Tag: humor

First Date

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UNITED STATES—Giselle found herself on a date with Travis Knowles, who was almost as wide as he was tall. The very loud houndstooth design...

A Touch Antisocial

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UNITED STATES—It was the longest elevator ride I have ever spent, creeping from one floor to the next. We boarded the elevator garage level at...

Secret Lives Of Classical DJs

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UNITED STATES—They are a breed apart. Certainly the classical DJ cannot be made but is born, the mixture of low-key charm and effortless erudition....

Race Card

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UNITED STATES—Even with the rain, the streets are seething, something is on edge in people and a little precipitation isn't making a dent. On...

Remembering Dad

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UNITED STATES—Whenever we were on a trip my dad would get anxious and phone the drug store. This seemed a gross interruption of our...

“Captain Underpants” Delivers The Humor!

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HOLLYWOOD—Laughter, it's an emotion I would argue most of us encounter at least 1-2 times a day. Laughter is good for the heart as...

A Week With Two Mondays

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UNITED STATES—The national holiday fell on a Tuesday. It was not one of the movable holidays, so there was a buoyant Monday, that felt...

Julia

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UNITED STATES—Well, I had an English student named Berta in a class I was substituting. She had a motto that she got from her...

More Suspicious

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UNITED STATES—"First he said he was going to the library and now he's not answering my texts," says Sasha. The edge in her voice...

Lame Duck Period

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UNITED STATES—In Danny’s coffee shop Uncle John looked at me levelly and said, “Someday you are going to hit it big.” He said it...

Resolutions

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UNITED STATES—I get steamed when radio DJs start chirping about resolutions, usually a couple days before people put on the funny hats and start...

The Doghouse

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UNITED STATES—The Palmer House got all gussied up with the help of a threat from the city. Then came the big day of the...

Mattresside

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UNITED STATES—The revamping of the Palmer House, a fleabag of over 100 rooms, didn’t just occur out of the blue. Nothing ever did in...

Kaminsky’s “Masterpiece” Ends

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UNITED STATES—Film historian Peet Boggs concludes his conversation (part three) with the director of perhaps the most famous movie never made. Jules Kaminsky: Benjamin and...

Kaminsky’s Tale

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UNITED STATES—Peet Boggs, the film historian and schnorrer manqué, interviewed filmmaker Jules Kaminsky many times starting in the mid-70s. The two first met when...

Through A Glass Empty

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UNITED STATES—I’m so glad my sister and I were read to from an early age—to that we owe a lifelong love of reading and...

Speak Easy: Epic Rap Battles Of History

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UNITED STATES—This hilarity provides a small break from reality that doesn't require drugs or alcohol. It also features satirical humor and all-around rude lyrics...

Just Say Om

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UNITED STATES—Sergeant Carmichael was badass. Before I went into Runyon Canyon undercover, she sent me to the Yale School of Yogic Arts in Van...

Briefly Noted

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UNITED STATES—Freud in New York the latest Otis Quigley Keefauver novel (Norton 897 pages) explores one of history’s intriguing what-ifs: what if Sigmund Freud...

Heavenly Daze

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UNITED STATES—You wake up and you’re in this place where the clouds are all cottony as they glide across an achingly blue sky. Kinda...
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