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  • 2009 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published March 6, 2008

    "Stand and Deliver"

  • 2009 - Society of Professional Journalists/Colorado Chapter, published March 6, 2008

    "Stand and Deliver"

  • 2009 - Best of the West/First Amendment Funding, Inc., published June 19, 2008

    "Curtain Call"

  • 2008 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published April 5, 2007

    "An Uphill Battle"

  • 2007 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published December 21, 2006

    "Life of the Party"

  • 2006 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 27, 2005

    "Word of Mouth"

2005 Stories by Adam Cayton-Holland

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  • What Was So Funny?

    published December 29, 2005

    Well, gang, it's been one hell of a year, and What's So Funny is officially spent. Really, we're fucking exhausted. Beat. Sapped. Expended. Out of... More >>

  • Pie in the Sky

    published December 22, 2005

    What's So Funny was angry when the clerk at the ticket counter informed him that the plane to San Antonio was full and that he would not be able... More >>

  • Cash and Carry

    published December 15, 2005

    Gather 'round, children, it's time that you hear a What's So Funny holiday tale full of wonder and cheer. It's not every day that... More >>

  • Play Bawl

    published December 8, 2005

    In every person's childhood, there's a special moment that stands out from the rest like a corpulent cheerleader. For some, it was the day they... More >>

  • One Natty Ride

    published December 1, 2005

    The front entrance to Herman's Hideaway looked like a hippie revolving door on a recent Friday night. A steady parade of dreadlocked white people... More >>

  • For the Birds

    published November 24, 2005

    I have a goose. Well, my parents have a goose. But What's So Funny thinks in terms of inheritance, and what's theirs is mine; ergo, I have a... More >>

  • Mom's Away!

    published November 17, 2005

    Silvia Johnson just wanted to be a "cool mom." From September 2003 to September 2004, she held innumerable parties at her Arvada home, where... More >>

  • Toilet Training

    published November 17, 2005

    Loyal readers will appreciate just how hard it was for What's So Funny to fox-trot through the doors of Home Depot on South Colorado... More >>

  • Brownie to the Rescue

    published November 10, 2005

    Some people would argue that the rise of the Internet, and e-mail, in particular, have killed the art of letter-writing. And those people... More >>

  • Big League Bash

    published November 3, 2005

    There comes a point in everyone's life when you realize you've made it. I recently experienced such a moment. In a scene my future biographers... More >>

  • Bright Eyes

    published November 3, 2005

    You never know which Conor Oberst is going to show up. Last spring at the Ogden, it was the recalcitrant hero, tiny and hidden behind his... More >>

  • Potion Play

    published October 27, 2005

    "For those of you who made it into Colubrae House, congratulations," says stone-faced Professor Bloodthorne, head of Colubrae, as he begins his... More >>

  • Playing Dress-Up

    published October 27, 2005

    Looks like you were right about me, Old Man Abernathy, you toothless son of a bitch. I am no farmer. My potato gleaning yielded but ten sickly... More >>

  • Duce Stabs

    published October 27, 2005

    The cover of I'm Sooo Screwed features a crude cartoon of a man begging for change on a street corner with a sign that reads, "I Wrap 4or... More >>

  • Twisted Plot Twists

    published October 27, 2005

    SUN, 10/30 Walking the line between sanity and madness -- or pretending to do so -- helps give Halloween its juice. Stripping... More >>

  • I Said, Line!

    published October 27, 2005

    FRI, 10/28 Quick, somebody in the audience give me a profession. Don't ask, just do it, because I'm going to act like I'm somebody in... More >>

  • Rocking the Vote

    published October 20, 2005

    Mother of pearl, it's been one shitstorm after another this week at What's So Funny. Seems like I can't even blink without some player from the... More >>

  • Poe Show

    published October 20, 2005

    FRI, 10/21 In the age of slasher films, sometimes it's nice to reach back into the roots of horror and experience to something that is... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published October 13, 2005

    As the clock ticked down on the twentieth century, people prepared for the absolute worst. A simple timekeeping error called Y2K was about to... More >>

  • Fiona Apple

    published October 13, 2005

    Fiona-philes will no doubt raise their wine to the heavens and toast their tortured troubadour for her latest burst of brilliance. Six years in... More >>

  • Ghostface

    published October 13, 2005

    While the bulk of the Wu Tang Clan generally adopts a bullets-can't-touch-us-because-of-our-Shaolin-sorcery approach to hip-hop, Ghostface Killah... More >>

  • Not Just for Meatheads

    published October 13, 2005

    FRI, 10/14 Heeeeeeey, girlfriend. Trying to land a man in Denver but don't seem to be having any luck? Well, don't waste your time... More >>

  • Send in the Clowns

    published October 6, 2005

    The only funny clown is a dead clown. Because it's so ironic. If some guy were to ask me, "Hey, What's So Funny, how would you define irony?" I... More >>

  • Feeling the Flo

    published October 6, 2005

    It's a Thursday afternoon at 33rd and Blake, and the Flobots are at a screen-printing shop, talking T-shirts. A mere two weeks from their... More >>

  • Chop House

    published October 6, 2005

    SAT, 10/8 Artists and the Hells Angels have a long and storied history. In 1965, freelance journalist Hunter S. Thompson introduced... More >>

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