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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

Gertrude's Follies #77
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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

Nightcrawler –– News junky.
Horns –– Evils and butthead.
Before I Go to Sleep –– At 10 minute mark.
Goodbye to Language –– Waiting for Godard…to shut up.
Saw –– Unfortunately, I did.
ABCs of Death 2 –– Basic draining.
Penance –– Unforgivable.
Private Peaceful –– Private ickity.
Point and Shoot –– And miss.
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show –– Serial killers.
Magical Universe –– Barbie bent on.
Blood Ransom –– Pass the platelet.
The Great Invisible -– Great when invisible.
Missionary –– Mormon baits.
Revenge of the Mekons –– Mekon mild.
Braddock America –– PA system.
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TELEVISION

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (HBO) –– Brown sucker.
Death Comes to Pemberley (PBS) –– Stone cold skeeve Austen.
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (HBO) –– You lose a Foo.
How We Got to Now (PBS) –– Later, dude.
Cristela (ABC) –– Meth.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) –– Harpies bizarre.
Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (HBO) –– Vodka and spite.
Constantine (NBC) –– Hell monitor.
Star Wars Rebels (Disney) –– Jedi blue.
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THEATRE

The Real Thing –– Artificial intelligence.
The Last Ship
–– Not see-worthy.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
–– An autistic triumph.
Disgraced
–– Pretty embarrased, at least.
On the Town
–– Sailors moon.
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MUSIC

1989 / Taylor Swift –– Natal-gazing.
Old Boots, New Dirt
/ Jason Aldean –– Soiled rotten.
Anything Goes
/ Florida Georgia Line –– Even this crap?
Plectrumelectrum
/ Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL –– Inspectumarectum.
Art Official Age
/ Prince –– Too old for this.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin –– Thrones for a loop.
Prince Lestat
by Anne Rice –– Lestat from the bottom.
A Brief History of Seven Killings
by Marlon James –– Seven diddly sins.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel –– Aims low.
Gray Mountain by John Grisham –– Hill of beans.

Nonfiction

1982 by Jian Ghomeshi –– Submission creep.
In the Spirit of Monte Carlo
by Pamela Fiori –– Grace anatomy.
All Things Possible
by Andrew Cuomo –– Except a credible political memoir.
Spoiled Brats
by Simon Rich –– Bitchy Rich.
Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld by Jake Halpern –– Debt’s all, folks.
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Now What Books: DOWNTOWN DROWNED

Remember Superstorm Sandy on its second anniversary, and read Downtown Drowned, a collection of first-person comic strip accounts, both funny and poignant, of the devastation wreaked on NY and NJ. Order with the Amazon widget to the right.

 


What Not: SCREAMED CORN

It's Halloween, the Season of the Witch, so we've enlisted our Hobglobin of Little Minds, E. Basil St. Blaise, to fix his crawling eye (we've recommended an ophthalmologist) on the best of classic horror films.
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Headbangers: CONTAMINATION BUILDING

Obama gives Ebola survivor Nina Pham a bear hug at the White House
––
She feels like poo.
Labor chief: 'Christie's got his head in the sand’
–– Eating raw clams. Headbangers 10/24/14

 


INXart: BALLOT SLIPPERS

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Confused Ebola Quarantine Rules, ISIS Influence: Lone Wolf Jihadists, Democrats Dreading Midterms and Can Slowing China Lift World Economy? at INXart 10/29/14.

 


What Now: THINK AND DIE 25th ANNI

After being left to rot for twenty-five years on VHS tape, the almost-sorta-kinda-maybe minor classic short, Think and Die, has resurfaced on the Internet to almost universal indifference.
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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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Gertrude's Follies: SCHMEAR TACTICS

Modernity arrives at 27 rue de Fleurus on a nuked bagel. Gert pines for simpler times as Alice and Pabs prove to be very early adopters. Will the shock of the new blow her mind? Check back regularly for the latest installment of Gertrude's Follies.

 


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.