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Cursing the Candle: Deviant humor for the misguided

A journal of bemusement, irony, condescension, and news neglected by the mainstream media. It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. ...But better still is to curse the candle.

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Ignore This Disclosure!

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:44:00 +0000

We seldom pay attention when regulatory agencies mandate full disclosure.

Improve Your Memory

Mon, 12 Mar 2007 06:41:00 +0000

Take this simple test to see if your memory is functioning properly. Fill in the missing word:

The Stock Market Explained

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:31:00 +0000

Yesterday the Dow plunged 415 points. Analysts attributed the drop, in part, to weakness in durable goods orders and interest rate fears.

Special Sale For High School Seniors: 50% Off on BS Training

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:45:00 +0000

High School Seniors:


Tue, 13 Feb 2007 18:00:00 +0000

My name is Clip Clifford and I made a fortune in real estate by buying properties WITH NO MONEY DOWN, and the FIXING and FLIPING.

The Miracle Non-Binding Weight Loss Regimen

Wed, 07 Feb 2007 05:32:00 +0000

My friend Larry's was despondent:

Oh Say Can You See Money

Mon, 05 Feb 2007 04:35:00 +0000

If you have ever wondered why we have a problematic national anthem, I have the answer:

Editorial Opinion: Repeal the Death Tax

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 03:03:00 +0000

Simple justice demands the end of the death tax.

How to Interview Job Applicants

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 03:03:00 +0000

Conventional job interviews don't work. Your typical interview--unstructured, rambling, unfocused--reveals little other than how the candidate handles herself on first meeting.

Seated at the Left Hand of God

Mon, 22 Jan 2007 09:31:00 +0000

A reader inquired regarding the causes of my low self esteem.

Candidate Clifford Presents His Anti-Flag Burning Program

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 09:52:00 +0000

Recently I argued that we can win the war against flag burning using the techniques that have been so successful in the war against drugs--interdiction, education, and treatment. Today, I unveil my detailed plan to end flag burning as we know it.

Senator Clinton Revamps Campaign Staff

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 05:41:00 +0000

Reacting to disappointing polls, Senator Hillary Clinton reorganized her campaign staff, centralizing authority under William Neubert, the newly appointed Director of Integrity.

Do The Surge

Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:57:00 +0000

My daughter had some questions:

No Esteem From The State

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:02:00 +0000

Washington State refuses to accept my money.

Candidate Clifford Delares All Out War on Flag Burning

Fri, 05 Jan 2007 04:20:00 +0000

I want to explain why I have made flag burning is the centerpiece of my campaign.