Articles by: Jeremy Blachman

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The New Golf

The New Golf

“The hole too far away? Use our dropbox, conveniently located in the hip new nightclub located just off the 9th green.”

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

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Food, Now Everywhere

Food, Now Everywhere

“Before you’ve even had a chance to milk your cow, there’s already butter. In a dish! With a knife!”

Posted by × August 22, 2014 ×

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Selfie-Improvement

Selfie-Improvement

"After she got engaged in March, [one woman] said she worried that her hands looked a little too bony, with a bit of sun damage. This week, she is starting treatments with an aesthetician in…

Posted by × June 2, 2014 ×

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SAT Out

SAT Out

"The College Board announced on Wednesday a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, eliminating obligatory essays, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure…

Posted by × March 11, 2014 ×

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Trash Talk

Trash Talk

"Two years ago, officials battling litter and rats in New York City subway stations started a little experiment: Take away trash bins…. MTA officials plan to extend the program to 29 more…

Posted by × February 18, 2014 ×

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Scapedogs

Scapedogs

 "[Naples, Italy] is trying to stake out a reputation as a civic innovator by positioning Naples at the cutting edge of dog-waste eradication … The idea is that every dog in the city wil…

Posted by × February 3, 2014 ×

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PurseMed

PurseMed

 "In recent years, some of Dr. Goldberg’s patients have made unusual requests… [including] his accompaniment to a stressful M.R.I. where Dr. Goldberg held the patient’s toe to supply…

Posted by × January 13, 2014 ×

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Your Workplace Holiday Party

Your Workplace Holiday Party

As far as we can tell, despite our worst efforts, places of business continue to throw their annual parties.  So we herewith repeat this cautionary tale from last year, in the hope that it will…

Posted by × December 16, 2013 ×

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Adopt-a-Highway

Adopt-a-Highway

I never thought I wanted to be a parent, but as soon as I saw mile 36 of Route 127 in Trumbull, Connecticut, I knew it was meant to be.  I started to picture a life filled with car rides and…

Posted by × October 28, 2013 ×

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The Writing Business

The Writing Business

Hello, businessman.  I used to be just like you.  Strategic alliances, paradigm shifts, forward-thinking initiatives.  Who can even understand it?  No, I gave it all up to become…

Posted by × September 16, 2013 ×

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Brand New, Recently Renovated

Brand New, Recently Renovated

"If you thought housing prices were spiraling up again, consider the lowly parking space…. At an auction on Thursday, the bidding for a tandem spot — space for two cars, one behind the other …

Posted by × July 1, 2013 ×

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"A Federal District Court judge in Manhattan ruled … that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying production interns…. The judge noted tha…

Posted by × June 24, 2013 ×

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Welcome to the Thrifty Inn

Welcome to the Thrifty Inn

Welcome to the Thrifty Inn. You might think you’d like a freshly baked  chocolate chip cookie, but obesity costs this country over $300 billion a  year. Maybe you’d like some water instead…

Posted by × June 3, 2013 ×

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Belly Rub

Belly Rub

"[P]et owners, especially those with large and less-than-beloved breeds of dog, say it has become ever harder to find a welcoming apartment….  Buildings have rules about pets for many…

Posted by × April 24, 2013 ×

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Artisanal Preservington, New York

Artisanal Preservington, New York

"As formerly boho environs of Brooklyn become unattainable due to creeping Manhattanization and seven-figure real estate prices, creative professionals of child-rearing age — the type of…

Posted by × March 13, 2013 ×