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A Letter from Roald Dahl

A Letter from Roald Dahl

Did you guys read Roald Dahl when you were kids? I sure did. Matilda was my favorite book, and somehow, I managed not to end up terrified of every teacher I ever had, even after reading it. Now, elementary-school-me didn’t really know that much about the author of my favorite book, but frankly, I didn’t really care. It was only when I got older that I found out that Roald Dahl was REALLY, REALLY WEIRD. I suppose the types of stories he wrote should have been an early indication of his weirdness, but much is lost on the young. Anyway, I’m probably lucky that by the time I started reading his books, he was dead, which meant that I couldn’t try to send him letters. These kids weren’t so lucky. More »

The 7 Most Bizarre Instances of Extreme Branding

The 7 Most Bizarre Instances of Extreme Branding

Morgan Spurlock‘s new documentary POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is in theaters today, April 22 — perhaps you’ve already gotten the joke. A doc about making a movie that’s funded entirely by corporate sponsors (he uses Iron Man as his yardstick), all of the footage is of Spurlock approaching these corporations for funding. It’s a little bit Inception-y — “I’m watching Morgan Spurlock call up [x corporation] to give him money, and they’re talking about how in the movie the footage would be of him calling the company…” — and very meta. It’s also fascinating and very entertaining. More »

The Best and Worst Elizabeth Taylor Obituaries

The Best and Worst Elizabeth Taylor Obituaries

Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most famous actors of our time, her legendary beauty, style and of course talent was something that was always admired. She gave support to AIDS research by starting a foundation in memory of her close friend Rock Hudson (who died of the disease). She was glamorous, savvy and talented, winning two Oscars. Her nickname was “One Shot Liz” for being able to do a scene in one take, I had to do a double take when reading some of the obits all over the internet. Some are downright hateful, and others brazenly rude. I am appalled. The fact that so many people have forgotten what a star Liz Taylor was is just depressing.
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James Franco Reaches Singularity, Teaches Class On Self While Filming Said Class For Art – Crushable editor Meghan Keane responds: “Gosh.” (Gawker)

Video: Lets Try To Guess What’s Going On In This Insane Russian Talk Show!

Video: Lets Try To Guess What's Going On In This Insane Russian Talk Show!

It’s fun to use our imagination! So even though there is probably some sort of reasonable explanation for this Russian television program – where a woman in a wedding dress gets karate-chopped in the stomach by a man standing next to another woman in a wedding dress, while the audience boos and pelts furniture at a fourth unfortunate dude stuck on stage – we want you to come up with the story that led to this moment. Okay? Lets go! More »