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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

The November Man –– Spy kids.
Starred Up –– Starred-stop.
As Above/So Below –– Sooo below.
The Congress –– Lame-duck session.
Life of Crime –– Potty larceny.
The Calling –– A lower Calling.
The Last of Robin Hood –– Err, ol’ Flynn.
Jamie Marks Is Dead –– Zippo Marks.
The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears –– Weeping wallow.
Cantinflas –– Ho-ho-hombre.
The Damned –– If I do.
Last Weekend –– Lost Weekend.
The Notebook –– The trouble with scribbles.
The Naked Room –– Bare trap.
Kundo: Age of the Rampant –– Kundo leanly.
Canopy –– Run for cover.
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TELEVISION

Dr. Who (BBC America) –– Who. Nu?
Selfie (ABC) –– Snapshat.
The Intruders (BBC America) –– Keep out!
Extreme Guide to Parenting (BRV) –– Raising hell.
Fat Guys in the Woods (Weather Channel) –– Tree schlumps.
7 Deadly Sins (SHO) –– Mostly sloth.
Katt Williams: Priceless (HBO) –– Katt’s in jabber kids.
Dora and Friends: into the City! (PBS) –– A-Dora-bull!
Working the Engels (NBC) –– Obtuse Engels.
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THEATRE

Holler If Ya Hear Me –– Shakur heights.
The City of Conversation
–– Hanging chats.
Cabaret
–– Petty Cab.
Casa Valentina
–– Draggy.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
–– Comes up short.
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MUSIC

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 / Various –– Some sung Galaxy.
Space Invader / Ace Frehley –– Ace off base.
Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe / Various –– Mötley fool.
Blacc Hollywood / Wiz Khalifa –– It takes a Wiz.
My Everything / Ariana Grande –– Isn’t enough.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

The Secret Place by Tana French –– Put this there.
One Kick
by Chelsea Cain –– No kicks.
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell –– Rib tick-lers.
Bittersweet
by Colleen McCullogh –– Sour, in fact.
Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore –– On the rocks.

Nonfiction

The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein –– Class struggle.
Cosby: His Life and Times
by Mark Whitaker –– Cos play.
Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak
by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Mark Hyman –– There autist be a law.
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay –– A near Ms.
Clinton Inc.
by Daniel Halper –– Hillzapoppin’.
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Now What Books: DOWNTOWN DROWNED

To coincide with the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Now What Books announces the publication of Downtown Drowned, a collection of first-person comic strip accounts, both funny and poignant, of the devastation wreaked on NY and NJ. Order with Amazon widget to the right.

 


Headbangers: THE BUCKET LIST

Rick Perry Indictment May Help More Than Hurt His 2016 Chances
–– With convicted felon demographic.
125M-year-old dino tracks found
–– Treads show wear. Headbangers 08/22/14



INXart: BUGGER KING

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
ISIS Terrorizes Iraq & Syria, Standoff: Netanyahu vs. Hamas, Burger King Flees US Taxes to Canada and Teachers Resist Common Core at INXart 08/27/14.

 


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.

 


What Not: HOLIDAY ON OYS!

The ever-expanding Holiday Season, which now begins shortly after Labor Day, generates an economy all its own. This grueling stretch is only tangentially related to the religious observance of Christmas, regardless of what the Virgin-birthers at FOX say. More What Not

 


Headliners: BOOSTER SHOTS

(Special from Farsi News Service) –– We are announcing with much fanfare what is out of this world (WANK WANK!) triumph of the Iranian Space Agencies who have with successfulness launched a chimpanzees into outer spaces … More Headliners

 


Deadlines: BEWARENESS RIBBONS

October was Breast Cancer and AIDS Awareness Month so one saw innumerable red and pink ribbons pinned to untold sympathetic lapels. View our unique ribbon designs for some less-deadly, but still pretty darn icky maladies in the new Deadlines.

 


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.