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Puns related to religion

November 24, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

I wanted to be a Gregorian monk, but I never got the chants.     Pope:  There’s an image of Jesus in the margarine! Dalai Lama:  I can’t believe it’s not Buddha!     They say the Sistine Chapel has the best ceiling.  I don’t know if it’s the best, but it’s certainly up there.     My friend didn’t pay his exorcist, so he got repossessed.     First two wise men:  “We bring you gold and frankincense. Third wise man:  “But wait — there’s myrrh.”          

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Links to a few funny short videos

November 23, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Funny 3-minute music video about Exxon’s mania for continuing to hurt the climate:   Randy Rainbow’s short satirical singing interview with Trump after Trump’s indictment:   Groucho Marx’s 1-minute imitation of Senator Mitch McConnell starts at about 3:55 and runs for nearly a minute: (This is from the Marx Brothers’ film “Horse Feathers.”)   The anti-vax truck convoy gets hilariously trolled by one slow-moving bicyclist:   Trump “Crime after Crime” parody:   Another parody about Trump:                    

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I like this satirical news article about math and fear of

June 27, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

I don’t remember where I saw this satirical news article, but I saved it, and I’m sharing it with you now:    School Teacher Arrested at JFK Airport A school teacher was arrested today at JFK International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, an ancient wooden device called a “slide-rule” as well as a code device called an “abacus” that he claimed was a calculator. At a morning press conference, the U.S. Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did […]

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Health care reform: See these short, funny videos about Norway’s solution

February 7, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

As my blog’s category for “Health Care Reform” explains, the U.S. spends twice as much per person on health care as other rich nations, but we have far, far worse outcomes in actual health.  Other nations recognize that health care is a human right, so they provide nationwide coverage for everyone and — instead of capitalistic insurance companies, etc., — they have streamlined governmental systems that cost half of what health costs in the U.S.   Recently some friends shared a link to a short video ad that appeared on the 2021 Super Bowl TV coverage.  The comedian Will Ferrell […]

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Use humor to deal with Trump

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

One of the effective — and under-used — strategies of nonviolent resistance to bullies is to use humor and satire.  Donald Trump’s exaggerated ego and his cruel and criminal behaviors have made him a perfect object for humor and satire.  Consider these:   In 2 ½ minutes, this rewrite of the decades-old song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” nails Trump!  Click here:     Here is a 4 ½ minute video of Trump and The Simpsons.  This really does need to be watched.  It is hilarious, true, and sometimes scary:     A new card for Trump:  A new […]

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How to use humor to help the climate (and other scary issues, such as nuclear weapons, etc.)

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

This article is about how we can educate people about the climate by using humor – helping people laugh first – before the educational part comes out. I have long been urging us to use humor to educate people about hard, scary issues such as nuclear weapons, dangerous right-wing politicians, etc.  This article’s focus on the climate is applicable to other hard, scary issues:   Here is a GREAT EXAMPLE of how to use humor in our outreach: This movie satirized the Cold War. During the workshops I conduct to strengthen people’s skills in organizing grassroots movements, I encourage […]

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Another example of Republican hypocrisy about “Big Government” — Let’s apply their law to them.

September 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans used to denounce “Big Government.” Now Republicans want “Big Government” to inspect the private parts of children who want to play sports at school. VOTERS HATE HYPOCRISY! What if we required Republican politicians to apply this law to themselves?  Republican politicians and candidates SAY they are men or women, but how do we know each one is the gender they claim to be?  Let’s require Republican incumbents and candidates to show their private parts to medical professionals who can verify that they are the gender they claim to be. “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” […]

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Here is a GREAT EXAMPLE of how to use humor in our outreach: This movie satirized the Cold War.

July 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

During the workshops I conduct to strengthen people’s skills in organizing grassroots movements, I encourage the participants to use humor, wit and satire in raising issues.  Even hard, scary issues such as nuclear weapons can be approached.  When people are laughing, their defenses are lowered, so they can see things in fresh ways.   You can watch for FREE the movie I linked here.  It came out in 1966, during the height of the Cold War.  It pointed out – in very funny ways – the ridiculousness of some people’s fears, and also the humanity of Russian submariners.   I […]

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Let’s use this clever strategy to oppose the housing development at the Sundberg Gravel Pit site.

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

We keep seeing new housing developments named after the environmental reality that had been existing at that site before the housing development was built.  So, for example, a forest of cedar trees is clear-cut and replaced by a housing development called “Cedar Park.”  This happens a lot. So, we can use that strategy to oppose the housing development that is planned for the NW Olympia location where the Sundberg Gravel Pit, a Weyerhaeuser log yard, and a toxic waste site have existed.  Let’s start now to publicly – and repeatedly – refer to the proposed housing development as “Toxic Waste […]

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Let’s use more HUMOR in our political organizing! It’s a creative way to overcome people’s barriers to fresh ideas!

December 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

All of our progressive movements (for peace, the environment and climate, for human rights and social justice, etc., etc., etc.) need smart ways to reach out to other people with messages that they will be able to hear and understand. Creativity, the arts, and humor can be more powerful than hard logic and facts, because they go over and around and under the barriers that prevent some people from hearing and absorbing new ideas. Here are some examples and resources:   Watch this excellent 7-minute video: Why it is best to listen to political satire.  Mainstream news media have legitimized […]