About Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner is the author of One Hand Jerking: Reports From an Investigative Satirist, and publisher of the Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster, both available from paulkrassner.com.

Asshole of the Year

By November 12, 2007

It’s Tim Russert.  The moment he said to Dennis Kucinich at a “debate” among Democratic presidential candidates, “This is a serious question,” you knew it wouldn’t be.  A responsible journalist might have asked, “Why do think that Dick Cheney should … Read More

The Power of Laughter: A Dispatch from the 11th Annual Earthdance Celebration

By September 19, 2007

[In lieu of his "Assholes of the Week" installment, perhaps impelled by the High Holy Day spirit, Paul Krassner has written this poignant personal essay. -- ed] I spent this past weekend at the 11th annual Earthdance celebration, a global … Read More

Assholes of the Week

By August 30, 2007

Senator Larry Craig, not only for the opening statement at his press conference–“Thank you all very much for coming out today”–but also for his silly rationalization that when he tap-danced on the shoe of an undercover cop in the adjoining … Read More

Assholes of the Week

By August 16, 2007

This is a special edition of these nominations.  They all have to do with religion.  Not included here, however, is the massacre of 175 civilians in the Yazidi community in Iraq.  The victims were mostly Kurds, though neither Muslim nor … Read More

Assholes of the Week

By August 6, 2007

Anybody who text messages while driving, unless the message being texted is, “Hey, what’s happening? I’m in my car now, just about to crash. Please say goodbye to my family. And if I cause someone’s death beside my own, would … Read More

Assholes of the Week

Assholes of the Week
By July 26, 2007

• The parents of Jerry Yang and the parents of the late Tammy Faye Messner, for their strictness that went awry.  Jerry, who won $8.25 million at the World Series of Poker, was forbidden to gamble as a child, and … Read More

Assholes of the Week

Assholes of the Week
By July 19, 2007

In the ’60s, “Assholes of the Month” was a feature in my satirical magazine, The Realist. In the ’70s, “Asshole of the Month” was a feature in Larry Flynt’s Hustler. Currently, on MSNBC’s Countdown, Keith Olbermann has a feature, “Worst … Read More