After the auspicious stepping-down of former tan mom/emotional dad John Boehner, and the subsequent withdrawal of speaker candidate Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican party is at a loss, grasping for straws — or anyone who will volunteer to lead the party. Meanwhile, the Democrats are having a jolly good laugh at the whole thing, seizing the golden opportunity to seem “personable” — not in calculated way.
Earlier today, a man learned the hard way that, no matter how funny your joke might be, it's never a good idea to make it if it's subject is dynamite and you're in an airport. When a TACA Airlines agent asked Alejandro Hurtado if he was carrying any hazardous materials, Hurtado joked that he packed dynamite in his luggage.
UConn, America's foremost institution of sports riots and male rage, is in uproar after student-run (and student-funded) television network UCTV aired a sketch comedy segment that depicted a crying girl using a blue-light phone while fleeing a possible rapist. As she attempts to escape, the robotic blue-light voices call her a "cock gobbler," a "stinky bitchy," a "blonde bitch," and a "howler monkey bitch" who is "crying rape." The sketch ends with the girl falling to the ground after her attacker strangles her in a dark parking lot.