A Bad Lip Reading of Mark Zuckerberg testifying to Congress

It makes me very happy that the "Bad Lip Reading" folks took Zuck's recent testimony footage and made this gem of a video. Could they have been a little harder on Mr. Facebookman himself? Probably so. Still worth a watch though!

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Conan road trips around Italy acting like a big, dumb American (in the funniest way ever)

Conan O'Brien and his show's associate producer Jordan Schlansky recently traveled to Italy together. According to Conan, Jordan is a "self-proclaimed expert of all things Italian," as he's traveled there before 30 different times.

Their road trip -- in a tiny red vintage Fiat, no less -- began in Florence and ended in Naples, the same route Jordan has driven many times sans his boss.

Now, in case you haven't seen their previous interactions, Jordan is the perfect "uptight straight man" to Conan's over-the-top "funny man" shenanigans. And there are definitely some over-the-top shenanigans on this road trip. For instance, while walking down a street, Conan starts yelling out pasta names as if they were legit greetings to random Italians, "Rigatoni!"

In the next segment, Jordan, not once cracking a smile, strips naked to pose for Conan's drawing class. You get the picture.

I've seen all of the Conan Without Borders (imo, it's the best work Team Coco creates), and I think this particular one is the funniest yet. The entire playlist for it is here and includes behind-the-scenes footage and a Q&A segment. Read the rest

Mocking the formula of late night talk shows

Late-night talk shows have a lot in common with each other, including white male hosts, scripted political jokes, and "racially diverse" bands.

In "Every Late Night Talk Show Ever," comedy channel Smosh puts a spotlight on the late-night talk show genre's formula and mocks it mercilessly. Say hello to Jimmy Whiteguy.

[Insert funny anecdote to end the story.]

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$1 piano vs $1000 piano

I enjoyed the recently-viral comparison of a $600 craiglist piano with Yamaha concert grands, but was disappointed with the lack of experimental rigor. Thankfully, a more scientific comparison is now available: $1 piano vs $1000 piano, embedded here for your critical listening pleasure. Read the rest


Strangely reminiscent of Big Train.

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

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When you're singing about being the only passenger in the subway car, and then realize you're not

A woman named Stevie was so stoked to have an entire subway train car to herself, that she started singing a song about it while recording it with her phone. Then she noticed someone else was in the car too and got a little embarrassed.

Thankfully for us, her friend Adam Broud got hold of the footage and posted it on the internet, where it went viral:

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"Shark Tank" with no dialogue

Immerse yourself in the awkwardness that is Shark Tank with all the talking removed. Makes ya sweat a little, don't it?

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Monsters Beware! is the long-awaited sequel to Giants Beware! and Dragons Beware! and it is AAAAAAMAZING!

Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre's middle-grades graphic novels Giants Beware! and Dragons Beware! are two of my family's favorite books: Rosado and Aguirre's character design, comedic dialog, plotting, and scenarios are so charming, so funny, so overwhelmingly, compulsively great that we've re-read these dozens of times; now we've got Monsters Beware, the third volume in the series, where the mysteries of Mont Petit Pierre and the intertwined lives of the huge cast of characters from the previous volumes come together.

Artist humorously adds himself beyond the edges of iconic album covers

Russian digital artist Igor Lipchanskiy humorously imagines what's just beyond the edges of iconic album covers. In every case, it's him.

He writes, "I like to listen to music and when I peer into the cover of the album I find a place for myself there."

#David_Bowie #DavidBowie #Heroes

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#U2 #TheJoshuaTree #The_Joshua_Tree специально для @mishakozyrev из @tvrain_inside

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#TomPettyaAndTheHeartbreakers #Tom_Petty_And_The_Heartbreakers #DamnTheTorpedoes #Damn_The_Torpedoes

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#TheDoors #The_Doors #TheBestOfTheDoors #The_Best_Of_The_Doors

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#SimonAndGarfunkel #Simon_and_Garfunkel #Bookends

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#WillIAm #Will_I_Am #willpower

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Comedian Jena Friedman jests: 'treat Nazis like we treat women'

Comedian Jena Friedman killed it in her recent standup set on Conan. I somehow missed this a couple of weeks ago when it came out. Glad it landed in my feed today.

If you liked this, she's got a new special on Adult Swim called "Soft Focus with Jena Friedman" that's hilarious too. Her segment with Gilberto Valle (the "Cannibal Cop") is simultaneously subversive and awkward. Win-win! Read the rest

National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney speaking at UCLA (1972)

Before he contributed his writing talents to Animal House and Caddyshack, National Lampoon's co-founder Doug Kenney spoke at UCLA in March 1972. He talked, in a sort of stream of consciousness, about the popular publication and his half-finished comic novel, Teenage Commies from Outer Space.

Kenney had taken a year off from the magazine to write that manuscript and, as the story goes, threw it in the waste basket when his Lampoon partner Henry Beard indicated that it sucked. Beard clarified, "What he was trying to do was capture this global inanity of the American experience... What it turned into was the high school yearbook parody. It was just a question of finding the right format."

I came across this nearly-hour long interview last night after watching Netflix's new biopic on Kenney, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and wanting to learn more about him.

Kenney was found dead at the age of 32 in August 1980 at the bottom of Hawaii's Hanapepe Lookout. It was deemed an accidental death by the police but as Harold Ramis once quipped, "He probably fell while he was looking for a place to jump." Read the rest

XKCD's security meltdowns for the coming year

Over at XKCD, Randall Munroe's predicted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures for 2018, with some pretty solid predictions (especially under the tooltip, which finally reveals a secret that many of us have kept mum about for literal decades -- damn you, Munroe!). Read the rest

The Onion's review of Fifty Shades Freed

Peter K. Rosenthal faces an existential crisis after watching 'Fifty Shades Freed' and learning the nature of his predicament.

For as long as I remember I've been imprisoned here, forced to watch an endless cavalcade of rote, insipid moviemaking. ... Every DVD I watch is slipped in on a tray. Recently, for some reason, they've also been putting this revolver on it.

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If Siri existed in the 1980s

Leave it to Squirrel Monkey (previously) to imagine what Siri might have been like in the eighties. In this spoof called Wonders of the World Wide Web, they give the ancient alter ego of Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant a garbled, synthesized voice which I found particularly funny. Be sure to watch the whole video, as it just gets weirder as it goes along.

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Starlings: razor-sharp stories and poems from Jo Walton

Stephen King once wrote that "a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger" -- that is, sudden, pleasant, mysterious, dangerous and exiting, and the collected short fiction of Jo Walton, contained between covers in the newly published Starlings, is exemplary of the principle. Walton, after all, is one of science fiction's major talents, and despite her protests that she "doesn't really know how to write stories," all the evidence is to the contrary.

Coolio teaches white people how to pronounce hip-hop slang

A recent contestant on Jeopardy! got dinged for pronouncing "gangsta" incorrectly, which prompted this bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It imagines Coolio hosting a Golf Channel TV show called Pronunciation Station that teaches "Anglo-Saxons" how to say popular hip-hop words, phrases, and names. Read the rest

Liartown: the First Four Years, a tour-de-force of killer shooping and acerbic wit

Sean Tejaratchi's amazing Liartown, USA (previously) is a bottomless well of astoundingly good photoshops from a parallel universe of bitter, ha-ha-only-serious sight gags, minutely detailed, lovingly crafted and often NSFW; Tejaratchi's new 248-page color, 8.5"x11" anthology, LiarTown: The First Four Years 2013-2017 is a powerful dose of creepypasta in its purest form.

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