Browsing the "humor" Tag

Jon Stewart Satirizes Food Stamp Cuts — Hilarious

March 5th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

The US Farm Bill has proposed cutting 8.7 billion dollars in food aid, even though more families than ever before are struggling to just barely survive. However, Jon Stewart has done a superb job of illuminating the hilarious inanity of these cruel political actions

Planet is F’ed, but Look How Much Money We’ve Made

November 22nd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Often it seems that our species is stubbornly determined to deny the reality of global warming, as well as the pervasive poisoning of our precious planet. However, cartoonist Tom Toro has managed to capture my immense frustration with the futility of this for-profit prism through which many of us still continue to view our natural environment

Exxon Commercial: This Rancid Sludge Won’t Spew Everywhere All by Itself

April 12th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Rachel Maddow highlighted a satirical commercial featuring Exxon that is especially funny, because the bizarre scenario that it depicts is actually strangely close to reality. Comedian Andy Cobb is presented as a spokesperson for the corporate oil giant's newest method of petroleum delivery, flooding your neighborhood streets and lawns directly with their viscous toxic crude

Fiore Cartoon Concisely Captures Catastrophic Catholic Church Crises

February 27th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Mark Fiore is an amazingly insightful Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of genius animated political videos. Whether his subject is gun control or global warming, Fiore's short comic films encapsulate and convey the brutal truth with concise humor and informed intelligence; his most recent biting animation shines a brilliant light upon the quagmire of corruption that has engulfed the resigning pope and the Catholic Church

Rev. Billy on Golden Toads, the Pope, Yerdle & Our Gift Economy

February 24th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

This week's inspired sermon from climate change activist Reverend Billy Talen highlights our interconnectedness, and the power inherent in sharing. The charismatic leader of the Church of Stop Shopping deftly weaves links between the extinct golden toad, the pope, our emerging gift economy, exuberant joy and hope for our future.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."

Struggling Hungry Bees will Work for Flowers

November 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This forlorn and starving cartoon bee from Occupy the EPA made me laugh out loud when I first saw it. The comic does a brilliant job of humorously expressing the very real plight of these vital insects, as they battle habitat loss, chemical pesticides and disease, in a desperate attempt to survive

Help the Yes Men Activists Create a Climate Change Public Revolution

November 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group's clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.

Rev. Billy: Sandy and Much More Extreme Weather is Climate Change

November 2nd, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy's death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change

Support Avenging Uterus & Matt Bors’ New Book: Life Begins at Incorporation

October 23rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

One of my favorite political cartoonists, Matt Bors, has just launched a Kickstarter project to help fund the publication of his first collection of work, entitled "Life Begins at Incorporation". The full color 225 page collection will group the best of his comics together with humorous essays on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the 1% doctrine and terror drones, to Afghanistan and inept politicians confused and befuddled by mysterious lady parts

Romney’s Binders Full of Women Gaffe Spawns New Internet Meme

October 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

During last night's debate, while Mitt Romney was decisively not answering a question about the disparity in pay equity for women, the former governor stuck his gold-plated foot directly into his mouth once again. As he rambled on, the clueless plutocrat patronizingly quipped that when he was in office he was brought "binders full of women". Before the presidential debate was even over, another new internet meme had been born

Surreal Bad Lip Reading Video Captures Essence of Political Debate Absurdity

October 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

So much of the language in political debates just sounds like nonsense bloviating. Many candidates repeatedly do not even attempt to answer questions, instead spewing only meaningless phrases and empty irrelevant soundbites. For me, the most bizarrely accurate analysis of the last presidential debate was provided by Bad Lip Reading. Their nonsensical imagined debate script somehow perfectly captures the truly absurd essence of contrived election campaign theater

Full Frontal Freedom’s Boy Band Parody Highlights Romney’s Hidden Tax Returns

September 15th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The group Full Frontal Freedom is trying to make voting and political awareness sexy. These clever activists use satirical humor to help inspire citizens to register to vote, and to develop a passion for being more politically active in our democratic process. They have created a number of hilarious videos highlighting a variety of socially relevant topics, ranging from anti-bullying efforts and queer acceptance, to the celebration of proud free American vaginas

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