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Newswire: Catherine Hardwicke to direct mopey teens again on USA Network’s Eyewitness

Despite being packed with the kind of gallows humor we’ve come to expect from Drew Barrymore-led comedies, Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already might have proven too serious for the director, who’s already returning to the land of teen angst and woodland trysts. Show More Summary

How rising interest rates and China’s growth will affect US market in 2016

I am always reluctant to offer predictions for the year ahead because of the arrogance involved. But, shoot, as in the gallows humor of the Eighth Air Force, “No guts, no Air Medals.” Begin with reviewing successes and embarrassments one year ago. Show More Summary

Browns' calendar had depressing, appropriate Black Monday entry

If you're a Cleveland Browns fan — diehard enough to have a calendar reminding you of this for 365 consecutive days — we only hope you can muster up the strength to find the gallows humor needed to get through Black Monday. A day after...Show More Summary

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Trailer Sends Tina Fey to Afghanistan

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : Moviefone

War is hell, but even hell must enjoy some gallows humor now and then. Tina Fey plays a journalist sent on assignment to Kabul in the dark comedy "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," which is based on Kim Barker's memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange...Show More Summary

‘Feed the People Smog’: Beijing’s Red Alert Spurs Online Derision

As Beijing found itself wrapped again in a morbid blanket of smog on Tuesday, residents dodged online censors to voice their frustration -- along with a hefty dose of gallows humor.

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

11 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

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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 […]

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

2 years 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...

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