Comedians Debate the Nature of Satire

Comedians Debate the Nature of Satire

Dateline: MONTREAL—Comedians gathered around an enormous round table at the World Comedy Festival to try to answer once and for all the perennial question of whether satire is supposed to be serious or funny.

According to the comedian Lawrence Flappapuss, satire is mainly about making people laugh. “Satirists make fun of things, so satire’s got to be funny,” he said. “Satire should be as funny as physical comedy. That’s why I combine the two in my act.”
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Comedians Debate the Nature of Satire

Where Have All the Santas Gone? (Comic)

You remember all those wonderful Santas you met as a child. They were kind, courteous, gracious, patient and loving. But, at least according to this cartoon, they all have on big thing in common.

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Where Have All the Santas Gone? (Comic)

Business Lesson #83: What to do when your customers complain

Corporations do a lot of things well, but one thing that some of them could use a little help with is how to say I’m sorry when they screw up. Historically, like George Bush, most companies are not very good at saying “I’m sorry. I screwed up.”

Recently some very familiar names have been getting a lot of practice in the fine art of the apology: Toyota, BP, Goldman Sachs, Apple Computers, anyone who has ever held public office in the state of Louisiana, and for anyone in Seattle who follows baseball, the 2013 Seattle Mariners. You see, corporations aren’t perfect. They’re human, just like you and me (at least according to the U.S. Supreme Court). Read more Business Lesson #83: What to do when your customers complain

Business Lesson #83: What to do when your customers complain

Humans Have Rights. Why Not Pets? (comic)

Just looking back in American history, there was a time (quite recently!) when women were denied the vote. There were also times with poll taxes and other efforts to disqualify votes, but only as recent as 2012.

Not to diminish those situations (nope, I welcome the discussion in the comments, because I’m with you,) but why not let pets have some right too? PETA would like to empower and respect the animals. They’re not wrong, frankly. Read more Humans Have Rights. Why Not Pets? (comic)

Humans Have Rights. Why Not Pets? (comic)

Study: Indoor Cats Also Present Owners w/ Gifts (comic)

Indoor/outdoor cats are famous for bringing back trophies to their owners. Maybe it’s a dead bird, a half-eaten squirrel, or just a random noun from the yard, like bark or a tattered bit of tennis ball.

A recent study has found that even cats living exclusively indoors can present prizes to their owners, but much like the assorted trash or carcii the outdoor tabbies deliver, it’s also far from welcome. Read more Study: Indoor Cats Also Present Owners w/ Gifts (comic)

Study: Indoor Cats Also Present Owners w/ Gifts (comic)