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Berlusconi Condemned for ‘Deplorable’ Jokes

Although one can’t expect class from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is it too much to ask that he just not talk? After making a crack about Hitler, and another about Jews, even the Vatican’s official newspaper has publicly decried his jokes as ‚Äúdeplorable.”

Posted on Oct 3, 2010 READ MORE



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How to Spot a Republican

Spotted in the comments of a Crooks and Liars post, this laugher about a woman lost in a hot air balloon has been making its way around the Internet. (Joke after the jump)

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 READ MORE


Palin Says She’s ‘The New Ideas’

CBS continues to ration out the Sarah Palin morsels to a nation eager to know and see more. In this clip, the Alaska governor defends her joke about Joe Biden’s age by saying, “You know, I’m the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he’s got the experience based on many, many years in the Senate. ...”

Posted on Sep 30, 2008 READ MORE


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McCain Acceptance Speech Interrupted, Made Hilarious

There are three great moments in this short video of McCain’s acceptance speech. First, a Code Pink demonstrator interrupts McCain’s speech and gets dragged out to chants of “U.S.A.!” Then, McCain fumbles and makes an antiquated tech-related joke about static. Finally, McCain delivers his speech in front of a blue screen. Stephen Colbert, eat your heart out.

Posted on Sep 5, 2008 READ MORE


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Huckabee’s Major Misfire

Good thing Mike Huckabee isn’t in the running for the presidency anymore—he’d be hard-pressed to spin his way out of the truly horrific crack he made Friday at an NRA event in Louisville, Ky. That’s hardly important, considering the troubling implications of his failed joke, which called up the image of Democratic candidate Barack Obama being targeted by a gun-wielding assailant.

Posted on May 16, 2008 READ MORE


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CNN Hypes Kerry Impact

Despite evidence to the contrary, CNN anchors and reporters repeatedly insisted the controversy surrounding John Kerry’s “botched joke” will play a major role in the upcoming election.

Posted on Nov 3, 2006 READ MORE


‘World’s Funniest Joke’ Tracked to Its Source

British comedian Spike Milligan, the late “Goon,” gets the credit. Check out the joke.

Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


Pity the Fool

Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene “The Aristocrats,” explains why Hollywood doesn’t get the joke.

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


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