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Film Doubleheaders for Halloween: Plants and Pods, Gore and Guffaws

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

As an alternative to the standard fare of Psycho, The Exorcist and the Halloween and Friday the 13th franchises, here is my list of suggested titles which can be watched back to back, esoteric selections, if you will.

A Writer's Guide to Being a Writer 6: The Influencer - The Loudest Voice in the Room

Dan Miles | Posted 12.27.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

I like to think everyone has a superpower; a special gift that they're born with; like my friend Chris for instance who can get an entire Satsuma under his foreskin.

Why Is The World a Stage?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.27.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Hell No, Joe: Why I Wrote a Country Song

April Brucker | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
April Brucker

Putting my pen to paper, pain plus distance equaled comedy as I wrote the three words, "Hell No, Joe."

Podcast Review: Thrilling Adventure Hour -- Jefferson Reid, Ace American

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

There are so many fun segments included in the entirety of the Thrilling Adventure Hour as a live stage show that pretty much everything that gets shaved off to become podcast content is hilarious.

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

Our Inherent Resolve to Name the Campaign Against ISIS

Kipp Friedman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

As you know, we have been tasked by POTUS with coming up with a new nickname for our operation against the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Why Are Dogs Man's Best Friend?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Laughter Trumps Nerves

Maria Senise | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

There's nothing like showing up a week early to a substitute teaching training session. I can't stop laughing at my own ridiculousness that came out i...

St. Vincent

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

Top 10 Reasons McDonalds is in Deep Trouble

Seriously Skewed | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

McDonalds, that fast food giant that specializes in giving us both sensory ecstasy and heartburn at the same time, just announced that its earnings pl...

Get The Hammer Out of Daddy's Hands

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I can't imagine the mayhem in our lives if those mega-hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot had been around. He could have just gotten into all sorts of trouble. Heaven help us.

XO Jane It Happened to Me: My First Crush Joined the Austrian Nazi Party By Liesl von Trapp

Sam Johnson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

So there I was 16 -- going on 17 -- looking for someone to take care of me, when all of a sudden I met Rolph.

All-Purpose Facebook Meme to Use and Share!

James Napoli | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

Just copy and paste this into your Facebook timeline whenever you want to get your share of "likes" from people who share the same basic viewpoints you do -- which, let's face it, describes most of your friends.

You've Got Mail (in the Drafts Folder): Emails Written, But Never Sent

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Prasanna Ranganathan

I am reading Lena Dunham's fascinating new book Not That Kind of Girl and came across a chapter entitled "Emails I Would Send if I was One Ounce Crazi...

'Na Maloom Afraad': Revival of Pakistani Cinema in Progress

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mariam Khan

Na Maloom Afraad revolves around the mundane struggle a citizen, specially an individual residing in the multi ethnic, intertwined city of diverse cultures and how people come up with ways to beat the harsh realities they face.

A Writer's Guide - Part 5: Why "I'm Just Being Realistic" are the Worst Words in The English Language

Dan Miles | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

It's been ten weeks since my novel Filthy Still was released and nine since it went bestseller and I am no closer to figuring out how I managed it than I was eight weeks ago.

Scriptys: The Truth Behind Binge Watching

Rolla Selbak | Posted 12.19.2014 | Comedy
Rolla Selbak

JULIE and BART are snuggling up on the couch. Wine, fancy cheese spread and grapes paint the table.

When You Decide Not to Have Kids

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 12.20.2014 | Comedy
Karen Ann Kennedy

Now, I consider myself a nice person, but when pushed to the wall, I will come out swinging. I was starting to feel picked on, and it was annoying me. Not to mention that my decision not to have kids was a very personal one.

Podcast Review: Chewin' It with Kevin & Steve

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Do you ever find yourself thinking "I wonder what those Broken Lizard guys with the funny movies like Super Troopers and Beerfest are doing?" Ponder no longer.

Middle (St)age. MidLife. Whatever. Quit Looking at My Neck!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

When I was young I refused to sleep with or flirt with men-in-charge for roles in the theatre. I did it on principle. I had some pretty high moral standards for myself as a young actress, and I was NOT going to sell myself out on some casting couch. That was 25 or so years ago.

Are You More Homicidal Than This Alabama 5-Year-Old?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.17.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said "pew! pew!" Yes, this is real.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - A Great Family Film to Be Enjoyed With Your School Aged Kids

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.10.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film, based on the beloved children's book by Judith Viorst and starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould as Alexander, is a wonde...