I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.

I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy. 

Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list. 

 Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.

When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry,  due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).

Latest from P.J. Gladnick
October 30, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

A New York judge has ruled that frequent MSNBC Morning Joe guest, Donny Deutsch, scammed over a million dollars in commission from his real estate broker in the sale of a $30 million home in the Hamptons. For those who don't remember, Deutsch was the one who stated on Morning Joe that the Occupy Wall Street movement needs a Kent State moment to "articulate this clash."
 

October 29, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

Until recently the mainstream media has portrayed the opponents of Common Core to be just a bunch of conservative yahoos incapable of understanding what a wonderful education program it is. However that might now be changing. Last night, NBC Nightly News surprisingly broadcast a segment highly critical of Common Core.
 

October 29, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

Politico writer Alexander Burns concedes that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker could win re-election next week but sounds a very sour note by claiming that Walker won't enjoy his victory. Of course, Burns contrasts a gloomy view of Walker with a warm review of the Democrat candidate, Mary Burke.
 

October 28, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Cosmopolitan magazine will be sending a party bus filled with shirtless male models to North Carolina State University to shuttle coeds to the election polls next week. If this sounds like a skit from the upcoming Zoolander 2 movie you could be right. However, it is all too real. Of course, as we shall see, the real purpose of this stunt by Cosmopolitan is to help Democrats.

October 27, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

The Huffington Post published a tweet from Houston Mayor Annise Parker claiming that her daughter was denied a driver's license due to having two moms. However, a later update to the story shows that Parker was much less than truthful about the initial reason for the denial of the driver's license.
 

October 26, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

"Interstellar" opens on November 7 and the special effects of a crew travelling through a wormhole to reach a planet in another star system is reported to be quite interesting. Unfortunately there are also reports that the reason the crew has to travel to another planet is because global warming on Earth has ruined the crops and another place has to be found to grow corn. Is this another case of a potentially good movie weakened in order to serve a political cause?
 

October 24, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

"Where the Boys Are" is not only an entertaining 1960 movie about Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale as well as a catchy Connie Francis song but it now appears to be one of the best inadvertent presentations of why the sea level in South Florida has not risen for over fifty years. The opening credits of the film shows us an aerial shot of Fort Lauderdale beach and in relation to State Road A1A the beach is exactly as wide now as it was in 1960. Therefore no noticeable sea level rise despite the fearmongering by the usual suspects.
 

October 21, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

While most of the MSM has focused on Florida governor Rick Scott for somehow being unreasonable for objecting to challenger Charlie Crist breaking the debate rules to place a fan between his legs, the Washington Post provides us with some insight as to Crist's bizarre obsession with preventing sweat at all costs.
 

October 19, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

Candy Crowley on what Rush Limbaugh would label the state run CNN show of State of the Union seemed to place her blind trust in the assurances of state affiliated medical personnel that a travel ban on the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. It took guest  Senator Ted Cruz to make it clear to Crowley just why such a ban was absolutely necessary.

Bonus zinger!

October 18, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

No matter what happens with the weather this winter, Salon will have an excuse ready to explain away any temperature condition as due to global warming. Too warm? Obviously global warming. Too cold? Also a result of global warming due to the polar vortex used to explain away the unusally cold temperatures of this past winter
 

October 17, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

There was some soul searching on the part of The New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn over whether a political hack like Ron Klain with no medical experience should be appointed as Ebola Czar. However, that period of doubt was quite brief once Cohn was reassured by fellow liberals that being a political hack in that position was perfectly okay even if one was engaged in financial scandal as Klain was.

October 15, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

Gary Hart is mad at the Denver Post. Not for any bias on their part. Only because he doesn't like their editorial endorsement of Cory Gardner in the senate race from Colorado. Hart makes his displeasure with this "heresy" known in a letter to the editor of the Denver Post.

October 14, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

Ronan Farrow's entry into the world of broadcasting was greeted with great media fanfare this past February. However, due to his lousy ratings, Mediaite is now reporting that Woody Allen's "son" might be cancelled by MSNBC next month.

October 13, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

Tom Brokaw was the NBC news anchor for over 20 years yet "Meet The Chuck" aka "Meet The Press" had him sit at the table with the other panelists while Chuck Todd conducted solo interviews with the guests at a separate desk. As you can imagine, Brokaw was not pleased with that format and he visibly displayed his irritation when Todd returned to the panelists sitting uselessly at the "kiddies table."
 

October 11, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

The Washington Post has published a story with allegations that Senator Mark Warner attempted to bribe a Virginia state senator to remain at his post by making job offers to his daughter. If true it would not be the first time Warner has engaged in attempted bribery.

Back in 2006 when he was governor of the state, Warner used a plush party in Las Vegas in an attempt to sway the folks at the Daily Kos convention there to support his possible bid for the presidency. The funniest thing about that bit of bribery is that the Kossacks absolutely loved the idea that they were being bribed as they feasted on sushi, drinks, and the chocolate fountain.

October 10, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post believes that the possible key to Senator Mary Landrieu's re-election is knowing how to "Wobble." Yes, knowledge of a Louisiana dance step takes priority over a voting record or policy positions.
 

October 7, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT

Just how deceptive is Alison Grimes' campaign commercial attacking Senator Mitch McConnell for supposedly being "anti-coal?" So deceptive that even fact checker Glenn  Kessler of the Washington Post has awarded it four Pinocchios for extreme mendacity.
 

October 2, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

New York magazine published an article dripping with condescension on how to psychologically fool conservatives into becoming believers in global warming. Its all a matter of using the correct "framing interventions" which, if done correctly, might perform the trick.
 

September 29, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

Despite a tremendous amount of Mainstream Media hype given to the Coffee Party at its conception four years ago, it remains stuck in utter insignficance. Its only lasting legacy is comedic in the form of perhaps the lamest rap video ever made.
 

September 29, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

Politico has noticed a lack of women in statewide office in Iowa for over 20 years. So who is promoted as the possible savior of this situation?  Not the obvious choice. Instead it is promoting Hillary Clinton who is might be running to win the Iowa primary for presidential nomination, not statewide office.