Category Archives: Humor

John Oliver tackles presidential prevarication


We found much amusement in the surge of support America’s church-going Christians were to eager to jump on President Pussygrabber’s bandwagon.

After all, the founder of the religion once declared of the devil, “When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

And if anything else, Donald Drumpf is a liar, and not a particularly good one at that.

Let John Oliver school you in this, the just aired endition of his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:

Trump vs. Truth: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Program notes:

Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president’s media diet.

The almost laughable lies of Kellyanne Conway


They would be entirely laughable if she was simply the crazy cat lady down the street, bus as a senior advisor to the President, it’s downright scary.

The Daily Show does a deft turn with her prodigious prevarication:

Kellyanne Conway’s Artful Deceptions: The Daily Show 

Program notes:

Michelle Wolf breaks down Kellyanne Conway’s skillful ability to spin the Trump administration’s missteps, from shifting blame onto other people to blatantly lying.

A Dutch treat: Welcoming President Ponygrabber


Anjen Lunbach, the Netherlands’ counterpart to John Oliver, offered a Dutch treat for the Donald on his weekly comedy series for Dutch Public Televenision, Zondag met Lubach [Sunday with Lubach].

It’s got blackface, jokes about a disabled government official [Jetta Klijnsma, State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment], and, of course “a really, really great wall” — in short, something to offend everyone:

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

Program notes:

The whole world was watching for the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States: Donald J. Trump. Because we realize it’s better for us to get along, we decided to introduce our tiny country to him. In a way that will probably appeal to him the most.

Voice-over: Greg Shapiro

Headline of the day: He’s got an offer for Donald


No response tweeted yet by his tiny, tiny fingers.

From the London Daily Mail:

‘I wanna sing HIGHWAY TO HELL’: Alec Baldwin says he wants to perform famous AC/DC song at Trump’s inauguration as the president-elect fails to find musicians to participate

  • Alec Baldwin says he wants to perform AC/DC’s hit song ‘Highway to Hell’ at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20
  • Baldwin, who famously impersonates Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, expressed interest on his Twitter on Friday morning
  •  Baldwin also said that the inauguration marks ‘the beginning of the countdown to when he [Trump] will be gone’
  • Trump, who has openly expressed distaste for Baldwin’s SNL performances, has been having trouble booking stars for his January inauguration

Why comedians are our best Trump news source


American journalism has long been afflicted with the notion of objectivity, and objectivity of a peculiar nature.

We can’t even begin to number the times editors had told us “be sure to get the other wide.”

The notion of “the other side” is inherently flawed, the concept that truth is like a sheet of paper: First you see one side, then turn it over and you see the other side.

Fix news managed to invert the usual standards by offering “the other side of the story,” giving us the first overt American mainstream propaganda outlet of our own lifetime.

But truth isn’t bipolar. It’s multidimensional, and however thoroughly you dig, there’s always more to the story.

Even more significantly, sometimes the story is so absurdly obviously that that any pretense of objectivity lends it a dignity it doesn’t possess.

As in the case of our President-elect.

We offer two examples of the only way news make sense in the Trumpian era.

First up, a segment from Late Night with Seth Meyers:

Donald Trump’s False Claims and Foreign Policy Moves: A Closer Look

Program note:

Seth takes a closer look at Presidential-elect Trump’s willingness to make false claims and his shoot-from-the-hip foreign policy approach.

And then this from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:

The Big Lie

Program note:

When you’re president, you can tell whatever lies you want. They just let you do it.

As Walter Cronkite, America’s most trusted television newsman of esnl’s early journalism years, used to say:

esnl exclusive: Lost footage of Trump’s early years


Through our long, arduous hours pent hunched over our computer, we have managed to discover long-lost footage of the early year’s of President Pussygrabber’s early years.

Yep, we discovered that before he became the self-proclaimed billionaire entrepreneur, Littlefingers worked as a corporate pitchman, playing the role of Joe Isuzu to hustle for Japan’s Isuzu Motors, back in the days when they sold cars in the U.S. market, an effort since abandoned.

Here are some of his finest works, via Richard Arnold:

Joe Isuzu


Okay, so it’s not really the Trumpster, but you gotta admit the character played by actor David Leisure [a name that really suits him] really, really comes off a lot like the man made president even though he lost the popular vote by a large margin, then made up Joe Isuzu-worthy lie about the reasons why, a lie so idiotic it drew this reaction from CNN’s Alysin Camerota:

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And now for something completely different. . .


There’s a month left before New Year’s, but the past 11 months have already been too much for Canadian comedian/singers Flo & Joan [sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey] to compose a [NSFW] maledictory valedictory for 2016, a year that’s already earned its placed in the Gregorian Calendar Hall of Shame.

From Flo & Joan:

The 2016 Song

Program note:

Flo & Joan’s 2016 song

DISCLAIMER: We got our facts wrong and it wasn’t a bombing in Nice. We’re sorry for any offence this may have caused.

H/T to Metafilter.