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What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition 1
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Every so often, I update the interweb on what I’m reading. New discoveries, a series that suddenly can’t be printed quickly enough, and more titles that I’ve found worth reading, Or something that I am so obsessed about I’ve run out of people to tell so I have to tell it to my blog. Now it’s time to follow that same format with all my favorite podcasts. What is a podcast? If you know what a podcast is, feel free to skip to the next section, you accomplished 21st century citizen. If you don’t know what a podcast is, I’m about to tell you: it’s a listening program that can be heard to at your own convenience. Basically, it’s a radio talk show that can be enjoyed on the go – download episodes on your phone or listen from the computer. Anyone can host their own show by coming up […]

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My Favorite Search Terms of All Time: Part 2
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Get ready folks, it’s time for another exciting edition of my favorite search terms. Of all time. Specifically, what people think up and type in order to find Earl and Other Greys. For any SEO newbs, that’s search engine optimization, these terms just mean that, because I have these words somewhere within my site – in whatever context – when people search said phrases, they’re taken to my website. And not only do I show up in their results, but am clicked upon … for a certain number of clicks. [For more info on what I can and can’t see – no I don’t know who’s clicking; I’m not tech savvy enough as those types of capabilities most probably exist – check out this original post.] Meanwhile, I’m looking at these terms nearly every day and LOLing in the process. And just like the original edition of this post, they came […]

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The Best-Ever Comedians: People I Love to Laugh At/With
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It’s time for another round of picture posts! Also known as favorite things, photo edition, and I’m-too-lazy-to-write-a-blog-today-and-need-a-break-with-some-photos. Either way, you’re welcome. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of my favorite comedians. You know, because I love laughing. And if you don’t, you are either 1) wrong, or 2) a ridiculous person. Once I went on a date with a guy, who, five minutes in told me he “didn’t really like comedies.” Which basically translated to, “This is our first and last date.” He later sealed the lack of compatibility by not walking me to my car in an extreme blizzard. Which actually, could pass for an ok romcom opener itself. But let’s leave it to the pros. In photo form, here are some of the best jokesters ever known to mankind. Tina Fey In case you didn’t already know, I love Tina Fey. She is a glorious, […]

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I Want to Be Liz Lemon
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30 Rock* was one of the best shows of all time. You know, until it got all weird and rushed at the end, like NBC was actually trying to flop it the same way the main characters were trying to get TGS canceled. Sure Kenneth ended up being the boss, like we knew he would, and Liz Lemon got the fairytale ending we always wanted for her (with James Marsden, even), and Tracy and Jenna never really grew up. But then Jack went all nuts-o and Dennis Duffy never got his comeuppance, and it made me really angry. But, sloppy ending aside, it doesn’t change the fact that Liz Lemon (and by extension, Tina Fey), is the best TV character who has ever existed. (At least on screen.) And if you disagree, you are wrong. She even got her own flavor from Ben & Jerry’s. And if you still disagree, […]

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Why I Wish I Had a Faber Diploma
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“The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me.” Dean Wormer About seven years ago, I was introduced to Animal House (thanks, Dad). It was the best movie I’d ever seen. My BFFs Ridiculous parties, memorable quotes, and a scenario that isn’t quite conceivable in real life; I was hooked. For those who haven’t yet lived, it’s a college-based movie based on National Lampoon’s magazine. The characters belong to a frat, Delta, in which they are complete party “animals”. There’s fish tanks, broken furniture, high levels of booze, and even higher numbers of illegal (albeit good-spirited) illegal behavior. From seducing the Dean’s wife, to citing Pig’s Knuckle, Arkansas, to not giving a what about the rules, the Deltas really knew how to have fun. Is the movie realistic? No. Is it awe-tastic? Yes. The Deltas did Things Like: Deliver cadavers to the alumni […]

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Why 10 Seasons of Friends Isn’t Enough
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“I wish I could but I don’t want to.” -Phoebe Buffay AKA Regina Phalange, a businesswoman in town for business A few Christmases ago, I started receiving Friends DVDs as a gift – generally two-three seasons at a time. Intermittent and out of order, I’d watch the episodes repeatedly for the remainder of winter. (What’s falling snow without a viewing of Phoebe’s snowstorm wedding or Joey and Ross climbing down the icy fire escape?) Watching their witty banter, their general lack of responsibility, showed me what my post-college life would be. I’d drink from large coffee cups (I’d also grow to like coffee), I’d spend hours at a time sitting on a questionably clean sofa, I’d circle through boyfriends before falling for the guy across the hall. Each episode was like a premonition of what a version of my life could be. Eventually, all 10 seasons (236 entire episodes) had […]

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Cork Head Lives! (And She is My Mother)
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Disclaimer: this post has been pre-approved by Cork Head herself. There comes a point in every child’s life when they realize their parents are nuts. Not just normal “oh that’s your mom, of course you’re embarrassed” nuts, but full-on are-they-even-human? nuts. I say every child because I assume everyone has felt this way about his or her parents. Despite having grown up in the same house with them for years, something clicks and you become fearful for your life. Or in my case, you laugh until tears are streaming down your face, and then the tears become real because laughing that hard is quite painful. This event happened to me the first time I watched my mother do her “cork head” impression. Voices, faces, even original songs weren’t out of her normal range.* But there was something about Cork Head that took the literal cake; if there’d been a cakewalk, […]

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