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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

Gertrude's Follies #78
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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

Get Hard –– Soft poor corn.
Home –– Run!
While We’re Young –– Nihil Young.
Serena –– Serenal failure.
The Riot Club –– Amok raker.
White God –– Flap dogs.
Welcome to New York –– Straus con.
The Kidnapping of Michel Houllebecq –– Ain’t no Houellebecq, girl.
A Girl Like Her –– Woolly bully.
52 Tuesdays –– Booby Tuesday.
Man from Reno –– Requires Renovation.
Wolf at the Door –– Huffs and puffs.
Nightlight –– None too bright.
The Barber –– Shave it for later.
My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes –– Goombah, yah. My lord!
Ebola Zombies –– Sick to death.
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TELEVISION

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) –– Corden blah.
Neighbors With Benefits (A&E) –– Next whore.
iZombie (CW) –– uShitty.
It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise (HBO) –– Knight errant.
Barely Famous (VH1) –– Fame who’re?
One Big Happy (NBC) –– Lezzy fare.
Born in the Wild (Lifetime) –– Natural disaster.
Kosher Soul (Lifetime) –– Schwartz and all.
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THEATRE

On the 20th Century –– Potty training.
The Audience
–– Liz miserables.
Fish in the Dark
–– Camp David.
Honeymoon in Vegas
–– Tiny Danza.
Constellations
–– Little dippier.
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MUSIC

Rebel Heart / Madonna –– Arrhythmic.
Fan of a Fan: The Album / Chris Brown & Tyga –– Tyga poor.
Piece By Piece / Kelly Clarkson –– Chunky.
First Kiss / Kid Rock –– Boom and bussed.
Dark Sky Paradise / Big Sean –– Sean lemon.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

The Harder They Come by T. Coraghessan Boyle –– The bigger the mess.
Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane –– Hard caw.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins –– Track addict.
NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson –– Badge company.
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler –– Unravels.

Nonfiction

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli –– Apple polisher.
The Contender b
y Michael Shnayerson –– Cuomo está.
Sherman’s Ghosts
by Matthew Carr –– March madness.
Dead Wake
by Erik Larson –– Laid out.
H is for Hawk
by Helen MacDonald –– Eat prey, love.
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MoCCA FEST 2015 on APRIL 11 & 12

Now What will be at MoCCA Fest this year premiering two new books: The Golem and Further Adventures: Now What Anthology No. 1. The two-day event will be held April 11 & 12 at Center548, West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in New York City. See you there.

 


Headbangers: RANT PAUL

Rand Paul knocks soon-to-be rival Ted Cruz
–– 'Ya call dat crazy, woo woo woo!?'
Obama Is a 'Psychopath,' Ben Carson Says; Will Gaffes Hurt His Campaign?
–– Lone sane supporter waffles. Headbangers 03/27/15

 


INXart: DOM CRUZ

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
ISIS & Boko Haram Join Forces, Can Cruz Tame Moderate Republicans?, Global Warming: Antarctica Is Melting, and Threat Within: Armed Civilian Militias at INXart 03/25/15.

 


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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Gertrude's Follies: CREPE FEAR

The gals and Pabs enjoy a resplendent repast, but then can't decide on just desserts. When the artsy selections on the menu fail to entice them, they make the mistake of asking the waiter. Check back regularly for the latest installment of Gertrude's Follies.

 


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: TOBY OR NOT TOBY?

The answer is definitely Toby if you dote on doxies.
Toby and the Nutcracker
, the latest in a series of delightful children's books concerning the adventures of an intrepid weiner dog, has just been published.
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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.