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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

Birdman –– Avian fluke.
Fury –– Tanks.
Felony –– Charge topper.
The Book of Life –– Dia de los Mierdas.
The Best of Me –– Is on the cutting room floor.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya –– Ghibli jabber.
Dear White People –– Honky dory.
Housebound –– Shut-in impact.
Rudderless –– Drift would.
Listen Up Philip –– Phil in the blank.
Diplomacy –– Blaster of Paris.
Young Ones –– Should avert their eyes.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown –– Scarry scarry night.
Watchers of the Sky –– Genocide show.
The Golden Era –– Shiny takeout.
Summer of Blood –– Mine boiled.
Default –– Is your own.
Camp X-Ray –– You'll see right through it.
The Hacker Wars –– By and for hacks.
Mudbloods –– Quidditch while you’re ahead.
Algorithms –– Yes, that exciting.
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TELEVISION

Bad Judge (NBC) –– Lacks conviction.
Marry Me (NBC) –– Union specific.
State of Affairs (NBC) –– Sad State of Affairs.
Stalker (CBS) –– Follow the bleeder.
On the Menu (TNT) –– LaGasse bag.
Manhattan Love Story (ABC) –– New York jest.
Selfie ( ABC) –– Abuse.
Happyland (MTV) –– Theme pock.
Peaky Blinders (Netflix) –– Peer pressure.
Mulaney (Fox) –– Comic sans…talent.
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THEATRE

On the Town –– Sailors moon.
It's Only a Play
–– Thank God!
Indian Ink
–– Blot-driven.
You Can't Take It With You
–– You won't want to.
Love Letters
–– Letter rip.
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MUSIC

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.
Cheek to Cheek
/ Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga –– Just duet.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

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.
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters –– Lezzies.
The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach –– Hot beef injection.

Nonfiction

Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich –– Bitchy Rich.
Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld by Jake Halpern –– Debt’s all, folks.
The News Sorority by Sheila Weller –– Anchors awry.
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson –– Tick tech tote.
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff –– Mission creeps.
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Now What Books: DOWNTOWN DROWNED

Remember Superstorm Sandy on the eve of 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.

 


Headbangers: SCOTT FREAK

A day after fangate, Rick Scott feels blowback
–– Denies he's oscillationist.
Employers measure workers' waistlines
–– Inviting sex-harassment suits.
Headbangers 10/17/14

 


INXart: TERROR INERT

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Halloween Horrors: Ebola, ISIS, Global Warming, Striking ISIS Targets, Deadly Takata Air Bags,Terror Attack on Canada and Ebola Paranoia at INXart 10/22/14.

 


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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What Not: LEVANT ON THE EDGE

In a speech to the nation on September 10th, President Obama vowed, “Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.”
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What Now: THE SHUNGA GAMES

Master cartoonist Matthew Martin, who contributed mightily to INX in the day, has a new show Down Under billed as
a drawing exhibition of sex, humour and the joy of making lines on paper.
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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.