the devil’s dictionary by ambrose bierce

The Devil’s Dictionary is a satirical “reference” book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book before being retitled in 1911. Modern “unabridged” versions that include Bierce “definitions” that were for various reasons missed by earlier editions continue to be popular a century later.

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Jon Stewart and SOPA

Wikipedia goes dark for 24 hours in protest of SOPA, raising the question: do they expect us to go to the library like a common masturbator?


Christopher Monckton is ridiculous. He denies climate change, calls the Hitler Youth a “left wing, and also a green organization”, believes that anyone with AIDS should be sent to a concentration camp, and holds other simply ludicrous ideas. The folks at the Hamster Wheel have come to the only reasonable conclusion: Christopher Monckton must be a Sacha Baron Cohen character.



Cartoonist draws a political strip criticizing the Syrian government.

Syrian government sends goons to snatch him out of his car, beat him and break his hands, set his beard on fire, put a bag over his head and dump his body in the street.

Cartoonist replies to said thugs with the above image.