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The Status of the Status Update

Jared Freid | Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy
Jared Freid

My mom thinks Facebook is a harbinger of the end of society, if not the actual cause itself. She called me last night and said, "Are you on that... Oh, I don't even want to know," like she was about to ask about Grindr. No, she was talking about Facebook.

What's Next for Romney & Ryan?

Scott Bateman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Today's Ask Disalmanac question: What is next for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan now that they've lost the 2012 presidential race?

Is It Okay if I Read The Power of Now Tomorrow?

James Napoli | Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Seriously, I have a lot of things on my mind today, most of which concern stupid mistakes I have made in the past, and teeth-gnashingly worrisome thoughts about my uncertain but most likely dismal future. I really need to focus on them at this time.

Oh Well

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


Democrats Plan to Groom Superstorm Sandy for 2016 Election

Spencer Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"Sandy was absolutely pivotal in winning the election for Obama," said Democratic strategist Eileen Yater. "Her ability to make everyone completely forget about Benghazi and the economy proves that she is an ideal presidential candidate for the next election."

Mitt Romney's Unread Acceptance Speech

Dan Treadway | Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy
Dan Treadway

Whether you're white or Caucasian, a man or have a Y chromosome, this election was about fighting for your rights so that we may continue to be the greatest nation to ever exist in the history of the earth, cosmos, universe or otherwise undiscovered universe. We're really good.

My Closing Argument -- I'm In!

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Satire hits people where they laugh, which can hurt. But politics hits people where they live. Here, in the final hours before the election, is my closing argument.

Exposed: Concert Audience Abuse!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

If I wanted to dance, I would have gone dancing. And if your music is so wonderful that it moves me to dance, I'm fully capable of doing it on my own; I don't need you to guage my excitement level.

Super Hero Presidential Poll (Video)

Tim Young | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Tim Young

With all the "real people" polls going around, who has taken the time to ask the Super Heroes what they think? I certainly have. I went to Wizard World ComicCon in Austin and asked the critical questions of our "heroes."

Lydia Callis, Ace Interpreter for Bloomberg and American Sign Language Spoofs

Kambri Crews | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Kambri Crews

When have you ever seen mainstream media and hearing folks with no connection to ASL or Deaf Culture circulating such a nuanced, thoughtful dissection of ASL? Never? Well now they are. COOL!

The Tao of Breakfast Cereal

Sarah Maizes | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

Do you know why I never wanted to grow up? Bran.

Study Reveals That Cold-Hearted People May Have a Slightly Higher Cardiac Temperature

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Some novelists have expressed concerns about these findings and vowed to continue using the terms "warm-hearted" and "cold-hearted" in the conventional sense, even if the scientific data contradicts this usage.

Itinerary for President Romney's No Apology Tour 2013

Tyler Wells Lynch | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Tyler Wells Lynch

Travelling northeast to Iraq, President Romney will take great delight in sampling the hummus and pine nuts. He will, of course, scold the locals for making him wear one of those uncomfortable flak jackets.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With the Last Undecided Voter In America

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We here at the Matthew Filipowicz Show have obtained an exclusive interview with the last undecided voter in America. Enjoy. ...

Lizzie Bennet Diaries Modernizes Pride and Prejudice for the YouTube Generation

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Shira Lazar

The stars of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries YouTube phenomenon -- Ashley Clements (Lizzie Bennet) and Daniel Vincent Gordh (William Darcy) -- join What's Trending to answer fan questions about the webcam adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

A Guide to Technology Amidst an Apocalypse

Benjamin Key | Posted 01.05.2013 | Comedy
Benjamin Key

Upon hearing of a storm, you will receive a flurry of concerned texts. Most will be from your mom. Both the Nexus 4 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X feature screens large enough to show your friends the earnest messages while you mock the woman who gave you life.

Getting a Puppy Is Blissing Me the F*ck Out!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Hey, world! Guess what? I'm getting a puppy! That's right. A big-eyed, floppy-eared, sh**-eating puppy. I'm gonna become the most irritating puppy owner you've ever met, and I can't wait.

Disappointment & Delight: Another Look At 'Go On' & 'The Mindy Project'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.05.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Mindy Kaling's self-absorbed, superficial character has to carry "The Mindy Project," but she is simply not capable of bringing the kind of depth and nuance that Dr. Lahiri needs to make her either sympathetic or fascinating.

Sexy Underpants, Chicken Pot Pie and Unfriending Romney Supporters

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Like many Facebook members, I have quite a few friends that I either don't know at all or have some vague, long-forgotten connection to.

Comedian Nato Green Gets Swallowed by Giants Fans (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 01.05.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

The thing about me is that I don't know or care about sports at all. I'm even skeptical that other people genuinely like sports, rather than the proto-nationalist emotional catharsis of being fans. But with heart and mind open, I sought to understand.

PHOTOS: Hilarious Re-Imagined Famous Food Book Titles

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

Let's face it, book titles can be confusing. Certainly, life would be easier (and more hilarious) if they described exactly what the books were about....

Cities and Darkness: Sandy According to Hemingway

Adam Hanft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Adam Hanft

It was soon after we decided never to go north again that the lights went on but we weren't sure we liked it that bright way because in the darkness we knew we were alive.

Robocalls: Defying Logic By Continuing to Exist

Jason Kitchen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

"Honey, grab the kids, Mitt's on the line! I'm going to put it on speakerphone. Aw, isn't that nice of him, taking time out of his schedule to call us directly? You've got my vote, Governor! Thanks for calling!"

Sex After 50

Bill Kelley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Bill Kelley

Sex is not just good at the half century mark and beyond, it's fantastic.

Is Mitt Romney a "Political Sociopath"?

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

Sociopath: a person who has "no social conscience." We often hear this term used to describe criminals who commit heinous acts but show no signs of re...