"I am beginning to depend on an everyday hit of the Daily Muse, just to
crack a smile in our recent world. I have it in my 'Daily' Bookmark
section, and it's a great way to start the day. Keep up the good work!"
"Turns out Hillary Clinton was a Girl Scout. Strange but true. Where did
she go wrong? It seems the Daily Muse, a satirical Webzine with
National Lampoon overtones, has allegedly uncovered an incriminating
note written from Hillary to her hubby. She knew that he knew that she
knew, or some such. While Congressional investigators struggle to
ascertain the authenticity of the letter, the Muse will continue to publish
the facts...and the photos to prove it."--Gary Brickman, The New York Times CyberTimes
"There are 'zines and there are 'zines, but none is exactly the daily muse. One of the
small gems of online attitude, this site has become my once-a-week humor jolt.
This kind of site is a great use for the Net: Short but sweet set pieces on topical
stories ripped from today's headlines. The pub's but a single page, and the graphics
are high-quality and load slowly, but it's worth the wait. The writers have no respect
for anyone, and the results are predictably hilarious. For example, here you'll find
their take on the inevitable results of Bill Gates' ascendancy to Ruler of NBC.
Be sure to follow down the links the muse provides. How else would you find, for
example, the Lisa Marie Home Page, purporting to disclose evidence that Ms.
Presley is an impostor?
The segments change fairly regularly, so it's worth a weekly look, and a cherished
place on your browser's hot list."--Gary A. Bolles, Inter@active Week
"If you must pigeonhole The
Daily Muse, try a catch-all action phrase like 'surf, smirk and, perhaps by accident,
learn something.' A new form of 'infotainment' only possible on the Web, The Daily
Muse is built on barbs delivered at names in the news, and links (some new, some
dated) to many interesting and seldom visited Web sites...(The Muse) demonstrates that
some of the best
publishing sites on the Web are those that are founded on a purposeful idea and
constructed from entertaining, informative and well-written editorial content."
--Joan Kite, Contributing Editor, Interactive Publishing Alert
"In this rundown of news and views, the daily briefs are pastel, the
editorials are for the Ritalin-saturated, and the potshots are deadly."--
Pick of the Day
"I guess no (one) is obligated to engage in serious political thinking, as your page
demonstrates."--a reader using an AOL screen name
"Bringing the traditions of irresponsible journalism to a new medium"
is the motto of this satiric zine that debuted on August 31, 1995.
The design is quite nice; the sensibility calls to mind a stand-up routine.
Diverting but forgettable.--Excite Reviews
"Online definition of the word 'irreverent.' Gotta stop by and check
this out. They even dis their own awards!"--AIMC: The Coffeehouse
"Great site. I check you guys
out right after Dilbert, and just before CNNfn Grapevine. Somehow it seems to put the day in perspective and
start it off right."--John Wolfsberger, Jr.
"The site changes frequently, navigates quickly and offers
Groucho Marx meets Photoshop humor." --AdZe's Cosmic Site of the Night
"It's Mad magazine for the Web
- or maybe just Letterman with
hypertext. Whatever it is,
the daily muse roasts all the
celebrities and media mongrels
we're tired of hearing about.
Wondering whether NBC's
nightly lineup will change
now that Bill 'Deep Pockets'
Gates has signed on?
Must C:\ TV says it all."
--HotWired: Net Surf
"As an engineer in this industry, it is a job requirement to spend time
'surfing the Net' as it is so ubiquitously termed. Most of what is out
there to be had is tripe, with the occasional impressive Java applet or
VRML site. HotWired
offers some refuge, as does
Epicurious and, of course,
The Dilbert Zone
(a daily MUST.). It is with pleasure that I am
now adding this site to my (short) list of favorites. In this industry
few people realize that it is not the medium, but the content, that
counts. Two points for you. Good delivery, witty content. I look
forward to the next installment." --Joe L., founding member, Engineers
for Excessive Bandwidth Utilization
"In the spirit of Spy magazine and, more recently, Suck,
comes 'The Daily Muse', a site that
refuses to let you forget that 'Newt' is an exceedingly silly name. Focusing on current events and
their accompanying media coverage, this well-written, graphic-rich Web 'zine pokes fun at
politicians' doubletalk, celebrities, and anything else worthy of singling out for abuse. 'Some
Americans are already in the ... on the ground in Bosnia,' says a blushing Dan Rather during a live
newscast, and 'The Daily Muse' won't let him forget it. Sometimes the jokes are a bit predictable,
but most of the humor is dead-on. The site is updated frequently."
"Tired of boring news from the papers and TV? The folks behind the Daily Muse are, and they've
done something funny about it. (On our last visit, the site's motto was: 'Vowing to shut down
unless our checkbook is balanced.') Visitors get breaking 'stories' like the one saying Princess Di
is willing to tour with The Beatles (she's been practicing, we learned). We learned all about the
new NBC lineup with Bill Gates in charge ('Must C:/TV') and other political and topical foibles.
This place skewers everything and everyone. Simply put, if you have a pulse, you'll find it hard not
to laugh here. A welcome addition to the Web's humor archives."
"The Web is a great place to gather different perspectives on political news. Aside from the print
giants that are transferring portions of content to the 'new media,' there are two types of news
sites on the Web today. The first type is graphically sophisticated with snippets of real news. The
other is less interesting to look at but has more conventional coverage. First, check out The Daily
Muse. It's hip, it's cool, it's cryptic, and it is one example of the new breed of Web site that
combines news with Generation X attitude. For political news with a more conventional
perspective (and Web design), look at the Texas Political Resource Page.
This site provides Texas gossip and updates on political events in the Lone Star state."
--Laura Dove, PoliticsUSA Web Editor
"I note with interest the amount of dirt being presented on Steve Forbes
now that he is a front-runner. I guess he is part of another minority
group (rich) being slammed."--Frank Angelo
"It's witty, clever, and offbeat. It's what some of us would like our
local daily wiper to be like."--Ken's Spiffy Spot
"The Daily Muse is hilarious.
This 'news' sight makes fun of all that is happening in our world today.
I plan on making this sight a daily stop on my Internet agenda.
Two thumbs up!"--Heather's Cool Cyberspace Links
"The motto of this political
satire Webzine that debuted on August 31, 1995, is
'Bringing the traditions of irresponsible journalism
to a new medium.' Unfortunately, while amusing, the
irresponsible part is only too true--the who, what,
when, where, and why are left unanswered and the only
contact is an e-mail address to the editor."
"When the evening news gets a little dreary (and, oh!, does it get
dreary), lighten up with the very well-done e-rag 'The Daily Muse'."
--USA Today Online
"I find this particularly offensive. I thought that this was a serious
home page! Maybe the new telecommunications bill is NOT such a bad idea
after all. Especially if it filters out things like this."--a numbered CompuServe account
"Some cool stuff. Continue to enjoy doing what you do.
The picture of Clinton was neat. Politically right on." --Jim Heald
"Great job....we're still laughing."
--Lifegard, Hit the Beach
"I DON'T THINK I HAVE READ SUCH NEGATIVE SICK HUMOR ON THE INTERNET SUCH AS
YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE A SICK SELF-CENTERED PERSON WHO WOULD NEVER TRY ANYTHING
NEW IN LIFE. YOU OBVIOUSLY HATE ANYONE WHO HAS BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND CHOSE TO
DEGRADE THAT PERSON OR POSITION THEM AS EVIL BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT A WORTHLESS
PIECE OF ---- LIKE YOU."--RDyson, probably referring to something on our Steve Forbes page.
"Hi there folks,
I am not in much of a position to evaluate your past work inasmuch as I
have just discovered your site today.
But I have the sense I will return daily because I am always searching
for doses of non-reality to help me through life. I wish that I could
pinpoint the time when life became 'serious.' Fun seems to be against the
principles of most of those who attempt to rule our daily lives.
BTW: I found you through the 'Cool Site
of the Day', which I originally found
under the 'What's Cool' directory on Netscape.
Keep up what seems to be terrific work." --Michael A. Masin
"Cool, like he didn't do it (Ha, Ha).
Those are the answers he would most likely give, too. Funny, but true. Thanx for the article. It was
hillarious. Anyone that really believes he didn't do it is an idiot." --James Nichols,
regarding The Lost O.J. Interview Tapes
"Just added a link to your site from the wrecked humor collection's list
of other humor sites on the net!! Keep up the great work!!"
--Derek Cashman, Editor,
Wrecked Humor Collection
"Thank you, we really enjoyed this!" --Brad Lyman
"Although I know that disk space is becoming much more inexpensive,
that is no reason to waste it on garbage like this.
If you don't have anything productive to say then just shut the hell up.
This page was just a waste of my time."--jlehrkam
"In a dark and hostile world, it's comforting to know there are a few brave
souls like yourself willing to shine the light of truth no matter what the
cost. I salute you and your country salutes you."--the ratman
"Come on! You could have designed this site a hell of a lot better!
What's the big $#*($*( deal having to go through five doors just to get
to the main site!!?!" --Henry Wyckoff
Idea-well-run-dry days make us realize how much we
really appreciate the mail we get from our loyal readers. What's worrisome is that some of them
think they're funnier than we are. You decide. Herewith a sampling of
"Clinton has already cleared the air on the Yeltsin meeting:
They weren't talking about poultry, they were talking about poetry;
not about a ban on imports, but bars and 'in-poets.'
They want to start a poetry slam series in Moscow pubs next year."
--Joseph Richey, cackling on about Chickengate
"My suggestion, if he really wants to improve his chances,
is to pick Fig Bar Man or perhaps Ken Griffey Jr.
Fig Bar Man appeals to the technospeaking net savvy. Sure he's a bit silly, but he's got a better
web site than Dole. Ken Griffey Jr. appeals to the masses, especially the
young (and God knows Dole needs that), and he's got Nike backing him."
--("You-can-call-me-Hank") Aaron Petry, about Bob Dole's potential
"Maybe the CompuServe 'Stick-It-To-You'
experiment is a forecast of future events.
1) Voting by computer becomes reality for the vast majority
of Americans, say in the year 2020.
2) The Republican Party has previously bought CompuServe,
AOL, and three other major service providers.
3) The Re-Pubs send everyone in America a 'free trial disk'
just before a national election.
4) The disk gives the user their free trial offer, but it
also plants a virus while the user is trying to pry it out
of their computer's drive bay.
5) When the person goes on-line to vote, whatever selection
they make, the virus votes Republican.
6) The virus filters all feedback, so the voter sees a
false output reflecting who they THINK they voted for.
7) The virus self-destructs, taking Windows 2015 with it--Some
good...Some bad--it's a fair trade!...And everyone
ends up with a free diskette! WOW!!"--sledge
(as in sister or hammer, take your pick), about
CompuServe's stuck-up offer.
Once again, some of you think you're funny
"U do know why Bill
came out against same sex marriages.......he thought it
meant you had to have sex with the same person you married..."
No, this bit of cuteness did not come from a Bob Dole
stump speech, but from loyal Muse subscriber Richard Fettig.
Richard--if that really is your name--don't quit your night job,
especially if you're earning minimum wage. After all, thanks to Congress,
you're about to get a 90-cent-per-hour raise!
And now for a word from Rich Moellers, another
'scriber who confesses: "Hiya. I'm from Arkansas, where I am a news director and part
owner of two radio stations. Most everybody 'round these parts is shakin'
in their Keds wondering if Kenneth Starr is gonna get them next.
Lucky for me...the two bankers who go on trial next month are from
a neighboring county. So I get LOCAL news from
Whitewater. One going around: When Clinton
was first elected...it seemed a lot of his buddies followed him to the
White House. Now it appears most are headed for the Big House."
First, it seems curious that only people named Rich are writing. Second,
Arkansas Rich may want to contact Minimum Wage Rich about forming a
support group for people who won't be invited to a White House
dinner anytime soon.
Yes, you too can be subjected to this kind of ridicule--ahem--fun.
Finally, a few readers were really worried that our April Fool's
edition meant The Daily Muse was gone forever:
"I am inconsolable...I've only been on the Internet for about
two months, and you're leaving me already! My second husband didn't
get this kind of dedication from me. Say it ain't so."--Sara
"Guess I'll go delete the bookmark."--John C. Gordon
"Now, what will I view each A.M. after turning my computer on?...
Maybe after a sabbatical you will consider returning...goodness, look
how many times Freddy Kruger managed to re-appear.
Wait, there's lots more Muse to see...
Daily Muse front page |
Dick Morris |
Reader eeemail! |
GOParty '96 |
Worldly Muse |
In the Stars |
Page 2 |
Bubba Muse |
Muse Briefs |
Science of Life |
The Back Page |
Extremely Buchanan |
President Lamar |
Sporting Muse |
Muse Archives |
Page 3 |
Bill Gates@NBC |
Lost O.J. Interview |