Devil's Dictionary: the ed-tech edition

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I've been noting humorous updatings of Ambrose Bierce's 1906 humor classic The Devil's Dictionary for years -- there was the publishing edition, and this corker on copyright -- but the Educational Technology edition, by New Storytelling author Bryan Alexander has a currency and an urgency that scores an acerbic bullseye. Read the rest

1940: sf writer predicts the imminent and welcome end of science fiction comic books

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Scott Edelman writes, "Science fiction writer Thomas S. Gardner says in a 1940 issue of the fanzine Fantasy News that science fiction comic books hurt science fiction, but don't worry -- he also says that comics likely won't be around for long anyway:" Read the rest

Comedy writer has exactly the right response to his kid's Fahrenheit 451 permission slip

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Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh's son came home from school with a permission slip that he'd have to sign before the kid could read Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, which is widely believed to be an anti-censorship book (Bradbury himself insisted that this was wrong, and that the book was actually about the evils of television). Read the rest

Halloween safety video from 1977

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Centron Corp. was good enough to prepare this helpful safety video for pre-helicopter parenting days. Oh, for the days when you'd send your kids out for a night of trick-or-treating at strangers' houses with nary an adult in sight, all the time wearing sight-restricting masks and dark clothes. Read the rest

I'm Bored: surreal and weirdly touching comics by Jess Rotter

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If the Zap Comix collective hung out in Gary Larson's basement rolling numbers on psychedelic record covers while giggling about those motivational calendars where you tear off one earnest aphorism each day, and the internal awkwardness that all of us experience, the comix that emerge would likely fit into I'm Bored, the surreal and wonderful new book by illustrator Jess Rotter with a foreword by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. Below are a few pages for your pleasure. You likely recognize Jess's art from her inspired illustrations for vinyl and apparel projects from Rodriguez, the Grateful Dead, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Best Coast, Light in the Attic Records, and her bimonthly "Songbird Stories" column for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter. I'm Bored is Jess's first book and I'm already ready for the next trip.

Visit Hat & Beard Press to order the hardback of I'm Bored, a special lenticular-cover edition, or bundles including a variety of delightful patches, postcards, and apparel.

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2016 Comedy Wildlife photo finalists announced

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Wanting to see some new animal reaction pics? Swing by The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and be inspired by some of 2016's best. Something for every occasion. Read the rest

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump's Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN

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Here's Vic Berger’s hilarious and disturbing edit of Melania Trump’s interview with Anderson Cooper on the Trump tapes. Read the rest

Man blind since birth asked if he knows what he looks like

Tommy Edison, the very funny "Blind Film Critic," who has been without sight since birth, answers the question: "Does it bother you that you don't know what you look like?"

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WTF Visualizations names and shames terrible data viz

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Data visualization has its own Cake Wrecks or PhotoShop Disasters type site to mock bad examples of the craft. WTF Visualizations (viz.wtf) has answered the call. Perhaps a good name and shame campaign will finally bring clueless designers to heel. Submit your finds! Read the rest

Drunk History's Stonewall is more accurate than many sober ones

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Crissle West slurs through the story of Stonewall from the perspective of transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, portrayed by Alexandra Grey and Trace Lysette. Laugh and learn! Read the rest

Donald Trump performs Mahna Mahna

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The Elfman score highlights the triggering, abuser body-language and pro-wrestler grimaces but Mahna Mahna deploys Jacob Two Two's law: "Monsters can't abide the laughter of children." Genius editing, too. Read the rest

Trump Bros: the comic misadventures of Trump's sons

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James Coker and Marshall Stratton star as Eric and Donald Trump Jr. in Trump Bros. Watch the whole series here. Read the rest

Bridge demolition fails in spectacular fashion

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A large crowd came out to watch The Broadway Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas be demolished. Either the bridge builders were very good, or the demolition team was very bad (maybe both), because the bridge withstood an impressive explosion. Read the rest

Skydiver loses then retrieves shoe mid-flight

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A hapless skydiver who lost his shoe shortly after jumping from the plane was able to recover it mid-air, even having time to put it back on. Read the rest

Unfortunate lady transforms into giant sexy blueberry

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Rule 34 strikes again, this time in the form of a childhood memory that was apparently titillating to some: accidentally turning into a swollen blueberry. Read the rest

Luke Cage recut as the Family Matters title sequence

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Luke Cage, the series chronicling a wrongfully-convicted ex-con with superpowers, is making waves with its timely commentary on political and cultural issues. It's so good it even works well recut as corny 90s sitcom Family Matters. Read the rest

The Trolls: hilarious comedy about...patent trolls?

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The Trolls is a new indie feature about plucky entrepreneurs who have their lives destroyed by patent trolls, so they patent the act of being a patent troll, and turn the tables! Read the rest

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