Comedian Lewis Black always gets big laughs in Chicago. His acerbic wit and his sardonic political commentary play to Chicagoans' own brand of gallows humor about politics and power, and he's done well here long before his appearances on "The...
When Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov was trying to warn former Soviet satellite Poland against joining the U.S.-led NATO military alliance in the 1990s, he laced gallows humor with veiled menace."We know we can't stop you joining NATO. Show More Summary
A few days ago, Tim Clifford wrote a somewhat tongue-in-cheek/ gallows humor analysis of the preposterous evaluation system over at Gotham Schools. In order to make it a point-counterpoint kind of thing, the great minds running Gotham...Show More Summary
Yesterday, power was lost for nearly two hours on the third rail at Manhattan's West 81st Street subway station, which resulted in subway service suspensions on the A, B, C, and D lines between 59th Street and 125th Street. Besides causing massive delays and commuter headaches, at least four trains were stuck in the tunnels. Show More Summary
Government corruption isn't funny but Chicagoans have developed a keen gallows humor over the years with each new politician that goes to jail. [ more › ]
As opposed to the gallows humor and despondent energy of the last several years, the 2013 PCBC – staged for the first time in downtown San Diego – was characterized by a strong optimism, with education sessions now focused on obtaining land, getting financing, growing your organization and building for an increasingly multi-cultural population. Show More Summary
In a bit of gallows humor, a bike shop on the Upper East Side glumly notes that the storefronts on either side have been vacated due to the construction of the Second Avenue subway. Dozens of businesses have closed around here since the giant muck houses went up three years ago and blocked the shops from the view of passersby.
What I most appreciate about Fobbit is the dark, gallows humor that by and large only soldiers can truly appreciate.
"Always turn your No Pew on, boys. There's nothing worse in war than Friendly Pew Pew." War is no joke. Soldiers, however, are hilarious. Think about how many terrific words we've gotten out of the gallows humor shared by grunts. Like...Show More Summary
They wrote haikus about sand and showers and rape. They crafted dialogue replete with four-letter words, gallows humor and lingering questions. "They" are the 30 courageous war veterans who attended a workshop in Iowa City April 5-7 entitled Writing My Way Back Home.
Obama's going to send the Syrian rebels food and medicine, not weapons. The Syrians retain the right to post their gallows humor to social media.
Recommended Reading: Sink Review. Related posts: Sink Your Teeth Into These Reads Carolyn Kellogg rounded up a great list of “Terrible Beach... From Sink Hole to Surface: Belle Boggs’ Mattaponi Queen In Mattaponi Queen gallows humor proves necessary, and often one... Lorin Stein Named Editor of the Paris Review Garth recently posited that Dave Eggers would be a great,...
Cooper Moo and Erik Bear, two of the authors of the final book of the Mongoliad trilogy from Neal Stephenson and company, The Mongoliad: Book Three, wrote this exclusive essay for Boing Boing. About The Mongoliad: Book Three: The shadow of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II hangs over the shattered Holy Roman Church as the [...]
If you're ready for some gallows humor about this whole Christopher Dorner situation, head on over to eBay. [ more › ]
Gallows humor is settling inside The Washington Times newsroom with each passing hour as layoffs loom in the foreground of the holiday season. Employees are saying “Evil Santa” (the nickname bestowed on CEO Larry Beasley) is leading his reindeer to the slaughterhouse before Christmas. Show More Summary
Manhattan, a place I've always considered a spiritual home and sometimes an actual one, actually turned into a real life version of all those post-apocalyptic movies about Manhattan on Monday evening as Superstorm Sandy hit landfall....Show More Summary
(October 3, 2012 03:37 PM, by Garett Jones) Because Democrats really, really believe in death panels. Steve Rattner, a former Obama Administration official, used the term (presumably as a form of gallows humor) in the Times a few weeks ago. Rattner's piece hits some of the same themes... (0 COMMENTS)
It seems the underground economy in Spain is picking up. Hand-crafted T-Shirts have become all the rage as the youth of the country send a subtle message to their leaders... The good news - the shirts are still priced in EURs, likely signifying ongoing confidence in the failed monetary experiment. Show More Summary
Politico: "To talk with any working Republican political operative these days is to hear the same tale of woe: a grim accounting of the past few weeks, a dash of gallows humor and a measure of hope that President Obama is still beatable. Show More Summary
In a recent survey of palliative care medicine practitioners, nearly three quarters of the sample reported having been "humorously" accused of promoting death; for example, being called "Dr. Death." Most of the remarks came from fellow physicians and other health care professionals. Show More Summary