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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

Gertrude's Follies

Celebrate V-Day in Gert #106. And buy Gertrude et Alice.


FEGGORAMA

Feggorama

Mexico's master of the mirthful menagerie's new book! Taking Liberties.


IGOR TRIPS

Igor Trips

Cinch up your helmet and fall in for another freaky foray in Igor Trips.


SPANKY

Kristy the Clown

Hijinks with the White House's Lil' Rascals Spanky and His Gang.


KRISTY

Kristy the Clown

Get your Jersey on with the beloved insult pol Kristy the Clown.


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FAVORITE SITES

Martin Kozlowski
The Baby Bloomer
Winard Editorial
Ant Farmers Almanac
Celebrity Death Haiku
PK in the Terrarium
Illustrated Courtroom


Critic's Corner by E. Basil St. Blaise
CINEMA

Spoof of the film Wrath of Man with a closeup of angry star Jason Statham with steam shooting out of his ears and an egg frying on his hot head.Wrath of Man –– Fury rote.
Here Today –– Gonged tomorrow.
Above Suspicion –– Beneath contempt.
The Paper Tigers –– Dull roar.
Paper Spiders –– Crepey crawly.
The Water Man –– Takes a leak.
Mainstream –– Down your leg.
Benny Loves You –– Benny horror.
Initiation –– Feeble.
Equal Standard –– Par cheesy.
Locked In –– Too closed for comfort.
Mission Stories –– Abort Mission.
Undergods –– Do wha’? deity.
Enfant Terrible –– Reign ‘a wormy Fassbinder.
The Columnist –– Column bind.
The Unthinkable –– Who’d a thunk it?
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos –– Emily posed.
More Cinema Reviews


TELEVISION

Melissa AcCarthy in Thunder ForceThunder Force (Netflix) –– Thunder sighs.
Frank of Ireland (Amazon) –– Eire on side of caution.
Romeo and Juliet (PBS) –– Stark crossed.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (Netflix) –– Same old shame old.
Big Shot (Disney+) –– Dunk irk.
Rebel (ABC) –– Repel.
Home Economics (ABC) –– Home ick.
Love and Monsters (Netflix) –– Creepslow.
Them (Amazon Prime) –– Pus and Them.
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THEATRE

West Side Story –– Shark's kin shoots.
Jagged Little Pill
–– Bananas Morissette.
A Christmas Carol
–– Death to Scroogie.
The Inheritance
–– Gays into the future.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
–– Stomach Turner.
More Theatre Reviews


MUSIC

Young Stoner Life: Slime Language 2 / Young Thug & Various Artists –– Slime shady.
Fearless / Taylor Swift –– Brave fart.
Blue Banisters / Lana Del Rey –– Del Rey biatch.
Justice / Justin Bieber –– Justice is deaf.
Heart / Eric Church –– The Church lamely.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

Sooley by John Grisham –– Soo-ey!
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman –– Could be verse.
A Gambling Man by David Baldacci –- Craps out.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah –– Really blows.
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahirir –– Nowhere, man.

Nonfiction

Persist by Elizabeth Warren –– More Pester.
What Happened to You?
by Bruce D. Perry –– Blunt farce trauma.
The Bomber Mafia
by Malcolm Gladwell –– Drops a load.
How Y’All Doing?
by Leslie Jordan –– The ribber Jordan.
Antitrust
by Amy Klobuchar –– Suits to a tee.

More Literature Reviews


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Silver Linings Plague Book

Global pandemic bumming you out? Quarantine cramping your style? Get our new ebook, a very funny guide to being upbeat about Lockdown and fearless about Reopening because infectious laughter is the best medicine. For more info. Order from Apple Books

 


Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman.Whodat? Just Oscar.

You haven't seen the movies –– you didn't watch them even when they were streaming at home –– you don't know the directors, you're not a fan of the actors, and you suspect these films only exist to bum you out. Now tune in and relive the Academy Awards! Critic's Corner

 


Joe Biden smiling on back of train.Headbangers: FB Ai-yi-yi!

Facebook Oversight Board upholds Donald Trump's suspension from the platform
–– And their oversights over years have been staggering.
The US eyes possible 'Roaring '20s' recovery
–– May even pass some hot $100 bills. 05/07/21

 


Gavin Newsom as a vaudevillian.Inxart: Flip Their Liz

Inxart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Facing Down China, Trump's Big Lie, Marine Pollution, Biden's Shot at Wealthy, MAGA Monsters Target Cheney and Second Shot Hesitancy at inxart 05/05/21.

 


Republican Elephant as Trumpo.Kozmic Pictures: Trumpo

Grand Old Pictures offers its latest animated feature that's sure to be a conspiratorial classic. The Far Right's hottest new star (you can't say she's Greene anymore!) reigns Supremacist as she takes the reins and brains of the party in Kozmic Pictures Proudly Presents.

 


Gertrude Stein puckers up.Gert's Follies: Rosy Cheek

Gertrude and Alice celebrate V-Day in Paris 20 years before VE-Day, amour or less. Love this new Valentine's Day poster and then buy that special someone Tom Hachtman's Cult Comics Classic collection Gertrude et Alice. Gertrude's Follies

 


Trump head with Loser written above.Bad Adss: Tuck's Wipes

Even big-time cable TV news commentators like Tucker Carlson can suffer the embarrassment of annoying, unsightly discharge when they overuse their Fox hole. So move over lubricated catheters, there's a new medical marvel we'd love to sell you in Bad Adss.

 


Policeman taking selfie with black suspect.
What Not: The Missed of Time

The Bureau of Prevision, a division of the State Department's Office of Budget and Planning, had a pretty rough year. Charged with foretelling events in the Homeland and Abroad, the predictors unexpectedly failed to provide much-needed heads-upses. What Not

 


Trump as Blame Duck.Deadlines: Barrby's Diary

The editors of Trump Beat, the tweener fan mag, have anonymously received the Secret Diary of Barrby, Donald Trump's most ardent admirer, and have decided to publish the following dishy excerpts. It begins: I just saw the most incredible Man on TV! More Deadlines

 


E. Basil St. Blaise and Josef from the Critic's corner PodcastPodcast: Critic's Corner Ep. 13

In Unlucky Episode 13, E. Basil St. Blaise and Josef are stranded in Amnisia's backyard as they …sling the hash à la Animal House …find fault with Uncle Walt …spot 101 Dalmatians …melt down Frozen II …sharpen up Knives Out …suspend A Beautiful DayCritic's Corner Podcast

 


Stack of books on night tableNW Publishing: Travel Is Oxygen

We can help you turn your travel story or your favorite artwork into a published book from inital concept to finshed product on sale at Amazon.com. Let us guide you through all the steps in-between from editing to layout and printing. Now What Publishing

 


Family Violence vignette by Igor KopelnitskyWhat Now: Igor Kopelnitsky

The cartoonist and illustrator Igor Kopelnitsky first published a drawing with the syndicated illustration service Inx in 1990 and for the next 23 years contributed an extraordinary run of deft and brilliant images. I first met him when … What Now