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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

Gertrude's Follies

Touch down with Gert #110. And buy Gertrude et Alice.


FEGGORAMA

Feggorama

Mexico's master of the mirthful menagerie's new book! Used/Reused.


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 gay rom-com Bros with the film's poster transposed to the Bruce Springsteen album cover for Born in the U.S.A. with two men in jeans seen from behind and retitled Bros in the U.S.A./Billy Eichler. The character on the left has his hand on the backside of Springsteen as he asks "Wanna play I'm Goin' Down?" and he replies, "Just remember, I'm the Boss." Bros –– Boys in the bland.
Smile –– You won’t.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever –– On its last kegs.
The Good House –– So, Good; it’s bad.
Vesper –– Eek-o disaster.
Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon –– Red crescent.
Dead for a Dollar –– Boot Hill.
Masking Threshold –– Edges its bets.
Devils Workshop –– The satanic rehearses.
God’s Creatures –– Grates and small.
Argentina, 1985 –– Juntas stew.
Sirens –– Blare witch project.
Taming the Garden –– Safe arbor.
The Last Band on Stage –– Chicago hopeless.
Dio: Dreamers Never Die –– Madre Dio!
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TELEVISION

Caricature of  Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon.House of the Dragon (HBO) –– Dragon: its tale.
Monarch (Fox) –– Twang chunk.
Gutsy (AppleTV+) –– Like IBS.
Wedding Season (Hulu) –– Rite and wrong.
Last Light (Peacock) –– Dim.
Tell Me Lies (Hulu) –– OK, I thought this was great.
She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law (Disney+) –– Una avocado.
House of Hammer (Discovery+) –– Armie maneuvers.
Me Time (Netflix) –– Loaded pampers.
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THEATRE

Into the Woods –– Fairy tale bending.
Mr. Saturday Night
–– Saturday Night unspecial.
Hangmen
–– Old noose.
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf –– aPOCalypse now.
The Skin of Our Teeth –– Bland Wilder.
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MUSIC

The Loneliest Time / Carly Rae Jepson –– oyCarly.
God Did
/ DJ Khaled –– More like Dog Did.
Against the Odds: 1974-1982
/ Blondie –– When Harry met salary.
Traumazine
/ Megan Thee Stallion –– Magazero.
Renaissance
/ Beyoncé –– Ren fair.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers –– Ends swell.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
by Gillian McCallister –– Wrong book.
The Challenge
by Daniellle Steele –– Finishing this.
Overkill
by Sandra Brown –– Die later.
The It Girl
by Ruth Ware –– No Ware man.

Nonfiction

Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg –– Or Impartial, Shmimpartial!
Eliot After The Wasteland
by Robert Crawford –– Eliot nests.
Vacuuming in the Nude: And Other Ways to Get Attention
by Peggy Rowe –– Lust in the dust?
Life on the Mississippi
by Rinker Buck –– Rinker dinky doo.
Aurora: The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story
by Dr. Lynne Fenton –– Aurora: boring all us.
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The Golem's VoiceNow What BooksGertrude et Alice


Political Animals

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Karen in Wonderland. Enjoy a satirical guide to the unnatural political order in Political Animals: Now What Anthology No. 2.

 


Former AG Bill Barr as weeping Barrby.Deadlines: Under the Weathers

You'll be breathless from laughter and feel like you need a ventilator or, at least, a prescription for Paxlovid when you read this hilarious excerpt from the script for Season 3, Episode 22: Stay the Coarse of the network sickcom Under the Weathers in Deadlines.

 


Gov. Ron De Santis as Captain Oblivious.Headbangers: James & the Gang

NY AG files civil fraud lawsuit against Trump, some of his children and his business
–– But he’s least civil fraud.
Judge vacates conviction of 'Serial' subject Syed
–– Breathed Syed relief. 09/23/22

 


Caricature of Donald Trump outside a Mar-a-Lago bathroom.Inxart: Pour Quoi, Pig?

Inxart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Iran's War on Women, NATO vs. Putin, Rise of Neo-Nazism in Europe, Puerto Rico Post-Fiona, Insatiable Lobbyists, & Sea Level on Rocks a inxart 09/28/22.

 


RFK Jr. ranting like Larry David.Bad Adss: Dumbo Shrimp

Hate liberal portions at dinner? Rather eat safely at home in front of Fox News than having to risk a woke waitstaff? On a sensible C-food diet, with easy-to-digest bite-sized portions? Then we've got the handy meal-time solution for you in the latest Bad Adss.




Sen. Joe Manchin as The Elephant Man. Kozmic Pictures: Ratsputin

Piczar is the Russian animation studio which has brought us some of the most sparkling family entertainment of the last 22 years. Now they have a delightful new cartoon character who is sure to steal both your heart and your territory. Kozmic Pictures Proudly Presents.

 


ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity

The premiere collection of the work of artist Andrea Arroyo whose ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity is an ongoing series of images created in response to issues that touch us everyday rendered with both righteous indignation and visual grace. Buy ImagiNATIONS

 


Alice B. Toklas on the phone.Gert's Follies: Bryant Grumble

Gertrude has shot the Moon on Alice's hash brownies and must attempt earth orbit reentry. See why Tom Hachtman's otherworldly Cult Comics Classic collection Gertrude et Alice needs to land on your shelf. And enjoy the latest installment of Gertrude's Follies

 


Rochelle Walensky being stalked by COVID.What Not: Flush Forward

2021 was a highly unpredictable year, just ask the soothsayers at the Bureau of Prevision, the forward-looking division of the State Department's Office of Budget and Planning. Then read their top ten predictions from the 2022 Seer's Catalogue in What Not

 


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