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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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Men humiliate men. Constantly. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Man who finishes in last place in his fantasy football league is required to make an embarrassing photo calendar that celebrates famous moments in print history, including a recreation of the ESPN: The Magazine Naked Prince Fielder cover and the … Continue reading

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Open a toy. Record. Make a fortune.

My wife made me aware of the inexplicable existence of YouTube videos that feature the removal of toys from their packaging. That’s it. Someone purchases a Transformer or a Barbie Doll or a SpongeBob Squarepants action figure and opens the … Continue reading

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Megan Washington’s stutter is just perfect

I’m not sure why this effected me so much. Maybe it’s because I also spend a lot of time onstage, taking to strangers,  and can’t believe Megan Washington’s courage. Maybe it’s her honestly. The grace and humor that she exudes. … Continue reading

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New rule: Women should not make sweeping generalizations about women.

In listening to the most recent Nerdist Writer’s Panel podcast, the writer and show runner of the television show Trophy Wife, Emily Halpern, was asked if she ever fights with her writing partner during the collaborative process. Her response: We … Continue reading

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The exuberance of elderly warriors

One of the students in my writing camp introduced me to this beautiful, amazing, perfect video. I can’t recommend this enough. Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla from sigur rós on Vimeo.

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Carte Blanche Summers: My first column

Look what showed up at the house today! Seasons magazine, and my first column, entitled Carte Blanche Summers. The magazine publishes in four different markets (soon to be six), which explains the different color covers.  You can subscribe to the … Continue reading

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The ad has good intentions, but it doesn’t depict reality, and that could be more damaging to girls than no ad at all.

This new Verizon-sponsored ad, which was made in conjunction with Makers to show how parents unintentionally steer their daughters away from science and math, is receiving a lot of praise for the way it doesn’t focus solely on female body … Continue reading

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Hilarious. Genius. Not entirely safe for work.

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