Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scenes From the Olympics: Queen Gets Tipsy, Mistakes US Ambassador for President Obama

“And I’m glad to see you’re not looking quite so black tonight, Mr. President.  You really ought to ditch the negro girl.”

Posted in Extras

Scenes from the Olympics: Princess Anne Released from Tower of London for Opening Ceremony

Posted in Extras

Michael Phelps Blown Out, ABC News Speculates on Tea Party Connection

Posted in Extras

First Olympic Event: Teens Selected by Lottery Compete in Televised Battle to the Death

Posted in Extras

Disturbing YouTube Video Shows International Olympic Committee Terrorizing Homeless Man With Olympic Torch

LONDON – The International Olympic Committee is being questioned in connection with a barbaric three-minute video that appeared on YouTube over the weekend showing more than three dozen Olympic Committee members taunting and terrorizing a homeless man with the iconic Olympic Torch. A

Posted in Extras

Breaking News: Mama’s Little Baby No Longer Loves Shortnin’ Bread

Posted in Extras

NCAA Imprisons Paterno Statue, JoePa’s Likeness Attacked By Other Statues in Shower

Posted in Extras

ABC News Holds Prayer Vigil, Asks God to Make ‘Batman’ Shooter a Tea Party Member

Posted in Extras

Bernie Madoff Files Motion for New Trial Citing the ‘Obama Defense’

  “Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC?  I didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Posted in Extras

Obama Bombshell: ‘Wizard of Oz was Major Political Influence’

WASHINGTON – In an exclusive interview on The View yesterday, President Barack Obama revealed that the Wizard of Oz’s teachings were a significant influence on his political thinking and that he has largely modeled his administration’s agenda on them. Mr. Obama said he got

Posted in Extras

A Few Revisions Needed

Dear Victor, Thank you for considering our publishing house for your manuscript of Les Miserables. (That is the working title, correct? You’re going to come up with something easier to pronounce in the final draft, I assume.) Unfortunately, we find

Posted in Extras

The Dining Column

Il Cucina Mordita, 7th and Main. (Existentialist Fusion. Lunch $25-35, dinner $75-120. Atmosphere: casual.) The most striking thing about Hermann and Xantippe Kloob’s newest entry into the chef-owned genre of intimate American fusion cuisine is the twin severed heads adorning

Posted in Extras

Ask a physicist

Q. I recently discovered a Higgs boson particle behind my sofa. My first thought was to sweep it into a small pan and release it outside, but my wife says they are very rare and that there is no assurance

Posted in Extras

God Finds Peter Higgs Particle

Posted in Extras

Sheriff Andy Taylor is Dead at 86

Beloved lawman’s reputation marred by his role as instigator of Rodney King beating

Posted in Extras
About Carbolic
“One of America’s great web sites.” Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The city’s equivalent of The Onion.” Ian Urbina, The New York Times

“Carbolic Smoke Ball's rise to greatness is a tale as old as time -- which, according to Sarah Palin, is only about 6,000 years.” Randy Baumann, WDVE-102.5, Pittsburgh

“This stuff is better than The Onion.” Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“They’re some of the world’s funniest men, and they deserve our attention.” Rick Sebak, PBS/WQED Multimedia

“One of Pittsburgh's most popular blogs, and it's gaining a growing national audience.”
Pittsburgh Magazine

“Nothing is sacred for the guys who run Carbolic Smoke Ball. Nothing.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

How Carbolic started an urban legend.

The Carbolic Book Award

Zombies Ate My Headlines won a Gold Medal at the 2009 Independent Publisher Awards as the Best Humor Book of the Year. And we didn't even have to bribe the selection committee.
Carbolic Wear