Category Archives: Recommended Reading/Viewing

These 8 minutes of amateur video are better than any show on television.

Thinking about watching another episode of The Big Bang Theory tonight? Or one of those acronym shows? NCIS? SVU? CSI?    Don’t. They’re all kind of stupid, I’m sure. It’s true. I’m judging television shows that I’ve never actually seen … Continue reading

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Seriously badass porcupine

Underdog was an impressive superhero. He spoke in rhyme. He saved Sweet Polly Purebred every week. He was not bothered by collateral damage. He even had a great catchphrase: There’s no need to fear–Underdog is here! But when I think … Continue reading

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Funnier than some big budget comedies

It’s a GE commercial designed to sell light bulbs.   Nevertheless, it’s honestly funnier than a lot of movies that I’ve seen.

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This short film presents a situation that is both ridiculous and reality. And that scares the hell out of me.

It’s astounding how rapidly the selfie and social media have interlocked to become a ubiquitous, ingrained, and inexplicably accepted aspect of American culture. Does a film like this awaken people to the lunacy of their social media existences, or are … Continue reading

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Priceless moments at an ATM

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Little old ladies on a plane

It’s subtitled. It stars two women in their late seventies. It’s about something that thousands of people do everyday. And yet it’s compelling and sweet and revelatory and brilliant. You should watch.

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We bought an IKEA step stool. Thanks to the directions, we know not to look closely at it.

The rules are simple (at least according to the slip of paper found in the box): Don’t place the stepstool’s legs atop a pile of books. Don’t place one of the stepstool’s legs atop a pile of books. Don’t purchase … Continue reading

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The truth is sometimes truly better than fiction. This is just such a case.

Sometimes the letters that Slate’s Dear Prudence receives are better than any fiction I’ve read all week long. This is an example of just such a letter: “While cleaning out my late grandfather’s house, my aunt discovered a dildo. She … Continue reading

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Most threatening (and perhaps effective) example of signage ever

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This is real, despite all my instincts telling me otherwise.

The restaurant is real. It’s existence was never in question. It’s located in Staten Island, and people eat there every day. But sometimes you stumble across (or in the case are sent) a video that you have to assume is … Continue reading

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