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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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 –– Pan 'em.
Happy Valley –– Pig Penn.
The Sleepwalker –– Scumnambulist.
V/H/S:Viral –– Badder max.
Extraterrestrial –– Stellar dullards.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night –– Fall of the Persian vampire.
Reach Me –– Touch off.
The Mule –– Drag ass.
Food Chains –– Rotten tomatoes.
The King and the Mockingbird –– Hard caw.
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets –– Sick, pulpy.
Monk With a Camera –– And so, Tibet.
Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile –– Miss Tibet.
Hard Sun –– Glaring mistake.
Bad Hair –– Worst-kempt secret.
Late Phases –– Small Phases.
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TELEVISION

Marvel, 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! (ABC) –– Lee genes.
Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda (Discovery) –– Wire transfer.
The McCarthys (CBS) –– Comedy of Erse.
Benched (USA) –– Splinters.
Fake Off (truTV) –– F**k off.
MasterChef Junior (Fox) –– Small fries.
Brian and The Boz (ESPN) –– Boz scag.
A Poet in New York (BBC America) –– Dulling Thomas.
House of DVF (E!) –– Diva effed.
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THEATRE

Side Show –– Conjoined pain.
The River –– Bed wetter.
The Real Thing –– Artificial intelligence.
The Last Ship
–– Not see-worthy.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
–– An autistic triumph.
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MUSIC

Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes / The New Basement Tapes –– Dylan it back.
Nick Jonas
/ Nick Jonas –– Dour Jonas.
Shmurda She Wrote
/ Bobby Shmurda –– Shmurda on the ears.
Melody Road
/ Neil Diamond –– Diamond in the rough.
Storytone / Neil Young –– Mighty D’oh! Young.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

Revival by Stephen King –– Awake and stink.
Mr. Miracle
by Debbie Macomber –– Xmess.
Some Luck by Jane Smiley –– Smiley phase.
Lila by Marilynne Robinson –– Putian.
Deadline by John Sandford –– Missed.

Nonfiction

41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush –– Junior mess.
The Filthy Truth
by Andrew Dice Clay –– Craps out.
Watch Me
by Anjelica Huston –– Huston taxes.
The Andy Cohen Diaries
by Andy Cohen –– Prefer Cohen of silence.
The Stranger
by Chuck Todd –– Oddbama.
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Now What Books: DOWNTOWN DROWNED

Remember Superstorm Sandy after 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: UPPITY PARTY

Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner
–– 'Send him back to Orange County.'
One Hundred Years of Funeral Dress
–– None drop-dead gorgeous. Headbangers 11/21/14

 


INXart: DEAD TO RIOTS

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Immigration: Lifting Deportation Threat, Ferguson: African-Americans Distrust Cops, Loretta Lynch AG Nomination and Democrats' Identity Crisis at INXart 11/19/14.

 


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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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.