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Tan, Rested, and Ready: Welcome Home, Irony!

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Irony officially superseded Hope in a brief ceremony at the White House, as Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" was sung by Katy Perry. "I'm very optimistic about Irony and what it will contribute to our country," said the outgoing Hope.

Jason Linkins

Afghan War Enters The Black Comedy Stage Of Operations: More Tanks! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In case you missed it, last week the Washington Post brought word of the new wrinkle to winning the War in Afghanistan: tanks, lots of them! For the ...

Hair of the Mug

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Gellman

It's that time of the year again. The glorious month where I grow my Octobeard. Why, you may ask, do I grow the Octobeard? First, I want Winter to know that I'm not afraid of it. Second, my ladies like me with stubble.

Jason Linkins

Obama White House Faces Ironic Criticism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, criticism of the Obama White House has reached the ironic comedy stage. Right. In a related story, with the exception of mockingbird loyalists, other birds are privately criticizing mockingbirds,

The Book Cover Goes Meta

HTML Giant | Jimmy Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One is given not just a hypothetical cover of the book, but an entire surrogate book as a manifested object residing in space. This may point to moder...

Why Hipsters Will Save Theater: Cherrywood

Monica Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

What ultimately distinguishes hipsterdom is the ironic distance its members have from their identities... the very alienated orientation that I will argue we need to save American theater.

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Mad Cow by Moonlight: Mucca Pazza Enchants Evanston

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

The role of the marching band used to be one of reassurance: crowds would watch them sail by in lockstep, a vision of supremely confident organization. But we don't much believe in that kind of world anymore.

"Bruno" And The Irony Of Satire

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean L. McCarthy

What happens when you're lampooning someone, or some segment of society, but in exposing their ridiculous notions, they only think you're promoting their cause?

You're Too Old For That: Irony And Age Fade First In Fashion

New York Times | Cathy Horyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

FIRST go the knees, then goes irony. Sometime around age 50, women start to let go of certain ideas about themselves and fashion. Up till then you can...

Hipster Joins Marines, Wins Purple Heart In Ultimate Act Of Irony

Emmett Rensin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Emmett Rensin

Though no amount of exercise or food was able to add a pound to Cohen's body, he reported finding boot camp surprisingly easy. Sgt. Marvin DeLores remembers Cohen as "One of the easiest-conditioned guys I've met in years. Hardly took much work at all to shape him up."

Jason Linkins

Lesbian YouTube Video Embraced By Virginia GOP (NSFW VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ahh, the Republican Party of Virginia. You know, in the recent past, they've sort of given the world no indication that they're anything other than a...

Jason Linkins

Virginia GOP Eating Itself Alive; Internal Battle Looms For New Chairman (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party of Virginia finds itself on the hunt, of late, for America's Next Top Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Why is this?...

Oh, The Humanity! Godless Huffington Post Commenters Wickedly Destroying Conservatism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Due to a genetic deformity among conservatives, they are seemingly born without being able to spot irony in all its delicious forms.

Who Is Pressing The Pressmen?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.

Ebony and Irony: Think Critically, or Hope?

Kelly Carlin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Kelly Carlin

It isn't that hope or irony are wrong, what's wrong is that we think we need to pit them against each other, and that they can't co-exist. The old lines in the sand are being erased on every level.

Obama's Election Marks The End Of Irony | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Pity poor irony. Declared dead after 9/11, it staged a strong rally beneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner, only to find itself in mortal danger once...

Sarcasm Month

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

There is no doubt that frightful things in current events make for sensational opportunities for sarcasm -- in these times, it's almost "trench humor" that helps us survive.

The Irony of Irony

Ben Fractenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ben Fractenberg

Can I subvert corporate capitalism with my clothing choices and sardonic detachment? Probably not. Can I register people to vote by sincerely telling them why I think it is important? Most definitely.

A Race Full of Ironies

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

There are all kinds of ironies in this election, especially concerning Sarah Palin's nomination as the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party.

Filmmaker: Steal This Idea and Save Your Country!

Peter Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Don't we go to an auto-mechanic because we think they'll be trained in fixing the car? So why is the job of President Of The United States somehow exempt from our being demanding of expertise?

Obama in Berlin: Finding the Right Tone

Susan Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Neiman

In Berlin, Obama gave his hearers hope, not hysteria -- the hope for an America that could not only work with European nations, but even be a model for them.

Chinese Reporters Shot At Anti-Gun Press Conference

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three Chinese reporters attending a police briefing on the success of an anti-gun campaign were accidentally shot, media reports say. An officer pick...