Joe Bob Briggs

Joe Bob Briggs

Joe Bob Briggs is the drive-in movie critic of Grapevine, Texas, currently resident in New York City, where his pop culture commentary appears in print, on television and at various dive bars that defy the modern world by allowing the smoking of cigars.

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Trump Gets as Serious as Texas

Dec 17 2016

AMARILLO, Tex."€”Out on the western edge of town, right before you hit the empty prairie that runs all the way to Albuquerque, there's a big,

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How to Be a Billionaire

Dec 09 2016

PALM BEACH, Fla."€”Now that President-elect Trump has promised to supercharge the economy, vanquish China as a trade competitor, and make us all billionaires, you might

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I Got Your Gluten Right Here, Pal

Dec 02 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt."€”Okay, the next person who tells me he's gluten-free is gonna get kicked in the gluten. There's a restaurant here trying to sell me

Joe Bob's America

Surrounded by Whiners

Nov 16 2016

BERKELEY, Calif."€”Berkeley is, of course, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, and I happened to be here the day after the election, so I

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The Ghoul Was Truly Cool

Nov 05 2016

CHICAGO"€”The death of an actor, especially a character actor, is always a profound event, because at that moment all those years spent in shabby makeup

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville,Tennessee

Why I”€™m Suing Vanderbilt University

Oct 28 2016

PALM BEACH, Fla."€”Maybe you missed this little item, but last month Obama shut down 130 colleges in a single day. That's one-three-oh campuses in 38

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Red Snapper

Pussy Galore

Oct 14 2016

NEW YORK"€”Editors all over America are dealing with the thorniest ethical question of the Presidential campaign: "€œWhat is our policy on pussy?"€ Forty years ago,

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Herschell Gordon Lewis

Good Night, Sweet Prince of Gore

Oct 07 2016

NEW YORK"€”My friend Herschell Gordon Lewis, best known as the inventor of the slasher film, died last week in Florida at the officially announced age

Joe Bob's America

“€œI”€™m Not Crazy, You Are”€

Sep 27 2016

NEW YORK"€”If you study Method acting at one of the great New York studios that grew out of the Stanislavsky system, the first thing they

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Barney Fife Runs North Carolina

Sep 23 2016

NEW YORK"€”I"€™m gonna explain this Pat McCrory thing to you. As his world crumbles around him, Pat McCrory keeps doubling down on the "€œKeep Our

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World Trade Centre Oculus

Oculus Schmoculus

Sep 16 2016

NEW YORK"€”I"€™m standing in "€œThe Oculus"€ on 9/11 and several thoughts are going through my mind. Like, what the heck is an oculus? I know

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Hi! I”€™m Jocelyn! I”€™m Passionate About Cloud Storage!

Sep 09 2016

NEW YORK"€”Hi, I"€™m Jocelyn, and I"€™m passionate about cloud storage! As founder and CEO of MeCloud, I"€™m excited to be bringing a consumer-facing enterprise team

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Messieurs, Ship Some Burkinis Over Here

Sep 02 2016

SANDY HOOK, N.J."€”I need some French gendarmes in riot gear out here at Gunnison Beach. Can we borrow some? It's hard to find any American

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Kimberly Rhode


Aug 26 2016

SAN GABRIEL, Calif."€”Only two athletes in history have won medals in six consecutive Olympic Games. Only two. Let me put this in perspective. There are

Joe Bob's America

“€˜New York Times”€™ Endorses Trump

Aug 19 2016

NEW YORK"€”I can prove to a mathematical certainty that The New York Times will endorse Donald Trump for president. My forensic investigation started two weeks


How CVS Invaded My Brain

Aug 09 2016

NEW YORK"€”There's some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing with me. I don"€™t know who he is yet, but he lives in

Joe Bob's America

Donald, You Ignorant Slut

Aug 02 2016

NEW YORK—All over America IKEA futons are groaning with the restless insomnia of journalists"€”tossing, turning, cursing the impotence of their melatonin capsules"€”burdened with the future

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Downtown Los Angeles

Angelenos Ask: “Dude, Where’s My Subway?”

Aug 03 2011

LOS ANGELES—When you say, “Don’t worry about me, I’ll just jump on the subway” to someone in El Lay, you get one of the following

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Nancy Grace

Pitchforks and Torches in Orlando

Jul 25 2011

NEW YORK—I tried. I really tried. I wanted to be the only person in America who didn’t know anything about the Caylee Anthony murder case.

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum

Niagara Falls, Ontario: World’s Greatest Tourist Trap

Jul 12 2011

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA—I’m in awe of Niagara Falls. Not the actual falls. Sure, that’s intriguing for about five minutes as you stare down into

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Janette Sadik-Kahn

NYC’s Yuppie Hipster Bicycle Goddess

Jun 29 2011

NEW YORK—I used to ride a bicycle in New York when it was still the Wild West out there. We cyclists were so hated by

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Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn

Pepé Le Perv: France’s Gift to American Tabloids

Jun 07 2011

NEW YORK—About once every hundred years the French nation presents America with a monumental gift. In 1781 it was 29 warships, 3,200 sailors, and 4,500


How CVS Invaded My Brain

Dec 31 1969

NEW YORK"€”There's some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing with me. I don"€™t know who he is yet, but he lives in

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Exit the President

Dec 31 1969

NEW YORK"€”Stop saying dystopian. The next person who uses this word gets a Billy Jack leg whop to the right side of his face. Donald