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In his guise as mild mannered political comic and former radio talk show host, Will Durst is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the All-American sport of full body contact bi-partisan bashing. Sworn enemy to all tyrants, foreign and domestic, he abides by the motto: “You can’t make stuff up like this.” A dedicated acolyte in the elusive search for the perfect cheeseburger, Durst lives in San Francisco with his wife Debi, who, alas, is much funnier than he.

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21st Annual Political Animal Awards

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 9:50 AM

A major silver lining in this cruelest month of April is a lull between show business awards galas: the lack of gold plated statuettes being flung about, mercifully allowing many Americans to stand upright for the first time in months. Won't be long, however, before we once again are forced...

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Trump's Mama Is So Fat

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 9:28 AM

How low can a presidential campaign go? In 2016, the answer to that question is find a snake belly and dig. Lower than the vertical zinc mines of Atlantis. This particular crew of candidates dived so deep in their race to the bottom, the plastic iPhone cases of staffers are...

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Kind of OK Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 9:28 AM

It's become painfully obvious that the term "Super Tuesday" was coined for the quantity of elections contested, not the quality of participants involved. Otherwise, we'd be forced to change the name to Kind of Okay Tuesday. Or Is It Really Necessary to be This Loud Tuesday. The Not Overtly Horrible...

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Virgin Repair Kit

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 2:33 PM

This huge brouhaha between the FBI and Apple Inc. has escalated into a Battle Royale between the righteous and the wicked. And, as often happens, both sides are claiming to be on the side of the angels. With so many good guys in attendance, it's amazing that worldwide badness is...

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FAQ: SCOTUS

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 9:00 AM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: SCALIA'S REPLACEMENT:

Q. Has the issue of Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement on the Supreme Court turned a mite political?

A. You could say that. You could also say that flight simulation wind -- tunnels are tough on combovers.

Q. How long after the first Italian...

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New Hampshire Is for Losers

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 6:41 AM

Once again New Hampshire has demonstrated it is as different from the rest of the country as the Himalayan Mountains are from Jack in the Box seasoned curly fries. Like green sand and aluminum crockpots. As Dorothy almost said after being whisked away by a tornado, "we're not in Iowa...

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Thin Wins

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 10:04 PM

The great state of Iowa has a history of cultivating its topsoil for a harvest of winners the rest of the country may enjoy. Glenn Miller. Buffalo Bill Cody. George Reeves. Herbert Hoover. James Tiberius Kirk. As a sidenote, this may be the first time in history the word "enjoy"...

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Hawkeyes and Granitoids

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 12:59 PM

And now the question that's been dancing on the lips of politically concerned citizens for decades. Who's the genius that chose Iowa and New Hampshire to be the first and most influential states in determining who becomes the next president? Probably the same guy who figured out how to bundle...

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New Yorkie Values

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 6:36 PM

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 his alarming New York values. Totally ignoring the greater danger of the real estate developer's aerodynamic coif toppling over and knocking innocent supporters unconscious...

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2016 Predictions

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 12:12 AM

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. In Denmark, old dishes are thrown at front doors to symbolize the collection of new friends. Spanish...

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Candidate Holiday Traditions

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 11:00 PM

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.

Every family has...

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Who Would Want This Job?

(4) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 4:23 PM

It's like a train wreck. Fascinating, repellant, and loud: all at the same time. Talking about the American presidential sweepstakes. And, as ratings for the last few debates seem to indicate, very hard to look away. It was Winston Churchill who called our election process... "a circus wrapped in a...

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Red Meat vs. Creme Brulee

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 7:35 PM

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.

This initial gathering of liberal presidential...

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TP'ing the TPP

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2015 | 11:59 PM

Awfully fun to watch the different branches of government quiver like Aspen trees in a force 5 tornado arguing the pros and cons of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact. The TPP is either an environmental travesty designed to set the union movement back 100 years or the spine of...

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Greed Not Good

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Get this. And get it straight. Gordon Gekko was wrong. Greed is not good. Greed is bad. Greed eats away the core of society like a golden parasitic leech the size of Manitoba. Or Saskatchewan. One of those Provinces or Territories or Protectorates or whatever they use in Canada to...

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Hit, Lips, Tips, Drips and Slips

(18) Comments | Posted September 6, 2015 | 6:11 PM

Yeah, I hear what you're saying. "For all you political comics, Donald Trump must be a dream come true. Manna from heaven. Slam-dunking from a step-ladder. Swimming in a sea of beer."

Oh sure, there are jokes.

1. Trump's presidential campaign is like a baboon's butt. The higher...

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Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2014

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 5:24 PM

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. Banjos and bullfrogs....

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How They Spent Their Summer Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 10:07 AM

September is a grand month for traditions. Fresh pencils and tablets for the upcoming school year. The approach of fall as evidenced by the turning of the leaves. International Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th. The official start to the NFL season with the filing of the first...

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The Two Tooth Advantage

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 7:48 AM

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...

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THE WASHINGTON TREATY BREAKERS

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 6:16 PM

You don't hear much about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. And that, my friends, is a good thing. Usually this federal office is as controversial as parsley wrapped celery. On a one to 10 scale of boring, patent law has to rate about a 3,000. That's normally. But today...

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