Category Archives: Recommended Reading/Viewing

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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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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