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By Lena Williams and Lena Williams,New York Times News Service | May 18, 1992
Even in the schoolyard, the adult world of the White House is a favorite target of ridicule, with the vice president the butt of many jokes."Like Dan Quayle said, 'The mind is a terrible thing not to have,' " said 11-year-old Clarissa Wolf of Public School 9 on West 84th Street in Manhattan. She paused for effect. "He should know!"Although knock-knock jokes, chicken-crossing-the-road jokes and elephant jokes are perennial favorites, more and more children seem to be getting their punch lines from the news, bringing a new sophistication and sometimes a cynical edge to their humor.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Matt and Wendy McDermott thought they had planned the perfect surprise for their five-year-old son, Ferris.  Rather than drive Ferris to preschool on Friday, the Baltimore couple drove him to the airport. Then, as Matt filmed the scene in the parking lot, Wendy told Ferris the big news: They were going to Disney World. Except Ferris' reaction wasn't exactly what his parents had expected. "Nooooooooooo," cried Ferris, hiding his head on his mother's shoulder. She tried to remind him that there's a castle in Disney World, but Ferris just wept harder.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 14, 1995
You know that storm Saturday night, when the snow descended and the wind rumbled across the heavens and thousands of homes were left powerless? You know what caused it? It was God's convulsive reaction to the news that Kurt L. Schmoke had been named one of the three funniest mayors in America.Funny? The mayor of Baltimore is many things, but funny? Sorry. He's earnest and charming (between political campaigns), but funny? Forget it. (Although the mayor did get off a real knee-slapper during last summer's campaign, when he said, and I'm quoting loosely, "Did you hear the one about Danny Henson and Park Heights Avenue?"
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
In my April 1st preview of Amy Schumer's second season, I wrote about a sketch she does with Josh Charles spoofing Aaron Sorkin's TV style. "A double Baltimore hit: On April 15, Josh Charles guests stars, and he's terrific as one of Schumer's co-workers in a fast food restaurant," I wrote. "The co-stars alone would make this 30 minutes not to be missed on Tuesday nights this spring. " The piece aired last night with Charles and Schumer bringing trademark Sorkin urgency, anger, sexual frustration and angst to life in this wickedly clever clip.
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By Kevin D. Thompson and Kevin D. Thompson,COX NEWS SERVICE | April 17, 2004
There was a time when Chris Rock wasn't that funny. During his three years on Saturday Night Live, Rock's talent was mostly wasted in the restricted format. Rock's true comic voice didn't emerge until 1996 when Bring the Pain, his first HBO special, aired. In that career-defining special, the screechy-voiced comedian prowled the stage with a bug-eyed confidence like never before. Watching Rock was like watching David Banner transform into The Hulk. On that night, Rock went from meek-looking joke teller to all-powerful Super Comic.
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By Mike Littwin | October 7, 1996
ANYBODY who says televised presidential debates don't mean anything weren't watching last night.We learned so much.We saw for instance that Bob Dole has the better tan.That moderator Jim Lehrer's hair-dye job is even worse than Bob Dole's eyebrow-dye job.That Bill Clinton can go an entire 90 minutes without once biting his lip.But what we mostly learned was that Bob Dole is a funny. I mean, real funny. I don't know who won the debate. Bob Dole attacked. Bill Clinton played prevent defense.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2004
Funny Cide won't make the trip from New York to run today in the Pimlico Special. Barclay Tagg, his trainer, made the decision late yesterday afternoon after conferring with Jack Knowlton, managing partner of Sackatoga Stable, which owns Funny Cide. Winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Funny Cide has a respiratory condition that worsens in hot, humid weather, Tagg said. He said earlier this week that he wouldn't run Funny Cide in the Special if it was too hot. "Nobody wanted to run him more than I did," said Tagg, who trained in Maryland for three decades before relocating to New York.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 24, 2003
ARCADIA, Calif. - The benchmark is the Preakness. Robin Smullen, exercise rider of Funny Cide, said the New York-bred gelding who won two-thirds of the Triple Crown is poised to run a race equal to his Preakness effort in the Breeders' Cup Classic tomorrow at Santa Anita Park. "Is that good enough to win? I don't know," Smullen said. "I get on his back every day, and he's as fit now as he's ever been. He's put on weight. He's dappled out. He's healthy. He's happy. He's as good as we can get him without having a race."
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,Sun Columnist | December 12, 2006
It's funny how the littlest thing can lead to ouster or victory on The Amazing Race. Witness Sunday night's Season 10 finale. First, Lyn and Karlyn had the good fortune of getting to the Eiffel Tower before the other two teams, despite being on a later flight, because they flew into an airport that was closer to the monument. This, however, was also their undoing, as for the final leg, they returned to Orly instead of de Gaulle, where they couldn't get a direct flight to New York City.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2003
ELMONT, N.Y. - Funny Cide brought some sizzle and pop to Belmont week yesterday with a scorching workout at Belmont Park, prompting observers to wonder whether he went too fast or is simply that good. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner breezed five furlongs in 57 4/5 seconds. That was the fastest of 49 workouts at that distance at Belmont, site of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The next fastest five-furlong work belonged to Evening Attire, a 5-year-old Grade I winner, and he navigated the distance in 59 2/5 seconds.
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By Jonah Goldberg | February 24, 2014
Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumés handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there's anything left to discuss? At least that's where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
In its opening last weekend at Bowie Playhouse, 2nd Star's production of Ray Cooney's "Funny Money" had audiences in stitches - as this farcical show has done since its 1994 London premiere. Cooney has written 22 plays over the past 50 years, perfecting a formula that usually includes a middle-class businessman falling into an improbable situation surrounded by characters who become entangled in increasingly confusing events - often involving a series of mistaken identities. Many of these hallmarks are present in "Funny Money," in which accountant Henry Perkins picks up the wrong briefcase on the train and discovers a huge amount of money inside instead of his gloves and scarf.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again: "The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In Baltimore. " "Yeah, I've heard that before," says Joe Greenway, who along with his five buds is striving to make such put-downs obsolete. "But what we're doing proves that Baltimore can be a thriving comedy scene. " And just how are they trying to prove that?
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By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Four days a week, Aisha Tyler works as co-host of "The Talk" on CBS Daytime. Every other week, she steps up to the microphone to voice the character of Lana Kane in the animated show "Archer. " And on the weekends, she hops on a plane to perform her stand-up show (she's at the Baltimore Comedy Factory this weekend), or perhaps make an appearance at a Comic-Con. Somewhere in there, she also finds time for her podcast," Girl on Guy," and to host the new version of "Whose Line is it Anyway?"
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 26, 2013
I met Jill Smokler for coffee this morning for a Q&A that's scheduled to run in our Scene section on Mother's Day. She's the Scary Mommy blogger and author of the bestseller " Confessions of a Scary Mommy " and the new book " Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) . " I won't steal my own thunder here but will say two things: She is not so scary that I wanted to call child protective services, and that she probably had the pleasure of looking up my nose way too many times as I threw my head back in laughter.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
The turning point for the Wham City Comedy Tour came at a gig in Buffalo, N.Y. And, in typical Wham City fashion, it took some unexpected chaos and quick improvisation to reach it. On Monday, the tour - which consists of six comedians from the city's experimental arts collective Wham City and a director, all traveling the Northeast and Midwest in a white van for about three weeks this month - played an arts gallery/performance space called the...
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2004
Mineshaft and Funny Cide, winners of Maryland's premier races, soared to the summit of their sport last night by capturing Eclipse Awards at the annual black-tie gala honoring horse racing's top achievers. The banquet took place at an oceanside resort in Hollywood, Fla. Mineshaft captured the supreme award: Horse of the Year. His victory in the Pimlico Special was one of four Grade I stakes scores in 2003. Mineshaft also won an Eclipse statuette as outstanding older horse. Funny Cide, whose emphatic 9 3/4 -length victory in the Preakness sent him to the Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown, captured the Eclipse as top 3-year-old male.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2003
ELMONT, N.Y. - If Funny Cide's sizzling, five-furlong breeze Tuesday took anything out of him, then he's hiding it well. Yesterday, he jogged once around the Belmont Park racing surface (1 1/2 miles) in the company of a pony to make sure he didn't go too fast. The day before, walking at the barn, he bucked and squealed. "It took nothing at all out of him," said Robin Smullen, Funny Cide's exercise rider, referring to the five-eighths-mile work in 57 4/5 seconds. "He's eating well. He's feeling good.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| April 17, 2013
Some dads play peek-a-boo with their kids. Some play catch. Dave Engledow stages photo shoots. Engledow, a Texas native now living in the Maryland suburbs of D.C., is the creative force behind a series of " World's Best Father " photos. The images depict Engledow with his daughter, 2-year-old Alice Bee, in a variety of hilarious - and unlikely - circumstances. In one New Year's-themed shot, Alice Bee and her dad pour champagne into side-by-side towers (Dave pours into champagne coupes; Alice Bee into plastic baby bottles)
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By Arda Ocal | April 7, 2013
Fans inside Madison Square Garden witnessed something many thought would never come. There he was, the last to be inducted. With years of bitter feelings brushed aside, the crown jewel of the WWE Hall of Fame was introduced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Living legend, the man who held the WWWF title for over 4,000 days, Bruno Sammartino. He delivered his speech in his trademark even-keel and steady speech, passionate about his words and the stories he told. The speech felt very much like an abridged documentary about his life -- or perhaps an upcoming WWE DVD documentary.
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