Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles who is comfortable referring to himself in the third person. He was born and raised in Cleveland and is a graduate of two of the most prestigious schools of learning in the country, Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Upright Citizens Brigade training center in Los Angeles. He has written humor columns for Scripps-Howard, Salon, Cracked and Break and runs The Humor Columnist.

Articles by Joe Donatelli

7 reasons why gay marriage is good for straight men

Lifestyle

7 reasons why gay marriage is good for straight men

Between the pope, Rick Santorum and homophobic preachers who are secretly gay, everyone seems to be talking gay marriage these days. As a straight guy, you probably don’t care. But you should. Legalizing gay marriage would be good for you.

7 video game facts that could save the world

Gaming

7 video game facts that could save the world

Books, radio, television, rock music, magazines, movies, comic books and Socrates, what do all these things have in common? At one time they were all considered a corrupting influence on the nation’s youth.

7 of the most disturbing moments on ‘Mad Men’

TV

7 of the most disturbing moments on ‘Mad Men’

All of Mad Men’s boozing and whoring aside, there is a gravitas within the office and a certain respect for the work that grounds Don Draper and company and gives their world a certain believability.

How not to catch an arsonist

Humor

How not to catch an arsonist

It was the morning of Dec. 30, 2011. I awoke in a Santa Barbara hotel room, kissed my wife, grabbed my iPad and checked Facebook. I remember all of this because on this particular day my social media network did something completely unheard of — it delivered me actual news

7 interesting foods that taste like other foods

Food

7 interesting foods that taste like other foods

There’s a saying often uttered by people who adhere to a healthy-diet lifestyle. “If your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize it as food, don’t eat it.” To those people I say, “My great-grandmother ate dirt in Italy.”

7 ways beer and wine will change Starbucks

Humor

7 ways beer and wine will change Starbucks

Starbucks, the coffee shop inside of which approximately 47 percent of you are reading this, announced that it will begin offering beer and wine at select locations in Georgia, Illinois and California by the end of the year. If this experiment goes well, alcohol could be included on Starbucks menus nationwide. And if that happens, Starbucks as we know it will change. Drastically.