Author: JohnValbyNation

Revisiting a Symphonic AIDS Memorial

On April 30, 1983, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis held a fund-raiser at Madison Square Garden, billing it as “The Biggest Gay Event of All Time.” The main entertainment was a performance by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Beforehand, a distinguished attendee led a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as the AIDS…

By JohnValbyNation May 31, 2019 0

Answers to “Is Your Dog Friendly?” Applied to Me

“Unfortunately, she was never socialized properly.” “She’s aggressive toward men wearing hats, men with beards, tall men, big men, men with deep voices, men.” “She’s nervous, but can you blame her really?” “She’s still traumatized by being forced to go outside.” Click Here: “Give her a cookie and she’ll be your friend for life.” “She likes trash?” “Friendly to…

By JohnValbyNation May 30, 2019 0

The Particular Drama of Simona Halep

Simona Halep first picked up a racquet when she was four years old. At fourteen, she decided to dedicate her life to tennis. At sixteen, she left her family, in the small, ancient city of Constanta, Romania, and moved into a hotel in the capital, Bucharest, in order to train at a serious academy. Her…

By JohnValbyNation May 30, 2019 0

Mueller Stirs Controversy by Urging Americans to Read

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The special counsel Robert Mueller ignited a firestorm of controversy on Wednesday by recommending that millions of Americans read. Mueller, seemingly oblivious to the uproar he was about to create, repeatedly commented that there was valuable information available to the American people only by reading a long book. At the White House,…

By JohnValbyNation May 30, 2019 0