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Wait, What Did This Guy On 'Wheel of Fortune' Say?

5 June 2014 4:45 AM, PDT

Wait, What Did This Guy On 'Wheel of Fortune' Say? It was words, but it wasn't a phrase in any Earth language. by Liam Mathews  Is there a bigger gulf between related TV shows than Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune? In order to become a contestant on Jeopardy, a person needs to prove that they're smart by running a battery of difficult tests demonstrating knowledge and psychological endurance. Contestants on Wheel of Fortune, on the other hand, have to demonstrate that they can stand in one place without drooling too much. And sometimes that's really, really hard. Fortunately for us viewers, The low bar for entry on Wheel of Fortune gives us wonderful moments of brain flatulence like "self potato" and now "Surf Clay Where We Go"  The answer, of course, was "Surf City Here We Come," a fake Beach [...] »

- Liam Mathews

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This Dude Will Stun You His 151 Pokémon Impressions in Under 8 Minutes

5 June 2014 4:20 AM, PDT

This Dude Will Stun You His 151 Pokémon Impressions in Under 8 Minutes WigglyTuff is oddly perfect.  by wesley bonner Brock Baker refers to himself as "the man of a kajillion voices," making tons of YouTube videos impersonating an array of characters from the Simpsons and Looney Tunes to his mom. Most recently, Brock took to Twitter to ask his fans what cast of characters they'd like to see him impersonate next and the overwhelming response was Pokémon. So instead of copping out on a few fan favorites, he decided to up his game and impersonate all 151 original characters in what turned out to be an epic eight minute video. After all, he had to catch them [...] »

- Wesley Bonner

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Watch This Man Coach an Adorable Baby Goat Through His First Scream

5 June 2014 4:18 AM, PDT

Watch This Man Coach an Adorable Baby Goat Through His First Scream Does anyone have a baby goat I can borrow, permanently? by wesley bonner Katia Palumbo, an animal loving Viner, posted an adorable video with herself and an absolutely adorable baby goat. After a "whimpy" try at a traditional goat yell that the internet has come to love, the videographer (a man who has inspired me to give today everything I've got) coached the four-legged cutie through his first yell, resulting the cutest 7 seconds ever caught on camera.   // Post by Heart 107.3.   [h/t [...] »

- Wesley Bonner

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Steve Ballmer as the Clippers Owner Would Be Just as Awful as Donald Sterling

5 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT

Steve Ballmer as the Clippers Owner Would Be Just as Awful as Donald Sterling There’s not as much of a difference as we want there to be. by The Coquette A quick disclaimer: I'm not much of a sports fan. Actually, no. In the interests of full disclosure, I fucking loathe professional sports, but "I'm not much of a sports fan" is what I have to say in public so dudes don't look at me like I'm a communist space alien who eats live puppies. Point is, I do what I can in my day-to-day life to avoid getting any sports on the rest of my popular culture, but every once in a while, a story from that crass and pointless world comes along that is just too mythically preposterous to avoid. Cue Donald Sterling. I've lived in Los Angeles for [...] »

- The Coquette

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Talking to the Cast of 'Orange is the New Black' about How Netflix Is Creating a New Kind of Fame

4 June 2014 10:10 AM, PDT

Talking to the Cast of 'Orange is the New Black' about How Netflix Is Creating a New Kind of Fame "Well you know Instagram? You can send personal pictures now." by kate hakala It was an absurd group of people. We all sat at three long community tables (the kind you'd see at Hogwarts), plates heaped with treats for every taste — some coconut-covered snowballs, some waffle fries, and a lot of orange-colored buffalo chicken wings. There was chatter, craft beers, a distinct smell of something fried and hopeful in the air. Invariably, most of us were spectacled, twentysomething, coming from the office, attached to a smartphone, and in a constant state of leaning over to shake the hand of "Have you met...?" In a few moments we would all quiet down our enthusiastic, booze-aided hum and watch a 50-minute-long show about the deprivation, community, [...] »

- Kate Hakala

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Embracing Jomo: The Joy of Missing Out on Everyone's Pop Culture Obsessions

4 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Embracing Jomo: The Joy of Missing Out on Everyone's Pop Culture Obsessions I don't watch Game of Thrones. I know. By Molly Fitzpatrick I don't watch Game of Thrones. I know. I've seen a few episodes, and I liked them, but I never got into it. The show is beloved by many of my close friends — smart people whose opinions I trust, and whose tastes generally overlap with mine. But fantasy just isn't my genre (for whatever reason, as soon as dragons or wizards or nasty little hobbitses are involved, I tend to lose interest), and I was immediately overwhelmed by the sheer number of characters. I've run into the same issue with other expansive cultural masterworks, like The Wire, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Pretty Little Liars. At first, I was embarrassed. I have a CliffsNotes-caliber knowledge of the plot (Khaleesi! [...] »

- Molly Fitzpatrick

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Being Cool and Love Blink-182

4 June 2014 6:39 AM, PDT

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Being Cool and Love Blink-182 'Enema of the State' turned 15 this week, so I guess this is growing up. by Liam Mathews I was nine when Blink-182's album Enema of the State came out on June 1, 1999. I was much younger than the adolescent (stunted or otherwise) subjects of songs like "What's My Age Again?" or "The Party Song," but the songs still resonated with me. Maybe it was the way the songs worked the same way as a can of Mountain Dew, blasting sugary, overly caffeinated energy through my body, or the juvenile sense of humor, which had an obsession with balls and farts and stuff that was hilarious to me as a nine-year-old, and still is now, let's be real. I liked how the guitar on "What's My Age Again?" sounded [...] »

- Liam Mathews

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Watch Washed Out's Moody New Extended Music Video About Unrequited Love

4 June 2014 5:30 AM, PDT

Watch Washed Out's Moody New Extended Music Video About Unrequited Love La teenagers roller-blade and mope in the synth-pop maestro's video for "Weightless." by Liam Mathews Washed Out mostly makes bummer-in-the-summer songs, sunshine pop with clouds rolling in, and the video for his new song "Weightless" is the perfect visual counterpart. The video was directed by David Altobelli and follows a handsome blonde teenager as he roller-blades around Echo Park, Los Angeles, and pines for a dark-haired jock who doesn't love him back. The track is from Washed Out's album Paracosm.  Image via Sub [...] »

- Liam Mathews

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Meet Four Girls Who Are Famous for Acting Like Living Dolls

4 June 2014 4:13 AM, PDT

Meet Four Girls Who Are Famous for Acting Like Living Dolls You'll always be my baby. by Wesley Bonner For a while now, YouTube has been home to dozens of "celebrities" that you might not have ever heard of. But in weekly videos, these YouTubers discuss their lives and obsessions while millions of subscribers watch and share. The business of viral videos is just that, with sponsorships and native advertising allowing these personalities to collect pretty substantial paychecks based on views and subscribers. The idea of video sensations crosses into strange territory when the YouTuber is acting out as a character, rather than themselves. That's the case for these four girls who've have found fame on the video sharing site by imitating the lives of living dolls. With over 128 million collective views (larger than any Super Bowl audience), the videos feature each girl in [...] »

- Wesley Bonner

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Watch Iconic Actress Jane Fonda Give Hilarious Sex Advice to the Men of Her Generation

4 June 2014 3:39 AM, PDT

Watch Iconic Actress Jane Fonda Give Hilarious Sex Advice to the Men of Her Generation "It's not just about the boner."  by Wesley Bonner On last night's episode of Conan, actress Jane Fonda stopped by to promote her latest book, Prime Time, which contains a lot of information about maintaining a healthy sex life well into your golden years. The Barbarella star discussed the major difference in how men and women age sexually. "If you aren't aging successfully in that department, you can see it. I mean, you either get it up or you don't," she says to Conan. She also lets the aging men of the world in on a little secret – women can't romantically operate around your performance enhancement's schedule. Working up a natural erection is much more intriguing than popping a pill and expecting sex once [...] »

- Wesley Bonner

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Elizabeth Wurtzel's 'The Bachelorette' Recap: It Is All Personal

3 June 2014 11:34 AM, PDT

Elizabeth Wurtzel’s 'The Bachelorette' Recap: It Is All Personal Youth is not wasted on the young so much as maturity is wasted on the old. by Elizabeth Wurtzel It’s time for another episode of The Bachelorette, America’s pre-eminent reality show for romantic group dates, high-profile rejections, barely concealed male rage, and rendering the phrase “true love” utterly meaningless through ceaseless repetition. This season, we have asked Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation and Bitch, to confront our favorite national circus nightmare. Join Elizabeth each Tuesday for all of her opinions on the squabbling and hot-tubbing that’s fit to air on ABC.  It is all personal. Everything is very personal. Never tell someone that it was nothing personal: the bell tolls for thee. Reality TV is deeply personal. The Bachelorette is ultramega deeply personal. Andi’s quest for true love is revealing of so many truths, »

- Elizabeth Wurtzel

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A Baby Panda Will Predict the World Cup

3 June 2014 10:23 AM, PDT

A Baby Panda Will Predict the World Cup Team adorable. By Rachel Sugar After Paul the Octopus, World Cup soothsayer and professional octopus, came to a timely end in 2010, the animal kingdom was abuzz with speculation: who could possibly replace all eight of his soccer-predicting shoes? This "crack team" of baby pandas, apparently. Or maybe just one baby panda? It is not clear, exactly, how many baby pandas will be involved in the predicting of the 2014 World Cup, but it will definitely be some number of baby pandas. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that, according to Chinese media accounts, a single panda cub has officially been "invited" to predict the results of matches in this year's tournament. The South China Morning Post, meanwhile, says that, actually, it will be a whole crew of baby pandas, who will wear different national flags and [...] »

- Rachel Sugar

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Last Night's Episode of 'Louie' Convinced Me to Never Watch an Episode of 'Louie' Again

3 June 2014 7:27 AM, PDT

Last Night's Episode of 'Louie' Convinced Me to Never Watch an Episode of 'Louie' Again I no longer care about understanding the other side of evil. I already understand it. I have no sympathy for it, in my life, or on screen. By Beejoli Shah After having made excuses for Louie all season, as the show has veered away from painfully truthful to increasingly uncomfortable, last night's episode, "Pamela Part One," cemented for me the fact that no matter how much I've respected Louis C.K.'s work until now, I'll never be watching his show again. The hour-long block started with "Elevator Part Six," which saw the heartbreaking conclusion not just to Louie and Amia's communication fraught relationship, but also to the most ambitious storytelling arc that Louis C.K. has undertaken in the last four seasons. Nothing has [...] »

- Beejoli Shah

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This Advice from 50 Cent Proves He's a Relationship Genius

3 June 2014 4:47 AM, PDT

This Advice from 50 Cent Proves He's a Relationship Genius "Your going to lose that man." by Liam Mathews GQ's Zach Baron spent a month with rap star-turned-eccentric zillionaire 50 Cent in the hopes of learning some life lessons from a man who has done it all. 50 Cent is successful almost beyond measure, and is a colossal failure at the same time. His first album in five years, Animal Ambition, is out today. But no one cares about that (the 10 [!] singles released so far have an accumulated 23 million YouTube views. "In Da Club" alone has 202 million). People only care about his disastrous first pitch at a Mets game last week. Zach Baron theorized that 50 Cent, who has been on top and at the bottom at the same time, has some wisdom to impart. And he was right. Fiddy told him to make a vision board, [...] »

- Liam Mathews

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Rihanna Shows Off The Nude Body We've Come to Know and Love in a Sparkly, Sheer Gown (Nsfw)

3 June 2014 3:06 AM, PDT

Rihanna Shows Off The Nude Body We've Come to Know and Love in a Sparkly, Sheer Gown (Nsfw) Peek-a-Boo, I see everything.     by wesley bonner Token bad girl Rihanna, was honored at Monday night's Council of Fashion Designers of America awards as 2014's Fashion Icon. When it comes to Rihanna, we've grown to expect an extreme element of sex appeal. The stunning pop star's own Instagram account was recently shut down after she shared a steamy topless photo with her fans. So why should we be surprised that RiRi showed up to last night's event completely nude under a sheer, sparkly gown? We shouldn't. And we're not. But there's a whole lot to be said about showing us something we've seen before and still taking our breath away.  The "We Found Love" singer was presented her award by [...] »

- Wesley Bonner

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What's Organic Spray Tanning? Find Out in This Ridiculous Episode of 'Be Here Now-ish'

3 June 2014 12:30 AM, PDT

What's Organic Spray Tanning? Find Out in This Ridiculous Episode of 'Be Here Now-ish' "I'm single now and I feel like ab contouring is not at the top of my priority list." by kate hakala What's 'looking the part' mean when you're trying to be a dating coach? It probably involves more organic spray tanning than it does cat-owning and vintage fur wearing. And what's a pot delivery woman to do when she's fired for a slanderous Yelp review? Such are the plights of Sam and Nina in the ridiculously hilarious fourth episode of Be Here Now-ish. Watch it all unfold in the witty, punchy new comedy web series by independent filmmakers Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leita. Be Here Now-ish follows the lives of Sam, a dating coach, and Nina, a pot delivery woman, as they work, hook up, and stumble [...] »

- Kate Hakala

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A Simple Guide to Being a Feminist, Even If You Are a Man

2 June 2014 9:45 AM, PDT

A Simple Guide to Being a Feminist, Even If You Are a Man It's not that hard.  By Beejoli Shah Pharrell Williams, the proud wearer of the world's stupidest hat, was recently interviewed by British news broadcaster Channel 4, and aside from trying to defend his previous summer jam "Blurred Lines" as not rapey, he had a few choice words on feminism as well. "I’ve been asked, am I a feminist? I don’t think it’s possible for me to be that. I’m a man. It makes sense up until a certain point. But what I do is, I do support feminists. I do think there’s injustices. There are inequalities that need to be addressed." Hate to break it to you Pharrell, but girl, you're a feminist. If what you say is true, in regards to supporting feminists and [...] »

- Beejoli Shah

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