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We are a country hurtling toward political extremes. On the right, the Tea Party would like you to believe that if you don’t get erect at the thought of the Constitution as you battle any semblance of government and pray at the altar of completely unregulated capitalism, you might as

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“Of course the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you–if you don’t play, you can’t win.” -Robert Heinlein Several months ago, I was one of many aspiring comedic writers across the country to participate in a contest called “NBC Playground.” In theory, it sounded fantastic: NBC wanted to give

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Wayne Static, frontman of Static-X and singer of this truly catchy masterpiece, died over the weekend. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume it had something to do with drugs. We use the news to talk about my own issues that will probably take me a little

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I awoke today to some news that, as a fan of both comedy radio and the freedom of speech ostensibly afforded us as Americans, really broke my heart: SiriusXM fired Anthony Cumia of Opie & Anthony fame after he was physically assaulted on Wednesday by a woman who was unhappy

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I never read The Hunger Games because I’m not two years removed from getting my first period. I also dodged the film adaptation until it randomly popped up on Netflix (which was unexpected because Netflix prides itself on getting one current, big-budget movie a year and I thought they had

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I was born in the 80s, the decade that invented quickie divorces. Meaning I had to attend the second (and third!) weddings of several of my delinquent friends’ mothers. This exposed me to some of the worst music of the decade because said moms were uniformly white trash with horrible

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There are certain things in life I think get way more praise than they deserve. Certain sports teams. Certain movies. Certain bands. Certain women. So my co-hostess Allison and I came up with five things we each found horribly overrated. What are they? Does the list include YOUR favorite (insert

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When did you stop believing in God? Was it when a loved one died? In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting? Maybe after a complex bout of soul searching when you comprehended just how many calories are in cheesecake? I’ll tell you when I lost the faith: When I

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When I heard that an NBA player had come out yesterday, two thoughts immediate filled my mind: 1. Please let it be Rudy Gay, because that would be hilarious. 2. I hope he plays the little-known position of “bottom forward”. When I learned it was journeyman center Jason Collins of

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