Category Archives: Humor

The Church of the SubGenius

The Church of the SubGenius is a parody religion that promotes slack, while in a meta-commentarial way, satirizes religion, conspiracy theories, UFOs, and popular culture. The church claims to have been founded in the 1950s by the “world’s greatest salesman J. R. “Bob” Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. Join the cult at SubGenius.com


How to Succeed with Brunettes

While the Vietnam War was raging, the U.S. military was coaching aspiring officers on “How to Succeed with Brunettes.” Imagine a Pentagon version of “Mad Men” without the sex.

It’s part of a stash of 2,700 films and videos received from the Pentagon’s Defense Visual Information Center and opens an entertaining, at times intentionally tongue-in-cheek, look at America in the mid-1960s.


National Lampoon’s Deteriorata

This is National Lampoon’s 1972 parody of “The Desiderata of Happiness,” an early 20th century poem about how to live happily in the world which became a pop cultural icon in the form of a poster which hung ubiquitously throughout homes, churches and businesses during the 60s and 70s. If you ever saw the poster as a child you will love this hilarious twist on the message.