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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

Gertrude's Follies #79
Gert chews the fat. Buy Gertrude's Follies with the right sidebar widget.


FEGGORAMA

Visit the wild kingdom of Mexico's master of the mirthful menagerie. Ecce Feggorama.


IGOR TRIPS

Cinch up your helmet to protect the old gray matter for another freaky foray in Igor Trips.




FAVORITE SITES

Martin Kozlowski
Ant Farmers Almanac
Celebrity Death Haiku
PK in the Terrarium
Illustrated Courtroom


CINEMA

No Escape –– Craptrap.
We Are Your Friends –– Who needs enemies?
Memories of the Sword –– Mind shaft.
War Room –– Prayer.
Z for Zachariah –– And Zzzzz.
Turbo Kid –– In the low 80s.
When Animals Dream –– It's of this dog.
Queen of Earth –– Her Soil Majesty.
7 Chinese Brothers –– Fortune kooky.
Zipper –– Zip it.
The Second Mother –– Nanny goat.
Pod –– Cast. In trash.
Drown –– Don't hold your breath.
Unsullied –– A dirty shame.
My Voice, My Life –– Song dynasty.
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TELEVISION

Stewarts & Hamiltons (E!) –– Kick the clan.
Sex With Brody (E!) –– DeJennerates.
The Comment Section (E!) –– Thread bare.
Back on Board: Greg Louganis (HBO) –– Pool Q.
Significant Mother (CW) –– Ma humbug.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) –– Zombie makeover.
Mr. Robinson (NBC) –– Robinson crude so.
I Am Cait (E!) –– Bruised gender.
Home Free (FOX) –– Construction pooper.
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THEATRE

Hamilton –– Beached.
Penn & Teller on Broadway
–– Magic mite.
An Act of God
–– Lord of the dunce.
The Visit
–– Guest wrong.
Airline Highway
–– The Big Lazy.
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MUSIC

Emotion / Carly Rae Jepson –– Emotion sickness.
Compton
/ Dr. Dre –– Dre as a bone.
Kill the Lights / Luke Bryan –– And the MP3 player.
This Is Not a Test / TobyMac –– But you still fail.
Woman / Jill Scott –– Dread Scott.
DS2 / Future –– Future schlock.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss –– A book to overlook.
ZeroZeroZero
by Roberto Saviano –– I agree with the rating.
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee –– To kill a Mockingbird.
The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera –– Moot swings.
Killing Monica
by Candace Bushnell –– A Bushnell and a pecker.

Nonfiction

Let’s Be Less Stupid by Patricia Marx –– You go first.
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Neishi Coates –– Trenched Coates.
Being Nixon: A Man Divided
by Evan Thomas –– Dick nixing.
One Man Against the World
by Tim Weiner –– Frosts Nixon.
Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy
by Judd Apatow –– Lav riot.
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GOLEM'S VOICE & FURTHER ADVENTURES

Now What is proud to announce two brand-new books: the exciting graphic novel The Golem's Voice and the very funny compendium Further Adventures: Now What Anthology No. 1. Both can be purchased with the Amazon widget to to the right.

 


Headbangers: WHITE HOUSE OR BUST

Times Square’s Topless Women Should Be Regulated, Mayor Says
–– Wants to lift and separate.
ISIS No. 2 believed killed
–– Described as ‘real shit.’ Headbangers 08/21/15

 


INXart: PANDA EXCESS

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
China Shakes U.S. Markets, Terrorism: See Something, Do Something, Western Forest Fires, Republicans Slam Clinton and Heroin Epidemic at INXart 08/26/15.

 


Gertrude's Follies: BEUYS WILL BE BEUYS

Gert and Alice go museum-hopping in order to get the skinny on this generation's Leonardo of Lipids, its Cezanne of Cellulite, its Bacon of Blubber, its Toulouse-Lautrec of Lard. Check back regularly for the latest installment of Gertrude's Follies.

 


EDITORIAL: PEN AND ANGST

Satire provides a diagnosis of societal ills, but its existence is the essential symptom of a healthy society. And the satirical cartoon, bold and blatant, is the most visible sign of that well-being.
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What Not: WASSAILING YOU?

Feeling tired? Ticked? Tetchy? The Holiday Season has descended like an avalanche on Everest and left us buried up to our mufflers in tech toys, tannenbaums, tinsel and tired tunes.
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What Now: BLYTH SPIRIT

Randy Jones was commissioned to create four posters for a summer season of Canadian plays at the Blyth Festival In southern Ontario. Check out the theatrical work there and the beautiful artwork here.
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Deadlines: MOUNT RUSHMO'

The U.S. Department of the Interior has directed the National Park Service to initiate a program designed to attract more young people to our country’s most cherished National Places.
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Kozmic Pictures: NORQUIST

In a heated election season, even Hollywood's escapist movies are vetted for partisan content. So it's our pleasure to present a simple family comedy that can't possibly be misinterpreted in the new Kozmic Pictures Proudly Presents.

 


Bad Adss: CHOKING THE CHICKEN

The recent rush of customer support for a certain fast-food chicken chain in the wake of COO Dan Cathy's condemnation of gay marriage has inspired the restaurants to extend their store hours and engage in some fiercely hetero rebranding. As you can see in the newest Bad Adss.