Yapjaw: This Newsletter Danced With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight
Slackjaw readers and patrons of comedy, my name is Adam Dietz and I am the editor of Slackjaw’s thrice-monthly newsletter Yapjaw. Each month, I will showcase the best and brightest humor on Slackjaw in addition to some other cool stuff from equally cool spots. The temperatures are up, the stock market is down, and Jon Hamm is doing commercials for Progressive. Ahh, Lucky Strikes might not be the only thing that’s toasted, Jon.
On this week’s edition of Yapjaw, we’re talking dating profiles, classic video games, and coffee. Want the goods? Keep reading!
Slackjaw’s Best In Show:
A Culinary Tour Of Presidential Library Cafes by Rich Taylor
What better way to make sure this year’s summer vacation feeds both your family’s brains and tummies than a visit to one of America’s presidential library cafes?
What His Dating Profile Pics Say About Him! by Rachel Marsh
Is that emotional intelligence in his pocket or is he just happy to see you?
Senseless Instant Pot Recipes For The Deranged Home Chef by Laura Bartel
If you love this godsend of an appliance as much as I do, now is the time to throw caution to the wind and try these recipes!
Subtle Signs Your Luxury Hotel Is Cutting Corners by John Hewitt
Be careful if these alerts appear at the reception desk.
Updates To The Official Girl Scout Handbook by Alison Lowenstein
New Rules For A New Society
Great Work From Other Great Places:
An Imagined Hard-hitting Interview with the Lead Singer of ’90s Pop Band Savage Garden by Leila Sales in The Belladonna Comedy
How To Give Directions Like My Dad by Charles Stayton in McSweeney’s
An Open Letter To White People Inquiring Inquiring Whether I Know That One Indian Person They Know by Sharmila Shankarkumar in McSweeney’s
Are You in a Kafka Story or on the Phone with a Customer Service Representative? by Amber Burke in Points In Case
From The Slackjaw Editors’ Desk:
What I Assume Classic Video Games Were Really About by Alex Baia in Slackjaw
Job Posting For Junior Office Scapegoat by Adam Dietz & Troy Doetch in McSweeney’s
Back in the day, I hosted a podcast about the sitcom Home Improvement (the one with Tim Allen). We did it for a long time and some people liked it. Sometimes we still get behind the microphone for special recordings.
Letter To The Editor:
I love the taste and caffeine jolt associated with coffee but find it much too hot to drink during the summer months, what should I do?
-Trevor from Dalton, Georgia
Unfortunately, there is no solution to this problem.
The Final Bell:
The Henry Winkler look-alike contest is ongoing. We’ve received several entries, but I want more! So if you or anyone you know (pets included) resembles Henry Winkler, at any point in his life, please email me a photo at Slackjawsubmissions@gmail.com. I’ll plan to announce the winner in a month or so.
Interesting in submitting to Slackjaw? Of course you are! Our submission guidelines can be found here.
Spread the word, comment below, tell your friends. Keep reading, writing, drinking, eating, and doing your thing.
Until the next edition of Yapjaw, take it easy.