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Kristen Bell Sings Revamp of Mary Poppins Tune With Minimum Wage Message

The hit “Funny or Die” video casts Kristen Bell as a fed-up Mary Poppins, quitting her “choice” nanny position in protest of earning a minimum wage that has her living below the poverty line. But the timeless Disney character has a good idea about what will make her stay.

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 READ MORE


John Oliver: ‘Our Drug Laws Seem a Little Draconian and a Lot Racist’

Clocking in at nearly 18 minutes, Oliver’s recent segment on the broken prison system could be one of his most inspired rants yet. This time, the “Last Week Tonight” host even got the help of America’s favorite Muppets to drive home his incredibly important point.

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 READ MORE


John Oliver on Why You Should Never Go on Vacation to Antarctica

Seriously, don’t do it.

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 READ MORE


The Best of ‘Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ on Independence Day

Missing your (somewhat) daily dose of late-night satire while Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on summer break? Fear not; we’ve rounded up some great clips from each show about the 4th of July.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 READ MORE



‘Stand Up Planet’: Hasan Minhaj Follows the Funny Around the Globe

Hasan Minhaj wants everyone to see “Stand Up Planet.” But that’s not because he’s the host—Minhaj believes the documentary shows how comedy can change the world a joke at a time.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Glassholes and Glasswipes

The nerds have come full circle, shedding their recently acquired soft fuzzy status as lovable underdogs to once again be reviled.

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 READ MORE


Cliven Bundy’s Home on the Range

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Posted on Apr 24, 2014 READ MORE



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We’re Running Out of Ways to Kill People—Legally

You’d think that we Americans would have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck as Batman.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE



50 Shades of Cool

It was more amusing than piano-playing kittens to see Barack Obama plug the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis’ Internet comedy show.

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert on Healthcare.gov and Fox News’ Rage Over Obama’s Funny Interview

The “Colbert Report” pundit will not fall for President Obama’s trap and plug the Affordable Care Act on his show.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE


Zach Galifianakis to Obama: ‘What Is It Like to Be the Last Black President?’

The president appeared on comedic actor Zach Galifianakis’ satirical online program “Between Two Ferns” to plug the Affordable Care Act. Some of it will make you laugh.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Explains Why Republicans Aren’t the Only Politicians Who Are Corrupt

Despite Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives, personally telling the “Daily Show” host that only Republicans are swayed by money, Stewart has a few examples in the shape of ambassador nominees that prove otherwise.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert’s News Flash: You’re Going to Die Someday

Now, according to the late night show host, you can know the exact second you will perish.

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: ‘The White House Is Fighting Nuns?!’

“The Daily Show” is back from its holiday break and as funny as ever with this segment about Catholic nuns battling with the Obama administration about the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Watch as Jon Stewart’s rage tumor grows back to its usual size as he grapples with sweet, musical nuns and birth control.

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 READ MORE



Satire: ‘I Smoked Pot With David Brooks’

If you’ve read David Brooks’ column about weed, in which The New York Times scribe presents himself as a once-cool kid who got wise and found more fulfilling and morally sound pleasures in the conservative movement, then you know it’s begging to be made fun of.

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 READ MORE



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Your Boss Is a Dick (A Glossary of Labor Terms, Translated)

To help out my friends in organized labor, here is a glossary of key union terms, translated for everyone else.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 READ MORE


Conservatives Predict ‘The Collapse of American Liberalism’

Obamacare’s “failure to launch” has some Republicans celebrating American liberals’ demise. Thankfully Stephen Colbert has a facetious skit or two to prove them wrong.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 READ MORE



Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, Lewis Black Messes With Texas, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the closure of three Texas women’s health clinics and why President Obama is reconsidering a scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Borowitz: U.S. May Not Be Able to Invade Countries for No Reason Due to Cuts

One good thing might come out of the sequester, according to comedian Andy Borowitz. In a satirical report for The New Yorker, he writes that the budget cuts may prevent American forces from fighting “totally optional wars based on bogus pretexts.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Lend Me Your Ear

In the grand tradition of R. Crumb, Harvey Pekar and testicular self-examiners everywhere, Mr. Fish looks for truth and beauty in bullshit and banality.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 READ MORE    


Obama Begs Voters Not to Make His Daughters Switch Schools

Let’s see which gullible politician might pick up this little satirical number from The Onion News Network and think it’s for real. Meanwhile, the rest of us can enjoy a good spoof on campaign ads at President Obama’s expense.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 READ MORE


Obama ‘Disappointmints’ Stir Up a Controversy

Stephan Shaw and his company have been making politically charged novelty gifts for years without incident, so he was surprised when state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Tennessee had his Barack Obama-themed candy “Disappointmints” banned from the University of Tennessee bookstore.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 READ MORE


‘Colbert Report’: Stephen Gets His Super PAC

If Sarah Palin can have her own PAC, so can Stephen Colbert. After all, they’re both fake news generators, right? On Thursday, Colbert celebrated the official launch of his Super PAC—which, TPM Muckraker points out, goes by another funny name ... (more)

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 READ MORE


American Dream Declared Dead

In case you didn’t notice, the American dream is officially dead, and The Onion News Network has the footage to prove it. Watch aghast as one small-business owner runs out of steam after a particularly complacency-inducing session in front of the tube.

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 READ MORE


Patriotic Teen Fails Spanish

This video details the makings of a conservative hero: a high school sophomore who purposefully fails Spanish to save his country, pledging to “speak American” instead. The Onion News Network’s “Beyond the Facts” has more on this heartwarming (faux) story.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 READ MORE


Etch A Sketch 2 Takes Gadget World by Storm

A new combatant entered the so-called tablet war today, and it’s already getting a big thumbs up from gadget aficionados: the Etch A Sketch 2.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 READ MORE


Snowy Conditions Proving Hazardous for Nation’s Idiots

Bad weather trapping you inside today? Well, stay put, lest you become like one of these hapless fools featured in The Onion News Network’s “Snowpocalypse” faux exposé, good for a laugh on a wintry day.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 READ MORE


Drink Your Way to Peak Fitness

In a surprising new study, a fake scientist consulted by the source that at least admits it makes everything up, the Onion News Network, suggests that Americans perform the bulk of their fitness regimes while in a state of acute inebriation.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 READ MORE


Karzai to Take His Talents to Minneapolis

In a three-way swap that may be unprecedented in U.S. history, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to become vice president of the United States, Vice President Joe Biden will become president of Afghanistan and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be traded to the Minnesota Vikings.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010 READ MORE


Obama Releases 500,000 Men From U.S. Strategic Bachelor Reserve

In response to a serious shortage in sensitive, eligible males in the U.S., President Barack Obama authorizes the unleashing of 500,000 bachelors into American society in this faux news clip from The Onion. It’s unclear, though, whether they’re technically considered combat troops.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 READ MORE


Time Magazine: Now for Adults

The Onion mocks Time’s glossy infographics and inane weekly updates on Jesus and depression with this biting parody.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 READ MORE


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Prison Economy Spirals as Cigarette Prices Spike

A small note of warning to our readers about the content of this video: It is definitely, as they say, NSFW. It’s a bit rude. But it’s also, like many things that come from the Onion News Network, good for a laugh. Happy Monday!

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Startling New Lyrics to ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Revealed

Get your fill of patriotic celebratory rituals over the July 4 weekend? Or maybe you’re kind of over it all, which would put you in just the right frame of mind to watch this rather irreverent little musical number conjured up by the Onion’s twisted humorists.

Posted on Jul 5, 2010 READ MORE


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Soccer Is Sooo Gay

It’s about time that soccer came out of the closet, and the Onion’s shrewd satirical sports reporters are on that case like a horde of sweaty, brawny footie players on a polka-dotted ball. You doubt this timely news bulletin? Well then, two words for you: World Cup.

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 READ MORE


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Finally, Some Overdue Attention to the Pancake Crisis

The highly pressing matter of H.R. 323, otherwise known as the “IHOPs Should Stay Open All Night So We Can Get Some Pancakes Act,” may be a figment of The Onion writing staff’s twisted satirical imagination, but we can’t say for sure that ideas like this haven’t occurred to our friends in Congress.

Posted on May 27, 2010 READ MORE


Let’s Leave This Voting Thing to the Socialists, OK?

Thousands of self-styled tea-baggers marched on the Capitol today to make the point that, in the words of one of their number, “Voting has no place in Congress.”

Posted on Mar 28, 2010 READ MORE


Wake Up! He's a Shapeshifter

Wake Up, Ladies—He’s a Shapeshifter

The twisted minds at The Onion have foisted yet another satirical gem on an unsuspecting public, in the form of this clever little number skewering relationship advice books and their media-whoring authors.

 

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 READ MORE


In Texas, History Isn’t What It Used to Be

If you were the state responsible for George W. Bush being elected president, you’d throw out your history books, too.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 READ MORE


Toyota Chief Overshoots Congressional Hearings by 150 Miles

Toyota President Akio Toyoda said he was having difficulties with the brakes on his 2010 Toyota Prius, which finally came to rest after crashing into a blacksmith’s shop in Colonial Williamsburg.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010 READ MORE


Tiger’s Mistresses Fill Yankee Stadium to View Press Conference

Thousands of Tiger Woods’ mistresses converged on Yankee Stadium to watch the golfing legend’s press conference on the stadium’s giant Jumbotron.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010 READ MORE


What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Opponents of gay marriage say they want to protect the sanctity of the institution, but what if marriage were limited to people who love each other? The Onion has this satirical take on the marriage brouhaha.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Tracing the Neural Circuitry of Humor

Everyone’s going nuts for functional MRI in research circles these days, it seems. Why, a bunch of wacky neuroscientists from Dartmouth College have even used the technology to study what happens when we humans find something funny.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 READ MORE


Teleprompter Malfunction Leaves Obama Speechless

The president needs to start making some remarks off the cuff, because he’s leaving himself wide open for this sort of parody. And no, while it bears a resemblance to Fox News, this is not real.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE


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This Is Not an Actual Rush Limbaugh Column

The wicked (and satirical, everyone!) masterminds over at The Onion have once again cooked up an illuminating, if discomfiting, parody—this time in prose form, skewering the particularly contentious public figure of Rush Limbaugh. It’s not pretty, but then, neither are many of the statements Limbaugh has emitted over the course of his storied broadcasting career.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 READ MORE


Final ‘Lost’ Season Threatens Human Decency

“Lost” producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse guest star in this Onion clip, joking that the show’s fans are about to get more annoying than ever, driving their roommates and loved ones into emergency “Lost” shelters to escape amateur theories about parallel dimensions.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE


Secret Weapon in the War on Drugs

This satirical Onion headline says it all: DEA Recruits Lil Wayne to Use Up All Drugs in Mexico.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Mass: We Pray’ Brings the Excitement of Church to Your Living Room

Why wait for Sunday to practice your best bell-ringing, genuflecting and incense-swinging moves when you can bring the blessings home with the “Mass: We Pray” video game? Bonus: You can trade in Grace points to unlock the Holy Mysteries!

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 READ MORE


William Shatner: Envirophiliac

Capt. Kirk is climbing a mountain. Why? “Because I’m in love.” There isn’t much to say about this inexplicable display of environmental arousal except this: If Bill Shatner loves the environment, so should you.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 READ MORE


Google privacy village

The Onion: Is Anyone Safe From Google?

Worried about the info-hungry beast that is Google going after your personal details with grabby-handed glee, greedily harvesting private information about your tastes, desires, shopping habits and geographical location with impunity? There is a way out, in the form of a remote mountain village sealed off from the world.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009 READ MORE


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Glenn Beck Gets a (Satirical) Drubbing From The Onion

Wow. It’s eminently clear from this pretty amazing faux news report by The Onion News Network that staffers at that hallowed humor hub really, really don’t like Fox News scenery-chewer Glenn Beck, as they’re willing to go to the very edge of acceptable humor, or perhaps past that, to make their point here.

Posted on Nov 4, 2009 READ MORE


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