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  • D. L. Hughley
    D. L. Hughley, fans get punked by Palin anti-immigrant satire
    I confess: The Onion and its spinoffs on the web can be fun to read. Even more fun, though, is doing a Google search after the fact to see whichhapless tools got caught in the satirical net bymistaking a spoof for a real news story.The latest...
  • "Dear White People" a gem of a satire on a near all-white college campus
    Movie review: "Dear White People" an insightful, penetrating satire on racism
    When legendary psychiatrist, journalist and Algerian Liberation figure Frantz Fanon's "Black Skin, White Masks" (published in 1952 just nine years before his death at 36) arrived, his book caused an awakening and a stir. Mr. Fanon...
  • Princess Leia spends her time in New York City to be sexually harassed by 'Star Wars' characters
    'Star Wars' parody of Shoshana Roberts' sexual harassment video in New York City
    According to ComicBook.com on Tuesday, a "Star Wars" parody of the Shoshana Roberts' video was revealed by acomedy troupe by the name of "Are We There Yet?" as seen on YouTube. The video provides a comedic take on Roberts&...
  • The Henry Morgan Show
    Old-time radio, 5 November: Pushed, pulled, nicked, and nicked
    Should Henry Morgan have been a bigger radio star? John Crosby, the heralded radio critic of the New York Herald-Tribune, probably thought so as he wrote for 13 September 1946, after the new show premiered:Some time ago I expressed the wish that...
  • "Clippers" by Suzanne Heintz
    The picture perfect life is a 'Life Once Removed': Interview with Suzanne Heintz
    Suzanne Heintz, performance artist and conceptual photographer with a penchant for art that means something, has created a project out of a simple frustration. Over and over again, people kept asking her, “Why aren’t you married, yet?...
  • Book of Mormon
    'Book of Mormon' brings its scripture to Chrysler Hall, starting Tuesday night
    Broadway’s most controversial musical, created by “South Park” writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, begins an eight-show run at Chrysler Hall Tuesday night.Parker and Stone began working on the musical in 2003, and seven years...
  • TAFKAP and TAFKAR
    The Athletes Formerly Known as R-word
    Ebola is a breakout epidemic in West Africa that is killing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people.ISIS is a breakout war in the Middle East that is killing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people.But here in the USA there is an...
  • Confessions of a Self-Help Writer
    Book Spotlight: Confessions of a Self-Help Writer By Benjamin W. DeHaven
    Confessions of a Self-Help WriterBy Benjamin W. DeHaven#1 Most-Wished-for-Book of 2014 on IndieBound for over 10 weeks!Lunge into a funny, audacious, anddevastating work of fiction based on factual events. As much a comedy as atragedy, "...
  • Facebook wants to tell you how to think
    Facebook wants to decide what users should believe is real
    On August 17, 2014, a Facebook spokesperson informed users of a new test feature, which Facebook is trying. “We are running a small test, which shows the text ‘satire’ in front of links to satirical articles in the related...
  • The Naked Gun
    Movie review: The Naked Gun
    Frank Drebin is a cop determined to find his partner's killer. He is also oblivious of common sense and social convention. While tracking down the killer, Frank stumbles upon a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth and realizes the cases may be related...
  • Teddy
    The unfortunate end of a Teddy Bear
    Times are tough, even for Teddy Bears. Recently, Whitney area residents reported seeing the tragic aftermath of one such Teddy Bear, whose remains were found lying in the Pittman Wash. The carcass was in such a state as to make further...
  • Boomer sex
    How to have Sex Without Taking Your Clothes Off
    Good news for older boomers and seniors: A new study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. “The most common...
  • A Common Will
    It Takes Willpower to Write A Will
    About 10 years ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had a will crafted, along with whatever other docs the attorney suggested. She was very proud of herself for having taking the Big Step. Now Husband also had a will that he had made long before she met...
  • The Map of Love
    You look like my ex. I love you.
    Scientists have long been fascinated by why people are attracted to other people. Every year, new theories emerge about what we look for in a potential mate. Some say that men look for women who remind them of their mothers, and women look for men...
  • The Grammar Police
    Sex and Good Grammar
    An alert reader sent Life in the Boomer Lane a joke titled “Sex and Good Grammar,” about a 74-year-old man who gets his fondest wish for his birthday. LBL won’t go into the details of the joke. She invites readers to Google it on...