Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

When you can’t forgive, forget; when you can’t forget, accept…

…But whatever you do, try not to vent.

When an ex-boyfriend broke up with me two years ago, the time I didn’t spend crying and listening to Adele, was spent recounting all of his repulsive and annoying tendencies to my friends.

When I wasn’t making fun of his terrible fashion sense or that unfortunate “surfing accident” scar (cough cough, it was really just a birthmark, cough cough), I was waging my own personal war against his new girlfriend. Venting about my failed relationship had become an addiction that I just couldn’t kick.

I thought that venting about my problems would make me feel better at the time, but looking back on it, my venting just brought about more bad feelings. According to a study at Kent University, those who vent about stressful events in their lives can actually do more harm to themselves than good in getting those feelings out.  “Venting is not an effective strategy for anyone trying to cope,” said Ohio State University professor Brad Bushman in an article by TODAY Health.


Gone are the disappointment tinged days of last week, as I actually got some reading done this week.  That’s right, I’m back on track, having had some quality time with two different books this week.

“Norwood” by Charles Portis

The Believer, a great magazine that everyone who has even the slightest interest in culture should read, calls Charles Portis “Cormac McCarthy with a sense of humor.”  While I like both authors plenty, I don’t know if that is a very apt description for Mr. Portis.  Yeah, a lot of his stuff has this western frontier/pioneering feel and setting, but that’s most of what there is to the comparison.  Portis’ work can stand on its own, he should need to be compared to others just to get people to open his books.  The magazine is right about his sense of humor though, this guy is funny as fuck.

Line Belgium! (image from flickr)

Line Belgium! (image from flickr)

“Norwood,” published in 1966 is Portis’ first novel, and while I usually tend to avoid debuts (with a few exceptions they’re often for completists only), this book feels like the work of a writer truly confident in his abilities.  Much of this can probably be tied back to the fact that Portis had spent the previous decade as a professional journalist. (more…)

“You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.”

-Wedding Crashers

This guy must be a charmer

This guy must be a charmer.

I found this gem parked – on the wrong side of the street – at the 800 block of Ackerman at about 4:30 this afternoon. Wish I had met the driver. Thank God for camera phones.

~ Liam

Thursday = Humor and Sex at JERK

Posted: October 30, 2008 by jerkmag in VICES -- sex, drugs & alcohol
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Bonjour again,

Today! Check out humor columnist Kyle Adams post on retarded four leggers who find their way onto airport runways…

Read on for today’s funny biznass from the JERK staff…