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Archive for February, 2011

Rape with benefits

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

There’s at least one outstanding clip from The Daily Show almost every day, but sometimes they really take it to another level. Jon Stewart with Kristin Schaal:

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Most comics will come out and tell a quick joke or two to get the first laugh immediately, or will in some other way endear themselves to the audience before allowing any chance for negative opinions to form. When he appeared on Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, a stand-up comedy showcase, Aussie comic Jim […]

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$#*! my Twitter stream says (#hipstersitcoms)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Twitter sure seems to provoke an awful lot of indignation from people who don’t use it, and never intend to. There seems to be a strain of personality that just isn’t able to shrug and say “I don’t get it.” But today isn’t the day that I mount a full-throated defense of Twitter. I just […]

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