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Watch: 11 times the Middle East mocked the Islamic State

3 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'

10 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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

11 months agoSports / Football : Soccer Insider

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

last yearHumor : 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

Lady Parts Justice Envisions Nightmare Scenario If Hobby Lobby Wins Supreme Court Battle

As the Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on Hobby Lobby's challenge to the Affordable Care Act, one organization is fighting back with a look at the future that is equal parts gallows humor and apocalyptic vision. Lady Parts Justice,...Show More Summary

TV Club: Grimm: “Mommy Dearest"

Reggie Lee is one of the most dependable parts of Grimm. As Sgt. Wu, he’s a reliable source of comic relief during some dour cases, always ready with some kind of gallows humor. And as the consistent uniform patrol contact for Nick and...Show More Summary

'Being Human' Recap: 'Gallows Humor'

BY DAWN FEAKESPreviously, Aidan fell off the wagon, Josh slept with the pack leader's wife and a mysterious force killed Sally's brother Robbie.Coming down off of his bloodlust high, Aidan calls Kenny for help in cleaning up his mess...Show More Summary

10 Sunday Reads

Here’s what I’m reading over my Sunday morning coffee: • 2008 FOMC Laugh Track: Gallows Humor at the Federal Reserve (Real Time Economics) • Zweig: The ABCs of Investors’ DNA  (MoneyBeat) • Two-Speed Recovery: US vs. EU (World Affairs) • Are You Ready for a Long Retirement? (WSJ) see also   Five Really Dumb Money Moves...Read More

Being Human 'Gallows Humor' Preview And Clip Tease Sally's Efforts To Help Her Brother

I've said this before, but one of the things I love about Syfy's Being Human is how well the cast gels, both on and off screen. There's a real sense of family among them, which is part of what makes the show work so well. So it's particularly fitting that Meaghan Rath's brother Jesse should play her character's brother Robbie in the series. Click To Continue Reading

Being Human – Season 4 Episode 7 – Video Preview – Gallows Humor

Watch a sneak peek of season 4 episode 7 of SyFy's 'Being Human': "Gallows Humor" here: Being Human – Season 4 Episode 7 – Video Preview – Gallows Humor first appeared on • The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor

Why The Fault In Our Stars Tagline Actually Works

The Fault In Our Stars tagline embraces gallows humor and the voice of its characters.

Contest: Lewis Black @ Chicago Theatre

2 years agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

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...

Russia's Anger and Frustration Over Ukraine's Drift to the West

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

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