Mike Pence

Mike Pence – The Banality of Banality

The president’s daily Covid-19 pressers are, by turn, infuriating, insulting, laughable, but mostly sad. There’s the lying, the one-eighties, the self-flattery, the boasting, the lashing out. That’s, of course, Donald Trump.  But, personally, what I find the most galling is the insufferable and incessant blather from Mike Pence. Yesterday, Pence…

Trump

The President is Crazy

The president is crazy*. We see that every day. But he is the president. He won the election – technically. So, we just have to live with it – having a president who is clinically insane*. There is a diagnosis – narcissistic personality disorder*. It’s a real thing. And he has…

Donald Trump

The Last Straw

Well, it finally isn’t funny anymore – the grandiosity, the ignorance, the cruelty, the bullying, the racism, the petty insults and incessant stupidity. But especially the non-stop lying. The greatest asset that a president can bring to a crisis is credibility. On Day One of his presidency, Donald Trump chose…

Earl Pomerantz

Earl Pomerantz

The world lost a giant this week. Earl Pomerantz was one of a small group of comedy writers responsible for a golden era of sit coms that made tens of millions of Americans laugh week after week after week after week after week when there were about 500 fewer channels…

Rush Limbaugh

Presidential Medal of Freedom?

There were a number of genuinely moving moments during President Trump’s State of the Union Speech Tuesday evening. Rush Limbaugh pretending to be surprised when President Trump announced that he was about to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom was not one of them. A day earlier, Rush had told…

John Belushi and Buck Henry

Buck Henry

Fittingly, today you will be reading testaments to the brilliant career of Buck Henry, one of the truly great comedic minds of his generation. You will hear about so many of the iconic movies and TV shows that Buck created, wrote, and directed – groundbreaking movies and TV shows like…

John Roberts

It’s in Roberts’ Court

John Roberts will preside over the impeachment trial of President Trump in the United States Senate. That’s because Roberts is the Chief Justice of the United States. That’s what it says in the Constitution. Not “Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.” He is the Chief Justice of the United States….

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