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Why Martin Short is Not My Comedy Hero

“Elizabeth?” The man’s voice at the other end of the line had a magical sing-songyness to it. Like, did that man just say my name? Or was that a lyric to Hello, Dolly!? “Uh-huh?” “This is Martin Short.” And you know [more]

August 23, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words
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The (Real) 10 Funniest Cities in America

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, a real estate company called Movoto released a list of what they consider to be The 50 Funniest Cities in America. Chicago, birthplace of The Second City, was #2, while Tyler Perry’s Atlanta topped their list at [more]

August 21, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy
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How to Worship NKOTB as an Adult

The year: 1986.  Ronald Reagan is president.  Haley’s Comet pays our solar system a visit.  Pope John Paul II pisses off Catholics everywhere by saying that Judaism is a-okay.  And an epic force makes its way onto the music scene. [more]

August 19, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words
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Google Yourself: Online Rules for Every Improviser

Google. We do it every day, multiple times a day. We search kale, Minnesota abortion laws and even our OKCupid dates. Some of you improvisers may even type your own name in the search box, and some of you may [more]

August 16, 2013 By: Rachel LaForce, Comedy, Words
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15 Signs the World is Ending

We’re closer than ever to The Apocalypse, and we have technology to thank for our impending doom. So while you’re sitting in a darkened theater live-tweeting Jobs– be warned…  The end is nigh, and here’s how I know: 1. You [more]

August 15, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words
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9 Super-Secret Gamer Achievements (You Probably Missed)

Think you got game? Think again. Here are 9 super-secret gamer achievements you may have missed while trying to 100% your favorite video games. [WARNING! SPOILERS ALERT!] Bioshock Infinite 25G “Creepy Dad” You spent 50% of the game pointing the [more]

August 14, 2013 By: Daniel Strauss, Comedy, Words
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5 Easy Ways to Land a Nerd

Ladieeeees! Times have changed! Nerds are the new jocks, and if you want to land one for yourself, you can’t just don a pair of dork-chic fake glasses and expect the Nerd Boys to flock to you. You need to [more]

August 9, 2013 By: Carisa Barreca, Comedy, Words
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The Nerd’s Guide to Doing Non-Nerdy Stuff

  Nerds, take a knee. Yes, even you, Guy in The Galactus Costume. You should have thought about movement before building a head that big. It’s time we expanded our horizons– and the horizons I’m talking about are the ones [more]

August 8, 2013 By: Kevin Sciretta, Comedy, Words
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7 Reasons It’s Cool to Be a Book Nerd

I admit to being somewhat of a luddite. I’ve never downloaded a “tunes” on my portable music player. I’m still not clear on what a “Vine” is, despite countless friends making “Vines” to explain “Vines”  to me. And what about [more]

August 7, 2013 By: Christy L. Bonstell, Comedy, Words
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The 5 Stages of Accepting a New Doctor Who

Stop me if you’ve heard this old classic: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Doctor. Doctor who? Yes. Now, get used to me. HAHAHAHAHA NOOOOOOOO. What the FUCK is this, BBC?!  Some sort of trick?  A scheme?  Why would you tear us [more]

August 6, 2013 By: Nikki Pierce, Comedy, Words