Joe Bob Briggs

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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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Pope Forgets the Lake of Fire

Pope Forgets the Lake of Fire

June 21, 2018

NEW YORK—Pope Francis was chatting with a flamboyant Italian journalist named

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Torch Those Bikinis!

Torch Those Bikinis!

June 14, 2018

NEW YORK—I don’t know about you, but I’m circling my calendar and

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God Apparently Flies First Class

God Apparently Flies First Class

June 07, 2018

MARSHALL, Tex.—The most frightening thing about Jesse Duplantis is that I

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“Hey, Look, I’m Driving a Giant iPhone!”

“Hey, Look, I’m Driving a Giant iPhone!”

May 31, 2018

NEW YORK—Question: How can you tell the difference between Elon Musk and an

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My Name Is Joe Bob, and I’m an English Major

My Name Is Joe Bob, and I’m an English Major

May 24, 2018

JUPITER, Fla.—I feel like I need to confess my addiction, like a newbie in a

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The Gloom and Doom Generation

The Gloom and Doom Generation

May 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, N.J.—When I was a young man, and the editor, or the producer, or

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THESE Are Mueller’s Questions?

THESE Are Mueller’s Questions?

May 10, 2018

PORT ORCHARD, Wash.—So, yeah, it’s kind of obvious why Robert Mueller’s

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Why It Was So Easy to Nuke the White House Media Stuffed-Shirt Dinner

Why It Was So Easy to Nuke the White House Media Stuffed-Shirt Dinner

May 03, 2018

NEW YORK—Leave it to a bunch of self-important self-righteous self-serious

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Yo! Gwyneth! Shut Up!

Yo! Gwyneth! Shut Up!

April 26, 2018

NEW YORK—Several hundred emails pour in each week asking me about the Joe Bob

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Reviewing the Plots Against the Clean Water/Clean Air Guy

Reviewing the Plots Against the Clean Water/Clean Air Guy

April 19, 2018

NEW YORK—At first I was just like everyone else. Why would Scott Pruitt, the

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San Francisco Hugs a Possum

San Francisco Hugs a Possum

April 12, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Just when those New Zealand possum jackets started to take

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I’m a Terrible Person

I’m a Terrible Person

April 05, 2018

STAUNTON, Va.—I just recently realized that I’m a miserable selfish

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Just How Naive Is Robert Mueller?

Just How Naive Is Robert Mueller?

March 29, 2018

NEW YORK—I’ve been reading this indictment of the thirteen people who

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Invasion of the Anti-Tourists

Invasion of the Anti-Tourists

March 22, 2018

NEW YORK—A stroll down Bleecker Street, once a haven for bars, nightclubs,

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Smoking, Toking and Midnight Joking

Smoking, Toking and Midnight Joking

March 15, 2018

NEW YORK—Now that we have all these legal weed growers, plus all these legal

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Spiritual But Not Religious, Just Inane

Spiritual But Not Religious, Just Inane

March 08, 2018

NEW YORK—“I’m spiritual but not religious.” WTF. Why do people say

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When Did Real Courts Become TV Courts?

When Did Real Courts Become TV Courts?

March 01, 2018

NEW YORK—If anybody in the reality TV world remembers Judge Wapner, the

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Making My Peace With Billy Graham

Making My Peace With Billy Graham

February 22, 2018

NEW YORK—Back in the bad old days of the cocaine epidemic, there was a

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Clarence Thomas and the Party House

Clarence Thomas and the Party House

February 15, 2018

NEW YORK—I think Clarence Thomas made the right decision in the Wild Party

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A World of Hurt in the Boardroom

A World of Hurt in the Boardroom

February 08, 2018

NEW YORK—Apparently a whole bunch of CEOs and public officials and

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Explicating the Bible of Texas

Explicating the Bible of Texas

February 01, 2018

DALLAS—My buddy Don Graham just finished a book on the State Bible of

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Please, It’s a Horror Film

Please, It’s a Horror Film

January 25, 2018

CHICAGO—For the first couple months after Get Out was released, I was beating

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The Wasp Woman’s Weapon Was a Wasp Waist

The Wasp Woman’s Weapon Was a Wasp Waist

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK—I walked down 8th Street yesterday, past the jumble of little

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“Nuke That Rascal’s Website”

“Nuke That Rascal’s Website”

January 11, 2018

NEW YORK—Every day somebody howls for the shutdown of a website, the

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“Your Honor, the President Is Acting Like He’s in Charge and We Want It Stopped”

“Your Honor, the President Is Acting Like He’s in Charge and We Want It Stopped”

January 04, 2018

NEW YORK—Small children on the playground know that if you can’t win an

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Men of Bad Will

Men of Bad Will

December 28, 2017

NEW YORK—“Men of good will” is an expression you don’t hear much

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