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February 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm (gynomite's reading room)

TV newsflash for you: the second week in February, Judge Judy posted her highest ratings ever. 11.91 million people watched her show every day that week. Sure, there was winter weather and people were off of work and school, but hot damn.

Hey Austin and SXSWers- we’re going to be doing both a Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and The Indoor Kids are going to be hosting a panel for TellTale Games! Come!

You guys, Alec Baldwin has just cemented his place as the biggest and whiniest piece of shit in New York… or LA?

Kumail and I were on The Adventures of Danny and Mike, the podcast from the grown-up stars of The Adventures of Pete and Pete. This was an insane dream come true for me.

After 20 years, this concrete statue of Kurt Cobain was unveiled in his hometown. And yes, it’s crying.

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February 11, 2014 at 11:23 am (gynomite's reading room)

This is a goldfish that can steer a car by swimming around.

New Indoor Kids merch is on sale! Go get some!

Similar to the Dumb Starbucks story but less for a TV show, this restaurant put up a Burger King sign and a Burger King menu, but isn’t Burger King.

Birds descended from dinosaurs, and if you don’t believe it, watch this video of birds walking with weight on their butts.

If someone told me that this video ended so abruptly because the kangaroo killed the family filming it, I would believe it.

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January 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm (gynomite's reading room)

All of the computers from Law & Order through the years: AN ART INSTALLATION THAT I MUST SEE.

Genuinely great life advice: five weekly emails that will improve your life.

The worst vibrators in the history of mankind.

How to wash your vagina.

TSA’s annual list of the weirdest weaponiest things they’ve found in luggage.

Agee sent this to me, and it’s amazing.

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January 21, 2014 at 10:57 am (gynomite's reading room)

In my own hometown, the KKK is putting lollipops alongside their stupid flyers in people’s driveways. Fucking ridiculous.

Songwriters have a life filled with anxiety and uncertainty- just ask the folk behind Eminem and Ri-Ri’s Monster.

We all know the Grantland Dr. V’s story. Here’s what Grantland says it got wrong. And here’s a letter from their editor. For my friends and I, this has brought up the debate of whether or not we should applaud a tiny step in the right direction, or if we should just critique them for not stepping far enough. Regardless, a woman is dead. A quote:

But that speaks to our collective ignorance about the issues facing the transgender community in general, as well as our biggest mistake: not educating ourselves on that front before seriously considering whether to run the piece.

This study on the psychotic behavior traits of comedians was well done, but when you look at the actual traits that comedians scored high on, they aren’t crazy traits. They are traits that either drive someone to comedy, or traits that develop as you do comedy.

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January 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm (gynomite's reading room)

The best parts of Jerry Seinfeld’s AMA!

This is a must see: Tig Notaro’s new webseries for Entertainment Weekly, Up Close with Tig Notaro.

This is an amazing essay in Esquire about how the Internet has ruined reporting.

Disney Princess themed lingerie because of course it exists.

Dick Clark: Not so fond of the gays.

I disagree with a lot (A LOT) of what this post has to say, because it seems to be fighting fire with name-calling/shaming/shitting on fire (come on, is it a good idea to write a post where you shame Jezebel for mental illness shaming, and then call Jezebel writers sociopaths?), but I do think this line rings true:

These days, feminism is more about hurt feelings and trigger warnings, blogs about rape jokes, ironic racism, and fat shaming. It used to be about the pill and the right to be a female priest. Now it’s about outrage and clickbait.

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January 3, 2014 at 9:51 am (gynomite's reading room)

Holy shit Cindy Crawford looks good.

Ballroom Battle- men vogue it out and you vote on the winners. More fun than I can express.

One of the many reasons why LA Weekly is pretty awesome- they tracked Trent Reznor’s anger levels over his long career, via his music. Some great early live performances here too.

Clay Aiken may run for Congress in NC. Shit’s so fucked in NC that this actually seems like a great idea to me!

Chris Kluwe breaks his silence about why he was fired from the Minnesota Vikings.

Is superfandom ruining the shows we all fell in superfanlove with? The Independent ponders.

“Ooooh, swish!” Imagining fashion in the year 2000 way back in 1939. From Mental Floss.

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December 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm (gynomite's reading room)

Hot guys in glasses. Dig.

Kumail and I made a video about our favorite pop culture moments from 2013 for AV Club!

This is fascinating: that old “turn the other cheek” expression doesn’t mean that you deal with violence to you by asking for more violence. In Biblical times, doing such a thing would present an extremely vexing moral quandary on the slapper. Read all about it!

A fantastic collection of the best Internet reads from 2013.

Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, and myself are coming to DC, Philadelphia, and Boston in January! Get some tickets! (DC on sale soon)


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December 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm (gynomite's reading room)

A great post from my pal Louis Peitzman about how free speech doesn’t mean you get to be a bigot. Free speech means you get to say whatever you want and then receive whatever  repercussions individual businesses want to impart upon you.

I wrote this for Rookie about being afraid of infinity.

I loved this answer about adult children being annoyed at visiting their families for the holidays. Loved.

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is coming to SF Sketchfest! Get tickets!

Eddie Murphy NAILING it at the 60th annual Academy Awards.

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December 17, 2013 at 1:02 pm (gynomite's reading room)

I love Porn Hub Comments on Stock Photos, and you will too.

These cartoons made in opposition to the women’s suffrage movement are horrifying. What’s more horrifying: how the way we try and stifle women hasn’t changed a bit.

The year in bad cop behavior, from VICE.

I was on Jordan Jesse Go with my pal (and husband) Kumail!

These autocorrect fails made me laugh until I was crying and my eyeliner was ruined.

This is not a world I live in, but I found this post from a tattoo artist to hopeful tattoo apprentices really interesting. People often think that careers that seem “fun” or “cool” therefore have no rules, but anyone who is good at what they do works fucking hard and is incredibly professional.

Male burlesque at the height of its game. Seriously, enjoy this man’s incredibly sexiness.  

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December 12, 2013 at 9:38 am (gynomite's reading room)

In Texas, they are looking to pass a law that says your name has to be correct on your drivers license. Seems innocuous, if not a little prissy, no? Well, men don’t ever have to worry about name changes, but women who get married/divorced do. This could exclude up to 1/3 of women who just haven’t gotten around to updating their licenses.

Twenty ecstatic dogs on their way home from the shelter for the first time. Adopt, motherfuckers.


Geena Davis’ easy two-step program to making Hollywood less sexist.

One of the funniest things I’d seen in a while- Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan get into a Lyft car together. Yeah, it’s basically an ad, but a funny one.

Obsessed with this:

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