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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

Avengers: Age of Ultron –– Marvel slab.
Far From the Madding Crowd –– Hardy har har.
Welcome to Me –– Ego-terrorism.
Hyena –– Laughing ass.
Ride –– Stuff.
Gerontophilia –– Ageist of man.
Iris –– Merde doc.
Days of Grace –– Notional futbol league.
Cas & Dylan –– Who Cas?
Far From Men –– And perfect.
Maya The Bee Movie –– Bumbles.
Marie’s Story –– Daft, dumb and blind.
Réalité –– Bîtes.
Any Day –– You can see something better.
Soul Boys of the Western World –– Spandau Ballet slipper.
Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks –– Hicks nix dix pix.
Private Number –– Unlist it.
Preggoland –– Baby bums.
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TELEVISION

Daredevil (Netflix) –– Blind as a Batman.
The Messengers (CW) –– IM sorry.
Other Space (Yahoo) –– Experience witlessness.
Banana (Logo) –– Hard-on fast rules.
Cucumber (Logo) –– Flaccid test.
The Comedians (FX) –– Played for lavs.
Make It Pop (NICK) –– Fizz and the tantrums.
Happyish (SHO) –– Saddish.
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Lifetime) –– Don’t axe.
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (HBO) –– The latter.
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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

Second Hand Heart / Dwight Yoakam –– Poopy Yoakam.
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.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison –– Who picks this up.
The Children’s Crusade
by Ann Packer –– Sib code.
Blood on Snow
by Jo Nesbo –– Chill kill.
The Harder They Come
by T. Coraghessan Boyle –– The bigger the mess.
Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane –– Hard caw.

Nonfiction

Missoula by Jon Krakauer –– Do’h Montana.
A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen –– Can diss.
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson –– The tweet from the chaff.
Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan –– Hassan a chance.
The Natty Professor by Tim Gunn –– Does it dorky style.
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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: THE REAL SLIM SHADY

Indicted ex-Christie aide: I was being sarcastic
––
'I mean you could've called it Bitchgate.'
Carson: Baltimore mom who hit son a 'wonderful example'
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Talking smack. Headbangers 05/01/15

 


INXart: CIVIL RIOTS ACT

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Police vs. Rioters in Baltimore, Nepal's Devastating Earthquake, Koch Brothers Buy Up GOP, and Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage at INXart 04/29/15.

 


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.