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Geffen Playhouse's 'Guards at the Taj' has elements of 'Godot' and gallows humor

Rajiv Joseph, the boldly adventurous author of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” begins “Guards at the Taj” on a Beckettian note. The play, which opened Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, poses for itself an initial challenge of making theater out of the most untheatrical...

Ridley Scott Directed The Martian for the Lols

Turns out the director is a fan of Mark Watney's "gallows humor." He also, naturally, liked the idea of going to space. The post Ridley Scott Directed The Martian for the Lols appeared first on WIRED.

Gallows Humor: ‘The Carmichael Show’ Takes on Police Brutality and Racism

Last night, NBC premiered The Carmichael Show (which debuted to 4.83 million viewers!), a highly promising sitcom that the network is unfortunately burning off quickly. After an expository pilot, the series jumped right into some heavy...Show More Summary

Biden Mole at Work? Official Hillary Store Offers 'Chillary Clinton' Beer Koozie

Has fatalistic, gallows humor set in at Hillary's campaign? Or has her staff perhaps been infiltrated by moles from competing campaigns who are trying to sabotage her? Hillary's official campaign store sent out an email this morning featuring beer koozies. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: It Follows passes its score on to Psycho and vice versa

It Follows will no doubt be appearing on many a horror aficionado’s best-of list at the end of 2015. The film, a perfect mix of tension, big scares, and gallows humor felt both like a throwback to classic scary movies of a bygone era...Show More Summary

If There Were Greeting Cards for Grief

One of the ways my friend Jackie and I dealt with the crappy things in life was with gallows humor. It was the kind of stuff most people would drop their jaws over, but it really helped us cope with everything life had thrown at us. One of the things we'd joke about is how there weren't any greeting cards for what we were going through. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods, Fox Sports golf coverage: Not ready for prime time

All Tiger Woods could do, at the end of another awful round of golf in a season full of them -- this time in the opening round of the U.S. Open chamber of horrors at Chambers Bay -- was engage in a bit of gallows humor. "At least I kicked Rickie’s butt," quipped the 14-time major champion, who won his last grand slam event seven years ago at the U.S. Show More Summary

The miraculous story of Iceland

What's the difference between Iceland and Ireland? Back in 2009, a bit of gallows humor held that the answer was one letter and six months. In other words, it was only a matter of time before Ireland's banks brought down their economy just like Iceland's had. The timing was a little off, but the rest wasn't. Both […]

Watch: 11 times the Middle East mocked the Islamic State

9 months agoNews : BlogPost

When "Saturday Night Live" showed Dakota Fanning joining the Islamic State last weekend, it sparked an entirely predictable controversy. Why exactly? Gallows humor is a natural and even admirable response in the face of what sometimes feels like an existential threat — consider the very Italian way Romans responded to threats from the Islamic State recently.Read full article >>

What Should Evangelicals Make of the Rome Synod on the Family?

A Catholic friend texted me this morning: "Any Baptist churches have services in Latin? Asking for a friend." His was a sort of gallows humor, as he watched with dismay what some are calling a "pastoral earthquake" in the Roman Catholic Church on questions of marriage and family. Show More Summary

‘Calvary’ Review: Brendan Gleeson and a Triumph of Gallows Humor and Social Commentary

Calvary. The place of the skull, wound through Latin into English from the ancient Aramaic name Golgotha. This is the place, outside the walls of Jerusalem, where Jesus was crucified. It’s not exactly a light title for a movie, but writer/director John Michael McDonagh isn’t interested in levity. Show More Summary

The Best Of The Dish Today

AP Reporter In Gaza Needs Another Term For ‘Blood-Soaked’ — The Onion (@TheOnion) July 23, 2014 A reader highlighted the gallows humor at the Onion, which is on a roll. One story seems particularly pertinent today: Israel: Palestinians Given Ample Time To Evacuate To Nearby Bombing Sites Not enough time was given, it […]

How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'

My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to be increasingly written into our...

Brazil humiliation to Germany in World Cup greeted with shock, gallows humor

RIO DE JANEIRO —  Brazil’s World Cup nightmare did not come in the form of a mass street protest, nor a stadium disaster. It came where it was least expected, on the soccer field in Belo Horizonte, as Germany destroyed the host nation, 7-1, to reach the tournament final. “People will get angry. Brazilians don’t […]

Surveillance camera bird-feeder

2 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Thinkgeek's Security Camera Birdfeeder ($15.99) is a bit of gallows humor for the post-Snowden age. Feed animals in your yard while they perch unwittingly into an icon of the corporate-government surveillance apparatus, and try not to think about the CCTVs -- metaphorical and literal -- watching you as you watch them. Show More Summary

Eddie Alvarez Discusses His Concussion: “It Feels Like a Squeezing of My Brain” [SCARY]

(A career's worth of Fight of the Year candidates might be taking their toll on the lightweight veteran. / Photo via MMAWeekly) Amid all the chaos and gallows humor surrounding Bellator's wounded pay-per-view offering this coming weekend,...Show More Summary

Bottoms Up: Beijing Residents Mock Pollution with ‘Airpocalypse’ IPA

The latest expression of the gallows humor expatriate residents of Beijing have developed in response to the city’s notoriously bad air pollution: an "Airpocalypse" IPA.

Stephen Colbert jokes his way through a very serious case against the death penalty

The phrase "gallows humor" comes to mind: In this segment from Wednesday night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert cracks jokes and the audience laughs, but it's not really very funny. The topic is capital punishment, specifically theShow More Summary

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