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“Top 10 Reasons Amanda Bynes Was Arrested for Throwing A Drug Bong out a Window”

I am so unbelievably tempted to Sharpie tattoo DRUG BONG on my knuckles I have to physically remove myself from the office immediately or I will have a lot of explaining to do.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:24 AM on August 8, 2013 [14 favorites]

I love it. Reminds me of "Courteney Cox's Asshole" from way back, only more.

Naked Armenian men not included.
posted by psoas at 6:52 AM on August 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

You guys. New Girl, if you’re not watching it, is that show with Zooey Deschanel. If you’ve never watched it it’s probably because you feel like you see enough of Zooey Deschanel in gif format on Tumblr. But New Girl is really good, especially this season. If you remember what Community was like, when you first started loving Community, New Girl has been like that this season.
Spot. Fucking. On.
posted by psoas at 6:56 AM on August 8, 2013

I want to hate New Girl for a lot of reasons and dude is wrong about it being like Community, but damn, it is funny for real. I'd say more like early HIMYM but with blessed lack of laugh track.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:59 AM on August 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

" ... Sixth grade is a complicated time.

Because mostly you wonder why the writers on Moonlighting seem so insistent that David Addison and Maddy Hayes end up together."
What a wise old soul he was. This question haunted me then and, indeed, haunts me to this day.

And his work on Hayleylovessyouu is incisive and definitive. Fanning is the new Pauline Kael of instagrammers.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:05 AM on August 8, 2013 [2 favorites]

Sounds a lot like TLP, I like it, thanks.
posted by Taft at 7:14 AM on August 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

You can escape celebrity culture though, simply by not watching broadcast TV. Which it seems an increasing number of people are doing.
posted by memebake at 7:35 AM on August 8, 2013

Unfortunately, celebrity culture permeates far deeper than broadcast TV. It is harder to escape than you casually suggest.
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:48 AM on August 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Pop-Culture itself is an abyss.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:54 AM on August 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

#16: TvTropes
posted by Renoroc at 8:01 AM on August 8, 2013

I didn't know that I even needed to escape celebrity culture!
posted by Brocktoon at 8:09 AM on August 8, 2013

octobersurprise: Can you explain to me what Hayleylovessyouu actually is? I googled the phrase and got an Instagram account with a bunch of "hey follow me plz" pictures; is there more to it than that, or is the concept just that somebody makes an account begging for followers and ends up getting them? I'm confused.
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:25 AM on August 8, 2013

I'm nearing celebrity culture escape velocity - I've not had a TV for over a decade, I don't listen to commercial radio, I don't read gossip blogs (or things that so resemble, I'm looking at you, Reddit, Google News, etc), I rarely watch mainstream movies, and y'know what, most of what I've gained is social isolation. Maybe I'd be better off knowing whoTF this Zooey girl is, or any of the other people my wife casually references like I should have some investment in their stories. This is not a "is this something I'd need a TV to understand" comment - just a genuine observation.
posted by memetoclast at 9:38 AM on August 8, 2013 [2 favorites]

Whats a word that means "pity/envy"?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:41 AM on August 8, 2013

I've liked Kevin Fanning since Knowledge for Thirst [omg that was 10 years ago], the drink review site he did with Josh Allen AKA fireland.
Josh, have I told you what my new favorite soda is? Oh man. It's totally Smirnoff Triple Black Ice. Shit is for real.

It's starring in a movie called What If Sprite Wasn't So Boring That You Wanted To Die. All the kids are going to be drinking this stuff, is my prediction. So sweet. So zesty. So everything you never knew was lacking in a clear soda.

Seriously it's so good.

Apparently it has alcohol in it.

Best soda ever.
posted by jjwiseman at 9:59 AM on August 8, 2013 [3 favorites]

Was anyone else disappointed by the new episodes of Arrested Development?
posted by mr_roboto at 11:54 AM on August 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm nearing celebrity culture escape velocity

This reminds me of an old co-worker of mine. He was always really quiet (he was ESL, so that might explain that). But anyway, we eventually tried to learn more about him as a person.

Do you like any sports? Nope, don't watch sports.

Well, what kind of movies do you like? Don't watch movies.

Music? He HATES music.

Needless to say, he creeped us out.
posted by Brocktoon at 4:33 PM on August 8, 2013

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