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    May 7, 2014

    Gilbert Gottfried Is Offended You're Offended

    Performing since the age of 15, native New Yorker Gilbert Gottfried still boasts a jam-packed tour schedule, a delivery like a rusty can opener and an affinity for saying the perfectly wrong thing at the absolutely wrongest time. Hot on the heels of his latest controversy, he headlines Carolines o ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    And Now, the Answers to Our 2013 News Quiz, Plus the Super Smart Contest Winner

    At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    The MTA Is Not at All Amused by Aflac Putting a Duck in a Subway Station

    The photo you see to the right washed up on the shores of Reddit yesterday. It's a duck in a subway station. "Why is that duck in that subway station?", you ask. The short answer is: Aflac publicity stunt. The longer answer: poorly thought-out Aflac publicity stunt, one that has the MTA rather steam ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Yogi Berra Likes Eduardo Nunez; The Yankees Should Listen to Yogi Berra

    As Yogi Berra's biographer, I can tell you three things about Mr. Berra: 1. He doesn't talk much, and when he does, contrary to public perception and AFLAC commercials, when he does say something it usually makes sense. 2. Yogi doesn't give advice, he tells you what he would do in a particular ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Gilbert Gottfried: Who Do I Apologize To?

    Hilariously angsty comic Gilbert Gottfried is coming to Caroline's on Broadway December 20 and Gotham Comedy Club (in a benefit for PS 11) on February 12. What's more, he has a book out called Rubber Balls and Liquor. (In the flap copy, Gottfried explains that he cares about the sanctity of the wri ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Gilbert Gottfried Fired as Aflac Duck Voice For Japan Jokes on Twitter

    via​Gilbert Gottfried, the loud comedian you may remember from his role as the loud character voice in movies like Disney's Aladdin, has been fired as the voice actor for disability insurance provider Aflac after he joked repeatedly on his Twitter about the earthquake in Japan. Many are left w ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    The Stupidest Things Said About Japan on the Internet

    via​We always love to say that "tragedy brings out the best in people." Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As we documented earlier, people flocked to Twitter and Facebook in droves to celebrate the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which have been responsible for thousands u ... More >>

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