humor & satire
Resources I am personally connected with and also local/Washington state ones are listed first, then national, international and internet-only ones.
Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. ~ Sid Caesar
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~ William James
Jim's Sunday Sermon - by Jim Brochu. Steve Schalchlin, Jim's partner, writes: "WARNING!!!! ... The contents of this site are sarcastic and irreverent. ... Leading professionals believe he may have some unresolved anger issues regarding the way people have used and misused the Bible. He was raised Roman Catholic and after he met me, raised Missionary Baptist, he was introduced to the idea of taking what Baptists call "a literal interpretation of the Bible." Then, some readers challenged him to "read his Bible." So, with a totally honest intention, he began reading it from the beginning and was so shocked by its contents, he began writing this. Some conservative Christian friends of mine, upon reading his take on scripture, wrote and said that it "hurt" them. So, unless you come into this with an open mind -- and can take some critical sarcasm of the text of the Bible -- I suggest you skip this. I want to emphasize that this is an honest attempt to interpret what he has read, but he is a comedian, so he might not be seen as serious, heaven forbid. Have compassion for his journey." http://www.bonusround.com/jimmy/sundaysermon.html and see Jim's site: http://www.jimbrochu.com/
Note: These explorations of the bible were a part of Steve and Jim's journey toward the creation of their wonderful musical,
The Big Voice: God or Merman. http://www.thebigvoice.com
Schmuck University, aka Schmuck U - by Michael Prolman of Sapphire Press - This humor website about obnoxious and immoral people grew out of the publisher’s observation that schmucks tend to operate in the same ways, as if they were trained in the same school, and his personal experience as a sole proprietor, an employee at several Fortune 1000 corporations, a naive young man, and a driver in Boston. http://www.schmucku.com/