9 Rigorous Ways You Know You Went to School in the '90s, by Zack Bornstein
by Brian Boone, Editor 1. You remember that you did.Memory serves as a bank of perceptual information. Neural stimuli built up throughout years of schooling can provide sufficient evidence that you attended school in the 1990s. This confirmation method can be disregarded in cases of prolonged hypnos... [Read More]
Completely Innocent Member of High Society Attends a Fancy Dinner Party, by David Henne
by Brian Boone, Editor Is there any gathering more decadent than the fancy dinner party? Where else can one discuss fancy issues of the day whilst indulging on the sweet fruits of sophistication, the tenderloins of privilege? Such worry-free fraternization for a truly carefree caste. The shit was th... [Read More]
The Marshmallow Diaries, by Howard Mittelmark
by Brian Boone, Editor Day one: Brought to the Stanford campus with other four-year-olds for “tests” starting tomorrow. All very mysterious. Something about marshmallows. Nobody will say what, exactly. Maybe new kind of marshmallow? Even yummier? I resisted the urge to cry when parents l... [Read More]
More Info on Funny Or Die's Revamped Version of 'The Occasional', Now a Humor Website
by Bradford Evans Earlier this month, Funny Or Die announced that its humor journal The Occasional is now a website instead of an iOS magazine that charges money. Now, the new version of The Occasional has started to roll out new content in the form of written humor pieces. The Occasional's ed... [Read More]
Inside Jokes from Dubai and Texas: The Rise of Local Satire
by Oliver Morrison The following web headlines received hundreds of thousands of views and shut down local Internet servers: 1) “Emirates to Introduce Shisha Lounges Onboard A380 Fleet” in Dubai; 2) “Man Takes Viagra, Wears Sweatpants for TSA Pat Down” in Washington DC; 3) &l... [Read More]
The Songs of Bruce Springsteen, by Liz Arcury
by Brian Boone The following are excerpts of reviews of some selected songs of Mr. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)With this album, Mr. Springsteen is exploring a newer, slower – ye... [Read More]
Quotes from Lori's Goodbye Card on Her Last Day at Paramount Diagnostics, by Ryan Krebs
by Brian Boone, Editor “All the best!” – Mike, Sales “Lori, you’ll be missed! Who am I going to high-five when the Molson Files are done every Wednesday??? HA!” – Linda, Billing “Seems like just yesterday you sat down across from me at your cubicle, re... [Read More]
The Siren's Song Of Pie, by Sam Pasternack
by Brian Boone, Editor Hey there, big boy. You look hungry. Very hungry. Don’t be troubled by my appearance. I know I may look like the white smoke that rises when a new Pope is chosen. But honey, I ain’t no saint. I am the scent of pie. And we’re going to have some fun, aren&rsquo... [Read More]
A Letter from the Biggest, Meanest-Looking Guy in the Prison Yard, by Erik Voss
by Brian Boone, Editor GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – EAST DIVISION D-39 INMATE No. 57073 Welcome, new inmates! On your first day in this state correctional facility, you’re likely to feel a great deal of pressure to prove yourself quickly. New inmates typically assume that if they ... [Read More]
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]