Posts in category "Satire"

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 »

Jack of all trades, rockstar in my own mind

Jack of all trades, rockstar in my own mind
Tonight’s assignment, sent to us at 9:00 PM CDT is to write a blog on the following subject and publish it exactly at 10:00 PM: “Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at.” I spent the first five minutes staring at it, trying to decide if that “at” is a dangling... Read more »

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?
          The only problem with getting a topic at 9:00 PM about which you must publish a finished, cogent blog by 10:00 PM is…the whole thing.  That’s the problem, the whole thing. Producing an impromptu blog in an hour isn’t necessarily harder than having all day to do it, especially when... Read more »
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FOX News says video was doctored, South Carolina man was actually running toward police officer

FOX News says video was doctored, South Carolina man was actually running toward police officer
FOX News has released a report this morning that the video of North Charleston (SC) Patrolman Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott in the back as Scott was running away from Slager had been altered. According to analysts at FOX, Mr. Slager was running toward Patrolman Slager, causing the officer to draw his gun and fire. ... Read more »