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12 Careers to Help You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Dan Miles | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

There are many factors to consider when choosing a potential career; pay, prospects the elusive work/life balance. However too few people consider whether their chosen profession would in fact help them survive a zombie apocalypse.

Mom Sells Breast Milk to Pay for Christmas Presents

Sara Starkman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

Comedy is too easy when people do this kind of shit. I was wrong about before. God bless the holiday season.

Tears and Laughs: 'La Bohème' in SF, History of Comedy (Abridged) in Marin

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I've thoroughly enjoyed everything I've seen from SF Opera this season, and La Bohème, conducted by Giuseppe Finzi, was no exception.

Hanukkah Oh, Chanukkah: A Holiday Primer for Non-Jews (Goyim)

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Soon it will be the first night of Chanukkah, the eight night long Jewish Festival of Lights. My husband is Jewish. I have been a Rosenberg for almost a decade now but being raised Catholic, I am not really Jewish, merely a Jew-adjacent. However, in my fake Jew-ness I have learned a couple of things about this holiday.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas

Kait Sawyer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Good News
Kait Sawyer

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...err, wait a second -- we would be here forever. In the meantime, check out my favorite 12 dogs of Christmas and let me know which one is your favorite!

23 Reasons Why Dachshunds Are the Undisputed Champions of Dogshaming

BarkPost | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
BarkPost

There's a reason why a Dachshund kicked off the now widespread trend of Dogshaming. Why? Because Doxies are mutherpuppin' mischievous, naughty-minded dogs. And I will back this statement up 100% because I am the proud pup parent of a little weenie devil.

Interview With Drag Legend Jackie Beat

Michael Podell | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

There's funny, and then there is funny. Jackie Beat is that latter, italicized kind of funny. It's only fitting that a comedic voice (and face!) like Jackie's has worked with other comedy legends including Roseanne Barr and the all-time greatest, Joan Rivers.

Can You Pass This Grand Jury Screening Test?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Who is serving on these grand juries? Can it be just a bizarre coincidence that every grand jury decides that no police officer ever did anything wrong? Or is something more insidious going on here?

Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2014

Will Durst | Posted 12.06.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

Hey guys, Will Durst here with your eagerly awaited Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2014. Now, here's the deal: please do not confuse these amusing accounts with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of 2014. No. No. No. They are as different as silky and spiky.

The Importance of Funny

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 12.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Illingworth

I was on a long-haul flight a few years ago, and the guy across from me watched episodes of Modern Family back to back for its duration. At that point...

Why Doesn't Santa Lose Weight?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Before You Get Mad, Hear Bill Burr Out

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy

Bill Burr says "no more" to causes being attached to sports, but don't send your angry comments just yet. On Wednesday, the comedian explained to C...

Movies and Chinese Food: The Jewish Christmas Tradition

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment
Isaac Zablocki

There is an old Talmudic debate about whether one should eat Chinese food on Christmas after going to a movie, or before. After centuries of rabbinic contemplation, the jury is still out. But it is clear that movie watching is a crucial activity for Jews on the birthday of Jesus.

Podcast Review: Marc Maron's WTF With Guest Norman Lear

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

As we round on the end of another year, it's worth noting that podcasts are drawing guests of increasingly notable status. (True, a number of them think they're doing a radio interview but, that aside, the pool is getting deeper and more interesting.)

How Bloggers and Comedians Are Telling Us More Than the Mainstream Media About the Ferguson, Garner Deaths

Art Levine | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Art Levine

Sometimes the news is so horrible you just have to laugh at it -- and comics and bloggers help raise awareness of what's wrong in a system that sorely needs changing.

7 Must-Have Gifts for Colbert Report Fans

Sharilyn Johnson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Sharilyn Johnson

Can you believe The Colbert Report is almost over? If someone you know will be going through major Colbert withdrawal soon, put some truthiness under the tree with these Colbert-related stocking stuffers.

My Gap Year Gone Wrong: A College Essay

Sam Johnson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If t...

Top Five

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Andre Allen (Rock) is a hip New York-based stand-up comedian who has stretched his talents thin. He's in a plethora of movies; none are particularly good, though they have brought him fame and fortune.

#ELFIE (An Elf on the Shelf Inspired Parody of #SELFIE)

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

This music video was created by Huffington Post blogger, television producer and mother Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo. Follow her adventures at Dirty ...

This Year's Guide of How to Get Through Holiday Shopping, Untouched --Part 1

Chris Peak | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy
Chris Peak

This year's guide: the revised, the updated, the ultimate manual on how to avoid getting touched, caressed, bumped, groped, shoved, tripped, smacked, kicked, whatever, while you shop for that perfect gift for that imperfect person.

Christopher Nolan's Mrs. Doubtfire

Omer Rosen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Omer Rosen

This appears to be a lost entry in Christopher Nolan's long line of father-child centered dramas. Unclear if Robin Williams is father, child, or both. Scholars have yet to vouch for its authenticity.

The Obstacles On the Path Are the Path

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Friends ask me, what's the right way to meditate? I have no idea. I just breathe in and out and notice the breath and the thoughts as they pass through my mind. When I take some time every day to meditate, something positive always comes from it... a feeling of well-being, a thought, a feeling of peace. And it helps you to learn to sit with all kinds of feelings.

Birdman

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Gay Web Series Celebrates 'Found Families' on Thanksgiving

Leon Acord | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

More than any other holiday, I think this one is made for "found families," i.e., families we form in adulthood from friends and neighbors. Since the show is all about a group of friends-as-family in West Hollywood, it seemed a perfect match.