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 >>
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. 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
AP Reporter In Gaza Needs Another Term For ‘Blood-Soaked’ http://t.co/rPlZgrnjBY pic.twitter.com/rVFgioUVW1 — 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 […]
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...
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 […]
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
(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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Here are some of the best – and worst – jokes from the 2008 Fed meetings.
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
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The Fault In Our Stars tagline embraces gallows humor and the voice of its characters.
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