“The Big Jewel will save the Universe. It must be cherished, nurtured, and, yes, feared.”
— Ruben Bolling, author of Tom The Dancing Bug

“It’s about time there’s a Web portal aimed at large Hasidim like myself. I applaud the launch of, and hope it will prosper!”
— Michael Colton, Co-Founder, Modern Humorist

“A big, brash, rollicking good time of a site, The Big Jewel is a witty and riveting page-clicker from start to finish. I just couldn’t put this site down!”
— Andrew Marlatt, Oligarch of and author of “Economy of Errors”

“Against all hope and sanity, there are still young men and women alive who believe that it is possible to make a decent, happy living in ‘literary’ humor. Those of us who, long ago, discovered that compromise and disappointment are the only definites waiting for one who chooses that path, laugh at these people. Yet we also laugh with them, because they have chosen to perpetuate our sad little art. The Big Jewel is a small patch of green on an arid airless planet with no natural resources. Stop by and say hello to these lonely believers.”
— Neal Pollack, author of the much-loved and somewhat-widely-read The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature

“One advantage of being six feet underground since World War II is having the free time to catch up on my reading. And let me assure you, there is no web site my clammy, skeletal hands click on more readily than The Big Jewel. It almost makes me wish I were alive again!”
— Robert Benchley (1889-1945), American humorist

“Though I too am mouldering in my godforsaken grave, I still make a point of visiting The Big Jewel every week. These running dog lackeys of the imperialist bourgeoisie have created a Cultural Revolution all their own, a Great Leap Forward in laughter. I guess it’s time for me to admit that Karl Marx was wrong. Religion isn’t the opium of the people; The Big Jewel is!”
Chairman Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Communist Chinese Dictator and Genocidal Maniac

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