Posts in category "Satire"

August Blogapalooz Offers So Many Choices, So Little Time

August Blogapalooz Offers So Many Choices, So Little Time
The last Wednesday of each month is reserved for “Blogapalooz Hour.”  At 9:00 PM on that day a topic is emailed to all ChicagoNow bloggers and we are challenged to post a relevant blog in one hour. Today, we have an extra 4-1/2 hours to construct our response and we can choose a topic from... Read more »

Donald Trump's Letter of Intent to Melania

Donald Trump's Letter of Intent to Melania
One can only speculate about the state of Donald Trump’s marriage, but if Melania ever kicked his bloated ass out, he would probably write her a letter and have Sean Spicer read it aloud in a press briefing.  Following is that letter, as I imagine it: From the Orifice of the President   Dear my... Read more »

A Jewish Perspective of the Human Condition

A Jewish Perspective of the Human Condition
This is an old and a-bit-too-long joke that subtly highlights qualities that have enabled Jews to survive into the 21st Century: Wisdom, wit, patience and a finely honed sense of irony. Abe and Sarah had been married for 40 years, but Abe’s tepid performance in the boudoir had been putting Sarah’s boots to sleep. After... Read more »
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Climate change deniers have earned their rightful place in history

Climate change deniers have earned their rightful place in history
August 2016 tied the record previously held by July 2016 as the hottest month ever recorded.  Usually, July is the hottest month of any year. 2016 will very likely be the hottest year since they first began keeping those records 137 years ago. Nonetheless, come November and December, here in the Northern Hemisphere it will... Read more »

Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV

Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV
It’s the last Wednesday of the month and this is Blogapalooz Hour, right in the middle of the Democratic National Convention. I’ve been watching presidential nominating conventions for a long time, but this is different.  We just nominated a woman to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.  This is really something.... Read more »

Donald Trump, alphabetically speaking

Donald Trump, alphabetically speaking
This is just a little word play.  Following the GOP presumptive nominee’s lead, I tried to think of disparaging descriptives like, “lying Ted,” “little Marco” and “crooked Hillary.” My goal was to come up with 3 words for each letter of the alphabet which might apply to Don the Con.  It’s meant to be funny,... Read more »
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Won't you be my neighbor

Won't you be my neighbor
This being the last Wednesday of the month, an email has just arrived in the inboxes of all ChicagoNow bloggers saying the following: “Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: ‘Write a letter to a celebrity (rock star,... Read more »

Drone crash kills roofer, puppy saved

Drone crash kills roofer, puppy saved
Two drones, both on experimental delivery missions from two of America’s largest retailers crashed today over a house in a suburb north of Chicago.  Both drones were making deliveries to the Lincolnwood (IL) house over which they crashed. In the wake of the crash, the falling UAVs (Unmanned Airborne Vehicles) knocked a workman off the... Read more »

Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler and Jon Stewart is still just a comedian

Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler and Jon Stewart is still just a comedian
Hulk Hogan was recently booted from the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) for racially charged rants dating back to 2012 and 2007.  The only real surprise is that we’re just hearing about it. Now we know four things about Hulk Hogan.  He’s a racist, he used (uses?) steroids, he’s a bit of an over-actor, both in... Read more »
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O say can you "C - word"

O say can you "C - word"
Paula Deen’s in the news again, this time for some brown paint on her son’s face.  Some “I Love Lucy” thing tweeted out by her social secretary.  Not a Paula Deen fan, but this one’s really stretching the politically correct banner to its limits. Last time Deen was in trouble it involved the n-word and... Read more »