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The Bread Index
Article
Health, social problems linked to bread.
Capitalism is Icky!
Photo/Image/Poster
1977
Cynicism From Above: Cynicism From Below
Swift, Richard
Article
1980
The state bureaucracies of Eastern Europe are unable to accept any challenge to their right to decide and control.
Expand your knowledge by getting advice from the experts!
Article
2001
Public opinion plays a key role in government spending decisions, and one of the most effective ways to influence public opinion is through the media. A single appearance on television, for example, g...
Going to the Dogs (and Babies): Against The Current vol. 89
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2000
Activists are attempting to end the practice of terminating racing greyhounds that run out of the money. The dog-racing industry will retort that that's going to make it harder to motivate the ones th...
Hundreds of Proofs of God's Existence
Article
From the Atheists of Silicon Valley Humor Page.
Microsoft vs. General Motors
Article
If Microsoft made cars.
Onion, The
Website
News satire.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Postmodernism Generator
Bulhak, Andrew C.
Website
2000
A computer program written by Andrew. C. Bulhak using the Dada Engine, a system for generating random text. Each time you click on the page, it generates a brand-new postmodernist essay, completely me...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Random Shots: Annals of Combat: Against The Current vol. 90
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Even if Nader were elected president, the multi-national corporations would be reluctant to give up their dictatorial power. That's when we bring out the rifles.
Random Shots: New and Old Millenia: Against The Current vol. 85
Kampfer, R. F.
Article
2000
Kampfer prepared for Y2K by stockpiling ammunition. He figured that would get him anything else he needed.
Bird and Fortune - Subprime Crisis
Bird, John; Fortune, John
Film/Video
2008
The Subprime mortgage crisis explained. John Bird and John Fortune (the Long Johns) brilliantly, and accurately, describing the mindset of the investment banking community in this satirical interview.
Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity
Sokal, Alan
Article
1996
Alan Sokal submitted this parody of postmodernism, poststructuralist theory, deconstruction, and political moralism to the journal Social Text. The editors failed to spot the hoax and published it as ...
Whoops Apocalypse
Book
1982
Whoops Apocalypse sets the scene for The Last Story Ever Told.
Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools
Wollman, Neil (ed.)
Book
1985
A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.

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Improbable Research
What is Improbable Research? Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Improbable Research is the name of our organization. We collect (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. We publish a magaz...

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Artybollocks Generator
http://artybollocks.com/
2010
Do you hate having to write your own artist statement? Generate your own artist statement for free, and if you don't like it, generate another one. Feel free to use the statements with funding applica...
The Encyclopedia of American Comics
From 1897 to the Present
Goulart, Ron (Ed.)
1990
A reference work of over a 1000 entries devoted to the phenomenon of the American comic, covering almost a century of comic production from the introduction of the genre in 1897 to the latest (1990) s...
Fire Ants Are Being Laced with Homosexual Chemtrails to Bite Christians And Convert Them To Homosexuality
Dalton, Dennis
2015
The homosexual chemtrail concoction contains a high concentration of gay endorphins. Sources confirm that several exclusive gay clubs collected the spent sweats of late-night homosexuality, then sent...
500 Letters
A form which automatically generates artist's statements.
International Book of Comics
Gifford, Denis
1984
First appearing in 1984, the book takes a nostalgic look at comics from the early and latter day British strips and comic books, right through to Continental European publications, and North American ...
Joke
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
19 Cats Who Need To Check Their Privilege
Social justice isn’t just for humans.
Notopoulos, Katie
Social justice isn’t just for humans.
Random Shots: Balkan Wars, Now and Then
Against The Current vol. 81
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
At the NATO summit, it was decided that the organization would not tolerate genocide if practiced by non-members who did not possess nuclear weapons and were within artillery range of Europe.
Random Shots: Daimler and Dubya Chronicles
Against The Current vol. 91
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Daimler-Chrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp has pledged not to sell off the Chrysler division. Not that anyone was lining up to buy it. All the same to us on the line: If you're not the lead dog, the scener...
Random Shots: Dubya's Many Axes of Evil
Against The Current vol. 97
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
The concept of an Axis of Evil seems to derive from a 1942 Captain Marvel comic-book series about the Monster Society of Evil. Of course, that's a little before Dubya's time.
Random Shots: Go And Do Likewise
Against The Current vol. 83
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
Most of us are glad to see a spouse commit a misdemeanor, e.g. violating a diet or a budget. It gives us license to go and do likewise.
Random Shots: Life Imitates Art
Against The Current vol. 100
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
In the movie version of “The Sum of all Fears,” the terrorist nuke is hidden in a cigarette vending machine. In real life, if placed in an underground parking garage, it would have been ripped off in ...
Random Shots: Notes for Life Under Siege
Against The Current vol. 95
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
When one thinks of of communities around the world that have been under siege for decades, one wonders how the U.S. will cope in the absence of a quick fix. Return to normal? This is normal for a lot ...
Random Shots: Of Drugs and Diamonds
Against The Current vol. 99
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Marx characterized religion as the opium of the people. For some cults, it seems to act more like viagra.
Random Shots: People and Other Animals
Against The Current vol. 88
Kampfer, R.F.
2000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken out an ad urging college students to drink beer instead of milk, to avoid exploiting cows. Sounds like a good excuse to me.
Random Shots: Pirates, Gladiators and Assassins
Against The Current vol. 96
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Dubya may come to regret his efforts to classify his crusade against terrorism as a war. The legal ramifications of waging war against a non-governmental organization may keep the lawyers busy for gen...
Random Shots: Stranger Than Cinema
Against The Current vol. 87
Kampfer, R.F.
2000
Looking at the Elión Gonzalez case, how many people remember “Popi,” a 1969 movie starring Alan Arkin as a poor Puerto Rican janitor who tries to put his kids on Easy Street by passing them off as Cub...
Random Shots: Teens and Other Freaks
Against The Current vol. 94
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Many parents are annoyed by the popularity of “freak-dancing” among today's teenagers. Of course, annoying parents is the teenagers' main purpose in life.
Random Shots: Tender Loving Care
Against The Current vol. 92
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
A kinky personal ad?
Random Shots: That Was the War That Was
Against The Current vol. 82
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
Notice how quickly the Chinese government reined in those public demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Perhaps they remembered Wellington's attitude towards expressions of opinions by the tro...
Random Shots: The Kings of the World
Against The Current vol. 98
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Carrying on a tradition dating back to the Crimean war, they've come out with a set of trading cards for the Dubya Crusade. The cards used to come with cigarettes, then bubble gum. Now all you get is ...
Random Shots: The Prices of Progress
Against The Current vol. 93
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Back in 1965 you could fill your gas tank for $3. Of course, that was two hours pay back then.
Random Shots: In Praise of Viagra Mania
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
Comments on random current news topics
Random Shots: Red Flags Over Motor City
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
THE GOOD NEWS is that there were about a million people waving red flags in the streets of Detroit. The bad news is that it was on account of some hockey game. Comments on random current news topics.

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Research that makes people laugh and then think.