Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>
If you're one of the five remaining speakers of "Yuchi" -- a near-extinct Native American language in Oklahoma -- your tweets will look insane, even to those within your linguistic group. That's because the "@" character is part of your alphabet, so whenever you type it in, Twitter will wrongly thin ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, Huffington Post blogger Will Bower wrote, "This February 7th, 2012, I'll be paying closer attention to Missouri's primary results and asking myself 'What if Missourians had been able to go first this time 'round?'"
Bower, an outspoken crusader for election reform, proposed ... More >>
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 63 yesterday. She celebrated at a viewing of Inside the State Department, a National Geographic documentary about Madam Secretary's job. They even presented her with a lovely birthday cake.
ForeignPolicy.comSweet dreams, Madam Secretary!Except it loo ... More >>
If you're noticing a lot more royally-hued clothing around you today, it's a good thing. Today's been declared Spirit Day, when people can show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths who suffer bullying in school.Today's purple-fest is the brainchild of Canadian teenager ... More >>
These seven politicians surely have good excuses for their slurred speech and bizarre commentary. They'd probably say they're just fatigued from the road -- or too busy serving the people. Call us cynics, but we happen to think that they're drunk beyond belief after enjoying some of their own secret ... More >>
Eat your fruits and vegetables, already! A Centers for Disease Control study shows that American adults still aren't eating enough vegetables, and they're decreasing their fruit consumption. Only 34% Americans eat more than two servings of fruit a day.
Maybe it's because a Chicago pair has found a ... More >>
Stew SmithAttention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>
During a flight leg in April, [campaign press secretary Robert] Gibbs tried to have a heart-to-heart with Obama. "Are you having any fun at all?" he asked him.
"None," Obama flatly replied.
"Do you see any way we can make it more fun?" Gibbs replied.
So writes President Obama' ... More >>
Following a speech yesterday billed as an effort to brainwash the youth of this nation, but turned out to be nothing more than a harmless pep talk (how shocking!), President Barack Obama took time to answer questions from high school students in Arlington, Virginia. One of those questions came from ... More >>
Former president and peanut farmer-turned-diplomat Jimmy Carter will be at the downtown location of Left Bank Books on February 10.Carter will talk about his latest book, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work. Appropriate timing for such a book, with its instruction manual-like t ... More >>
The election of Barack Obama has apparently turned us into a nation of twelve-year-old girls, with Newsweek, the New York Times and 60 Minutes our Tiger Beat, YM and TRL (RIP).
Here at Gut Check, we follow the reports on the new cabinet with interest -- OMG, is he really g ... More >>