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Jest Books Were the 16th-Century Version of Insult Comedy
Think Don Rickles crossed with Shakespeare.
April 20, 2017
When the FBI Was Asked to Investigate Groucho Marx Over a (Silly) Joke
"Please, Mr. Hoover."
April 14, 2017
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The "Seinfeld" diner.
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The Enduring Mystery of the 'Fool's Cap Map of the World'
The full meaning of this 16th-century illustration may never be understood.
February 13, 2017
When J. Edgar Hoover Told Some Cringeworthy Jokes Just Before He Died
It was during a rare public appearance.
November 16, 2016
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The Town of Bulls
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Why Linguists are Fascinated by the American Jewish Accent
The linguistic field of prosody, the story of melody, pitch, and other hard-to-study verbal traits, is suddenly hot.
September 26, 2016
How a Portuguese-to-English Phrasebook Became a Cult Comedy Sensation
Meet 1883's most absurd language guide.
June 29, 2016
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Mel Brooks Handprint
There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
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The True Story of Roland the Farter, and How the Internet Killed Professional Flatulence
December 28, 2015
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