The Jokes That Define Us


Vulture has a retrospective of 100 years of history-defining jokes. Like this one from The Producers:

Springtime for Hitler, and Germany /
Deutschland is happy and gay /
We’re marching to a faster pace /
Look out, here comes the master race

Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →