Laughter is the Best Medicine

Seinfeld on top down under

Featured image Jerry Seinfeld is guilty of being a Jewish comedian who supports Israel. Playing to a big audience in Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park last night, he dealt with a “From the river to the sea” heckler for a few minutes. Seinfeld observed: “You’re really influencing everyone here. We’re all on your side now, because you’ve made your point so well, and in the right venue. You’ve come to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is seriously CELEBRATING DADDIES. She writes: Once again, I take pen in hand – or keyboard in stride – to extol the wonderfulness of males in general, but particularly of fathers. It is my honor and privilege so to do. In fact, as a woman, I feel it is incumbent upon me to counter all the “toxic masculinity” garbage heaped for fifty years upon our husbands, fathers, sons, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image The answer is not “long time passing.” Ammo Grrrl wonders WHERE HAVE ALL THE BABIES GONE? She writes: If people are expecting my take on the wretched events of last week, you’re going to be disappointed. First, there is nothing even mildly humorous to say about them and “humor” is my beat. Second, I’m not a lawyer. John and Scott and our lawyer commentariat have covered it so much better »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll recounts SUSAN’S VERY BAD, NO GOOD, TERRIBLE DAY. She writes: Why does it seem that when one thing goes to heck, that a clump totaling three will follow? I have written about bad days before – one during my first year of columnizing included rinsing out the pitcher part of my blender without realizing that with the bottom off, it makes a perfect funnel. Sadly, pointed directly at »

Hackneyed driver

Featured image The Biden campaign staged a pre-celebratory event outside the Trump trial in Manhattan this morning. They publicized it in an announcement intended to attract the attention of their supporters in the press. The press conference was strategically located outside the courthouse where Trump is on trial. The Biden campaign is holding a press conference soon outside of the Manhattan courthouse, where Trump’s defense team is set to give closing arguments. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is pretty sure that AFAB IS A FIB AND GIVES ME AFiB. She writes: So I go to a nice, respected MEDICAL site to find out how much potassium is in a baked potato, okay? At a recent medical check-up, my potassium levels were measured and found wanting. Anyway, at this site, there’s a nice long article about why potassium is important, a list of foods that are »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image It’s not Ammo Grrrll who is RUINING MOVIES. She writes: Well, friends, the last two Friday columns were pretty serious. It’s time to get back to “narishkeit” – foolishness. And, I hope, a little well-deserved timeout from all the relentless bad news. My own President – installed through no fault of my own — is on the side of Hamas. It doesn’t get any more depressing than that. But, I »

More Wittenburg Door Back Stories

Featured image As Steve recalled in his tribute to the Wittenburg Door, “Frankie Schaeffer later became a disgraceful leftist, repudiating his father’s worthy life work and legacy.” Frankie’s father is Francis A. Schaeffer, founder of the L’Abri international study center in Switzerland and author of The God Who is There, first published in 1968, and How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture, from 1976. As »

Seinfeld plays Duke

Featured image Jerry Seinfeld delivered the commencement address at Duke University’s 2024 university-wide commencement ceremony in Wallace Wade Stadium yesterday. Seinfeld took the occasion to make the case for comedy and humor, both by example and by advice (starting at about 11:45). Seinfeld is a man not entirely in tune with the times, either in his defense of humor or otherwise. He urged the graduates to take advantage of their privilege. As »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image BRIDESMAIDS OF HAMAS — not better than brides. Ammo Grrrll writes: Some years ago in the U.K. a 15-year-old ninny decided to run to Syria to become a “Bride of ISIS.” When the reality of that life sank in, of course she demanded to be let BACK IN to the U.K. She even claimed she would be a force to fight terrorism if allowed to come home. By some miracle, »

From the mixed-up files, Gaza Solidarity Camp edition

Featured image In the eruption of support for Hamas and hatred of the Jewish people at Columbia University’s Gaza Solidarity Encampment, we have discovered a humorous sidebar. Olivia Reingold originally dredged up lost-and-found entries from the mixed-up files of the encampment and posted them on X. I’m in the lost and found chat for Columbia’s encampment, where a comrade is currently freaking out that their other comrades might steal their Adderall prescription. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not among those CHOOSING “VICTIMHOOD” FOR FUN AND PROFIT. She writes: Let us assume for the moment that a woman who has 20 years of experience as an executive secretary, types 100 wpm, can take shorthand like a tape recorder, and is smart as a whip, discreet, well-groomed, and pleasant to all is also a few pounds north of what is an acceptable weight for a woman »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reports: DOOM-SCROLLING TAKES A HOLIDAY! Commenter-Con3 in the Rearview Mirror (things are closer than they appear). She writes: Well, Commenter-Con3 (April 14-16) has come and gone and, as my hometown newspaper used to report on all social gatherings, “a good time was had by all!” I TRIED asking attendees to hold off a week on discussing CC3 because I had an earlier – now defunct — version of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Hey, you, you may or may not want to MIND THE GAP! Ammo Grrrll writes: My dear friend from teenage years on, who was married to a Brit for a considerable period of time, told me that British culture, while generally kind, polite, and tolerant, tends to be much more risk-averse than American culture. The Brits believe it is wholly good to protect their citizens from any and all behaviors »

Judge Noreika: Dad not picking on Hunter

Featured image Abbe Lowell is the attorney for Hunter Biden in the criminal proceedings that have been brought against him. I’ve observed a time or two before that Lowell will say approximately anything on Biden’s behalf in return for his compensation in the cases. Judge Maryellen Noreika asked the question that crushed the sweetheart plea deal arranged for Hunter. She says as much about Lowell as I do above in denying his »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll contemplates RENEWAL AND RENAISSANCE. She writes: Every single winter in Minnesota – and several summers here in Arizona – I have looked in dismay at the trees and other dormant, frozen, or parched foliage in my yard and said, “Well, THAT ain’t comin’ back.” And I am always wrong. It feels good to be wrong. That which looks dead and gone springs to life, warms the heart, and »

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Featured image I’m not a fan of the Star Tribune, yet keeping up with it is an occupational necessity for me. The Star Tribune dominates the local news in roughly the same fashion that the New York times dominates the national news. It sets the agenda for other outlets that chase its tail. Over at Alpha News, we seek to fill the void created by the Star Tribune and its uncompetitive competitors. »