This post originally appeared on OTYCD in April 2017.
Join Gene Weingarten’s weekly online chats every Tuesday at noon EST at the Washington Post.
It pains us to admit that Trump’s victory caused something good to happen, but here it is: Trump’s election convinced humor columnist Gene Weingarten to resume his weekly online Chatological Humor chats at the Washington Post website on Tuesdays.
To be fair, he bills these as mini-chats. He used to do glorious longer chats every week until he accepted a buy-out from the Washington Post, and reduced them to monthlies. The raw post-Trump trauma radiating from his band of regulars convinced him to resume chatting weekly, at least for a while.
He says he’ll chat about anything and he pretty much does, but many of the questions he tackles are, at their core, rooted in the sentiment, “Trump. WTF? WTFF? I just–I can’t believe this.” Weingarten gamely plays the dual role of the voice of sanity and the voice of levity.
Weingarten’s Tuesday chats will do you good. You’ll be (virtually) surrounded by bright, fine, funny people who didn’t vote for Trump, who have come to hear live wisdom and fart jokes from a brighter, finer, funnier person who didn’t vote for Trump. If your schedule allows you to join live at noon EST, make a plan of it. Otherwise, read the transcripts.
Bookmark the link to the main Gene Weingarten page on the Washington Post site, through which you can join the latest Chatological Humor:
Here is a sample mini-chat update:
Here is a sample full-length chat:
Here is a recent Below the Beltway humor column by Weingarten:
Not that you needed proof that Weingarten can write, but here’s Pearls Before Breakfast, a Washington Post feature story that earned a Pulitzer Prize:
And if you haven’t subscribed to the Washington Post yet, how about you take care of that now?:
The caricature of Weingarten appears on his landing page.
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