Cute and Unlikely Human Companions, by Ralph Gamelli
Stepping out her door, Helen Malloy was completely unprepared for what she saw. There on the front yard, her husband Gus—famous for angrily warning kids away from his beloved lawn—was playing baseball catch with a ten-year-old boy from the neighborhood. Stunned, she took o... [Read More]
Men Find Me Intimidating Just Because I’m a Sentient Robot Sent Here From the Future to Destroy John Connor, by Erica Lies
When I first arrived at these time-vector coordinates to stalk and kill John Connor, future leader of the human resistance, I didn’t realize just how hard dating in 2018 would be for a futuristic annihilation machine. As a T1000 Terminator programmed to identify as a heteronormative cis female... [Read More]
Bridget Christie: 'I don't do jokes about my personal life. Just my husband, my kids and my polyps'
The comedian Louise Reay is being sued for allegedly defaming her estranged husband on stage. So should standups keep their private lives to themselves?I’m not a confessional standup. I don’t know what I am. On the whole, I haven’t mined my personal life or relationships for comedy... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Hey, U Up? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact,’ by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy
How to Pick the Perfect Blood Diamond for Your Engagement Ring So, the two of you are ready to make a lifelong commitment, and you’ve decided to forgo a blood oath ritual in favor of an engagement ring. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of blood on your hands! A diamond ring is... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Hey, U Up? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact,’ by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy
How to Pick the Perfect Blood Diamond for Your Engagement Ring So, the two of you are ready to make a lifelong commitment, and you’ve decided to forgo a blood oath ritual in favor of an engagement ring. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of blood on your hands! A diamond ring is... [Read More]
How to Stay Friends Once Your Girlfriends Settle Down with Their Pet Rocks, by Ginny Hogan
Growing up is difficult. We all reach adulthood at different points. For me personally, a lot of my friendships started to change at that awkward age where my friends settled down with their pet rocks. I learned a lot about myself and how to keep my friendships intact, and I wanted to share some adv... [Read More]
How to Stay Friends Once Your Girlfriends Settle Down with Their Pet Rocks, by Ginny Hogan
Growing up is difficult. We all reach adulthood at different points. For me personally, a lot of my friendships started to change at that awkward age where my friends settled down with their pet rocks. I learned a lot about myself and how to keep my friendships intact, and I wanted to share some adv... [Read More]
KRAMER (on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated) vs. KRINGLE, by Lauren Krueger & Matthew David Brozik
’Tis the last day of trial, and to all in the court, I now offer this argument sounding in tort: My client, Miss Kramer, and others aggrieved Have sued to recover for gifts unreceived From defendant Kris Kringle—a/k/a “Claus,” Whose actions should give you, the jury, some pau... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook on Parenthood, ‘Wedlock,’ and Sex Dungeons
The couple that visits a BDSM dungeon together stays together. At least that’s what Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook are trying to prove in their podcast Wedlock with Kurt and Lauren. What started as occasional chats between soon-to-be-weds on Kurt’s multi-format K Ohle podcast became a f... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]