Teddy Wayne Explains How to Write a Short Humor Piece
by Bradford Evans Humor writer Teddy Wayne, who's written tons of short pieces in addition to novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil, wrote a piece for The New York Times about how to write a humor piece. It's definitely worth reading for aspiring McSweeney's and New Yorker writers an... [Read More]
How I Will Become a Better Boyfriend, by Ronald Dario
by Brian Boone I wanted to show you that I’m serious about making more of an effort to be a better boyfriend, so I thought about it carefully and came up with some personal goals. I know we have been having problems lately, but I wholeheartedly believe that if I follow through with each one of... [Read More]
How Are We Supposed to Get Away from These Mobsters in the Midst of a Chinese New Year Parade? by Tim Sampson
by Brian Boone, Editor Perfect! Just perfect! And here I thought we were finally in the clear. After all, we managed to escape from that abandoned warehouse and outrun those Mafia goons for 16 blocks. But just when it seemed like our getaway was assured, we run right smack dab into the middle of thi... [Read More]
Late Twenties Game Night! by Django Gold
by Brian Boone, Editor Hey there, late twenty-somethings! Looking for a way to spend your wide-open weekend nights? Nothing else to do besides hit up that tired old bar scene that apparently none of your responsible, newly career-driven friends are into anymore? Then it's time for Late Twenties Game... [Read More]
Literary Birth Complications, by Dan Rozier
by Brian Boone, Editor A Huckleberry Fin Good News: It’s a boy! Bad News: It’s a boy with a full-grown killer whale dorsal fin. Humbert Humbert’s Disease Disease Good News: Twins! Bad News: One twin was born much, much older than the other. Reverse Rapunzel Condition  Good N... [Read More]
Upcoming Obstacle Races, by Alex Pearson
by Brian Boone, Editor Mark your calendars, runners. Don’t miss out on the newest, most challenging, and inventive races yet. The Urban Obstacler: Running eight miles is hard enough, but now throw in simulated real-life automobile traffic, startled pedestrians, furious outdoor vendors, un... [Read More]
Postmodern Love, by Erin Somers
by Brian Boone, Editor The writer Erin Somers sits down to write a "Modern Love" column1. The subject is the truncated, never-realized dalliance between herself and D.2 The convention of masking identities in essayistic, first person writing with a single initial serves the dual purposes o... [Read More]
Congratulations on Purchasing a Katana, by Spencer Ham
by Brian Boone, Editor Your sword was personally forged by Akio Taguchi in the village of Tobishima. Enclosed you will find the certificate of authenticity. Now that you own a katana, there are certain traditions you must upkeep. Below is a list of the rules you are required to follow: • You mu... [Read More]
I Can’t Believe We Built That Time Machine and Then Forgot to Kill Hitler, by Matt Crowley
by Brian Boone, Editor Look guys, I don’t want to come off as a whiner here. You know me, I’m not one to complain unduly. But something’s been on my mind, and I think I owe it to myself and all of you to just get it out in the open. I don’t want to come across as a jerk here,... [Read More]
The Best of 'Army Man,' the Humor Magazine That Was the Foundation of the Original 'Simpsons' Writers Room
by James Folta If there is such a thing as a cult comedy magazine, it's Army Man, America's Only Magazine. With a writing staff that included George Meyer, Jack Handey, Jon Vitti, John Swartzwelder, David Sacks, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Andy Borowitz, Roz Chast, Ian Frazier, Bob Odenkirk, and many many m... [Read More]