Posts Tagged ‘jokes’

Explain the Hillary Clinton “Nutcracker” Joke

Wondering why anyone would buy the "Billary Clinton Kitchen Tool Combo Set," which includes a corkscrew in the likeness of Bill Clinton and a nutcracker made in the image of Hillary Clinton? Same!
"Novelty kitchen tool set includes Hillary Clinton nutcracker and Bill Clinton corkscrew," the product description on Overstock.com reads. "Corkscrew and nutcracker make a [...]

The Anatomy of a Tucker Max Joke

In a promotional blitz for his film, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Tucker Max has published a series of comedic "facts" to help publicize the IHTSBIH way of life. "Blind girls never see you coming," reads one insight; "The best thing about fat girls is heart disease," reads another. These "facts" have been [...]

Sarah Palin And the “Hypocrisy” Trap

It is a simple formula for both comedy and political commentary:
Take a public figure (Sarah Palin) who holds disagreeable views (abstinence-only education). Zero in on an aspect of her personal life counter to those views (her own teen daughter, Bristol Palin, becoming pregnant). Reveal the comedic irony and/or hypocrisy of the public/private contrast. Repeat ad [...]

Inappropriate Rape Joke Video Corner

Ha, ha, oh, women are always lying about being raped in order to get out of sticky situations. That's why the Office is a renowned, award-winning comedy program—because it's so true to life! But spoilsport Jessica Valenti over at Feministing didn't like the Office's recent rape joke. "I generally really love The Office and think [...]

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