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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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How to Watch the World Cup

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 11:20 AM

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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Glasswipes

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 12:58 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 | 12:05 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 | 12:13 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 | 10:05 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 | 1:58 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 | 12:28 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 | 5:25 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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It's Not the Hate, It's the Stupidity

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 3:10 PM

Alright. Woo-hoo. We're partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062, legislation that would provide legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator's religious beliefs. The return of Jim Crow...

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2014 Political Animal Awards

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 5:09 PM

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 advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold-plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at...

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Green Rush Munchies

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That's so incredibly righteous of you.

These...

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Eat Fresh Plastic

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 1:30 PM

No matter who you are or where you live or what you drive or whether you thought The English Patient or Anchorman 2 the funnier movie, it is time to take a stand on plastic bread. Here's a hint: most of us are against it. Formaldehyde rinsed coffee beans? Not...

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Guillotine Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 6:44 PM

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said the rich are different from us. To which Hemingway snorted, "Yeah, they have more money." And now seems like a good time to offer up a few words of sympathy for the rich. Because our wealthy brothers and sisters are going through some tough times....

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The Barack H. Obama 2014 State of the Union Drinking Game

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:17 PM

WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY:

4 taxpayers: 1 old rich white guy investment banker type wearing a Brioni suit. (Bank Boy) 2 ordinary folks wearing jeans, 1 in a blue work shirt, the other in a white shirt, no tie, sleeves rolled up. (the Jeans) And 1 person wearing clothes...

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Streaming Hulu in the Womb

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Delivery drones that crash into telephone poles. Eyeglasses stockpiling video wherever the wearer walks. Dick Tracy wristwatches that do everything but tell time. The deeper into the future we proceed, the more obvious it becomes that this whole progress thing ain't all its cracked up to be.

Yeah. Sure. It's...

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Governor Juggernaut

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 10:02 AM

Avast me mateys. Off the starboard bow. Thar she blows. Looks like the Chris Christie juggernaut hit its first iceberg. And harpoons are flying in from multiple quarters. Back on the Jersey Shore, Hillary Clinton's people and Rand Paul's people are partying so loud and hard, Snooki and JWoww's people...

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Ye Olde Predictions Piece: Circa 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 2:17 PM

The dawn of the new year signals civilization's return to several grand traditions including the ancient hoary one requiring we professional columnists to trot out the tried but true "Ye Olde Predictions Piece." Either that or the even triter but true "Ye Olde Resolutions Piece." But we wandered down that...

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My 2013 Xma$ Gift Wi$h Li$t

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 2:04 PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And finally over. Thank the maker. Because if "The Little Drummer Boy" was played within my immediate vicinity one more time, somebody was going to have a bacon-flavored candy cane crammed into an orifice that doesn't naturally accommodate candy canes. Bacon or...

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Deep in the Bowels of Password Hell

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 2:52 PM

As the new year approaches, many of us in the dimly lit brotherhood of computer clumsoids (and our number is legion) feel the sharp prod of IT experts who blow themselves blue encouraging we Luddites to change passwords once a year like smoke alarm batteries or high school girlfriends or...

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Enchant a Goblin Priest

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2013 | 2:52 PM

Think we can all agree these are pretty exciting times. Matter of fact, might be more exciting than we had any inkling. Recent revelations indicate we've all become inadvertent assets in governmental spy operations. You may have thought the NSA was everywhere, but you didn't know the half of it....

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