Category Archives: Humor

Beyonce & the New Niggerati

Fitts Ward, Mako. “Queen Bey and the New Niggerati: Ethics of Individualism in the Appropriation of Black Radicalism”, Black Camera, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Fall 2017), pp. 146-163: ABSTRACT: This essay explores the contributions of Beyoncé to what I call … Continue reading

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Easter for the God Emperor 2.0

“You want to see an Easter rising? A Phoenix from the ashes? A new life from old?… Just wait until I’m in charge.”

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I Am Enough

Just published is the children’s book I Am Enough by Grace Byers and‎ Keturah A. Bobo: I Am Enough is the picture book everyone needs. This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being … Continue reading

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What Makes Jewish Comedy Jewish?

From David Baddiel’s review of Jeremy Dauber’s book Jewish Comedy: A Serious History (“What makes Jewish comedy Jewish?”): Jewishness in comedy – what, in other words, is actually Jewish about the comedy of these secular Jews – is elusive, a … Continue reading

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Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability

At this point in time, PoMo academia is beyond parody. Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability is a book edited by Pamela Block, Nick Pollard, Devwa Kasnitz, and Akemi Nishida. This book explores the concept of … Continue reading

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Kosher Salt: On Jewish Humor

In City Journal, Stefan Kanfer reviews Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber (“Kosher Salt: How Jewish humor became the standard”). The sort of self-deprecating Jewish joke I wish we heard more of: Sometimes the humor presented the flip side … Continue reading

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Rings v. Rand

A very good recent article on the history of science fiction has this great quote from TV and comics writer John Rogers: “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas … Continue reading

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Better Call Fusion GPS

I saw this nice meme on Heartiste.

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Emily Youcis – “Waking Up”

Emily Youcis, creator of the incredible animated short “The Ascent of Alfred” (which simply blew me away) has a brand new animated short called “Waking Up”. The potential for Alt Right art like this is unlimited. It’s time to get … Continue reading

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Jews & Their Jokes

Writing in The Weekly Standard, Joseph Epstein reviews Jeremy Dauber’s book Jewish Comedy (“Jews and Their Jokes”). From Epstein’s piece: I used to fancy a definition of the Jews as “just like everyone else, only more so.” But more needs … Continue reading

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