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If Movie Posters Were Honest

Movie poster designers are asked to sell a movie with only an image. That's easier than it sounds since hiding what the movie is about often goes hand in hand with getting people to see it.


8 Letters from the Elementary School Where I Guest Lectured

Reaching a wider and younger audience is part of the reason I'm currently touring my new autobiography, 'Tusked on the Inside,' and entirely the reason I am only touring it at elementary school assemblies. So far it has seen mixed reviews which I am taking as a good sign; no great work has ever been universally praised, particularly by children.


The 9 Most Offensive 9/11 References in Pop Culture

It's important to treat this sensitive subject with delicacy and restraint, and we promise to do so, just as soon as we get finished showing you all these people who most certainly did not.


5 Reasons Pop Culture Is Run by Fan-Fiction

Fanfiction is actually everywhere, and in some ways you're already a fan.


If Everyday Tasks Were Done Using Wile E. Coyote Logic

If Wile E. Coyote taught us anything, it's that rollerskating is gay unless you're wearing a jet pack. But he also taught us that no task is too simple for a 17 part plan. We asked you to show us what it might look like if you flirted that hard with Murphy's Law while planning everyday tasks.


6 Words Advertisers Love (That Don’t Mean A Damn Thing)

Duh Marketing is when a product makes a claim so obvious that it's inconceivable you thought otherwise.


If Old Wives Tales Turned Out to be True

Our moms say a lot of crazy shit when we're growing up just to get us to stop making so much noise. This week, we show you what the world might look like if some of the old wives tales they loved terrifying us with turned out to be true.


4 Reasons Detroit Must Build A Statue of RoboCop

You may have heard about this group of concerned citizens in Detroit, who, noting that the city lacks a statue of Robocop, are lobbying furiously to build a statue of Robocop. These efforts have resulted in an earnest dialog developing in the city, as newspapers and opinion makers argue the point, 'What are you people, some kind of fucking idiots?'


5 Reasons The War Between Dog and Cat People Needs to Stop

It seems like there's been a neverending argument between certain


The 6 Most Ridiculously Racist Old-Timey Comics

There was a time when you couldn't get a job in the comic book industry unless you knew how to draw at least half a dozen hilarious racial stereotypes, and could depict in detail what each looked like when getting punched in the face by a marine.


When Human Evolution Adapts to Modern Gadgets

Our gadgets are already affecting the way our bodies work. For instance, the cellphone came along and made the part of your brain that stores phone numbers, directions and the details of nude scenes totally obsolete. We asked you to show us what it might look like when that process starts in on the rest of our body.



5 Disturbing New Ways Debt Collectors Are Getting Your Money

For an entire generation of college graduates facing a job market with nothing but tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt and frat party beer guts under their belts, the future is looking grim. Very, very grim.


Why Humanity Can't Get Past The 7 Deadly Sins

A gameplan for fighting your moral infirmity with more moral infirmity.