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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

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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

Mortdecai –– Mortdefai.
The Boy Next Door –– Neighborhood botch.
Black Sea –– Sub zero.
Strange Magic –– Faily tales.
The Humbling –– Humiliating.
Cake –– Punt Cake.
Son of a Gun –– Barrel of laughs.
Mommy –– Teat and sympathy.
Veronika Decides to Die –– I second that emotion.
Killers –– Share gore values.
Manny –– Petty.
Song One –– Audience 0.
Red Army –– Rinks off the hook.
The Duke of Burgundy –– Ron’s cousin.
We’ll Never Have Paris –– Need I say amour?
Against the Sun –– Drift raft.
Salvation Army –– Rear infantry.
Americons –– Amusement Right.
Lost Legion –– A Roma of failure.
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TELEVISION

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (COM) –– Minority gloop.
Backstrom (FOX) –– Low tec.
Better Call Saul (AMC) –– Saul for naught.
Vanity Fair Confidential (ID) –– A true crime.
50 Ways to Kill Your Mother (Discovery Life) –– 10. Produce this and make her watch it.
Man Seeking Woman (FXX) –– Harpy hunting ground.
12 Monkeys (Syfy) –– All with producer credits.
Whitney (Lifetime) –– Houston chronicle.
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THEATRE

Honeymoon in Vegas –– Tiny Danza.
Constellations
–– Little dippier.
The Elephant Man
–– Cooper tires.
A Delicate Balance
–– Well, Albee damned.
Side Show
–– Conjoined pain.
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MUSIC

Title / Meghan Trainor –– All about that waste.
Vulnicura / Björk –– Barney rubble.
Sweet Talker / Jessie J –– Sour singer.
Man Against Machine / Garth Brooks –– The multitrack recorder.
SremmLife / Rae Sremmurd –– Sremmix it.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz –– Holmes invasion.
The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamond –– Jewess prudence.
Hope to Die by James Patterson –– Before I read this.
The Escape by David Balducci –– Flee flicker.
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans –– Kiss off.

Nonfiction

No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL by Kevin Maurer –– Cub what may.
You Can’t Make This Up
by Al Michaels –– Unless you’re totally full of shit.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
by Cary Elwes –– Small tales.
The Great Reformer
by Austen Overweigh –– Pope’s knows.
Deep Down Dark
by Héctor Tobar –– Mined games.
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START THE NEW YEAR WITH A SMILE

Spread good cheer with Now What Books. Soak up Sandy: Downtown Drowned. Sneeze at history: The Da Vinci Cold. Amuse a movie lover: Love the Sinner Hate the Cinema. Fracture fables: Fairly Grim Tales. Tour Gay Paree: Gertrude's Follies. Punk pols: Go the F**k Back to Work!

 


Headbangers: KINDA SAUDI

Thousands say farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah
–– Praised for giving country a 'fair sheikh.'
Porn Industry Embraces Plus-Sized Business
–– With both hands. Headbangers 01/23/15

 


INXart: SYNERGY WHIZ

INXart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Can Obama Herd Republicans?, Fragile Freedom of Speech Threatened, Climate Change: Warmest Year Ever, & Anti-Muslim Tensions in EU at INXart 01/21/15.

 


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.