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Tales of the Absurd in this Mad, Mad World
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Trump appoints elephant to Supreme Court

During the reign of Roman Emperor Caligula (37-41 A.D.), according to myth and legend, the Emperor appointed his favorite horse, Incitatus, to be Consul and preside over the Senate. The Senate, at the time, was among other things a kind of a Supreme Court that could review criminal and other court decisions. Historians, however, cast […]

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Exponential Absurdity in the Covid-19 World

The need for humor in the face of the exponentially Absurd

Who would have thought that Absurdity could increase exponentially in a world already marked by Absurdity?

But it has.

We live in the Exponentially Absurd World of Covid-19 now.
Above all, we mustn’t lose our sense of humor. The Moderator of the Absurd urgently requests submissions of examples, […]

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Sexual harrassment hysteria and mob justice: Garrison Keillor and Al Franken denied due process

Amid the current hysteria over allegations of sexual abuse of women by men, Garrison Keillor, the long-time host of Prairie Home Companion and until this week of The Writer’s Almanac, had the temerity to write the following in regard to allegations against Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota):
The greatest absurdity of our time is You Know Whom, […]

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ESPN announcer removed from UVA football game because of name

ESPN announcer removed from University of Virginia football game because of name
See Matthew Haagaug, “ESPN Pulls Announcer Robert Lee From Virginia Game Because of His Name,” New York Times, August 23, 2017.
ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has the same name […]

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Russia sets up monitoring service to denounce “fake news”

The Absurd can occur anywhere, even in politics and foreign affairs. A striking example of the Absurd, of the kind that knocks you off your chair laughing, if not crying, has been provided recently by Russia, which has set up a website to denounce ” fake news” appearing in Western publications.
Russia is probably the greatest […]

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Police Reportedly Kill Man to Prevent His Suicide

“Our goal was to try to get in there and provide assistance to what we believed was a life-endangering situation,” Lopez said. “He was, from what we gathered, attempting suicide.”
San Jose police have apparently stopped a man from committing suicide by killing him.
The San Jose Mercury News reported as follows:
San Jose police shot and killed […]

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A few words on the terms “a-rama” and “o-rama”

What is the meaning of the blog title “ABSURDARAMA!”
Here is a little history.
Here are other examples of the use of the terms.

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Welcome to ABSURDARAMA!

We are looking for contributions from readers of tales of the absurd in this mad, mad world. 
There is so much crazy stuff going on out there, reported or not reported, on television, radio, in newspapers, on news sites and elsewhere on the web.  We want to thow a spotlight on the best of the absurd, collect […]

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