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Wonkagenda: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Reader Challenge: What Rhymes With ‘Bag Of Salted Rat Dicks’?

A German TV comic faces prison in Germany after insulting Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on the air with a satirical poem that speculated about Erdoğan's love of sex with ungulates, among other things. Jan Böhmermann hosts "Neo Magazin" (kind of a "Daily Show" type deal,...

Fine, Here Is Your Bernie Sanders On SNL Already. Are You People Happy Now?

As everyone knows, there are two objectives for any political candidate appearing on Saturday Night Live: Get your face on SNL, and do it without embarrassing yourself too badly. And don't even try to match the performance of Jesse...
We'll give him this: Mike has impeccable taste in hats.

Calling Someone An Anti-Vaxxer Just Like Racism And Gay-Bashing, Says Professionally Stupid Man

A Texas new-age gun fetishist says that the term "anti-vaxxer" is a slur and compares it to calling black people the N-word and gay people the F-word. Fucking white people, man. Mike Adams is the proprietor of Natural News, the...

Hey, Remember When Tucker Carlson Beat Up That Gay Dude In The Bathroom?

This piece has been UPDATED, because this is a post about Tucker Carlson being creepy about transgender people in bathrooms, and we are smacking ourselves on the face and on the bottom, because we forgot to talk about that...
Dana Loesch, America's greatest living satirist

Dana Loesch Has Very Clever, Satirical Humor Thoughts About Dumb Ay-rabs

Move over, Mark Twain, because there's a new master of English-language political satire, and it is bespectacled she-troll Dana Loesch! It has been a while since Loesch graced us with her signature brand of satire. Thankfully, she is here...
But doesn't he always look like that?

Chuck Todd Of All People Worries Comedy Has Dumbed Down Politics

Despite a crappy straw-man premise, Meet the Press aired a fairly decent discussion of the role of comedy in political discussion Sunday, mostly thanks to a panel that included comedians and writers Lewis Black, Laura Krafft, and W. Kamau...
Never get out of the sandcrawler. Goddamn right!

Jedi Activists Fight Street Mind-Tricks With Inspiring Video

Oh, sure, it's been a little while since the "10 Hours of a Woman Walking in NYC" video was Quite The Big Deal, but it's never too late for a really good parody. And here is an admirable one:...
Separated at Birth?

Some Jerk Trolled All The Conservatives About Lena Dunham What A Jerk

From our good pal and Happy Nice Time People alumnus Kaleb Horton comes an epic tale of Mistaken Reading. Usually, the "fake thing mistaken for real thing" stories we most often see result from some poor doofus getting taken in...
Comic by Benjamin Stone, who deserves credit, dammit

Watch Misandrist Mallory Ortberg Tell Male Novelist Jokes, Or You Are Part Of The Problem (Video)

Since we bashed in the head of our poor little arts-n-entertainment sisterblog, and now it's all about teevee, we don't have anywhere else to post our hilarious literary humor, so here you go, Wonkers (besides, we know you. You're...
Don't have to Nanu-nanu any more

Manic Space Genius Robin Williams (1951-2014) Burns Out Fuse Up There Alone

Robin Williams killed himself (probably) yesterday, and it's got us sorting through a big messy box of pop culture memories. Yr Doktor Zoom is pretty sure that Williams's first standup album, Reality...What a Concept, was the subject of the first...

Koch Brothers Seek Comic Geniuses For Rightwing Improv Troupe

Well this sounds like a regular gut-buster of comedic hilarity: Koch Industries, the legitimate business side of Charles and David Koch's rightwing empire, is looking to put together an improv troupe, which ought to be just about the funniest...

Liam Neeson Will Not Let Vladimir Putin’s Aggression Stand, Man

If there's anything SNL does brilliantly, it's movie parodies. And political sketches! And political movie sketches with a tough-guy monologue you remember from the trailer because you didn't even have to see the movie, but here is Liam Neeson...

Guardian Rolls Out Comedy Section With Paean to Ayn Rand

What the hell is going on over at the Guardian, you might be wondering, given that they recently let former Bush speechwriter Josh Treviño post an 18-paragraph column explaining why he wrote a 23-word tweet, over a year ago,...

FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real

Our beloved FLOTUS has been the subject of some "trouble" lately, but of course, that is one of the things we like about her. We also adore her style, charm, and biceps. That Michelle Obama charm was on...

Man Who Made Harmless Video Sentenced To 60 Days, Not Allowed Around Children

That guy who harmlessly made a YouTube video involving children? Obviously, he couldn't actually be convicted of making child pornography, but that didn't stop prosecutors from bullying him into pleading guilty and taking punishment for a crime that doesn't...