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Will Durst
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.

Entries by Will Durst

New Yorkie Values

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 7:36 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 | 1:12 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 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

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 | 5:23 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 | 8:35 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 19, 2015 | 12:59 AM

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 | 8:07 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 | 7:11 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 | 6:24 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 | 11:07 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 | 8:48 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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(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 7:16 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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How to Watch the World Cup

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:20 PM

The refrain has echoed across the globe our entire lives. "The World Cup is the most exciting sporting event on the face of the planet. Bigger than the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series combined and go ahead, throw in the next Star Wars movie especially with Carrie Fischer...

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(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 1:58 PM

A tsunami of tech is engulfing our nation, and in the process, redecorating communities like a family of grizzly bears locked in a Volkswagen Van. A family of obscenely paid bespectacled grizzly bears with a taste for artisanal toast.

Remember back in high school when the freaks and geeks...

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Let's Get Lethaler

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:05 PM

You'd think that we Americans would have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck...

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Patronizing Paychecks

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2014 | 1:13 PM

In a move as surprising as limos at a state funeral the GOP has misplaced their ticket for the clue train. Yes, again. Just when you think they get it, party leaders move heaven and earth and that place due south to prove that not only do they not get...

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Tina Turner, Mad Max, Al Gore, and You

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 11:05 AM

According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news is -- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news -- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that...

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Sawbucked to Death

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 2:58 PM

These days, the only thing harder than making money is hanging onto it. Easier to protect dandelion fuzz in a tornado. Everywhere you go, everyone wants a taste. Their only job is to get a grip on your money. And some of these folks are pretty darn good at their...

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The Frigid Fracas

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 1:28 PM

After an absence of 25 years, it's downright ducky to be able to welcome back one of the great socio-politico conflicts in the history of the planet. How about a round of applause folks, because the Cold War is back and it's colder and warrier than ever.

Like an...

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50 Shades of Cool

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 6:25 PM

It was more amusing than piano-playing kittens to see Barack Obama plug the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis' internet comedy show. Not late night. Not basic cable. An internet show: "Between 2 Ferns." Even funnier was the President trotting out the same expression he normally reserves for Bill O'Reilly...

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