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“I wanna cast… Magic Missile.”

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I’m not sure if something from the mid 90’s is allowed to qualify as a classic, but my friends and I have quoted from this amazing parody of epic nerdiness so many times1 that it might as well be. And it’s still thoroughly hilarious: “Dungeons and Dragons” (also known as Summoner Geeks or Attacking the […]

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How long until there’s a hologram comedian?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

As my guilty pleasure favorite WWTDD reports: Hatsune Miku is a big star in Japan who sells lots of records but who is mostly famous for her live shows. Which is more impressive than you might initially think because she’s a fucking hologram. Yep, it’s William Gibson’s Idoru come to life: It can’t be long […]

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Ryan Stout deals with a heckler

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I’m not at all a fan of comics turning around and blaming the crowd for when the set isn’t going well, and clearly there’s some of that going on in that earlier video of Charlie Murphy telling the audience to go screw. But the act of giving back the money and then just leaving rubs […]

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Charlie Murphy doesn’t need your money

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Charlie Murphy is best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show (see i.e., Basketball with Prince) — well, he’s probably still best known as Eddie Murphy’s brother. But anyway, he also does stand-up comedy, and during a recent college gig he dealt with a crowd turning sour in a way that most of us can […]

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How to write a novel

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

How to write a novel in two simple steps, by Nic Alderton: Brilliant!

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