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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

Tomorrowland –– Predictable.
Poltergeist –– Just ghost to show.
When Marnie Was Here –– Anime of the people.
Chocolate City –– Brown peeper packages.
Aloft –– Overhead wrack.
The Human Centipede II –– Segmental.
Sunshine Superman –– Ace of BASE.
Güeros –– Mexican jumping beings.
Love at First Fight –– Tiff file.
(Dis)honesty: The Truth –– Fibber optics.
Seeds of Time –– Sow what?
The Wanted 18 –– Cows hide.
The Chronicles of Evil –– Include production of this.
The Farewell Party –– Doesn't fair well.
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TELEVISION

Grace and Frankie (Netflix) –– Disgrace, frankly.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO) –– Kurt shilling.
The Driver (Acorn TV) –– Stink shift.
Wayward Pines (Fox) –– Cone heads.
The Casual Vacancy (HBO) –– JK growling.
Dick Cavett’s Vietnam (PBS) –– Nam de guerre.
Queens of Drama (Pop) –– Bores of soap.
Tales of the Grim Sleeper (HBO) –– Grim, no sleeper.
Resident Advisors (Hulu) -- RA dickly.
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THEATRE

The Visit –– Guest wrong.
Airline Highway
–– The Big Lazy.
Something Rotten!
–– Don't be modest, it's Everything!
Living on Love
–– Fah LOL LOL LOL.
Fun Home –– Bechdel testy.
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MUSIC

Pitch Perfect 2 / Soundtrack –– Sinker Pitch.
Fifty Shades of Grey / Soundtrack –– Kink of pop.
Furious 7 / Soundtrack –– Screeching. Tires.
Stages / Josh Groban –– Music kill theatre.
Jekyll + Hyde / Zac Brown –– Dickishly split.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

Early Warning by Jane Smiley –– Don't open the cover!
A God in Ruins
by Kate Atkinson –– Bombs hell.
Oh! You Pretty Things
by Shanna Mahin –– Pretty awful.
The Love Object
by Edna O’Brien –– I object.
Look Who’s Back
by Timur Vermes–– Heil be back.

Nonfiction

On the Move by Oliver Sacks –– Sad Sacks.
Hold Still
by Sally Mann –– The Mann act.
When to Rob a Bank
by Steven D.Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner –– Handy swipes.
The Wright Brothers by David McCullogh –– Wingdinged.
Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer –– Dollars Bill.
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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: STUPID PAST TRICKS

David Letterman on retirement: It's time, but he's torn
–– Late Show laid to rest.
Can Sanders fill the Warren void?
–– If he buys her dinner and asks real nice.
Headbangers 05/15/15

 


INXart: COPPER PANS

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Obama Demilitarizes Police Forces, Kim Jong-un's Degenerate Reign, Curtailing NSA Bulk Data Collection, and Deadly Takata Airbag Recall at INXart 05/20/15.

 


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.