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  • Andy
    Andy Warpigs: art, drugs, & folk-punk
    What is Andy Warpigs? Is it an animal, a man or a band? According to the lead singer/songwriter who goes by the stage name Andy Warpigs, it is a D.I.Y. musical collective of freaks and pot-smoking misfits. The loosely affiliated group includes...
  • Kenny vs Spenny Live
    Canadian Music Week Day 1: Kenny vs Spenny Live
    There is no nice or polite way of describing Kenny vs Spenny; you just sort of close your eyes and make the sound of a cat with a furball stuck in its throat. They're to Canada whatJackass was to America, except our boys' humour actually...
  • The Reception
    In conversation with: The Reception
    If there's one thing Toronto sketch comedy group The Reception want their audience to take away from their show on April 24, it's to feel emotions. Speaking to three of its members, Carson Pinch, Nick McKinlay, Brendan Hobin (Taylor Davis...
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    Jordan's house of mirth
    Women authors have engaged in comedy of manners of manners since Fanny Burney's novels went public. There is nothing wrong with Hillary Jordan continuing the tradition in her kindle single "Aftermirth"Consciously recognized or not,...
  • Clara, Lu & Em
    Second time's no charm: Old-time radio listening, 31 July
    Clara, Lu & Em: The New Grandchild (CBS, 1942)Radio's first soap, which is as much a comic offering as a melodramatic serial and maybe more, was born in a sorority house and snuck on the air in 1930. For the next six years, especially...
  • Don Quinn
    A birthday: Old-time radio listening, 18 November
    Your chronicler has the honour of sharing a birthday with one of old-time radio’s comedy titans. And, since it’s far more significant that he was born on this date than it is that I was born on this date, we can enjoy four episodes of...
  • H.L. Mencken
    Mad, glad, damn! Old-time radio listening, 8 June
    The CBS Radio Workshop: Bring On the Angels (CBS, 1956)In which H.L. Mencken's “maddest, gladdest, damnedest existence ever enjoyed by a model youth”—his early professional life as a newspaper reporter having “a grand...
  • This Day
    Laugh of the day: Friday, April 6, 2012
    It's always nice to get a laugh in through the day (and hopefully more than once!). Laughter truly is the best medicine, and what better way to start off your day than with some funny pictures to chuckle at?This article is sure to give you a...
  • Vic & Sade
    A bill of unfare: Old-time radio listening, 12 March
    Vic & Sade: The Little Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe (CBS, 1942)The menu includes olive runt, scalded cucumbers, rutabaga shortcake, bent grass ox butter, and beef punkles, when in season. Are them's eats, or what? Well, sir, it...
  • A conversation with the voices behind 'Sh*t Girls Say To Gay Guys'
    A conversation with the voices behind 'Sh*t Girls Say To Gay Guys'
    Among the many Sh*t (insert ethnic/gender/sexuality)Say spoof videos out there, I found Sh*t Girls Say to Gay Guys directed by Amy Aniobi and Garrett Greer , starring Danny Fernandez funny, well done, and with 171,185 views on youtube, popular....
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    David Sedaris - Humourous Travel Writing
    David Sedaris is not normally thought of as a travel writer. You won't find any of his books in the Literary Travel section of your local bookstore; nearly everything he writes is shelved in Humour, which stands to reason because he is just so...
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    Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide? ('Cause I need more room for my plasma TV) By Karen Spears Zacharia
    SUSANE. Isaacs calls northwest author, Karen Spears Zacharias "trailer-trash wonderful." Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide? ('Cause I need more room for my plasma TV) By Karen Spears Zacharias, Zondervan, 2010, Hardcover, 240 Pages, ISBN...