Category Archives: Humor

On Missing David Foster Wallace

Normally, it seems a bit cheesy to mourn a person whose path you never crossed. I didn’t send a flower bouquet when Princess Diana died. But when David Foster Wallace took his own life, I felt personally bereaved. (And yes, … Continue reading

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Favorite Y U NO “Memes”

All of these “memes” tickle me. Though we will be discussing the use of that word.

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Hollywood Unlisted, by Kim Fahey

I totally adore Hollywood Unlisted. It’s one of the most interesting books I’ve run into in the past, say, ten years. Kim Fahey must be one of the most self-actualized human beings who ever strode the planet. A psychic once … Continue reading

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Acid Heroes by Ace Backwords

As a teenager I read several books by Alexander King, and they were a huge influence on my tender psyche. His memoirs formed my concept of what an artist is, and made me decide to grow up to be one. … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Being George Carlin

It’s often been said (especially by me) that the only people worth paying attention to are science fiction writers, and stand-up comics – such as George Carlin, for instance. He’s right up there with Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, in … Continue reading

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Humor Quotations

Some of the Best Things Ever Said about Being Funny The rewards for being sane may not be very many but knowing what’s funny is one of them. Kingsley Amis Among those whom I like or admire, I can find … Continue reading

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Craig Ferguson and All That

The world was once astonished to learn of the seven types of ambiguity. Actually there are many more. That is where Craig Ferguson’s particular genius is found. He lays on the ambiguity like nobody’s business. This tendency is broadly self-satirized … Continue reading

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