Wayne Brady's Crack on Children with Disabilities Begs the Question: Where Should Comedians Draw the Line?

It's happened again.  Another comedian has made a joke at a disabled child's expense, sending many parents and special needs advocates like me reeling. This time, it was Wayne Brady, and his victim was Sarah Palin's son, Trig.In the recent Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne, Wayne Brady walked away having endured insurmountable abuse at the mouths of fellow comedians, but not before he had a chance to bash comedian Jeff Ross by saying he reminds "[Sarah Palin] of what Trig is going to look like when he's 40."...more

Let's Make a Deal: Trade Your Aging Soap Opera Stars for What's Behind Curtain #1!

Television can be an odd friend to those of us who spend time at home during weekdays. The elderly, the ill, third-shift workers, SAHMs, the unemployed, telecommuters, part-time students: we're a disparate audience, and we are sometimes lonesome. Daytime television can be a friendly voice to break the monotony, a connection to the outside world, or a grown-up friend to those home with young children and in need of words for their adult brains. Ellen and Oprah. A soap opera or movie. A recipe or home project demo. ...more

I began watching "my stories" in 7th grade.

Days of Our Lives to start and by high school, I ...more