P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.
I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.
I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy.
Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list.
Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.
When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry, due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).
Latest from P.J. Gladnick
Comedian Tom Arnold's funniest performance might have happened on the evening of June 22. He didn't even intend to be funny but his epic meltdown during his interview about the supposed Trump tapes with Poppy Harlow who was substituting for Erin Burnett is destined to be viewed by millions as comedy relief. Besides the hilarious notion that he and former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen are buddies despite only a chance meeting for a quick selfie photo, Arnold experienced two embarrassingly long brain freezes during the interview.
"Democracy Dies in Darkness" or, according to Rolling Stone writer Ana Marie Cox, Democracy Dies in Duluth. Yes, that is her premise as she paints a condescending picture of those attending the June 20 rally for President Donald Trump in Duluth, Minnesota.
On June 19, Atlantic magazine writer Uri Friedman stated that although he didn't think the Singapore Summit accomplished much last week, he now believes that the "results are actually of considerable consequence."
Liberal historian and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham compares Donald Trump to former Democrat governor of Alabama George Wallace on Wednesday's Morning Joe show.
Remember how many members of the mainstream media derided the video that President Donald Trump gave to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? They wrote it off as something like a mere elevator pitch video for selling timeshares. Well, that was the first impression of CNN host Michael Smerconish...until he watched it a second time and came to realize that it could be a very effective video.
"Don't worry. Tom Arnold is on it and I'm Tom Arnold."
That was Tom Arnold promoting his upcoming television show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold. However the only thing Arnold seemed to be on during his recent interview on the Daily Wire's Michael Knowles Show podcast was a variety of stimulants judging from his unhinged rants about President Trump being a "Russian asset" backed up by nothing since he was unable to provide any evidence for his wild claim.
A clip of Ben Rhodes reacting with shock to Hillary Clinton's loss as chronicled in the documentary The Final Year has become a viral comedy meme on YouTube.
The public image of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has hit an all-time low. The obvious reason is that after a year of intense investigations and indictments, they are still unrelated to his mission. Even the leftist Nation magazine has noticed that "The Mueller Indictments Still Don't Add Up to Collusion."
Washington Post reporter Avi Selk went through the pretense that some reporters, when watching the White House video in Korean, thought it was propaganda from North Korea. Another way for reporters hostile towards Trump to disingenuously take a shot at him.
USA Today couldn't hide its disdain for President Donald Trump which was reflected in their downbeat report on the upcoming Singapore Summit. They also cited a political science professor based in South Korea who suffers from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Former lethargic Politico labor reporter Mike Elk is back and funnier than ever...despite his intentions.
When President Donald Trump spoke to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the phone recently he jokingly told him that "Didn't you guys burn down the White House during the War of 1812?" This triggered CNN's Jim Acosta to tweet a "correction" on Wednesday.The problem is Acosta's correction was wrong as even the liberal New Republic pointed out shortly afterwards.
If you have been paying attention to the book tour by former president Bill Clinton and author James Patterson plugging their novel, you are probably most likely to remember the contentious Today show interview conducted by NBC's Craig Melvin in which Clinton was pressed on the matter of sexual harassment. However, almost lost in this controversy is their novel which they supposedly wrote together, The President Is Missing.
A new book by Stephen Greenblatt makes rather clumsy comparisons between William Shakespeare's tyrants in his plays and Donald Trump. Reviewers at the Los Angeles Times and Vox are fans.
The Hollywood Reporter is hyping how Chris Hayes is #1 in something called "Social Media Ranking." This has nothing to do with actual audience size which remains much smaller than that of Fox News star Tucker Carlson in the same time period.
The New York Times has reported that porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has solicited money from Democrats despite his denial that he never actively sought to raise money from major political donors.
A transcript is below but you really, really have to watch the video of New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on Tuesday's Morning Joe begging the viewers to vote Democrat in the midterms to get a full sense of his angst. His obvious desperation was written all over his face and was so over the top as to cause him to drop any pretense of non-partisanship (as if he had any) and urge everyone who could hear him to go full out Democrat in the midterm elections in order to put a check on President Donald Trump.
The idea promoted among the left that President Donald Trump is some sort of fascist is nothing new and the latest example of this comes from Vox co-founder Ezra Klein on May 28 in which he compares Trump to to fictional fascist president Charles Lindbergh in the late novelist Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America:
SCTV from Canada was perhaps the funniest television show ever to be aired. Sadly in these times of SJW snowflakes, such a show probably would not be tolerated.
The mainstream media has been very reticent about reporting polls showing that voter preference in the midterm elections has shifted significantly from Democrats to Republicans. They are also failing to report on hard data on the ground in Texas revealing that the Democrats have had the lowest turnout in primary runoff elections in almost a century