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Hawkeyes and Granitoids

Will Durst | Posted 02.11.2016 | Comedy
Will Durst

It's the Tinder of electoral politics and places an emphasis on the art of hygienic schmoozing. A pleasantly odiferous group of followers holds a distinct advantage. People still talk about the delicious cookie smell that emanated from John Edwards' supporters back in 2004.

New Yorkie Values

Will Durst | Posted 01.31.2016 | Comedy
Will Durst

To taunt his rival and sow seeds of evangelical doubt, Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz informed Donald Trump that the rest of the country was concerned about...

2016 Predictions

Will Durst | Posted 01.20.2016 | Comedy
Will Durst

At the beginning of a new year, cultures all over the world traditionally perform peculiar ceremonies meant to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. The Chinese hide knives to ward off danger.

Candidate Holiday Traditions

Will Durst | Posted 01.05.2016 | Comedy
Will Durst

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And a large part of what makes it so goldarn fabulous is the festive array of idiosyncratic traditions each family imprints on their holiday gene map like a candy cane tattoo on the soft flesh behind your knee.

Red Meat vs. Creme Brulee

Will Durst | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
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If the disappointment of everyone expecting fireworks at the first Democratic debate exhibited itself as perspiration, we could declare the California drought over. A few soggy matches might have been lit but that was it. Heavy on the smoke: non-existent on the flame.

TP'ing the TPP

Will Durst | Posted 10.18.2015 | Comedy
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In the spirit of the deal itself, utilizing a series of clandestine bribes and extortion, not excluding threats, we here at Durstco are able to exclusively reveal some of the covenant clauses a full month before they are released to the public.

Greed Not Good

Will Durst | Posted 10.11.2015 | Comedy
Will Durst

Gilead Sciences is publicly traded, but Turing Pharmaceuticals has no stockholders to report to. Just Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager. A group known for having the same conscience as starving hyenas in heat. These guys make a safari of lion-killing dentists look cuddlesome.

Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2014

Will Durst | Posted 02.05.2015 | 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.

How They Spent Their Summer Vacation

Will Durst | Posted 12.04.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

September is a grand month for traditions. Hopefully they did find some time to relax, because in even numbered years, the post Labor Day period marks the bare knuckles return of the American political process playoffs; with elections less than two months away, looming like a gorilla on steroids in the pantry.

The Two Tooth Advantage

Will Durst | Posted 11.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

The plume of a great doom now looms. Talking about that wonderfully hideous first Monday in September -- Labor Day. Yeah, sure, it's a big time, bona fide holiday, but being the last warm wet splash of summer -- so bittersweet. Like the final free Continental breakfast buffet before checking out of a five-star hotel.

THE WASHINGTON TREATY BREAKERS

Will Durst | Posted 10.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

How about individuals? Doesn't the same logic mandate that anybody named Manson or Hitler alter their name so as not to remind victims' relatives of their grisly crimes? Adolf? Charlie? What about Bush? Clinton? Kardashian?

How to Watch the World Cup

Will Durst | Posted 08.31.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

But whether you call it soccer, futbol or boring, Pele got it right when he called it: "O jogo bonito." The Beautiful Game. We occasional spectators from the Estados Unidos just need to learn how to watch the darn thing.

2014 Political Animal Awards

Will Durst | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advise...

Guillotine Time

Will Durst | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

The fortunate among us are comfortable alright, but becoming increasingly uncomfortable, if you catch my drift. It's us nasty poor people. Again.

Deep in the Bowels of Password Hell

Will Durst | Posted 10.07.2014 | Comedy
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Your password no longer can be your wife's birthday or 1234567 or the word "password" or eatpoo&die. Can't be any password that has ever been used before. In the history of humanity.

Fireworks in the Fog

Will Durst | Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Happy 237th birthday, America. Just want to say that in the right light, you don't look a day over 195. Although sometimes you still act like you're 137.

The Tangled Tango

Will Durst | Posted 07.24.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Out of 296 applicants, not one Tea Party organization was denied non-profit status. Admittedly, some had to wait. And that's what the major charges boil down to: the IRS making things difficult. Imagine that. An inconvenient interaction with the government.

Benghazi Smoke Screen

Will Durst | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Next you'll tell me the Justice Department investigation of the Justice Department's seizure of AP reporters' phone records will lead to the Justice Department concluding that the Justice Department did nothing wrong.

The Batty Battalion

Will Durst | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

The Washington punditry has banded together to float the notion that President Obama's second term agenda has stalled. Holey moley, guys. You left the movie before the opening credits rolled.

Droning On

Will Durst | Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Some maladjusted California state senator who obviously didn't get enough hugs from his mommy has singlehandedly set out to shackle another of our nation's emerging industries to the cement block of job-killing restriction.

Play Ball 2013

Will Durst | Posted 06.06.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

You can smell it in the air. The musty team T-shirts pulled from the backs of closets and bottoms of wardrobes. The roasting of foot-long bratwursts on an open grill behind third base. That odd pungent odor emanating from the men's room. Baseball is back and all is right with the world.

Knee Deep in a Tattoo Boom

Will Durst | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Whenever permanently displaying an impromptu decision made in a questionable state of sobriety at the age of 18, problems inevitably arise. For instance, is youth aware their extravagantly illustrated canvases have a tendency to deteriorate over time?

Ode to 2012

Will Durst | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

When you think about it, the only thing that really went right with 2012 was we misread the Mayan Calendar. Everything else is either worse than we found it or the same.

Quadriplegic Platypuses

Will Durst | Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Calm yourselves, kiddies, it's not really a cliff. More of a slim slope or bit of a ditch. A minor incline. It's an artificial crisis. Something our country's politicians specialize in.

Fiscal Cliff Traffic Report

Will Durst | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Due to the slick situation, eternal congestion and some inexplicable glitch that has turned all the surface street stop lights to red, further delays are expected to spread across the nation as the country experiences a massive impasse on all roads leading to the cutoff meant to avert the dreaded Fiscal Cliff.