Enjoy the Latest Satire Posts

The past couple weeks have been prolific, particularly in satire.

Slackjaw published my piece, Jeff Bezos’s ‘Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power’ Show Notes

And now that I’m a writer for Backyard Church, here’s my two latest articles there:

We’re A Church Who Loves the Idea of Racial Diversity

and

THE END TIMES ARE NEAR!

5 Funny Reads from Slackjaw This week

If you don’t follow Slackjaw on Medium, you really ought to. Endless short humor pieces to help you get through your day.

Everyone can read 5 articles a month for free on Medium’s giant library, but if you subscribe for only 5 dollars a month (imagine paying a dollar for each one of those free ones, then the rest are free—hey, it’s cheaper than the newspaper), you get unlimited access to any article from any publication on Medium.

So to convince you, here are 5 great humor pieces from this week alone from Slackjaw, the premiere humor publication on Medium:

  1. How To Have “The Talk” With Your Child About Weinerville by Caleb Coy
    Yes, that’s me. It’s mine. But hey, I’m real proud of it. And my brother is real proud of it. Sooner or later, you might have to talk to your child about getting weinerized.
  2. Quiz: Are You At A 90 Minute Hot Power Yoga Class, Or A Medieval Public Execution? by Luke Strathmann
    “Everyone’s dehydrated, and sometimes there are goats.”
  3. Real Friends Never Say “Good-Bye.” They Say “I Should Really Let You Go” And Then Keep Talking by Lily Hirsch
    “If I said “good-bye,” you’d basically assume I’m dying. And a real friend would never make you deal with death when no one has actually died.”
  4. Introducing The Tragedy Flag: The First Ever Flag Made To Stay At Half-Staff by Adam Dietz
    “With The Tragedy Flag, you’ll never have to mournfully lower your flag again! And you’ll never have to raise it again either, not that you ever get a chance to on account of the daily gun violence.”
  5. The Philosophy Major’s Guide To Small Talk by Alex Baia
    “Need help finding anything?”
    “Not unless I have free will.”

New Personal Essay in Potomac Review

I just received my copy of issue 70 of Potomac Review. Some great poetry, essays, and short stories are included, as well as my latest essay, “In Maggie’s Shadow,” about my visit to a haunted plantation house and subsequently being stranded on a boat.

Order a copy here!

Here’s a preview:

New Piece in McSweeney’s

Hey folks. Got a new piece in McSweeney’s.

“I finally get to be my own boss. As soon as I pick up this guy’s laundry. And take this lady’s three dachshunds for a walk. And deliver this milkshake to wherever.”

check out my latest bit, CAPITALISM GIVES ME THE FREEDOM TO PURSUE AS MANY SIDE GIGS AS I WANT TO PAY OFF MY INCREASING BILLS AND LOANS.

Straight out of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Ernest Hemingway’s Lost Pickup Lines—published in Slackjaw

“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright. If you give me your number.”

Hey readers. Ever wanted to read Ernest Hemingway’s lost pickup lines? Well now you can.

I just published the list in Slackjaw. Check it out here.

New Story in The Coachella Review

Hey readers, do you like murder mysteries? Well, I was totally into them before they were big.

Here’s a murder mystery that’s so obscure you’ve probably never heard of it.

You should check out “It Was The Hipster Who Done It,” my latest short story appearing in The Coachella Review. I mean, come on, it’s the perfect place for such a story to appear.

You can find it here.

See if you can solve the mystery. Not that I wanna dragoon you into it.

Don’t Look Up: A Christian Apologetic?

I know what you’re thinking: Don’t go there. The Netflix hit Don’t Look Up is a political satire and an allegory for climate change. There is no Christian subtext.

Ok, the movie obviously wasn’t written by a baptist studio, an evangelical media startup, or Kirk Cameron. It was written by a liberal comedian. And the idea of a random comet hitting earth and destroying all human life for no reason contrasts with the end-times beliefs of most Christians, not to mention the disbelief in climate change by many—but not all—evangelicals.

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