Category Archives: Tasteless

Apple censors Blanche

You’ve been counting the minutes till Truly Tasteless Jokes was available on your mobile device. We just know it. So have we. But if Apple has their way, it’s never going to happen – not that they would say that … Continue reading

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Blanche unmasked

Any Blanche fans out there who don’t subscribe to Harper’s magazine? For few of you, a site called Longform that archives non-fiction just made ”Being Blanche” available online.  This tell-all memoir by the woman behind the pen name appeared in Harper’s last June.  It’s hilarious, and now … Continue reading

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doing my part to spread Santorum

It’s hard to imagine that any fan of Blanche’s — well, any sexually active fan of Blanche’s, which I sincerely hope is most of you — wouldn’t know about santorum. Not the Republican candidate. The definition agreed upon by devoted … Continue reading

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It’s so fun to get the last licks

This Letter to the Editor appears in the July 2011 issue of Harper’s magazine.  My response follows: In confessing her authorship of the Truly Tasteless Jokes series of the 80s and 90s [“Being Blanche,” Miscellany, June], Ashton Applewhite disingenuously claims … Continue reading

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Truly Tasteless Jokes Desecrates Radio–FCC’s Underpants in Knotts

Constipated Reactionaries and American Taliban suffered through tightly wound sphincters and knotted bladders while they endured a fifteen minute radio segment featuring Truly Tasteless Jokes author Ashton Applewhite (aka “Blanche Knott”) Saturday evening, 6/18/2011. The ever-courageous News Talk Radio 77 … Continue reading

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go ahead, tweet your junk!

What’s the most distressing thing about Wienergate? The fact that no one actually got laid!  Plus all the predictable hand-wringing about lies and deception.  Lying isn’t just inherent to sneaking around on your spouse, it’s inherent to politics.  Why is … Continue reading

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Best-selling Truly Tasteless Jokes Series Reborn via Rapture

Now on ebooks and the web! Guaranteed to offend virtually everyone! NEW YORK, JUNE 1, 2011. Queen of the original tasteless joke phenomenon, Truly Tasteless Jokes author Blanche Knott is back with a vengeance and leaving no sacred cow untipped … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

Here’s another thing I don’t get.  How come people took issue with telling jokes so soon after the disaster?  Like it a six-week or six-month moratorium would make it OK?  Let’s face it: the fresher, the more shocking — and … Continue reading

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JFK Was Shot?!

Here’s what I don’t get:  why would a multinational corporation hire someone known for his star turn in “The Aristocrats?”  Or for a famous stand-up bit in the 1980s about supposedly “meeting” former first lady Jackie Onassis at a cocktail … Continue reading

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The 75% Solution

Did you hear that 12 days after the tsunami AFLAC fired quacksperson Gilbert Gottfried for tweeting jokes? (Best one: “The Japanese are so advanced. They don’t go to the beach, the beach comes to them.”)  The huge insurance company does … Continue reading

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