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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

Pixels –– Game men's health crisis.
Southpaw –– Staggering.
Paper Towns –– Teen and sympathy.
Unexpected –– Belly whopper.
Smosh: The Movie –– Smosh pit.
The Chosen –– Not by me.
Five Star –– Gang blank.
10 Cent Pistol –– Pop ay!
The Vatican Tapes –– Holy gruel.
Jack Strong –– When he raise arm.
American Heist –– Heist and lows.
Phoenix –– Ash hole.
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker –– Tuckered out.
Capital C –– As in Crap.
Horse Money –– Whore's money.
Samba ––Somber.
Big Significant Things –– Minor disaster.
Frank the Bastard –– Frank zapper.
Lucky Stiff –– You’ll never see this!
The Young Kieslowski –– Pole dunce.
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TELEVISION

The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) –– D’ohy.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Syfy) –– Murky fin.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (FX) –– Timidly Leary.
Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM (Science Channel) –– Raiders of the lost art.
Impastor (TV Land) –– IPadre.
I Am Jazz (TLC) –– Downbeat.
Tut (Spike) –– Tut tut.
Seven Year Switch (FYI) –– Switch immediately.
One Bad Choice (MTV) –– Switched to this.
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THEATRE

Penn & Teller on Broadway –– Magic mite.
An Act of God
–– Lord of the dunce.
The Visit
–– Guest wrong.
Airline Highway
–– The Big Lazy.
Something Rotten!
–– Don't be modest, it's Everything!
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MUSIC

Before This World / James Taylor –– Taylor whiffed.
Coming Home / Leon Bridges –– Cloyed Bridges.
Pageant Material / Kacey Musgraves –– A real 'beaut.'
The Original High / Adam Lambert –– Nail polish. Lots and lots of nail polish.
Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue / Van Morrison –– Vocal derangements.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

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.
China Rich Girlfriend
by Kevin Kwan –– A Kwandry.
Grey
by EL James –– Whipping boy.

Nonfiction

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.
Happily Ali After
by Ali Wentworth –– Ali Blah-blah.
Primates of Park Avenue
by Wednesday Martin Ph.D. –– Monkey bitchness.
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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: DAMNED RIGHT

Dennis Rodman endorses Donald Trump for president
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And Kim Jong-un for veep.
U.S. airstrike kills al Qaeda chief
–– Raid yet to hit non-chief.
Headbangers 07/24/15

 


INXart: SHOT PUTZ

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Iran Nuclear Treaty Under Fire, Gun Crazy Americans, Marine Life Dying Off, and Raising Fast-Food Minimum Wages at INXart 07/29/15.

 


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.