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Sunday, September 28, 2014 • VOL. LXiI NO. 39
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Comedy for People Who read or Know Someone Who Does Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice overs and most especially, stand up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. His abiding motto is “You can’t make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the country." Fox News agrees "he's a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a “hilarious stand-up journalist.” This former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Lampoon, The New York Times and scads of other periodicals.
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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Downright exciting to see President Barack Obama give that fierce and steadfast speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly, rallying the world against terrorism. See, GOP. He can be tough when the situation calls for it. Matter of fact, he’s probably the most belligerent of all the Nobel Peace Prize Winners. Ever. Finally nailed what America secretly wants– a swaggering pacifist. Love the humanitarian airstrikes.
The best part was getting to see the Great Facilitator actually facilitate. After almost 6 years in White House, got to feel good to stretch your legs like that. Suck sand Mitch McConnell. Obama was always more suited to the position of President of the World. Could very well finish up his career as a Jimmy Carter sort of free-range ambassador. Now with only half the self-righteous martyrism.
One minor quibble. His obstinate insistence on calling the band of roving terrorists: ISIL. From their chaotic beginning, we, the public, were told they answered to… the Islamic State of Syria or ISIS. But recently, a plethora of confusing monikers have popped up: ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State and the League of Extraordinarily Cretinous Toad Buttwipe Lizardsticks. Don’t know where that last one came from. Oh, wait a minute; that was mine.
The religious pirates’ self-professed choice is IS, or the Islamic State, which seems the absolute worst option since they are neither very Islamic nor a state. Outside of that– perfect handle. A group of UK Muslims has asked the British government to call the marauding assassins, the UnIslamic State, and Secretary of State John Kerry regularly refers to them as “the enemy of Islam” but that appellation is as likely to catch on as calling television, “the enemy of literature.”
Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister, calls them “Daesh,” which is an anagram of their Arabic name. He goes so far as to call them “the Daesh cutthroats,” which the executioning organization has complained is disrespectful. Seriously? How can you whine that what you do is disrespectful? Isn’t that your problem?
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BoomeRagingComing to a Theatre near you! Will Durst’s acclaimed tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society, which they invented, for crum’s sake. It’s a celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation and as an extra, added, special treat- the Meaning of Life.
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