24 hours of the BBC's Radio Four, in four minutes

Jake Yapp is a British comedian who specialises in doing high-speed summaries of pop culture phenomena, like this Radio Four in 4 Minutes sketch, which is a work of genuine genius, especially the radio drama bits. Read the rest

Alternatives to resting bitch face

Among the most-read articles of 2016 on McSweeney's Internet Tendency is this list by Susan Harlan, which includes many entries that will be more relevant than ever after January 20th.

• Thanks For Behaving So Predictably Badly Face

• A Smidge of Self-Awareness Would Not Go Amiss Face

• Please Stop Touching My Knee Face

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Trump's cybersecurity book, from (Bill) O'Reilly

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The Dark Side doesn't make sense

After considerable thought, Jenny Nicholson weighs in on why the Dark Side doesn't make sense. In what would make an excellent PowerPoint presentation to the Sith, she lays out her five key objections: Read the rest

Two wonderful GIFs of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill having fun on Star Wars sets

The Fun is strong with these two.

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Best dog tweets

Pleated Jeans's Jeff Wysaski selected the best dog tweets. Also: 21 Photos That Get Funnier the Longer You Stare at Them, some of which are quite amusing. [via MeFi] Read the rest

Sick of cold lube from a tube? Consider a hot lube autodispenser!

If your next hookup app "date" has this strange white contraption on the nightstand, it's not a high-tech reading lamp. It's Pulse, a personal lubricant warmer and touchless dispenser. It's also a good sign that they use a whole lotta lube for who knows what. Read the rest

90 minutes of the year's best standup comedy albums

The end-of-year episode of Jesse Thorn's Bullseye podcast (MP3) highlights the funniest bits from 2016's best standup comedy albums, an hour and a half of seriously funny stuff that I've enjoyed more than any other podcast I've listened to this week. It's been a bleak 2016, and this is a tonic. Read the rest

Spike Jones Christmas is still the best Christmas

Spike Jones was one of those rare talents who stayed playful with his art. He recorded a ton of holiday music, sadly crowded out these days by insipid and derivative renditions that feel more like money grabs than celebrations. Case in point: his spirited rendition of Jingle Bells.

Spike inspired many great covers in his style, like this version by the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass:

Here's a lot more Spike if that tickled your fancy, ranging from serious to silly. Man, Spike and his musicians and singers were the tops in any style.

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Is that a real Wookie photobombing this group photo?

At r/mildlyinteresting, people are suggesting that's either Chewbacca in the background of this photo posted by Redactor lolarsystem, or the back of a hirsute woman's head. Both are incorrect. It's quite clearly a Bigfoot. Read the rest

Watch The Procedure, a NSFW 2016 Sundance short film winner

"The Procedure: A Parking Lot Kidnapping with Unexpected Consequences" is indeed unexpected. Note: you won't be able to unsee one of the more unexpected aspects of the kidnapping. Read the rest

Kickstarting Papers & Paychecks, an RPG where you play "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society"

A thirty year old joke by Will McLean in the first edition of the Dungeon Masters Guide features a group of fantasy adventurer types crowded around a table playing an RPG where they pretend to be "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society." Read the rest

Hilarious film re-enacts one year of sleep-talking

Friends and loved ones told Adam Rosenberg he talked in his sleep. They were right.

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After 20 years, 'Pigs In Space' of 'The Muppet Show' has returned

Trichinosis will seem like a walk in the park after what Captain Link Hogthrob has to endure in this Muppets Alien sendup starring First Mate Piggy.

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The cast of Westworld sure loves a good Dubmash

When they weren’t filming HBO’s lastest smash hit Westworld, it turns out Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Jimmi Simpson (William) and Ben Barnes (Logan) were busy recording Dubsmashes. And the app was kind enough to round up all their short videos into one compilation.

While the song lip syncs are fun, it’s the dialogue scenes that really push this over the edge. Along with the impressive Dirty Dancing homage at 3:08.

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Nutty but useful single-person pop-up shelter for outdoor events

As I've posted previously, Under The Weather is a single-person pop-up shelter to sit inside that my big brother Rick came up with a while back. (He was sick of getting soaked at his kids' soccer games and was inspired by a portable toilet he saw by the field.) Late last night, he had me cracking up at this new video of him pitching his product (literally). "Bet I can't do it blindfolded? Let's see."

Under The Weather is designed for spectator sports, fishing, and other outdoor events where it's raining, windy, or cold, but you are either obligated to watch or having so much fun you don't want to leave. No doubt it's an odd invention but he's selling a slew of them!

You can buy the pods directly here: Under the Weather Pods

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Moose warms face with car exhaust

On a brisk wintry day, this clever moose decided to use a car's exhaust to get a faceful of warm air. The best part is the car owner who keeps scraping his windshield. Read the rest

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