Tag: Laugh Track

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    Funny & Feminist: Alliteration That Works

    June 18th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Abby Plener Scene: A group of white, university-educated, twenty-somethings gather at a hip Toronto bar. The conversation turns to comedian Daniel Tosh and that stupidly offensive rape joke he made. A male member of the group tries man-splain to us all that you can’t have comedy without offending people. A female member of the group tries to the counter his argument. It’s annoying. The conversation goes nowhere. It’s still annoying. Well, I think I found my … READ MORE

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    LOL: Humour and Feminism

    March 1st, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    My acupuncturist said I needed to laugh a lot this past week, and I made a funny face at her–not funny-haha, but funny-“What the??” I made this face because I work at a rape crisis centre and it certainly has proved a challenge to laugh a lot there. Further, as an activist, most people have deemed me as too serious, over-political and of course, “can’t take a joke.” I love jokes. And I, myself, am … READ MORE

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    1974, a bad year for picnics

    May 12th, 2009     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    Summer is almost here, and summer means entertaining; picnics, barbeques, outdoor brunches, drinking champers before noon, you know the drill. During party season, a person can easily become overwhelmed by demands on their culinary imagination. Luckily, when the invitations rack up and you are sick to death of bringing your “amazing peach cobbler”, Weight Watchers recipe cards from 1974 offer a little technicolor ‘inspiration’. Check out this recipe for a Chilled Celery Log Yum! And don’t worry there … READ MORE

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    Tea-Baggers are an Underrepresented Group

    April 13th, 2009     by Stark Koenig     Comments

    I think Rachel Maddow says it all, really. There is just so much fun to be had with misappropriated phrases. … READ MORE

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    Apologies for Getting Married

    March 23rd, 2009     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    I’m back Shameless! Had to finish some serious schoolwork, but I am now getting slowly back in gear. However, because that was a long semester full of big words, and big deadlines, I’ll probably just post the occasional funny until my grey matter has had time to rest up a bit. Let’s start with this awesome video of Portia De Rossi apologizing for her big gay wedding. That’s right Portia, it’s people like you who force haters … READ MORE

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    “I want pie, I want beef jerky!”

    February 13th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    When I was a little girl I used to do the weirdest creative things. I remember playing traffic cop with my younger sister on our rural driveway or making our own newspapers with pictures of ourselves dressed up like aliens. It was so fun and free! I know that these activities and acts of creativity happen even now that I’m grown up and it’s fun to see them embedded into the “techno age”. … READ MORE

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    February 13th, 2009     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    I hate Valentine’s Day, but I LOVE unicorns, so any relation between this post and that ridiculous excuse for wearing pink underwear and eating chocolate-fondue from your sweetheart’s hand is entirely accidental. Anyways, in a spirit of cheesy love, totally un-related to V-Day, check out: Cornify: Unicorns & Rainbows On Demand. What does it do? Well my dear readers, take a look at Shameless post-cornification: I know, kinda brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? The only … READ MORE

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    Too bad it wasn’t a stiletto

    December 14th, 2008     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    Bush Ducks Shoes Thrown in Iraqi Leader’s Office President George W. Bush ducked two shoes thrown at him by an unidentified man during a press conference in the Iraqi prime minister’s office to mark the signing of a security agreement. Bush wasn’t hit by the shoes, which both sailed over his head after they were thrown one after the other. The president shrugged and said “I’m OK” after the incident in Baghdad today. “All I can … READ MORE

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    “Vampires Have Mad Game.”

    December 5th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments


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    Prop 8 The Musical

    December 3rd, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

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    Sometimes stats don’t lie

    November 20th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    Pie charts used for good – From AndrewSullivan.com: … READ MORE

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    “I’d like to be buried in the sisterhood of women”

    November 7th, 2008     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    There’s still two hours left for me to post a Friday Funny! I just re-watched this Kids In The Hall sketch and found it to be one of the sweetest and most touching tributes to womanhood I’ve seen in a while. Not to mention funny. “Lesbians get so much done in a day.” “You know why? Because they get it done together.” Happy weekend everyone! … READ MORE

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    “I Have the Entire Christian Right Community In My Vagina.”

    November 6th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    In light of the fact that many Americans think it’s totally okay to amend the constitution to repeal or prevent the marriage and family (and human) rights their neighbours, I really needed to revisit Julie Goldman. Do we really need to do this all over again? Really? Margaret Cho had this to say about Prop 8 passing: …I am totally disgusted and furious that now there is a ban on gay marriage in California. So my happiness … READ MORE

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    Hooray for Canzine!

    October 8th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Hotel Canzine is Canada’s Largest Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture, located every year at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. And just in case the shift in weather was getiing you down, this year’s theme is “Comedy.” Sunday, October 26th, 2008 1pm-7 pm The Gladstone Hotel Downtown Toronto, 1214 Queen St. West (Queen just East of Dufferin) $5 admission comes with a free copy of the Fall issue of Broken Pencil Magazine Full schedule after the fold! 1-7pm … READ MORE

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    i heart stephen harper

    October 1st, 2008     by piKe krpan     Comments

    Check out this shrine to sexy Stephen Harper by his biggest fan Ruby: Desire and scrapbooking at The Stephen Harper Fan Club!!! … READ MORE

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    The Abstinence-Only Billboard Hilarity Continues

    September 19th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Thanks to reader Sarah for pointing out the continued absurdity that is abstinence-only billboards. Via. … READ MORE

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    Because Engineers Don’t have Sex?

    September 18th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    So I hate abstinence only education, and I am always grateful that teens have other (better) options available to them. Because let’s face it, sometimes the abstinence only people don’t make a ton of sense. Rumour has it this billboard is over a decade old, but have things really changed all that much? Via. … READ MORE

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    September 12th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    Because it’s Friday, and because I have a big old crush on Eddie Izzard, here’s some YouTube therapy for when your relationship with technology gets that ‘not so fresh’ feeling: … READ MORE

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    rita macneil: feminist threat

    August 5th, 2008     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Okay, so the RCMP spying on women’s groups in the 1970s isn’t totally hilarious, but the idea of them infiltrating Rita MacNeil concerts to catch potential dangerous feminist elements kind of is. According to recently declassified documents, MacNeil was among a group of activist women the RCMP had under observation due to their feminist leanings - of course, back in the 60s and 70s feminism was only the gateway drug, which was sure to lead to … READ MORE

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