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The Stir

Saturday Night Live: “Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes”
A.V. Club Denver/Boulder
Bobby Moynihan returned as Riblet, Michael Che's boisterous b-boy former pal, and his stripped-off mannerisms as he delivered straightforward news jokes better than Che generally does continues to be energetically funny and a sort of pointed dig at Che ...
Dakota Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend: Talk about it here!Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Dakota Johnson's 'SNL' Appearance Is No Joke to Her ParentsThe Stir

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Mike Hubbard must step aside as speaker of the Alabama House
And we comprehend more fully that the ethics laws he once championed as he promised to change Montgomery have become at best a nuisance, and at worst the butt of his jokes: "Who proposed those things?! What were we thinking?" Alabama, by all ...

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Gene Collier: Recalling the bizarre spring of 1995
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Dr. J. Douglas Duke, whom I caught between surgeries Friday in Alabama, was another, and small wonder he remembered that spring like it was, well, 20 years ago. "I just remember it as being bizarre," said the former minor league catcher and first baseman.

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Steer wrestling mixed with Hip Hop? A llama dancing to Prince? The Rocket City ...
During the rodeo dance music, including Prince's 'Erotic City', Cypress Hill's 'Insane in the Membrane', and interestingly included in the mix was Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama' boomed through the loudspeakers. The steers and the horses didn't ...

The Guardian

Alabama and gay marriage: full of sound and fury, but does it signify anything?
The Guardian
One of the longest-running jokes in Alabama is to “thank Mississippi” for the state ranking 49th, rather than last, in national surveys on matters such as education and public health. But on 23 January, with a stroke of the pen that few saw coming, a ...
Alabama Officials Create Constitutional Crisis Over Marriage EqualityRH Reality Check

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How Birmingham magazine helped me love this city
It lingered in my memory each time we returned to Florida, leaving an impression more lasting than trips to Eastwood Mall or the Galleria's Disney Store (highlights of a preteen girl's vacation). Being from Alabama made me the butt of many jokes back home.

Alabama Public Radio

For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke
Alabama Public Radio
Writing and performing jokes about heartache is cathartic for comedians, Franklin says. "Who else gets to do that? Except ... you could journal. But there's nothing like getting this immediate response from an audience — that we [all] agree," she says.

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The Villager

We're nearly at Dothan; Roll marriage tide, roll!
The Villager
My sister and I would always laugh at our silly inside jokes, as we counted and categorized cars and read billboards that were the basis of crazy narratives we would invent. We were always excited to see Granny Alabama. She'd cook for a week before we ...

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Review: 'The Sellout,' Paul Beatty's Biting Satire on Race in America
New York Times
Paul Beatty is the author of four novels and two books of poetry, all of them worthwhile. But the book of his that I return to most is one he edited. It's called “Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor” (2006). In his introduction to “Hokum,” Mr ...

'The Sellout' is a sharp satire on race in America
Bend Bulletin
The jokes come up through your spleen. So much happens in “The Sellout” that ... loud enough to make himself heard over the quadraphonic console stereo blasting 'Sweet Home Alabama' in the living room.” His dad takes him to the regular meetings of the ...

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