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You might have heard that Mark Twain’s autobiography is going to be published this fall—the real one, not the abridged, expurgated, censored, compromised, cleaned-up, Sunday school superintendent version that’s circulated over the years. 5,000 pages of sheer bile, cussedness, and truth-telling is what’s promised, and I’m ready to pre-order Volume One.

June 17th, 2010 | Comments (54)


Today’s Defendant: The Simpsons Statement of the Grand Inquisitor: We might as well stop beating around the bush and have the whole show canonized, if that’s possible. If not, all the characters can be saints, right? Or would it have…

October 17th, 2008 | Leave Comment

DAILY INQUISITION: Taxing Joe the Plumber

Today’s Defendant: Joe the Plumber Statement of the Grand Inquisitor: Oh, this guy’s got to pay. Joe the Plumber, aka Joe Wurzelbacher—or maybe his name’s actually Samuel and he isn’t a licensed plumber–but regardless he’s an arrogant bald-headed prick who’s…

October 16th, 2008 | Leave Comment