It's our end of the month hiatus again. We'll be back next Saturday with another installment of all-new, rootin' tootin' black humor.
In the meantime, RIP to Dennis Hopper, who will probably be remembered more for Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now and Speed than for his touching portrayal of Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (see below), a film sure to warm the hearts of kids of all ages.
As the title of this post suggests, it's time for our monthly hiatus. Tune in next Saturday for another fine piece of original black humor. In the meantime, be sure to amuse yourself with these trailers from the very darkly humorous Natural Born Killers.
It's time for our monthly hiatus. Tune in next week for a new work of darkly humorous fiction. In the meantime, take a look at this trio of web sites with a morbid bent.
The Mutter Museum ...a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. (Wikipedia)
Death Reference Desk We aim to consolidate in one place the best the web and your local libraries have to offer on death and dying studies.
Morbid Anatomy Surveying the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture.
Our monthly hiatus is supposed to be on the last Saturday of the month, but it's shifting around a bit again this month. As always, look for us to return again next week with a fine bit of original black humor.
In the meantime, have a look at this classic bit of gallows (crucifix?) humor from the Monty Python crew.
We're taking our monthly hiatus again but we'll see you next Saturday. As a reminder, aside from our monthly hiatus, Dog Oil Press publishes a new work of black humor every Saturday. In the meantime, amuse yourself with this trailer from Psycho, starring the director and master of droll black humor, Alfred Hitchcock.
Dog Oil Press publishes a new work of black humor on a weekly basis except for the last Saturday of each month. See you next Saturday.
In the meantime, check out some outtakes from a work of dark humor that's probably more humor than dark - Young Frankenstein. And given that this is Halloween, what better time to peruse this list of 51 Worst Horror Movie Cliches.
It's the last Saturday of the month already. Which means, of course, that we'll be kicking back, guzzling tequila and shooting holes in the ceiling. We'll return next week with an all-new tidbit of original black humor, so y'all come back now!
In the meantime, feast your eyes on the dinner table scene from one of the greatest works of black humor of them all - David Lynch's Eraserhead.
Dog Oil Press publishes a new original piece of black humor every Saturday, with the exception of the last Saturday of each month. Rather than leave you with nothing today, we'll go with a piece from Irvin S. Cobb, a quite humorous humorist who was active in the early part of the last century.
Teeth is an excerpt from Cobb's book Cobb's Anatomy. It describes a visit to the dentist in a somewhat unpleasant manner. Chew some aluminum foil while you read it or scroll down for a truly cringealicious excerpt from the movie Marathon Man. Is it safe?
Teeth by Irvin S. Cobb
One of the most pleasant features about being born, as I conceive it, is that we are born without teeth. I believe there have been a few exceptions to this rule — Richard the Third, according to the accounts, came into the world equipped with all his teeth and a perfectly miserable disposition; and once in a while, especially during Roosevelt years, when the Colonel's picture is hanging on the walls of so many American homes, we read in the paper that a baby has just been born somewhere with a full set, and even, as in the case of the infant son of a former member of the Rough Riders, with nose glasses and a close-cropped mustache. This, however, may have been a pardonable exaggeration of the real facts. As I recall now, it was reported in a dispatch to the New York Tribune from Lover's Leap, Iowa, during the presidential campaign eight years ago.
We've been taking the last Saturday of the month off here at Dog Oil Press and this one is no exception. We've got plenty of great stories lined up though, so be sure to check back on August 1 for our next installment.
Don't forget about the Dog Oil Press Extreme Bodily Harm Humor Contest. It closes on July 31. More here.
In the meantime, check out the trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's darkly humorous The Trouble With Harry. When you're finished with that, check out the whole movie. It's worth a look.
Dog Oil Press publishes a new installment every Saturday, with the exception of the last week of the month. Last month, however, we decided to publish on the last Saturday and save the hiatus for the holiday. See you next week.
In the meantime, look here and here for some fun examples of gallows humor.