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.
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 .
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!
Vulture releases a pretty damned accurate list of the 50 comedians you should and will know! Go enjoy!
New Indoor Kids up today! We have the guys from Unfinished Swan on to discuss indie games, and we also talk gaming news, TV, games we’re playing and more!
Jason Collins came out as gay today! Go read all about it!
My review of Doctor Who is up at TV.com!
I was interviewed for SPARK, an organization hellbent on fighting the sexualization of girls in the media.
For the past few weeks I’ve been working to put together the first ever comedy festival that takes place entirely on Twitter, alongside Caroline Creaghead, Twitter, and Comedy Central. And it starts today! Enjoy it!
An interesting look at how TV works now and why some of your favorite shows get axed.
New Doctor Who review from me is up at TV.com!
Yikes, we need some sexism Avengers.
I’ve started blogging for Elizabeth Banks! Yup. First post- how the reality of living in Game of Thrones time isn’t as cool as the fantasy.
These Dove ads will make you cry. Thanks Amanda!
Belief in a punitive God is correlated with poor mental health, and belief in a loving God is correlated with less poor mental health qualities. Interesting, huh?
New Indoor Kids is up, with Tom Bissell as our guest!
A gorgeous look at cheerleading uniforms from the 80s, at Jezebel.
I wrote for and helped voice this new animated series at Geek and Sundry called Fetch Quest! Watch and you’ll hear me yelling!
A really fun juicy post on what may happen at the end of Mad Men. (No spoilers, just speculation.)
I appeared on the Nerdist podcast JV Club with Janet Varney, discussing my teenage years in North Carolina. As a bonus, here’s the Tumblr borne out of that appearance- HotDogWarmChurchFeet.tumblr.com.
I didn’t hear about this case when it happened, so pardon me for being late: In 2007, two goth kids were walking home around 1am when they were attacked by a bunch of teenagers. Both went into a coma. The girl, Sophie Lancaster, died. As a result of her family’s tireless campaigning, being attacked for looking goth/emo/alternative is now considered a hate crime in Manchester. Read all about it here.
Also, my review of Doctor Who at TV.com!
New Indoor Kids episode up today, with Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot talking babies and Bioshock!
This was a fascinating read in Entertainment Weekly about how we have way less sex scenes in movies now, even when the movie stars a woman who is a sex addict or prostitute. Blame kids and their disposable income.
The top 5 runway casting directors talk about why runway shows are often so white. It’ll probably make you mad.
New Indoor Kids episode up, with Ivan Van Norman from King of the Nerds talking tabletop games versus video games!
Period panties exist, and they can be yours for as little as $24.
I wrote a review of the newest Doctor Who at TV.com!
VICE chats with the “dirty girls” (from a few Gynomite’s Reading Rooms ago) 17 years later.
I was on the 50th Harmontown episode, because my husband Kumail proposed to me on it. Listen if you like.
The Tacocopter will bring you tacos. If you’re in San Francisco.
I just found this old ad from the Nerdist BBC show I was on last season and it made me smile, so I’m posting it here. I just guested on the new season and it should be on the air soon!
Jon Hamm has a big penis.
I don’t agree with Lily Tomlin 100%, but I do like her comments on young girls’ sexuality.
Green Street Methodist Church in my hometown has refused to marry another couple until gay people can marry. Maybe this is the legacy my milquetoast religious brethren can get behind…
How beauty pageant contestants‘ bodies were judged in the 1950s.
Matt Wyatt told me about this yesterday- a high schooler in the mid 90s made a documentary about the “dirty girls” in town who didn’t give a shit what anyone thought of them. It’s an amazing slice of the 90s. A must watch.
It’s that time of year again! Once again, the mommies of the world come out to tell the world that they way they are living may not be perfect, but it’s best for them, setting off a firestorm of women going “NOT ME! YOU DON’T SPEAK FOR ME!” The latest offering is in NY Mag, and it’s about the new feminist housewife. Please don’t take what I’ve written as me dissing it- I think it makes great points and is lovely, I just don’t think that any mom can speak for all moms, and I know that’s how this is going to be taken. My favorite excerpt:
It is perhaps no wonder that in the world of mommy blogs, tattooed Fort Greeners and Mormons unknowingly collide, trafficking the same sites and trading recipes on the same message boards. They may vote different tickets, but on the centrality of home and family to a satisfying life, their interests are aligned.
Also, I really loved Jezebel’s “In Defense of Hannah” from Girls. It’s true, Lena Dunham’s genius is making you relate to things you may not feel comfortable relating to.
Mama June, mother of Honey Boo Boo, could teach us all a thing or two about loving yourself.
Breaking news! Girls play video games! Hilarious!
And speaking of video games, there’s a new episode of Indoor Kids up today with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe! He’s the coolest.
Celebrities that have saved people from peril: a compilation.
Patrick Stewart leading the charge on a campaign aimed at men to prevent violence towards women. Amazing.
“I was a teenage arsonist”- an amazing essay by Delaney Nolan.
A collection of complaints from people to the FCC about the Superbowl.
We have three new shirts available at the Indoor Kids merch store! All three are amazing- go check them out!
Peter Dinklage pushing his daughter in a stroller.
This is a devastating short story written in 1899 by a woman diagnosed with “hysteria”.
These amazing photos, courtesy of Vulture, are from a failed pilot that had literally everyone funny in it.
I love Twin Shadow and absolutely love this live performance of Golden Light. These days I judge musician by whether or not they can actually perform their music live. You’d be surprised how many can’t. But holy shit, this man can.