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V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Jack Handey
Brad Wilson

Arts Feature

Jack Handey is Real

And he is funnier than you

By Genevieve Mueller

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

To all would-be comedians: Jack Handey of “Deep Thoughts” fame did it 30 years ago, he did it smarter than you, and he continues to be funnier than you.

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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Cover art for Kanye West’s upcoming LP,   Yeezus
Cover art for Kanye West’s upcoming LP, Yeezus

Music

Yeezus comin’ on June 18

Kanye West’s newest LP confirmed

By Mark Lopez [ Mon May 20 2013 2:47 PM ]

Think what you will about Kanye West. Personally, I’ve always appreciated his music, but his personality always got in the way of me finding him likable. So, I just tend not to focus on him outside of his righteous rhymes. Sure, the rapper has garnered himself some controversy. (Remember that whole Taylor Swift speech interruption? Way to steal a young girl’s spotlight, K-Dubs). But music blogs are going nuts today over the announcement that West’s upcoming record, titled Yeezus, is dropping on June 18 and is already available to preorder on iTunes.

West performed two new tracks from his forthcoming LP on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. And Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instragram, which has already been confirmed to be the cover art for the album. You know ... because they gotta keep it in the family (but only if it’s in front of the entire world). So, be on the lookout for what will no doubt be another interesting and thought-provoking record from one of hip-hop’s most notable figures.

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V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
screencrush.com/nicolas-cages-face-on-things

3 p.m. Slump

Happy Birthday, Nicolas Cage!

49 never looked so cool

By Emily Aragon [ Mon Jan 7 2013 3:00 PM ]

This was a tough task for menarrowing down which Nicolas Cage photo and video were most appropriate for celebrating this glorious day. How does one choose between the bakery scene from Moonstruck (see 2:43 for “I lost my hand, I lost my bride!”), The Evolution of Nicholas Cage’s Hair, Nic as every dwarf from The Hobbit and then, of course, we have Andy Samberg as Nicolas Cage.

After much perusing and much thought, it has come down to this: a magical rendition of “Sexy and I Know it” and a picture of Nicolas Cage as Yoda.

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V.21 No.36 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Lybian extremists, teachers' strike, Jason Sudeikis returns

By E.J. Maliskas [ Wed Sep 12 2012 9:09 AM ]
In the news: Christopher Stevens, Factory fires, Teachers Union strike, 94% on their report card, Apple, Notre Dame, State Fair, free, calorie counts, Kris Jenner's boobs, Jason Sudeikis, snowball fight
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V.20 No.51 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in politics, human to animal contact and TALKING IN ALL CAPS

By TOM NAYDER [ Wed Dec 28 2011 9:02 AM ]
In the news: debt ceiling, two-day funeral, as bad as you think, promises to pack up and go home, retiring, Rose Parade, contradict, Questions, reviews, China has its own GPS, too cool, shootout, human to animal contact, Where old Christmas light go to die, computer, exploding churro lawsuit, loose wagon wheel, ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS, BitTorrent phrases, anti-gender marketing rant, best, man aisle?, alien footprints, Grand Canyon Burger, avoid, weight of the internet, best, worst, R.I.P. Cheetah the chimpanzee, dead, covers, Happy Birthday Leaping Lanny Poffo!!!

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V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
Brownie Husband. So delicious.

T.V.

This Week in Ladies: Tina Fey on SNL

By Edith P. Giblets [ Mon Apr 12 2010 1:02 PM ]

Last night I was at a BBQ at a friend’s house when a new acquaintance said, “God, who watches ‘Saturday Night Live’ anymore?” Answer: people who do not go out on Saturday nights past 10:30 because that’s really late and there’s early morning gardening and muffin-making to do. Answer: me.

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V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010
“What do you mean you’re out of butterscotch candies? That’s bullshit!”
“What do you mean you’re out of butterscotch candies? That’s bullshit!”

Draft Grandma!

By Edith P. Giblets [ Tue Feb 23 2010 2:22 PM ]

If you’ve ridden the red-hot highway that is the Internet (vroom) in the past few weeks, you’ve seen the army amassing its troops. It’s not the U.S. Army, or the French (snicker); it’s the movement to get “Saturday Night Live” to have Betty White host. The Facebook page that started it currently has over 450,000 fans.

Reports have it that SNL is considering this, but would have her appear as part of a “Women of Comedy” night, including, rumors say, maybe Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Aw, isn’t that nice of them? To give ladies a chance to be funny? You know, men aren’t half-bad. Forget that the two most recent stars to hit it big post-SNL are women (Amy and Tina, holla!) and that it’s most popular current performer is Kristen Wiig.

But I can deal with that. Comedy is a notoriously rough business for women, as evidenced by my male peers’ reception to my 2008 comedy tour entitled “Why Won’t You Have a Baby With Me, Boy Is Anyone Else’s Bra Killing Them?”. Their responses? Jokes about masturbating!

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