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Image: Pam Gaslow (at 47)

I recently turned 50. I didn’t want to turn 50. I tried hard not to. It happened anyway.

50 is both a milestone and a mindfuck, and not to brag, but I made it in one piece. I also made it without any unwanted pregnancies and no arrests. I didn’t marry any idiots, get any embarrassing tattoos when I was drunk, or buy a lion on a whim. By anyone’s standards, I’m a modern-day success story.

No matter how young you feel or how good you look, 50 is a tough pill to swallow. You can’t help but reflect back…


Astrology Humor

What is a Capricorn? And do I care?

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I’m a Capricorn and I don’t know what that means except I grew up in New York and seasonal affective disorder and hypothermia were always an integral part of my birthday. They merely added to the not-joy of getting older.

Capricorns should keep in mind that their pessimism can hinder their productivity.

Clearly. I’ve been a Capricorn for fifty years and I’m just now getting around to making fun of it. Better late than never!

But what is a Capricorn? And do I care?

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of twelve total zodiac signs, originating…


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I lived in New York City for twenty years. I was one of those “I love New York/greatest city on earth” die-hard psychos who believed there was nowhere else on the planet to live. After two decades the weather, endless gloom, and eight months a year of seasonal depression (that antidepressants, a psychopharmacologist, a psychologist, and a lightbox couldn’t fix) was too unbearable to counter-argue with the remaining nice four months. The place I claimed to love was slowly killing me. …


Larry David’s daughter’s neurotic, self-deprecating, insightful debut book reassures that we’re all actually ok

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I just finished Cazzie David’s first autobiographical book, “Nobody Asked For This.” Written in essay form she describes her life struggles as a neurotic, insecure, self-deprecating, extremely self-aware privileged female. She dissects her relationship with her mother, her sister, her famous comedian/writer/actor father, and her famous ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson. She claims over and over that she’s embarrassed about everything, but I’m glad she wasn’t too embarrassed to write this book.

I love Cazzie David. I love her humor, her honesty, her discomfort, and her signature “I’m already done with this life” look. I love that she’s raw and vulnerable. I…


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Hillary Thomas Baldwin is a white, non-Hispanic from Boston who doesn’t know how to say cucumber, even though she pronounces it perfectly and with no accent.

Hilaria Thomas Baldwin is another person, way more interesting, cultured, worldly, and let’s be honest — annoying as hell. Through extensive social media research of the past six minutes I’ve put together a brief psychological profile on her and the results are insecure wannabe with Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS). “Some people affect a foreign accent consciously in order to gain attention or take on a new and more glamorous identity.”


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What do you do when a global pandemic has shut everything down and your most marketable skill is funneling beer bongs topless and playing with ducks? You start a TikTok account, create brilliant entertaining content, and gain 5.5 million followers in nine months.

His name is Anthony (@tooturnttoni) He’s 25, and an extremely delicious looking 6’3” “Retired model turned duck farmer.” He left New York City in March and retreated to his parent’s home in rural Michigan for the Coronavirus lockdown. Since then he’s been posting daily TikToks of his shenanigans — working out wearing half shirts and leopard print…


HUMOR

Where’s the lie?

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If you think anyone is as excited about your wedding as you are I have news for you — they’re not. Most of your friends, relatives, co-workers, employees, or members of your glam squad don’t want to go to your wedding. Out-of-towner’s really don’t want to go. Also, no one wants to be in your wedding party.

No one wants to go to your bridal shower or your cheesy three-day bachelorette drunk fest in disgusting Las Vegas. No one is interested in your annoying rehearsal dinner the night before, or your auxiliary brunch the day after. Stop the fucking insanity.


Venmo is a sprawling, cryptic financial soap opera, and I can’t stop watching.

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*Venmo transactions are public by default as part of its social strategy. “We make it default because it’s fun to share [information] with friends in the social world.”

— A Venmo representative

People’s Venmo transactions tell me a lot about them. I’m not sure why anyone chooses to keep them public, but I assume it’s so I can pry into their personal lives, concoct amusing anecdotes, share them with thousands of people, and profit off the results. Venmo is a sprawling, cryptic financial soap opera, and I can’t stop watching.

Let’s start with my cousin Alex, who I don’t speak…


Get out already!

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Fake news, fake virus, fake tan, fake election. Now that that’s all over with we need to do some follow up work. Have all the people who threatened to leave the country if Trump lost left yet? If not, please hurry.

If you’re planning to abandon the United States as you promised, but aren’t sure where to go, I have already googled that for you. Naturally, if Trump had handled the “Chinese virus” better you might have had more choices, but c’est la vie. Keep in mind that your U.S. passport is basically worthless tinder and you…


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My mother once asked me, “What does it mean when people say they meditate?”

“Nothing,” I said, “Just ignore them.”

Meditation used to be this mysterious hokey, hard to understand mind trance that only Gandhi, or the spiritually elite tried to experience. These days, if you don’t meditate you’re spiritually unfit, and basically a loser who’s not “working on themselves.” My preferred path to relaxation is a hot bath or an orgasm, but before I wrote it off I had to at least try to meditate. …

Pam Gaslow

Comedian and top writer in humor. Miami based. IG: @pamgaslow, pam@pamgaslow.com. Subscribe to my mailing list: https://upscri.be/fpacdo

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