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Musical version of ‘Animal House’ in the works

Musical version of ‘Animal House’ in the works

By | March 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm | No comments

If, like me, you worship at the Holy Church of John Belushi, today is undoubtedly a solemn holy day for you: 30 years ago, the infamous comic actor passed away far too soon. Though I was born after he died, my parents sat me down and showed me Animal House when I was probably...

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Find out how Futurama is helping the presidential election process

Find out how Futurama is helping the presidential election process

By | March 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments

Brace yourselves, folks: it’s an election year. So we’ll soon be hearing a lot about voter fraud and Diebold machine malfunctions. Hooray. Some, however, are taking some precautions against vote hacking. In a brilliant bit of crowd-sourcing, teams from all over the globe...

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Stephen Colbert is writing a children’s book

Stephen Colbert is writing a children’s book

By | February 22, 2012 at 11:05 am | No comments

One of the best interviews in recent memory is Stephen Colbert’s brief encounter with the lovable, if slightly cantankerous, children’s author Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are). If you missed it, do your patriotic duty and watch part one and part two before...

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Get your read on: Portlandia is going to be a book!

Get your read on: Portlandia is going to be a book!

By | February 10, 2012 at 11:53 am | One comment

America’s favorite ultra-hipster homage to Portland, Portlandia, has inspired some of the best, weirdest lines in recent memory, from “Shell art is OVER!” to “Put a bird on it!” And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t annoy my friends by asking, “Did you read? Did...

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Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

By | February 7, 2012 at 9:42 am | One comment

The late, legendary comedian Robert Schimmel wrote an entire book about his battle with late-stage cancer and how comedy helped him beat the disease. And now, whether he knows it or not, Chicago resident Miles Austrevich has taken a page from Schimmel's book. The 19-year old has...

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Religious group’s outrage over Jay Leno’s Mitt Romney is a bit overblown

Religious group’s outrage over Jay Leno’s Mitt Romney is a bit overblown

By | January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm | 12 comments

Jay Leno, as much as he takes flak from audiences and comedians alike, generally isn’t on the receiving end of critique for particularly edgy or offensive jokes. Sure, he’s had his share of Tonight Show-related debacles, but Leno doesn’t have a reputation for pushing the...

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Tim and Eric will answer your questions on Reddit

Tim and Eric will answer your questions on Reddit

By | January 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm | One comment

I’m ridiculously thankful that sites like Wikipedia and Reddit are back online following their Jan. 18 blackout protest of SOPA and PIPA, two bills that threaten the open Internet. Why am I so thrilled? Aside from the fact that I can once again procrastinate by learning...

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Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am | No comments

If there’s one thing that makes award shows palatable, it’s Ricky Gervais at the hosting helm. He rarely shies away from skewering Hollywood’s finest, from Kim Kardashian to Mel Gibson. So I have to admit to being fairly bummed that Gervais apparently won’t be returning...

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Watch Stephen Colbert get the Taiwanese animation treatment

Watch Stephen Colbert get the Taiwanese animation treatment

By | January 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm | No comments

If you follow the news, chances are you’ve heard about Stephen Colbert’s run at the GOP presidential nomination down in his home state of South Carolina. And he’s been – well, his Super PAC has been – both chipping away at likely nominee Mitt Romney and highlighting...

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