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John Blumenthal has been a professional comedy writer for 25 years. A former associate editor and columnist at Playboy Magazine (following a short stint at Esquire), he's written 8 books and 2 produced movies. His films include "Short Time," (major flop), and "Blue Streak" (huge hit, no idea why.) His last two novels, both published by St. Martin's Press, were "What's Wrong With Dorfman?" and "Millard Fillmore, Mon Amour," (only available online now). They were both huge bestsellers among the members of his immediate family.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I'm Mitt Romney's Hair Stylist Political advice for Mitt Romney from the guy who does his hair.

Monday, May 23, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Breaking News: GOP Will Run Nobody for President in 2012 Deciding that none of the declared candidates can beat Obama, the RNC decides that a blank space on the ballot will have a chance of winning.

Thursday, March 31, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
President Palin's First Ten Days in Office If Sarah Palin were elected president, here's what her firswt ten days would be like

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 (31 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Should the North Celebrate the Defeat of the Confederacy? Should the defeat of the South be a holiday in the North?

Saturday, March 19, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Tea Party Congress's 20 Best Job Creation Bills The Tea Party Congress and Job Creation

Sunday, December 5, 2010 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama Needs to Fire Axelrod and Gibbs Obama needs to emulate Clinton and shake up his advisory staff.

Friday, December 3, 2010 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I'm in Love with Michele Bachmann Republican women are hot!

Monday, November 29, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stark Naked at the Airport What if everybody did a striptease at airport security.

Sunday, November 14, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The First Draft of George W. Bush's Memoir What Bush's memoir looked like before it was ghostwritten and edited.

Thursday, February 18, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How to Make the Winter Olympics More Interesting By jazzing up a few events -- like Curling -- maybe more people will be interested in watching the games.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Guess What? We Already Have Death Panels Even if there were government death panels -- and there won't be -- how does that differ from death panels already in affect at insurance companies?

Friday, February 5, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How My First Movie Got Made It took luck, good timing and some shameless groveling on my part, but somehow the film was produced. (And flopped.)

Monday, February 1, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How To Pass Healthcare Reform by Tomorrow A few stringent and unpleasant measures we could take to persuade Congress to pass Healthcare Reform without further delay.

Saturday, January 30, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why I Hate Camping: A Glossary Camping is a form of masochism in which people leave the comfort of their homes to live like Neanderthal Man.

Friday, January 29, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
My Exclusive Interview With J.D. Salinger I'm the only person who has interviewed the elusive JD Salinger. Years ago, I also interviewed Howard Hughes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Do You Know Who's in Your Wallet? On your currency, Jefferson gets a raw deal by being on a $2 bill, while Alexander Hamilton's face undeservedly graces $10 dollar bills. And why is Salmon P.Chase's kisser on a $10,000 bill?

Monday, January 25, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Prince Charles Ever Be King? Now that Princess Di is gone, most Brits aren't all that fond of Prince Charles. Can he over come his subjects' disdain and his mother's longevity, and become king of England?

Monday, January 25, 2010 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Obama Needs to Do to Be a Star Again: A Modest Proposal With one outrageous act, President Obama can restore his presideency.

Saturday, January 23, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can We Please Stop Saying "Enjoy Your Day"? Does anybody really care if you enjoy your day? And how much enjoyment are we supposed to have? Can't we just say "Good-bye" anymore?

Saturday, January 16, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Ted Kennedy Be Spinning in his Grave on Tuesday? Will Ted Kennedy's lifelong cause be done in by the man who is running for his Senate seat?

Thursday, January 14, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New Show: CSI: Congress Health Care Reform is a badly injured man and members of Congress are the detectives. Most of them -- like Detective Joe Lieberman --want to kill the poor guy, but Detective Nancy Pelosi tried to stop them

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Happened to Speling, Grammer and Geografie? School systems today are deficient in teaching kids the basics. Geography, grammar and spelling have been left behind. Sure match and science are important, but do we want a generation of kids that thinks Nebraska is in Europe?

Saturday, January 9, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Groucho Marx Got Me an Editorial Job at Playboy Groucho Marx unwittingly gave my career a boost, helping to land me jobs as an editor at Esquire, then as an editor of Playboy. Here are some of my adventures at both magazines.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How To Make the Taliban Surrender A few simple and inexpensive ways to beat the Taliban without shedding any blood.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How I Almost Started World War III (True Story) Put together 3 guys with too much German beer, some tank flares and the East German border, and you could have big trouble

Monday, January 4, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What the Hell Does "Sanctity of Marriage" Mean? How can straight couples who violate their marriage vows call gay marriage an issue that destroys the sanctity of marriage?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Colonoscopy at Every Airport? Has airline safety gotten so ridiculous that passengers' orifices will now be searched?

Monday, December 28, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Customer Service a Corporate Conspiracy? May I please speak to a HUMAN?!!! How we all suffer from the customer service runaround and why.

Saturday, December 26, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why "Julie & Julia" Stinks Why do people like this film? It has no story and the characters are grating.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Upstaged by a Chimp: The Bogus Myth of Ronald Reagan Poking holes in the Republicans' misguided idolatry of Ronald Reagan.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Psychiatrists Identify New Phobias With the increased anxieties of modern life, strange new phobias have begun to appear. Scientists are doing their best to keep up with this new trend.

Monday, December 21, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I'm Starting a Left Wing Militia. Wanna Join? Lefties unite! Surely a Left Wing militia can outsmart the wingnuts. After all, we're better at Photoshop.

Friday, December 18, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Scrooge Was Right About Christmas Given the state of the world in 1843, Scrooge had the right attitude about charity and good cheer.

Thursday, December 17, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why I Hate My Health Club One reason: To make the weights work, you're supposed to lift them.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Should the Senate be Abolished? Why should one Senator be able to hold up legislation that could impact the whole nation?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Where is Mitt Romney Hiding? Is Mitt Romney the Republican's only choice for 2012? Is he hiding to keep his distance from the wingnuts?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 5 Dumbest Scripts I Ever Sold to Hollywood Synopses of the 5 most moronic movie scripts I sold to Hollywood while I worked a screenwriter.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I'm Joseph Stalin and I'm Feeling Neglected Joseph Stalin complains about Hitler's popularity

Friday, December 11, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Top 20 Political Questions The Top 20 Political Questions I'd Like to Ask