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Defending 'Joan of Snark'

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

In time, snark will likely run its course. For now snark, as well as the women who wield it, is here to stay.

Twelve Simple Ways to Ruin a Night at the Theater

Carey Purcell | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

We all have our secret hopes and dreams, and I wouldn't be surprised if many of us share the same dream -- to be screamed at from Patti LuPone on a Broadway stage. Don't worry. You, too, can be as obnoxious as that audience member.

Baby Names in a Celebrity-Obsessed Culture

Jason Kitchen | Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Perhaps non-celebrities should consider following the path of Metta World Peace by naming a child after a cause, rather than a vegetable. If it's a slow news day this might be your opportunity to become a quasi-celebrity.

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

Reacting to a World Veiled in Irony

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Everything I do, I do because I really want to, not because it is an act of irony. Am I alone in thinking like this? I am some breed of Frankenteen?

The Strange Art Of Translating Sarcasm Online

Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

Seriously, did he really mean that? Since the dawn of email, using sarcasm in digital communication has created strife and confusion between friend...

America's New Favorite Reality Show: The Presidential Debates

Arden Phillips | Posted 12.19.2012 | Comedy
Arden Phillips

It's Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and the presidential candidates emerge from opposite ends of the stage looking confident and excited.

The True Bane of Suburbia: Teenage Wannabe Gangstas

Jenny Isenman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Beware their 8 Mile lingo, t-shirts with moderately offensive sayings and fro-yo addiction. They're hoodlums alright. Well, they wear hoodies and they live in the hood, well, the suburban gated neighbor'hood.

Hunting Season in the Great State of Michigan (and Why I Just Don't Get It)

Jason Kitchen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

I remain unable to fathom deriving enjoyment from dressing up in camouflage and occupying a tree fort for hours on end. I don't understand why, if the goal is to obtain food, one doesn't simply visit their local supermarket that surely offers everything from salted-cured meats to rump roasts.

The Role of Satire, Snark And Sarcasm In Building Community

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In no way am I above this, as I too have leaned on what I think is funny in order to take a swipe at someone with whom I disagree. It can be cathartic and, truthfully, when you hit a snark-homer, it feels awesome.

Why You Hate Your British or American Business Partner

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's simple: we don't say what we mean. And we mean what we don't say. We believe that using direct language or saying "no!" to a business partner closes doors, damps enthusiasm, and may damage or even destroy relationships.

Not Your Typical Job Seeking Experiment: An Open Letter to SNL's Lorne Michaels

Jason Kitchen | Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Have your people contact my people and we'll set up a lunch. I'll buy, provided you're agreeable to Arby's or the Golden Corral.

"Very Funny!" Why Sarcasm Is No Laughing Matter for Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Sarcasm relies on a type of subtlety that most children under the age of eight do not pick up on.

There's Nothing Like the Minute Aftershocks of a Deathless Earthquake to Bring Clarity to One's Life

Millie Kerr | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

All of a sudden, my sofa began to vibrate. Then the television, and finally each of my Pottery Barn lamps. Then it dawned on me: I had a life to live.

Newsweek's Cover Photo Does Not Imply Michele Bachmann is Crazy...

Jason Kitchen | Posted 10.12.2011 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Michele Bachmann could just as easily have been photographed in a camouflage bikini holding an assault rifle, or biting the heads off chickens at a Klan rally. No photo-op can eclipse Bachmann's own words in accentuating her inherent craziness.

WATCH: A Sarcasm Font At Last?!

Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

We who spend our days IMing, Facebooking, Tweeting and so on have said it time and time again: there is a great need for a sarcasm font. Well, it look...

Who Wants to Be a Congressperson When They Grow Up?

Jason Kitchen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Are you utterly incompetent and unable to lead? Do you find gratification in enraging masses of people? Are you able to achieve absolutely nothing over a matter of months while appearing to work diligently?

WATCH: Should Feeding The Homeless Be Illegal?

Posted 09.08.2011 | Comedy

Several volunteers have been arrested in Orlando, Florida after a recent ruling prohibited activist group Food Not Bombs from performing their regular...

God Reschedules Rapture

Laurenne Sala | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Laurenne Sala

Don't worry about preparing for tomorrow's Rapture. It seems God has a few parties to attend, so he's postponing.

My Apology To Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin, A-Rod And My Mom

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have a deep belief that for the good of society, we should not accept this behavior as a given ... no matter who they are directed at.

To My Dearest Mumsy: Thank You for Not Being a 'Tiger Mother'

Jason Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Reader's Caveat: The following is slightly sappy and often overwrought. It is, however, also a belated Christmas gift for my mother, as all I gave h...

Is the Church Abetting a Generation of Sarcasm?

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

Given the latent anger and fear in our culture, is more sarcasm really helpful in religious communities? Or should we be doing more to unearth the fears and angers of our generation so that sarcasm might be pulled from our souls?

Jason Linkins

SarcMark: Sarcasm Emoticon Created | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a move that sadly comes too late to save the Washington Post's "Mouthpiece Theatre," a Michigan company has developed software that will allow you ...

Are You A Backdoor Assistant?

Lilit Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lilit Marcus

There are some people who seem to have a problem telling the difference between a friend and an assistant. This leads to an insidious and sometimes deadly phenomenon - the backdoor assistant.

Have the Last Laugh as You're Kicked to the Curb, America

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Sheehan

7. "In the spirit of Huffington Post's trendsetting something-for-nothing business plan, I'm willing to live in the house... for free!"