Satirist of New Yorker Hospitalized for Being Tiresome, Insufferable and, Above All Else, Not Funny

NEW YORK (PejmanYousefzadeh.net)--The satirist for the New Yorker was hospitalized for a congenital inability to produce funny and interesting satirical material. Andy Borowitz, whose satirical website was purchased by the New Yorker in 2012, in the expectation that it would actually be interesting and humorous, is listed in critical condition at a local hospital. Doctors are unsure …

Venezuelan Humor Has Turned Mordant, which Means that the Venezuelan Political Landscape Could Be Ripe for Change

Nicolás Maduro had better be worried. Jokes like this one have become popular: An Englishman and a Frenchman are at a museum, admiring a Renaissance work depicting Adam, Eve, and the apple in Eden. The Briton observes that Adam sharing the apple with his wife shows a particularly British propriety. The Frenchman, unconvinced, counters that the …

A Modest Job Application

Behold. The awesomeness of this post starts with the salutation itself. My favorite part: “Social entrepreneurs” are not a field, as the sentence’s syntax suggests, and that final clause could be made nimbler by using the adjective “social” only once, as here: “social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and change makers.” In addition, it’s not clear that “change …

Funny ‘Cause It’s True

Via John Podhoretz, via social media, comes the following humorous and accurate appraisal of media coverage of the Middle East:A CNN Reporter, BBC Reporter, and an Israeli commando were captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them that he would grant them each one last request before they were beheaded.The CNN …

“There Are Idiots. Look Around.”

The quote in the title of this blog post is courtesy of Larry Summers. I thought of it when reading this:Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their …

Platonic Dialogue of the Day

The first step in achieving housekeeping wisdom is to admit that one is ignorant when it comes to housekeeping. I have mentioned the following opinion before in other places, and I will mention it here: McSweeney's is funnier than the Onion, though in fairness it should be noted that the Onion can be more profound.