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'Khal Drago' Apologizes for 2011 Rape 'Joke'

Jason Momoa 'awoke in Australia to the justified reactions ... to a distasteful joke I made'

(Newser) - He got laughter at the time. Now, he's offering up an apology. Jason Momoa, the actor who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, found himself caught up in the recent groundswell of stories of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of Hollywood players. While sitting on a... More »

Ted Cruz Says Sorry for Repeat Joke About Biden

Made just days after Joe Biden's son Beau died from brain cancer

(Newser) - Telling the same tired joke over and over again is arguably just as bad as telling a "too soon" joke in bad taste. Ted Cruz earned the distinction of doing both yesterday in Michigan after he regurgitated a wisecrack he's used before about Joe Biden, just days after... More »

Stockbroker Loses Job Over Hit-and-Run 'Joke'

'It was a joke gone bad,' says Brit Rayhan Qadar

(Newser) - Humor is all about knowing your audience, and 21-year-old Brit Rayhan Qadar apparently didn't really know his. The stockbroker made an ill-advised "joke" on Twitter Monday morning and lost his job over it. The offending tweet (his account is now private, CNET notes): "Think I just hit... More »

Baby Tylenol Sent Through Mail Causes Anthrax Scare

Assistant district attorney sent it to colleague as a joke

(Newser) - Pro tip: Probably not a great idea to send Tylenol through the mail, unless you're using an envelope with a lot of padding. An assistant district attorney in Queens did not heed that advice, however, and when the Tylenol he sent to a fellow prosecutor got crushed into powder... More »

Specter: Romney Changes Positions Like a Porn Star

Seems the old senator is still trying to be funny

(Newser) - If Arlen Specter told a joke in the woods and there were no one there to hear it, well, at least there would be a lot fewer of us holding our heads and groaning. The former senator, who's spent his voter-mandated retirement ostensibly dabbling as a comedian , is now... More »

Behold: Oldest 'Yo Mama' Joke of All Time?

Ancient Babylonian tablet analyzed by researchers

(Newser) - At 3,500 years old, researchers may have deciphered the world's most ancient "yo mama" joke. Using images of a tablet discovered in 1976 but since lost, the pair dissected a series of jokes carved by a Babylonian student thousands of years ago, and their conclusions, originally published... More »

GOP Yanks Crass Obama Impersonator

Comedian told racial, gay jokes before organizers removed him

(Newser) - A President Obama impersonator at a Republican gathering in New Orleans yesterday was pulled off the stage after making a series of off-color racial and gay jokes, reports the Washington Post . The comedian, Reggie Brown, came out to the music of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA,"... More »

Dalai Lama Pizza Joke Goes Splat

Punchline met by sound of one hand clapping

(Newser) - A goofy Aussie news anchor did not find eternal satisfaction when his lame pizza joke fell flat with a confused Dalai Lama. "So the Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop," begins anchor Karl Stevanovic (confused look from Dalai Lama, who turns to his translator for clarification). "... More »

Cops Goof on 'Pedobear' Warning

Police warn parents about a cartoon's 'love for girls'

(Newser) - Some California cops seem to have missed the point of ' Pedobear ,' a cartoon commonly used to mock pedophiles online, writes Adrien Chen on Gawker . The well-meaning folks at San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department have issued a misguided "Guide to Pedo Bear." The colorful handout describes... More »

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