Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 29, 2013 at 8:54 am (gynomite's reading room)

New Nine Inch Nails album coming out this year! I don’t know how to feel, but I do look forward to more pictures where they try to hide the fact that Trent has filled out a bit.

Holy shit, please watch this trailer for a movie starring Poot from The Wire, Nick Hogan (car accident-murderer son of Hulk), and Tila Tequila. It looks like something my friends and I made in high school when we had an hour and access to our drama department’s costume closet.

And as a palate cleanser, here’s Nicole Richie having a conversation with RuPaul about ladies dragging up their looks.

Wish I’d thought of this: 10 couples who probably broke up after the movie- from Buzzfeed!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

Kim Kardashian’s baby shower invite is a music box that plays Kanye songs because of course it is.

My review of the Doctor Who finale is up at TV.com!

There was a totally normal, sexual, badass, fun female character who also happened to be overweight in a few episodes of The New Girl. Huge progress, guys!

The final episode of Fetch Quest went up today! Go watch!

Where am I, hormonally, if this video of a man recreating his interpretive dance to Landslide 10 years later made me cry?

Girls are distracting boys with their normal outfits. Sheesh.

This puppy has the hiccups, and it’s very cute.

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Mental Illness Wars.

May 22, 2013 at 9:46 am (psychology, research, science)

So here’s the news you might have seen with some flagrantly bizarre and inaccurate headline on HuffPo: the National Institute of Mental Health has withdrawn support from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM), the manual used to diagnose mental illness, just before it was to come out with its fifth edition. (It came out Monday of this week.) NIMH withdrew support because they consider the DSM to not be valid. What does all this mean?

Let’s first talk about this DSM. Here’s how it got started, way back in 1952: a group of psychiatrists got together and talked about the things they saw in the patients they were treating. They noticed similarities, so they hashed it out and came up with diagnoses (and really, disorders), based on the symptoms they saw in their clients. Then they put them in a book. That book has changed significantly over time, but the criteria for mental illness continues to be based on the behaviors you see a person doing, and what they report to you.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 16, 2013 at 10:03 am (gynomite's reading room)

LA Weekly’s People of LA list for 2013! (Kumail and I were on it in 2012, so our reign is done)

Prince doesn’t talk about Minnesota’s recent legalization of gay marriage, because Prince.

Changes in Doctor Who’s newest companion Clara, from Neil Gaiman’s mouth!

Plus size model Jennie Runk talks about why her job is important.

Lest you forget Madonna’s… Madonna power, she posed for an Instagram of herself with a vacuum cleaner, and sales of that specific type of vacuum have skyrocketed.

These students have been mapping where hate speech on Twitter exists in America. Yeah, it’s a restricted range of the people who are actually able to be online and know about Twitter, but it’s still fascinating.

Oh hey look, the HBO pilot Kumail was in got picked up to series! Created by Mike Judge!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

Glenn Greenwald tearing Bill Maher a new one about his opinions on Islam being a specifically violent religion.

New Indoor Kids, with Anders Holm of Workaholics!

Monterey Jill, because ladies be fat.

My review of Saturday’s Doctor Who at TV.com!

Bloodwood tree. Badass.

On the real, this is the best damned thing I’ve ever seen, and if I can get this to happen to me, I can die happy .

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Come party with The Meltdown in Santa Monica on May 18th!

May 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm (Comedy)

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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is putting on a show on a special night and at a special place in order to benefit the Cancer Support Community, and guess what? Because you’re a fan of the show, you can get in for cheaper than everyone else!

What: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, featuring Andy Kindler, Nick Swardson, and a special guest!

When: Saturday, May 18th. Event starts at 7pm, our show starts around 8:30pm. 

Where: The Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

How much: $100 gets you free food, free drinks, The Meltdown, and the knowledge that you’re contributing to a good cause! (This is a crazy discount.)

So come join us in Santa Monica! To get these special discounted tickets, you must call Jennifer at 310-314-2589 to reserve. There are only 50 tickets available at this price!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 9, 2013 at 11:46 am (gynomite's reading room)

I love this! Ten albums made for weird reasons, like shitting on a contract!

For Screen Crush, I wrote a thing about movies I’d love to see adapted into video games that will never happen.

I have become obsessed with this YouTube Trends Map. It updates regularly and shows what people in different cities across the US are watching the most. AND YOU CAN LOOK AT GENDER AND AGE GROUPS TOO!

I wrote this for HuffPo about five things that can help you get through a divorce.

After 19 months, Allie Brosh is back. Thank god.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 7, 2013 at 7:51 am (gynomite's reading room)

This is a fantastic post about the sometimes psychotic nature of teenage crushes. Please enjoy.

New Indoor Kids up today! Dominic Dierkes is with us to talk game mascots!

An amazing post about bad TV actors from my former Vulture editor Willa Paskin!

Kids check email/Instagram/Facebook during studies about how they study, because they cannot even go 15 minutes without multitasking. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE.

Here’s a link to my Tumblr, How to Disappear Completely. Go follow it! I’m more active there these days!

The Disney Princessification of Disney movie heroines.

I was interviewed over Google Docs over a period of a couple of weeks by this dude, and it was fun! Go read the result!

Elizabeth Smart speaks out against abstinence-only sex education, where analogies are made that sex makes you a chewed up, used piece of chewing gum. Boys aren’t used up after they chew one piece of gum, but the girls, who are the gum, are wasted and useless. Horrible analogy.

Madonna, some dude, and Frank Ocean at the Met Gala, which was punk themed, and yes, I still feel weird about it.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

This is how excited I get about most things.

A new thing I wrote for ElizabethBanks.com, and it’s about pre-date stalking!

An amazing post at The Militant Baker of things no one will tell fat girls. Really funny and good stuff.

Vh1 is making a TLC biopic because someone needed to.

Doctor Who review for you from me! At TV.com!

All this week (and in the month or so beforehand) I’ve been the Director of the first ever comedy festival on Twitter, for Comedy Central! Here’s a great piece about it in the New York Times!

George RR Martin, rather than finishing the Song of Ice and Fire books, is making this bullshit Tyrion quote book.

The Meltdown (and yours truly) were featured in The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual comedy issue, as one of the top places to see standup in LA! Yay!

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The Meltdown in Hollywood Reporter!

May 2, 2013 at 11:58 am (Comedy)

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail was profiled in Hollywood Reporter’s annual Comedy Issue! Take a gander!

(And yes, they did get the day wrong. Sigh. That’s Hollywood!)

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