The Onion

The matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls, were first made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin (1876-1956). The name literally means “little matron,” and is a diminutive form of Russian female given name “Matryona” or “Matriosha.” There was a great matryoshka gag in Waynovision back in 2016.

“The Spam Problem”

Sent by a reader* with the title shown as the subject line. I did track down the origin: it’s from November 30, 2016 — a few weeks after Trump was elected — as an entry in a Trump “Photoshop Battle” on Reddit by user LeontiosTheron. * I didn’t make it, so no “” imprint on it. The … See the Meme


(Left) Wilshire Coffee Pot restaurant, c1930 (located at 8601 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) and (right) the Coffee Cup Cafe, c1920 (8901 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles). Photos via the Los Angeles Public Library. But no, they’re not now 7-Elevens. 8601 Wilshire Blvd. is an apartment building, and 8901 Pico Blvd. is a Wells Fargo bank branch.

Forget Chemtrails

They mostly — but not always — attack (and beam up test subjects for those anal probes) in the summer.

The Thanks I Get

I don’t suppose you’d be interested in dinner tonight…?

Doing My Part to Help

It … could … work! The first meeting is in my office.

It Only Seems Like They’re Everywhere

In fact, I think most people are pretty cool. It’s the others that give us an opportunity to learn the lesson they provided. For the story behind this photo, see

No Really: It Was an Accident

Don’t get any bright ideas.

A Matter of Taste

While your dishes are spotless and your furniture shiny, your guts rot from the inside out. And yes, really:

Everyone Needs One

If you’re looking for Tupperware, I’ve got some hidden in my kitchen and I’ll bet you can’t find it!