Tell The Difference is a common feature in the British humor magazine Private Eye, as is Separated at Birth, brilliantly used by Robert Malchman to comment on modern American Facism, in a meme that Battlestar Galactica fans will appreciate.
Tell The Difference is a common feature in the British humor magazine Private Eye, as is Separated at Birth, brilliantly used by Malchman to comment on modern American Facism, in a meme that Battlestar Galactica fans will appreciate.
The column to the right on this blog contains permanent content, most of which has appeared at one time or another in the main body. I’ve decided to include a reminder.
- Made No. 1 on the Top5
- Made The Top 5
- Paul on the Top 5 List
I appeared frequently on the now-defunct collective humor site Top5. I have gathered my contributions in two groups: When I made No. 1 on the Top5 list and when I just made the Top5 List.
It has been reborn as Top5!
Heaven in Europe is where
the English are the policemen
the French are the cooks
the Germans are the mechanics
the Italians are the lovers
and the Swiss organize everything
Hell in Europe is where
the Germans are the policemen
the English are the cooks
the French are the mechanics
the Swiss are the lovers
and the Italians organize everything
(Yes, I’m half Swiss, but I’m also a quarter Irish: if an Irishman can’t punch it or drink it, he’s not interested in it)
Here are my three submissions for The Top 13 Signs The Federal Government Has Hit The Debt Ceiling. You will note that none of them made the list, alas.
House Republicans discussing ban on discussing debt ceiling.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce moves life nets into place under tall buildings on Wall Street.
Kevin McCarthy starts taking his cat-herding lessons seriously.
One of my three submissions made No. 1; the other two didn’t make the list. Guess which one:.(answer at bottom of this item, or at the other end of the link above. No cheating!)
- Takes a private jet from the bench to the men’s room
- Refers to the White House as an adorable little cottage.
- Casts the swing vote in favor of reversing the estate tax, so it is paid by the government instead of to it.
I’ve had scores of No. 1s over the years, but I am still happy when I have another. Most of mine disappeared when the original site was dismantled and closed for a decade, but thanks to the Wayback Machine, and old PSACOT columns, I recovered a half-dozen of my No. 1s.
Also: a great poem by the late humorist George Carlin.
On Linked In, someone posted an amazing piece of AI work. They asked the machine to write a job posting full of jargon that never mentions what the job is. Here is the Jobless Job Posting.