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Jack S. Margolis's A Child's Garden of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy). This is the 1971 audio companion to the book of the same name. It's a cult-classic sketch-comedy album which reads like the user's manual to marijuana, and features members of the Firesign Theatre.
Can a stand-up comedian's performance be objectively evaluated and ranked? In the recent documentary I Am Comic [imdb | clips], Steve Roye demonstrates his product, the Comedy Evaluator Pro. A "Positive Audience Response" (PAR) score is the percentage of PAR during the time the comedian is on the stage (not taking into account other factors such as venue size, etc.). Of course, this method stirs controversy about the art vs. science of stand-up. Ritch Shydner, the protagonist of I Am Comic, thinks that booking agents shouldn't rely on PAR scores to choose who gets to be on stage, while the director of I Am Comic, Jordan Brady, disagrees, seeing PAR as a way to elevate the quality of stand-up. So, drum roll, please: Who is the world's funniest comedian? According to PAR score, it's J.R. Redwater, during this bit at the Pow Wow Comedy Jam. [agree | disagree]
The Peter Nguyen essays of 1999-2004 -- brilliant, illuminating, one-page studies of: [ Influential Person in World War 2: Jimmy McPerson • Biography: Christopher Columbus • The Stations of the Cross Report • Biography: Walt Whitman • U.S. Capitalism and Influence on Foreign Nations • Atoms ] • Bonus: Andrew Horowitz's "Preserving the Future: The Fight to Save Pop Rocks"
[Warning: Not Safe For Work. NSFW. Nudity, graphic sexual content, and that's just the beginning.] Sexy Losers (1999-2009) -- a send-up of all things hentai, four panels at a time. Featuring the Lighter Side of [ incest • necrophilia • chronic masturbation • coprophilia • watersports • bukkake • sex tricks • sex dolls • tentacle porn • and so on... ]
[NSFW] • Concrete TV -- bringing you an audiovisual mashup of pornography, drugs, violence, rock'n'roll, the 1980's, and humor** -- via NYC Public Access Channel 67, Friday nights at 1:30 AM.
For those of you, like me, who giggle uncontrollably at Jay Leno's "Headlines" schtick (but cannot stand him or the rest of his show) here's the screenshot version*. You can also get a daily dose of News Fail on the web via Probably Bad News. And the Media Relations blog has a "funny-headlines" tag that's worth a few extra gaffaws**. [more inside]
[NSFW] • Baseball usually provides Americans with their first roundabout ways of talking about "Visiting Busch Stadium"... but what if you prefer golf? Or the Olympics? What if you're Canadian? An academic? Or like plunderphonics? Can any phrase be turned into a euphemism for sex? Maybe; here are the canonical lists. [perviously] [AskMe thread about sex euphemisms 'around the world,' IYKWIM]