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  • Anti-theft
    How to Deter Burglars, Felons, and 16-Year-Olds
    Life in the Boomer Lane would be lying to you if she were to tell you that personal security has not been on her mind. This is because a gun store is scheduled to open in LBL’s hitherto touchie feelie, peace-loving neighborhood and LBL feels...
  • Telomeres
    Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging
    In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was...
  • 'Maps To The Stars'
    DVD review: 'Maps To The Stars'
    Director David Cronenberg is an impossible director to predict. After blazing trails in science fiction and body horror, his career took a more subtle, willfully difficult turn in the mid to late 90s only to find major mainstream success again...
  • Saltire: Annihilation Part Two
    Warriors make a last stand to save Scotland in "Saltire: Annihilation Part Two"
    After a long and cold winter, the ice and snow have finally retreated and the light and green of spring seem to finally be about. Yet for the mortal and godly warriors of darkness and light of ancient Scotland, their long winter has not yet ended....
  • BROBAR from PROBAR
    PROBAR announces new line of meal replacement bars
    To appeal the younger market, PROBAR today announced the launch of the BROBAR Munchie, a new line of meal replacement bars from the favored energy bar company. The company believes the BROBAR fills a void in the current range of product offerings,...
  • More Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian
    More Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian
    “Selected Salvos 2” is the second Fun&Freedom Book by Garry Reed, the self-proclaimed Loose Cannon Libertarian. One reviewer said his writing bordered on H.L. Mencken and Groucho Marx. My opinion is that it's more more akin to...
  • Thin Mints
    Thin Mint shortage? Thanks, Obama!
    Thin Mints are on back order! One bakery,Little Brownie Bakers, have had such a demand for the popular cookie that they have had to delay deliveries of ALL cookies by FIVE WHOLE DAYS! Girl Scouts USA said that a whopping 6 percent of its 112 Girl...
  • Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is leaving 'The Daily Show' and is taking his snark with him
    CNN reported on Tuesday that Jon Stewart has announced his intention to leave “The Daily Show,” a job he has held since 1999. The reaction to the news has been somewhat mixed. Though Stewart has been popular with left-leaning...
  • John Kerry's French "Friend" embarrassment takes spotlight off Barack Obama
    Satirical responses to Kerry's James Taylor 'Friend' embarrassment buzz Internet
    World reaction to this month's terror attacks and killing of police and a newspaper office in France may be serious, but many are responding to the U.S. president with the weapon these terrorists hate most: Satire.“Did you hear who...
  • Charlie Hebdo’s cofounder says editor provoked attack before his death
    Charlie Hebdo’s cofounder says editor provoked attack before his death
    One of the founding members of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo has accused its slain editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, or Charb, of “dragging the team” to their deaths by releasing increasingly provocative cartoons.Henri...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis: 'One cannot make fun of faith'
    On Thursday January 15, Pope Francis was speaking to reporters on an airplane en route to the Philippines. In response to the recent attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week, in which twelve people were killed by Muslim...
  • A Modest Proposal
    Why they Can't be Charlie Hebdo
    In 1729, satirist Jonathan Swift published, anonymously, what would become one of the most infamous documents ever written: A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for...
  • Stéphane Charbonnier, the Ponderer
    The day the ridiculed proved their satirists right
    Satire, by its very nature, is without borders. When a satirist notices squirming in the seats of his audience or his intuitive radar starts second guessing the satirical jape, then he knows he's on to something. It's a constant battle...
  • 'Black Mirror: The Complete First Series'
    DVd review: 'Black Mirror: The Complete First Series'
    'Black Mirror' has certainly created a bit of a stir among those who are on board with a British perspective on things.Considering this for my area of coverage is cheating a little bit as it is only available on Region 2 DVD and is shown...
  • 2014 King Mango Strut brings satire to Coconut Grove
    2014 King Mango Strut brings satire to Coconut Grove
    The Ebola virus, endangered butterflies, and the North Korea Happy Hackers were among highlights of the satirical romp that filled the streets of Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood for the 33rd annual King Mango Strut on Sunday, December 28,...
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