Students at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) are demanding the college rename “Lynch Memorial Hall,” arguing the name evokes memories of the public hanging of African-Americans by lynch mobs. They’ve also demanded … Continue Reading Lynch mob
The New York Times just called Lena Dunham fat http://t.co/JPRUJNRbhF — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) September 25, 2013 Not exactly. Here’s what New York Times fashion writer Ruth La Ferla actually … Continue Reading Politically incorrect euphemisms
Back in Oct. 2009, Todd Boyd, a professor of mine at USC and Tyler Perry’s fiercest critic, wrote: [In] spite of the demeaning stereotypes and utter disregard for black humanity, … Continue Reading The most PC movie review ever
Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. Period. They’re efficient, courteous and consistent. I could care less about their CEO’s politics. The Atlanta-based company has come under fire … Continue Reading Chick-fil-A may not like me, but I like Chick-fil-A
From the people who gave you the epithet-free version of “Huckleberry Finn”: “I’ll never be out-African-Americaned again!” —George Wallace
Andisheh Nouraee: Reading new copy of Huckleberry Finn. The chapter where Huck & Jim complete a boating safety class & buy life jackets is a hoot!
Saying they want to publish a version that won’t be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain‘s classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to … Continue Reading As offensive as the word itself
The acronym is bigger than I thought — and even more ridiculous. The latest, all-inclusive version: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer Questioning Asexual Ally The University of Wisconsin-LaCross Pride … Continue Reading Are you a heterosexist?
The Cincinnati Health Department will conduct an inspection of the Great American Ball Park and the Reds’ clubhouse after at least five people called a state hotline, complaining that when … Continue Reading Cincinnati: Home of the country’s five most humorless turds
Beyond absurd: To protest the oil spill, the Brevard County Manatees will now have ‘hitting rehearsal’ instead of BP, shorthand for batting practice.
Of course not. It is dangerous to suggest we shouldn’t. “Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,” says Hutchinson, “it is mean-spirited and dangerous.” “We … Continue Reading is it dangerous to lampoon the president?
Let’s keep this simple for the let’s keep this simple crowd. A bunch of partisan scolds are excoriating a highbrow publication for having the temerity to appeal to wannabe highbrows: … Continue Reading no quarter
A sampling of Huffington Post commenters reacting to The New Yorker cover: realtalk IT IS SAD THAT BARACK OBAMA WHO IS A GOOD MAN, WITH A GREAT WIFE, AND TWO … Continue Reading the hysterically indignant respond
In a depressing nod to the dimwitted and perpetually aggrieved, Barack Obama’s campaign has condemned a New Yorker cover depicting him as a flag-burning terrorist and his wife as a … Continue Reading stand up for satire
Based on the recommendation of an Iranian-born colleague, I planned on watching the controversial Dutch documentary “Fitna” today. Linking footage of terroristic acts to verses in the Koran, the film … Continue Reading let us all tolerate the screaming children in the theater