Category: Humour

cartoons and articles, some political

A sense of humour in a leader

Below the Beltway writer Gene Weingarten once wrote of Michael Dukakis, candidate for President: During the 1987-88 year, Nieman curator Howard Simons took all of us Fellows to meet a man who was running for president. Michael Dukakis … Dukakis…

Seems fair to me

Seems fair to Microdave too who sent it: https://babylonbee.com/news/motorcycle-that-identifies-as-bicycle-sets-world-cycling-record “Look, my ride has handlebars, two wheels, and a seat,” he told reporters as he accepted a trophy for his incredible time trial. “Just because I’ve got a little extra hardware,…

Bridges to Ireland

Boris is cleaning out his garage and comes upon an old lamp lying in a corner. He figures what the heck, takes the lamp, rubs it, and sure enough a Genie pops out. “Thank you for awakening me. I will…

Satirical pieces

And of course, my old fave is satirical as well: Although it is sometimes performed in a “straight” manner, it is most frequently interpreted as a comic parody of madrigals as they had evolved by the early seventeenth century, particularly…

When satire is sin-binned

During the nomadic years, as I call them, I was here and in Australia, with stints in France and Sicily, a long sojourn in Russia and various other places. While in Oz during the coup d’etat of ’75, we went…