Some tributes to the late, great Christopher Hitchens.
Amazon Rankings of Children's Books by Christopher HitchensMick Stingley Mommy's Not Going to Heaven and Neither Are You!By Christopher HitchensAmazon.com Sales Rank: #18 in Books Most Recent Customer Reviews: "Finally! This is the definitive atheist and antitheist polemic teaching tool...
Happy Bastille Day!
Reprinting some of Y.P.R.'s Francophilia.
What a Rick Steves Travel Guide to Venice Would Look Like if Rick Steves Were Severely Agoraphobic / I've Decided to Start Acting More French / I Think I Need to Dispell Some Misconceptions about My Six-Foot-Tall Swedish Ladyfriend Who Happens to Be a Licensed Massage Therapist / European Hip-Hoppers / Temping in Vatican City / The Catcher in the Rye
: The Unauthorized German Translation / Eurotrash / Part of Your Complete International Breakfast
Mother's Day Mayhem
This year, Mother's Day is gonna be OFF THA HOOK!
Will Leitch Is Winning
Huzzah and kudos to Y.P.R.'s pal Mr. William Fauntleroy Leitch
, whose new book, Are We Winning?
, lands in bookstores today.
Some Nature Haiku / Grand Theft Auto IV
Tips for the Environmentally Conscious Father / The Effects of Global Warning / Ways in Which Sarah Palin Will Spin Massive Amounts of Snow to Mock Global Warming
Four and Twenty
Excerpts from Marijuana Magazine
's Special Issues / Big Deal! I Sold a Little Weed to Give My Kids a Better Future ... / Billy Mays Tries to Sell You Some Weed
Kapitoil & Trouble
Erstwhile Y.P.R. contributor Teddy Wayne publishes a book. A book!
Poems! We've Got More Poems!
Postage Due / Spam the Man / Andy and the Puma / Hippies, Hair Metal, and How I Learned to Stop Watching Television
A Pantheon of Greek-Myth Mirth
Enslaved by the Bell: Greek Titans and Gods in High School / Sisyphus Dabbles in Haiku / Dionysus, Applebee's Server / Alfred Tennyson's "Release the Kraken!"
Possible Noms de Plume
I Might Use for My Novel / T.S. Eliot's Opinions of the Other Eleven Months / The Steamboat Sessions: Early Musings of Samuel Clemens / Five Early Working Titles for The Vagina Monologues
/ Great Works of Literature AutoSummarized by Microsoft Office Word 2003 Edition
Greenberg 2: Greenberg Down Under
Greenberg is back and anti-social as ever!
Why should this night be different from all other nights?
Hooray for Healthcare!
Republishing some of Y.P.R.'s most medicinal mirth.
March Madness 2010
Reprinting some of our leftover basketball stuff.
That's right, folks: your humble literary journal has canceled its MySpace, Friendster, and AOL chatroom accounts.
See Y'all in MMX
Y.P.R. will return in 2010.
R.I.P., William Safire
Remembering the conservative wordsmith.
Dan Brown Day!
Republishing some of Y.P.R.'s most cryptic and sacrilegious conspiracies.
Poems! We've Got Poems!
The important free-verse kind, not the fun rhymey kind.
Death by Listicle
Prom Dates from Hell / Other Ways to Skin a Cat / Alternatives to "Finish Him!" in Mortal Kombat
/ Expiration by Twinkie / Other Things That Are Killing Me Softly
R.I.P., John Hughes
Some Good Possible Names for an Emo Band, Inspired by the 1986 Motion Picture Ferris Bueller's Day Off
This year, in support of all our troops overseas, we're going with the most patriotic theme we could think of. That's right: "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Brutally Realistic Versions of Famous Musicals / How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? / Ways in Which I Would Refer to Sex if I Were a Bawdy Extra in an English Period Drama
Reprinting some of Y.P.R.'s geekiest Comics, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy stuff.
Y.P.R. never misses the chance to recycle its Mudblood jokes.
Happy Birthday, America!
Republishing some of our Founding Fathers' favorites.
Toys on Film
Ridley Scott's Monopoly
and other toy-to-film adaptations.
Pomp & Circumstance
Congratulating the 2009 graduates. Good luck with that whole employment thing!
Angels & Demons & Da Vinci Codes
Republishing some of Y.P.R.'s most cryptic and sacrilegious conspiracies.
A Note to Our Dear Readers
As you may have noticed, 2009 has found your humble journal moving at a snail's pace ...
Republishing Some Mother's Day Material for Dear Old Mom
Beatrice "Bea" Arthur, R.I.P.
May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009
"Excerpts from Marijuana Magazine
's Special Issues" & "Big Deal! I Sold a Little Weed to Give My Kids a Better Future ..."
What you can buy for two zuzzim.
Opening Day 2009
Republishing some of Y.P.R.'s favorite pastime.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig (St. Paddy's Day)
St. Pat's Facts and a Salute to Things Irish
Hot stuff, comin' through.
25 Facts About Me
The first fact is something most people don't know. The second fact states the obvious, which should amuse you.
Super Bowl XLIII
In which we pretend to care who's playing.
Thank You, Mr. President, Pt. II
Republishing some more
of Y.P.R.'s past tributes to our 43rd president and his awesome administration.
Thank You, Mr. President
Republishing (thankfully for the last relevant time)
some of Y.P.R.'s past tributes to our 43rd president and his awesome administration.
2008: The Year in Pot Roast
Our annual round-up of the past loop around the sun.
Rum Pum Pum Pum
Christmas tales by Dickens, Ellis, & Lenin!
This Thing Does Indeed Look Like That Thing. ("On Weeeed
What the Hey?
For the duration of Aught Eight, the Y.P.R. machine will be steered by the very capable (?) hands of Mr. Jimmy Chen
and Mr. Fortunato Salazar
Happy Xmas (War Is
The ghosts of Y.P.R. Christmases past.
Jeez, the Holidays Seem to Come Earlier Every Year ...
Y.P.R. calls it a night on 2008. (See ya in '09 ...!)
Happy Birthday, Bruce Hornsby!
I know how to play "Mandolin Rain" pretty well, buddy.
Some musical listicles, so that you may rock on with your bad self.
Our favorite TV show is, at long last, coming to an end ... Goodbye, Zogby. Goodbye, Rasmussen. Goodbye, lipstick. Goodbye, pigs/pit bulls. Goodbye, Joe the Plumber. Goodbye, crazy lady with a "B" on her face. Goodbye, Bristol, Levi, Twig, et al.
Zack & Miri & Kevin & the M.P.A.A.
Potty-mouthed auteur Kevin Smith's new film opens this weekend in liberal theaters across the nation. Fortunato Salazar recounts the film's epic battle with the prudish M.P.A.A. here: "Zack and Miri Make a Pruno
The Underrated Racing Team is underrated no more. Our driver, Gregory Jezarian
, is going big-time.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Mavericks
From James Garner to the Dallas Mavs. Also! A guide to notable black presidents.
Midnight Train to Georgia
My friends, your humble coeditor, Mr. Nick Jezarian, is packing up his Bronx apartment and taking the ol' midnight train to Georgia--the peachtree state, not the former Soviet republic.
Food for Thoughtlessness
Bum Food, Hurt Waffles, & Gross Treats
Live (Sort of) Coverage (Well, Jokes) of the Presidential Town-Hall Debate
Y.P.R.'s experiment in "live-blogging" the "town-hall" "presidential" "debate."
Tonight, your Yankee Pot Roasters will be conducting an experiment in live-blogging
during the presidential debate. And if the experiment is successful, we will likely live-blog again for Thursday night's première of Kath & Kim
Reminder: Tonight in Brooklyn, Get Your Y.P.R. On!
Tonight! 7 p.m.! Barnes & Noble
! Park Slope! Yankee Pot Roasters! Reading! Joking! Signing! Books! Underrated
! Ha ha! And then! The Gate
! Drinking! More jokes! Like 8-something probably? Ha ha! Fun! You! Us! Good times!
All this week at Comedy Central's Indecision 2008
blog, Y.P.R. will be whoring its sociopolitical influence
to examine the United States' most underrated executive understudies.
As we ready for tonight's big debate between Garry Marshall
and Betty Rubble
, let us take a moment to remember some of our greatest vice presidents past. Or, at least, the two who've shot someone.
Reading. Drinking. Friday. Brooklyn.
Friday, October 3rd, 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope. And then come drink with us at The Gate, a nearby watering hole.
Four-Year Flashback: Closing Statements from the Castaways' Presidential Debate
What with tonight's McCain/Obama tête-à-tête being possibly canceled due to inclement fiscal weather, our collective appetite for debate remains unsated. Please enjoy this debatable article, from the 2004 election, and recall that it doesn't matter who wins the argument; only who steals Ohio.
Yankee Pot Roast Hits Up Rockland
This evening, at the Barnes & Noble
bookstore in glorious Rockland County, the Yankee Pot Roasters will be signing copies of their new book, Underrated
, and helping readers determine with absolute confidence their underrated/overrated quotients.
Ooonder 'ated on the Radio
Your humble editor, Mr. Geoff Wolinetz, spoke with Phantom 105.2
, Dublin's reformed pirate radio station, to promote Y.P.R.'s book, Underrated
(which in Ireland, of course, is called "Ooonder 'ated
Two (2) Listicles
An itemized list of lists.
Dog Poll Results, 2008
Sit, Zogby, sit. Good dog.
What if We Were to Tell You We Had a Very Funny Thing Called "Entourage Chat Room"? Is That Something You Might Be Interested In?
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Back to School (tergum ut schola)
A (week-late) roundup of Y.P.R.'s articles, spanning the elementary through collegiate levels.
As this week's Republican hootenanny continues, Y.P.R. republishes some more of its past tributes to the Grand Old Party.
Four-Year Flashback: Y.P.R.'s R.N.C. in N.Y.C. MMIV
Well, Hurricane Gustav is all but shitcanning this week's Republican National Convention, so to get your fix of grand old G.O.P. partying, Y.P.R. is republishing its coverage of the 2004 R.N.C. in New York City.
Science & Medicine
Unfortunate Typos; Musical Ailments; F.A.Q.s for Girls
Who Is ScriptGirl?
Kim Townsel interviews ScriptGirl--the mysterious producer's assistant who reports a weekly wrapup of script sales via viral video.
The Underrated Book and the State of Oregon Declare Mutual Appreciation.
scored a brief mention in The Oregonian's Pop Talk feature
, in which we are referred to as "waggish satirists
." Um, hooray
for the Hazelnut State!
Also, an equally brief but equally positive note from The Sacramento News & Review
, in which our calculations are called "complicated, Freakonomics-style
." Well, SN&R
is half-right, although it looks like the Freak
y Steves used legitimate math. We just made up numbers. (Shh!
Met the Authors
Richard Grayson reviews Y.P.R.'s Underrated
book signing and discussion.
Underrated Book Signing Tonight!
This evening, at the Borders
bookstore in Columbus Circle, the Yankee Pot Roasters will be signing copies of their new book, Underrated
Notorious!: Celebrity Listicles
Chuck Norris Facts; Carlos Mencia Thievery; David Coverdale's John Hancock
Las Listas Internacionales
European Hip-Hoppers; Zionist Plots; Spanish Words