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“Don’t Be Offended…” A List of Roundabout, Passive-Aggressive Insults

  1. You know it’s funny, but I can never tell if you’re pregnant or not. 2. Think of it this way: every group picture needs someone to stand behind everyone else. 3. Sure, a lot of guys wear bras. [more]

April 18, 2013 By: Eileen Montelione, Comedy, Words
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Dear Justin Bieber: From the Diary of Anne Frank

Dear Justin, I’m hurt. Like, emotionally. While I think it’s super-amazing that you, one of the most cherished young people in history, took time out your busy day to swing by my house, I am writing to you about the [more]

April 17, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Words
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Boston, I Love You

I do not consider myself to be a great American. I am not especially patriotic. But I will always be a son of the Great State of Massachusetts. Boston, I love you and I hate that this is why eyes [more]

April 17, 2013 By: TJ Jagodowski, Comedy, Words
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The Best in Mainstream Comedy

Mainstream Comedy gets a bad rep. There’s an attitude that mainstream comedy is always less inventive, less satirical, and less poignant than what’s just beneath the surface. In this ongoing series I’m going to explore – mainstream, underground, and classic [more]

April 16, 2013 By: Billy Bungeroth, Comedy, Words
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5 Secrets to a Miserable Marriage

Let’s review. You learned the ins and outs of dating an improviser. Now you’ve settled down into married life, and you want to know what the key is to making it last a lifetime. Sorry. But here are five secrets [more]

April 12, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Words
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World’s Saddest Tweets 2

    Barry Hite has performed sketch and improv at Chicago Sketch Fest, Just For Laughs, iO, UCB, and Rahm Emanuel’s Inauguration. He is currently a staff writer for the Onion’s live sketch show. His first one-man show, So Very [more]

April 9, 2013 By: Barry Hite, Words
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Music

Thereʼs been plenty of advice offered up on this site for the Under-30 set. Die now, live later, you say? That might be all fine and dandy, but what about the rest of us? Those sad saps who were born [more]

April 5, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Words
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Your Father’s Approval, and Other Things You Should Stop Striving For.

Some people spend their entire lives chasing their fathers’ approval. From choosing which college to attend to deciding whether or not mom would like that box set of Cheers for Christmas, dads influence our every decision. Well, I’m here to [more]

April 4, 2013 By: Asher Perlman, Words
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A Word on Marriage

I didn’t change my facebook profile picture to a pink equal sign.  Don’t get me wrong I support empty gestures as much as the next guy; and there’s nothing like a picture of Ernie and Burt superimposed over parallel lines [more]

April 3, 2013 By: Ed Furman, Words
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NEWS FROM THE SUBURBS!!!

News from the Suburbs!!! Ahoy there! Ken Dorothy here bringing you an update from that little bastion you folks in the big city all dream of living in — the ‘burbs! I know everyone can’t afford to make the move, [more]

April 1, 2013 By: John Hartman, Words