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April 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm (music)

….this cover of Hey Ya by The Twilight Singers, aka Greg Dulli’s other band.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

Here’s a collection of those brightly colored, hip erasers everyone had in the 80s. I loved them, but was always unsure where everyone was getting them, until I stumbled across a treasure trove of dusty fruit-shaped erasers at Sedge Garden Salvage in Kernersville. I bought a bunch of them, brought them home, and immediately began gnawing on them, a creepy habit that continued far longer than it should have. Just looking at these pics made me hungry.

Here’s my weekly Nerdist post about fun shows we have this week!

AP Classes a fraud? Oh shit, I hope they don’t revoke my degree now.

This picture made me laugh pretty hard.

Go enjoy MathCats, sent to me by the adorable Deanna.

Beyonce is being sued for $100 million by a video game production house for pulling out of a video game project two weeks before Christmas, forcing the company to shut down. The $100 million is for expected sales…. seriously? You were thinking a Beyonce video game would make $100 million? Draw that Venn Diagram- there’s no overlap except for me.

I don’t know much about Jessie J, except that her look is hilariously cartoonish without her intending to be cartoonish, but Rich from fourfour compiled a list of the top 30 annoying sounds from her album. Kumail and I laughed about it for at least 10 minutes.

Fun press for Kumail headlining in Denver this weekend!

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Shoplifting.

April 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm (my life, Uncategorized)

I used to dye my hair constantly. Whenever I was bored with anything, I would change my hair, and I would do it myself, and I would do it poorly. There wasn’t a shade of burgundy drugstore hair dye that didn’t get slathered onto my hair in the 90s, and this was when I was trying to be normal- otherwise I’d go for one of the superbright Manic Panic colors- the ones that would stain your hands for days after dyeing. My parents, if you were wondering, found this whole hair dyeing thing to be a tad upsetting.

At some point, I got the stupidly entitled idea in my head that I shouldn’t have to pay for hair dye since it was such a constant, transient thing for me, so I decided to steal it. This was not generally in my character, but for some reason, I thought it was just. I went to the drug store in the local mall, which had a mall exit as well as an exit directly to the parking lot, and I plotted like an idiot.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 26, 2011 at 11:22 am (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

Sarcastic Supreme Court decisions!

A man stabs himself to death in front of an open mic crowd, and the crowd thought it was performance art. I don’t know why I’m posting this. Shit is tough all over.

The top ten movies people lie about seeing- maybe the most brilliant poll idea ever! Here’s an Emily hint: if I say that I saw a movie “a long time ago at a party”, it means I haven’t seen it.

People who use Botox become less able to recognize emotions in other people’s faces. Ha. Ha. Ha.

An interview with Raja/Sutan from RuPaul’s Drag Race, who may be the most attractive human being I’ve ever seen in my life.

7% of all Americans have Netflix. That’s enormous.

Here are 11 grammatically incorrect movie titles.

Ricky Gervais photobomb, courtesy of ONTD! (That would be Matt Smith sipping the beverage)

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Love (the) Machine

April 22, 2011 at 10:16 am (Uncategorized)

This is the singles chart for Peruvian radio. Why am I showing you this? Look at number 23.

That would be the single from my best friend Carlos’ band, Bocanegra.

HIGH FIVE!

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Neko Ramen!

April 22, 2011 at 9:34 am (my life)

Since I’ve never gotten a copy of Vol 3 of Neko Ramen, I had to take pics of this in a comic book store in Scotland. Here’s the interview that Kumail and I gave to Neko Ramen fans about comedy and our cat. Also, yes, Kumail is interviewed too, because he technically worked on it with me, though he didn’t at all.

Not that he was lazy, but that the company preferred that his name was attached since he’s a comedian. Sigh.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 22, 2011 at 8:40 am (gynomite's reading room)

This dumbass gang member got a tattoo of the actual crime scene from a murder he committed seven years ago. A tattoo-appreciating cop saw the tat while he was being arrested for a different crime and remembered the scene.

Unfortunately, I am no longer writing for MyDaily, as they are now just looking for staff writers rather than us freelancers from all over, but you can read my body of work with them here. I miss them already.

More sad news: Tokyopop, the company for whom I adapted the manga Neko Ramen, shut down its North American offices this week.

Unpopular opinions: if we really want to trim the budget in America, we have to cut military spending.

Before airbrushing, there was…. paintbrushing.

Another post from me at Nerdist, showing you what’s happening at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown this week!

The wonderful Harris Wittels, and his monsterbaby Humblebrag, were in the Wall Street Journal this week!

This is just a really well-written personal essay that my sister emailed me this week. Read it!

And this is a video from when Carmen Electra was trying to be a pop singer. For some reason it makes me laugh really really hard.

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PRINCE!

April 22, 2011 at 8:26 am (music)

These are the two crappy pictures I took at the Prince concert at the Forum last night. It was epic. The vamping and posing Prince did for the first 15 minutes of the show, while a pianist played some sexy jazz, was worth the price of admission alone. Just gorgeous. And everyone in the crowd was just rapturously happy.

And yes, I did cry during Purple Rain, but just a little.

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The Vomit Game.

April 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm (my life)

Growing up in the country, without a lot of outside stimulus, makes you more creative. I believe this wholeheartedly.

In our neighborhood, which was just a dirt road with five houses on it, there were three girls my sister’s age (3 years older), me, and a boy three years younger than me. That’s it. My time was spent going between playing with a kid that was both younger AND a boy, and trying desperately to keep up with the big kids. They were usually okay with me being around as long as I didn’t act like a baby.

One summer night, one of the older girls, my sister, and myself were bored out of our skulls, and somehow the conversation veered into things we didn’t like. My sister had (and still has) a world-famous epic level of disgust for lemon, tomatoes, and dog food. She hates them all. I believe on that night she might have threatened to throw up if we didn’t stop talking about tomatoes and dog food.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 19, 2011 at 6:50 am (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

An asshole tornado steals a guy’s hamburger in Mississippi.

In all seriousness, the tornados that tore through my home state this past week were terrifying. Here are pics.

What did Bill Murray whisper to ScarJo in Lost in Translation? We actually know, plus six other movie questions answered! At Cracked!

Not to be Nerdist obsessed (but I am these days), but here’s my newest series there, where I film comics talking about what comic books they’re buying. First up: Kumail!

Alexander McQueen, Lady Gaga, and mind control: read all about it.

Oh hi, it’s Kumail talking about his role in the upcoming show Franklin and Bash on TNT!

Carrot Top had his hair straightened for a shoot with Las Vegas Magazine- the results are too weird to show you here.

Notes from Chris: a project by Todd Lamb.

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