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Daniel Tosh Rape Jokes

Austin Comedian Curtis Luciani writes about Daniel Tosh’s rape joke incident at the Laugh Factory.
My concise interpretation of his points:
1) Rape is far more prevalent than men think it is: imagine having your dick cut off and being emasculated by a comedian.
2) There is a difference between doing comedy and bringing&#133 Read the rest

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The Pontiac Commercial

The Pontiac Commercial

I’m going to try something within the spirit of PO but slightly different.
This is one of my favorite commercials of all time. There’s the cool music, the bright lights and the ambient atmosphere. With the exception of Matt Dillon’s introduction of the lineup at the end, there’s no other narration and no people in the commercial. Everything is&#133 Read the rest

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We Will Find You

We Will Find You

Greece, New York
It’s obvious what’s going on in the video. Some of you may have already seen it on Reddit, the news, etc. It has already gone viral, very unexpectedly. And of course, people want revenge, rightfully so. And in 2012, if you want revenge, all you have to do is look in the right places.
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It’s everywhere. 4chan. Reddit. Facebook. Tumblr. You name it.
What is it that makes it so easy and fast to do? It’s such an expedient thing. You get a funny picture of a squirrel or some white-washed black guy and put some funny observation that everyone can relate with. That’s what makes memes so spreadable.&#133 Read the rest

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Hope I Die Before I Get Old

It is of culturally historical importance when you have a show that spans years and still retains its same audience while upholding the “feel” that it started out with (Not jumping the shark and turning into a mess, etc.) The particular generation that grew up with that show infers many things about culture and “the times” from that show.&#133 Read the rest

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The Rap Game is Changing

The Rap Game is Changing

Oh great, another white rapper. Is this a white guy acting black? If so, I guess his idea of black is Manhattan high-rise apartments, Brooks Brothers, investment banking, and college. A whole lotta college. 8 mile was so 10 years ago; will the real slim shady please sit back down.

Here’s the up and coming Mike Stud, a typical&#133 Read the rest

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The Passage of Time
In the Atlantic is an article entitled How Young Adult Fiction Came of Age. Young Adult is a genre of literature aimed towards 14-21 year old adolescents, and this article deals with what is perceived as the growing number of post-adolescent adults (it seems to imply 20s and maybe early 30 year olds) who are interested in these&#133 Read the rest

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The Magic Trick

By Adrian Tomine

When you find out the mechanics of a magic trick, does it make the trick cooler or does it ruin it for you?
In this drawing by Adrian Tomine, you see two people who have just happened to take a glance at each other’s respective area only to discover they are reading the same book.
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Welcome to the NHK

Welcome to the NHK

I recently watched an anime titled Welcome to the NHK, which is a series based off a famous novel of the same name by author Tatsuhiko Takimoto. Welcome to the NHK is about a 22 year old hikikomori named Satou Tatsuhiro. Hikikomori is a Japanese term used to describe socially reclusive “shut-ins” who are usually 25-35 year old NEETs&#133 Read the rest

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Mr. Rogers Today

Mr. Rogers Today

Thought you might find this interesting. Wait a few minutes into the video.
I wonder what a child is supposed to think after a full 30 minutes of this.

[Editor’s Note: It’s worth sitting through the whole 5 minutes of the video. -PB]

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Replace Jimi Hendrix with Daft Punk

Replace Jimi Hendrix with Daft Punk

This is one of the most electrifying movie scenes I’ve seen in awhile.

I first saw this in an IMAX theatre with my cousin and my brother. I rarely see movies in theatres that I like. And by rarely, I mean just about never. But Tron looked cool in the commercials so I thought I’d give it a shot.&#133 Read the rest

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