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  • Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman: A Conversation (Part 1). A Tricycle Web Exclusive Paid Member

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    Chinglish Paid Member

    Jeff Watt at Himalayan Art Resources has returned from China to alert us to signage in "Chinglish." Apparently, the Chinese government will soon be making an effort to clean up their act, so you won't be able to enjoy mishaps like these for long. More »
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    Discount Buddha Paid Member

    Here's a picture contributing editor and founding art director Frank Olinsky took on the streets of Brooklyn. I can't think of a better deal. But if you wait a few days it'll probably be free. (c) Frank Olinsky 2010 Here's a picture contributing editor and founding art director Frank Olinsky took on the streets of Brooklyn. I can't think of a better deal. But if you wait a few days it'll probably be free. (c) Frank Olinsky 2010 More »
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    Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect, says the Times Paid Member

    All this and not a word about koans: In addition to assorted bad breaks and pleasant surprises, opportunities and insults, life serves up the occasional pink unicorn. The three-dollar bill; the nun with a beard; the sentence, to borrow from the Lewis Carroll poem, that gyres and gimbles in the wabe. An experience, in short, that violates all logic and expectation. The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote that such anomalies produced a profound “sensation of the absurd,” and he wasn’t the only one who took them seriously. Freud, in an essay called “The Uncanny,” traced the sensation to a fear of death, of castration or of “something that ought to have remained hidden but has come to light.” At best, the feeling is disorienting. At worst, it’s creepy. More »
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    "The Truth About Gossip" cartoon by Max Ink Paid Member

    When we ran Thubten Chodron's article, "The Truth About Gossip," (from which we drew the "Seven Tips for Giving Up Gossip,") we received a lot of mail, but one of the most interesting was the cartoon (one panel of which is below) by the talented cartoonist Max Ink. For some reason it didn't make it into the magazine as a Letter to the Editor but we're correcting that oversight now, and sending Max a long-overdue "Thank You!" Click the picture to see whole four-panel cartoon. Cartoon © Max Ink More »
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    15 Weeks of Dharma Dating Paid Member

    "THE IDEA FIRST COMES up as a joke between me and my Tricycle editor: As a newly single Buddhist mom, why don’t I post my profile on a couple of the new online “dharma dating” sites, and write about my experiences? I find the notion both intriguing and horrifying. For years I’ve mocked the idea of shopping for a mate the way you’d shop for a book on Amazon.com (“Add This Man to My Cart!”). Once, while browsing for a used couch on Craigslist, I popped over to the Men Seeking Women section for a look, and the ads all ran together in my mind: 6-foot divorced sofa, 45, brown hair/blue eyes, overstuffed cushions, slightly cat-clawed, wants to spank you. . . ." Read the complete "Fifteen Weeks of Dharma Dating," by Anne Cushman. More »