Josh Fruhlinger

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Josh was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, leaving him with a love of chicken wings and a tendency to say “pop”. He taught ancient Greek and Roman history to undergraduates before fleeing from academia in terror; worked for a failed San Francisco dot-com that neglected to supply him with stock options or an Aeron chair; lived in Berlin, where he mostly ate Indian and Ethiopian food; finished in third place on his sole Jeopardy! appearance (the correct answer was “Golda Meir”); and was named 2007 Blogger of the Year by The Week, for obvious reasons. Josh is the creator/editor of COMICS CURMUDGEON (which you should read) and does geeky editing and writing about geeky things such as "the Java programming industry for JavaWorld." He lives in Baltimore with his wife Amber and his cat Hoagie.

A Review Of ‘The Enthusiast,’ Josh Fruhlinger’s Non-Violent Book Partially About Cartoons, By Josh Fruhlinger

Hello cheery Wonkette people! It is I, Josh Fruhlinger, whom you may vaguely remember as the guy who used to make fun of political cartoons around here, and also do regular (?) blogging as well, before I abandoned you....

Cartoon Violence Down The Memory Hole

By the Comics Curmudgeon Hello children! Let me tell you a story of a magical time, February of 2006, when a young man, if by young you mean "31-year-old," wrote to his favorite blog, Wonkette, asking to be an unpaid...

New York State’s Senate Remains Comically Dysfunctional, By The Way

Ha ha, guys, remember the summer of 2009, which was before the 2012 elections that made liberals so cocky and even before the 2010 elections that made conservatives so cocky? It was after the 2008 elections, which made...

Ron Paul Jabbers At Nation One Last Time: Let’s Break Up America, For Weed

Does Dr. Professor Congressman Ron Paul count as one of our "pantheon of fallen heroes"? No, because he has chosen to leave Congress voluntarily, which means that he is Undefeated, forever. The fact that he is using his...

Allen West Finally Surrenders, Kills Political Comedy Forever

Let's "open the kimono" here for a minute: Your Wonkette does not want this great nation of ours to be run by perverts and crazies; but, in another sense, your Wonkette needs this to be the case, because pervert/crazy...

Paula Broadwell Was Going To Be A Senator, Because Why Not

Good morning, Wonkette darlings! It is Monday, and you have to ask yourself: are you getting a little bored with the Petraeus scandal? We mean, sure, it's fun thinking about the crazy grifting identical twins and hot (?)...

Harry Reid Now Just Being Mean To Scott Brown For Fun

We'll say this for Mitt Romney: He sure sets a low bar for the behavior of supposedly moderate Massachusetts Republicans! For instance, after Mitt spent a conference call with his big donors whining about how Barack Obama won...

Without Gallup’s Crappy Polls, Nate Silver Is Nothing, Says Gallup

One of the "fun" things about presidential elections is that every four years there's a new dumb thing about the process for political junkies to yell at each other about despite the disinterest or genuine disgust of normals, and...

American Patriots Send Mean E-Petitions Threatening Secession, Just Like Their Confederate Heroes Did

True Americans everywhere are finally wising up to the fact that they will live another four years under the rule of the Nobamanation, and that basically all hope for freedom is now lost. We remember long ago in...

Romney’s Expensive Computer Get-Out-The-Vote Effort Explodes Miserably, Like Rest Of Romney Campaign

You can find just about anywhere on the Internet right now important stories about how Team Obama used a bunch of high-tech gee-whiz computer business to analyze huge amounts of data on voters and contributors and get them out...

Come, Drink In Delusional Mitt Romney’s Election-Night Sadness With Us

Oh boy, we have now reached our favorite part of the election cycle: the end! It's great because (a) the stressful part is over and (b) all the low-level staffers for both campaigns start telling secrets to the...

Terrifying Numbers-Wizard Nate Silver Predicts Electoral College; Future Elections To Be Replaced By Math

Good morning, America! Does this map look familiar to you? Of course it does, it's the map appearing on every newspaper website in the country, indicating which party won all the various states in the Electoral College...

Live-Blog, The Fab Fifth: Mitt’s Concession Speech And/Or The Meltdown Of His Circuitry

Well, here's one tiny bit of good news for Mitt Romney: one of your Comics Curmudgeon's Facebook friends who's a designer for an events company says Mitt's set is much nicer than Barack's. So glad we get to...

Why Are You Not Partying With Your Editirx In Glamorous Los Angeles, Right Now?

PEOPLE! We just heard from your Editrix, who is at her party at Busby’s East! This is at 5364 Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles, as if you don't know. (323) 525-2615 is the phone number. Anyway she...

Romney’s Market-Based Solutions: Journos Must Pay To Cover His Victory Party

Hello journalistic scum! I guess you thought you'd be able to just show up and "cover" the election-night party of one of the major-party candidates for president, seeing as it's a "newsworthy" "event." Well, too bad, suckers!...

Nice College Students Defend Sanctity Of Giraffe-Tiger Marriage

Hey, don't forget: we're not just electing a president today! We're also electing a bunch of senators, many of whom have strong opinions about ladies who get raped, and some losers in the House too, ugh, who has...