Hamilton Nolan · 04/15/16 01:35PM

A serious essay on Anti-Rich Prejudice: “When I discuss unfair treatment of successful businessmen, I almost always hear comments like, ‘Oh, boohoo. What do the rich have to complain about? Look at everything they have!’ This reflects a crass materialism, which amounts to the notion that money solves everything.”

Who Is Dumber, Democrats or Republicans? 

Hamilton Nolan · 03/31/15 03:23PM

Here in the liberal media, we all like to joke, in our little liberal elite cabal, about how dumb Republicans are. And Republicans sure are dumb! But are they dumber than Democrats?

Mitt Romney, Bad Comedian

Hamilton Nolan · 01/19/15 09:32AM

Politics is often comedy. The fact that the robotic and unloveable Mitt Romney may run for president again is funny enough. But Mitt Romney running for president on an anti-poverty platform is truly a comic masterpiece.

Time to Retire, Dave Barry

Hamilton Nolan · 12/29/14 12:30PM

I'm not "too cool" to admit that Dave Barry was funny. Dave Barry was funny. Was funny. I'm saddened to announce that Dave Barry's funny days are now over.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/30/14 12:35PM

"If you were to tell me in the afterlife that a total nobody defiled my corpse, I'd be pissed. But if you said that my lifeless shell had rough sex with a mortuary worker who later became Alex Trebek, I'd feel some pride in that." The Dilbert guy still hasn't lost his heartwarming comedic touch.

Despicable War Criminals Joke About Torture

Hamilton Nolan · 10/09/13 03:26PM

Dick "Dick" Cheney, the Batman villainesque architect of a needless imperial war who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of needless human deaths, got together with some of his pals this week to chuckle about torture.

How to Use Humor on the Internet

Hamilton Nolan · 01/31/13 10:51AM

This week, internet website "The Awl" sparked a minor uproar when it ran an article parodying the voice of Business Insider's Henry Blodget under Blodget's byline—when, in fact, the article was written by someone at The Awl, as a parody. It's not hard to see the potential for confusion. How is the average reader supposed to know that Henry Blodget himself did not label his own career "a testament to the total decline in the traditional concepts of personal responsibility and moral behavior?"

Butt Have Our Backsides Bottomed Out? Let's Ass-ess

Hamilton Nolan · 01/16/12 09:36AM

Haha, get ready, media-savvy internet readers, because the august New York Times, the Grey Lady, the Paper of Record, has written a whole story about big butts (bottoms). Can you imagine the jibes that online rascals without a care in the world for decorum will come up with about this one??? Someone hide the children, other than the ones who like big butts and cannot lie—we're butting into your business butt good, regarding large butts!

Iowan Simpletons Successfully Trolled

Hamilton Nolan · 12/14/11 10:45AM

Those of you who are from or who currently live in one of America's more backwards states (Southern states, Southwestern states, all middle American states, or any part of any state on either coast outside of a major metropolitan area) know that there are few pleasures easier or more satisfying than making fun of America's more backward states. I mean, you don't have to be some great wit. A half-dumb child could easily offend a resident of, say, Georgia. And could probably do so more easily than a more eloquent critic, given the state's average reading comprehension.

Maybach Is Dead, and (Joke About Rappers)

Hamilton Nolan · 11/30/11 10:26AM

After a solid decade in the "luxury cars whose jaw-dropping price tags are a marketing tool rather than an accurate reflection of the cost of the good in question" business, Daimler is putting an end to its Maybach line, due to the fact that it somehow did not make a profit even though you could buy enough Lexuses to form a Voltron-like robot for the price of a single Maybach. Anyhow. On to the real news here:

Stock Market Just a Bad Comedy Routine Now

Hamilton Nolan · 08/11/11 03:27PM

Time for the Bizarro Dow Jones Roller Coaster report of the day! To recap: Monday, the Dow fell 635 points. Tuesday, it rose by 430 points. Wednesday, it fell by 520 points. And today? Take a moment to guess.