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Devil May Cry 5 is the sort of video game where it’s impossible to think of a single moment my mom wouldn’t shake her head at as she folded laundry in the basement circa 1988. And that will never stop me from absolutely loving it. Inspired by the beautiful friction experience that is this game, I made a video about what it’s like to be an adult who thinks Little Caesars Pizza deserves a...View more »
From: Hunter Walker
Date: June 23, 2019 at 4:36:03 AM EDT
Subject: In Town Pool Report #1 - Kim Jong Un Letter
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sent the pool a statement on the letter President Trump sent to North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
“A letter was sent by President Trump and correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing.”
Mass protests against President Trump have been organized across the U.K.Read more Read
And with all due respect to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth, I hope she whacked President Trump upside his head with her purse and her Corgi cocked his leg on Trump’s trouser leg.
Last August, George Clooney was named the highest-paid actor in the world even though he hadn’t made a movie since 2016's Money Monster, prompting us to wonder why he should get paid so much for not doing his job when we don’t get paid at all when we don’t do our job. Clooney’s position on the list was entirely due to the fact that he had recently sold his tequila company for $1 billion, but...View more »
A YouTuber arrested on Sunday by Mountain View, California police for suspicion of threatening Google drove all the way from Waterville, Maine to confront staff for allegedly terminating his account on Google subsidiary YouTube—unaware that it was actually his spouse who deleted it, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.
According to BuzzFeed, Kyle Long, 33, has “had a history of mental health...View more »
Bienvenidos a nuestra primera charla con Anselmo. Su verdadero nombre no es ese, pero hemos decidido llamarlo así porque su nombre auténtico es impronunciable. Anselmo es extraterrestre y no conoce la cultura humana. Comprensiblemente, nuestro visitante tiene algunas preguntas.
Comprender la civilización humana es un proceso largo y arduo. Por algún sitio hay que...View more »
The recent premiere of True Detective’s third season is drumming up plenty of discussions about Nic Pizzolatto’s brooding, philosophically-inclined crime drama. Specifically, that the show’s return to a southern gothic pastiche and flashback-driven narrative reminds viewers of what they loved about the first season and, of course, what they hated so much about that much-maligned sophomore...View more »
As difficult as it may be while staring down a 2020 reelection campaign, it is worth taking some time to mull over this inevitability: Donald Trump is only a rickety trial run for the next far more dangerous Fascist 2.0 candidate that will come after him.
Donald Trump is not a genius. Donald Trump is not “playing three dimensional chess.” Donald Trump, through a confluence of historic trends,...View more »
By now you should be aware of the hilariously far-reaching college admissions bribery scandal unveiled after today’s FBI bust. If not, you’ve been missing out. College coaches and administrators were crucial to carrying out the scheme, falsely representing applicants as athletic recruits to boost their chances of admission. Here’s how it worked, as laid out in the court documents: parents...View more »
“All I’ve ever dreamed about is living on a couch, playing video games with no one bugging me. Relaxer is the nightmare version of my fantasy.” So says cult filmmaker Joel Potrykus of his latest film, Relaxer, his sweaty, dizzying follow-up to excellent flicks like Buzzard and The Alchemist Cookbook.
The story of a slacker tasked with beating level 256 of Pac-Man without ever leaving...View more »
Are you planning on taking a summer vacation this year?
According to a new Bankrate survey, only 52 percent of Americans are planning a summer vacation in 2019. The biggest factor keeping us from taking our much-needed summer break? Cost.
The most popular reason (60 percent) respondents cited as to why they weren’t planning a vacation is simple: they can’t afford it.
Among those respondents who...View more »
While it may not be quite as svelte or speedy as the new, bezel-free 11" iPad Pro, the previous generation 10.5" model is still a fantastic tablet by any reasonable measure, and a great deal at $500 for 64GB, in the color of your choice.Amazon product B071GG9D7Q
If you ask me, the best reason to buy this (besides Apple...View more »
God, I loved Party Down.
And Veronica Mars. And Children’s Hospital, Agent Carter, and Eastbound & Down. Burning Love, The State, and all the Wet Hot American Summer properties. These things all...View more »
“Inspiration can materialize,
from the blink of a light,
through the tail of a dream,
or an intentional fright,
in memoriam of a scene,
on a cold windy night,
by an evening of discovery,
with Ben Franklin’s kite.”
The string on Benjamin Franklin’s kite was made from hemp.
Another SXSW is approaching, which means its time for The A.V. Club to once more head down to Austin, Texas and throw a big ol’ party with some of our favorite musical artists. And as always, we’d love for you to join us! This year’s party is happening on Monday, March 11 at The Mohawk on Red River St. between 9th and 10th, starting at 3:30 p.m. and going until midnight. As usual, admission...View more »