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Video: The Italians Making Music on Balconies Under Coronavirus Quarantine | The New Yorker

Italians have now been at home for nine days, and, from Bologna to Rome, they have invited their neighbors to engage in what they call a “Flash Mob Sonoro,” or a sound flash mob.

March 21, 2020 · 6 Comments

Jonathan Waterlow: The jokes always saved us — humor in the time of Stalin

In a world of stifling conformity and endless fake news, even simple satirical barbs can serve as a profoundly personal assertion that ‘I joke, therefore I am.’

December 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: Collusion

Ignorant high school bully that he is,
our fake President tweets out a nickname
for anyone who thwarts or critiques him–
those who care about decency or ethics
or just basic intelligence.

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: “Climate Change Opera” by Operatico Politico — YOHOE!

. YOHOE: You Only Have One Earth. Opera singers Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico brilliantly summarize the climate change debate. If you like opera and hate climate change then this is … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Operatico Politico — NRA Protest Song

. Operatico Politico gives us a new protest song for the March For Our Lives on March 24th! Please like and share widely! Lyrics and guitar chords here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/traditi… Email … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Operatico Politico — Keep Your Ding Dong In Your Pants

. Some really good advice…in Carol format. SING ALONG! Keep your Ding Dong in your pants, And don’t say nasty phrases. To yourself, please keep your hands. We should not … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Operatico Politico: Rock Opera vs. Trump (Queen Edition)

. Well, it’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump was ‘elected’.  To mark the occasion, Operatico Politico‘s new installment of satire is here!  This time, we tackle an a capella version … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

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