“We’re in This Amazing Golden Era of Documentary”
An 85-year-old Supreme Court justice. A pastor with a public television show. Identical triplets separated at birth. A songbird gone too soon. A pope. Pandas. It isn’t a bad joke or the line at the post office that unites these figures. So true. I’m starting to get hooked on them.
From Africa to tea with the Queen
Eighty-year-old women are supposed to stay at home. The neatly dressed grandmother of our collective imagination derives her pleasure from indoor pursuits – cooking, reading, knitting. LEGEND.
The Sherpa Of New York
“This was the original price,” Serap Jangbu Sherpa assured them as he pulled down a waterproof jacket from the rafters, “but now you get 35 percent discount.” Ain’t life a funny thing.
“I Saw Kink In God”: Dominatrixes And Their Orthodox Jewish Clients
“Hasids are outsiders in New York, and so are sex workers. So, I think they maybe see us in a weird way as outlaws, like them.” We took turns peeing on Moishe’s face while he lay face up in the tub, lapping at our urine. Live and let live. Each to their own. Whatever. Life is too short for people to get all worked up about this kinda thing, no?
Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason
In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a platform for distributing video in real-time, released just a few months earlier. The video is long. Ignore all their recent marketing, FB is still not good.
Lawson Craddock’s Amazing Last-Place Finish In The Tour De France
A broken shoulder blade; cobblestone roads; the Alps and Pyrenees: none of them were enough to stop U.S. cyclist Lawson Craddock from finishing the Tour de France on Sunday. Wearing number 13, he suffered a bad crash on the race’s first day – and refused to quit. Jesus. What a courageous idiot.
Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks dismissal of Sandy Hook defamation suit
Lawyers for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones were due to ask a Texas court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit against him and his InfoWars website filed by parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre who accused him of slander, according to court papers. Without clicking, what do you think this guy looks like? Yup. What is with these people?
The case for puns as the most elevated display of wit
Humor me please, and consider the pun. Though some may quibble over the claim, the oft-maligned wordplay is clever and creative, writer James Geary tells Quartz. His upcoming book Wit’s End robustly defends puns and tells the distinguished history of these disrespected witticisms. If you don’t like puns well… nope, I’m out.