they defined the tenets of catharsis and pathos.

Why Did I Smoke All That Weed?

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

I used to smoke a lot of pot. When I think about how much money I spent on weed, I could easily have bought a car. Not necessarily a Lotus, but definitely a 2003 Toyota Camry. Yet even though I smoked consistently for a decade of my life, I never really reflected on "why?"

To Galavant or Not to Galavant? The ABCs of One Actress' Journey to Your Screen

Tony Potts | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Tony Potts

So, she left high tea for Hollywood, leaving everything behind, save for her then boyfriend, Swedish music-producer Carl Ryden. The two packed up and arrived in Los Angeles ready to "give it a go."

The Truth About 'The Interview'

Susan Silver | Posted 01.06.2015 | Comedy
Susan Silver

The movie insults anyone who has ever written a script that couldn't get made. OK, I'm bitter. Anyone who shares Guild membership in Writer's and Director's Guilds, can we take away people's membership? Take those cards, please!

Death of a Salesman

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.02.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Auld Acquaintance

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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10 Basic Trends 2014 Can Keep

Mark Taylor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Mark Taylor

In the hopes of achieving success and getting things on the right track, let's all agree to say goodbye to the following 10 things. Like American Idol, Grey's Anatomy and Glee, they had their time in the sun, but let's face it, it's over.

I Was a Teenage Fundamentalist: How I Resolved the Conflict Between Jesus and My Sexuality

Kevin Thornton | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

It was the early '90s. Southern Indiana. My entire world revolved around Jesus, and I was hiding the darkest secret. "I'm gay." I remember scribbling those words into my cheap, paperback journal.

The Yearly Obituary - Things We Lost in 2014

Dan Miles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

This was the year that someone finally found a way to use social media effectively by encouraging people to sacrifice a touch of dignity along with a bit of cash by dumping a bucket of ice cold water over their heads.

Vote in Lester and Charlie's Annual Prediction Poll

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of the next year will be. Sometimes, to our astonishment, we get something right.

Killing Two Birds... and I Don't Mean North Korean Leaders

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Nancy Cohen-koan

I didn't find anything particularly funny despite being a Rogan fan. I like crude. Just last night I saw National Lampoon's Dirty Movie and ashamedly found myself howling. But The Interview's script didn't hit any of my bones.