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Is Alison Brie's Adorably Spastic Return to Rap Enough to Make You Stick With Community?

By Jasmine Markes | Pajiba Love | February 21, 2013 | Comments ()


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Writer David Foster Wallace would have been 51 today, so here are 46 things of his to revisit today. (The Awl)

If the NFL actually did expand into London, I don't think these British NFL logos would be that far off. If you don't fancy monocles, you can piss off. (Dave's Art Locker)

Google dropped more pictures and videos about Project Glass, the glasses that will let you feel like a cyborg for the high high price of $1,500. As someone who has slapped myself more than once just for vaguely sensing something in my face, it's not really my bag. I'll be patiently waiting for my hoverboard instead. (Mashable)

There is a documentary coming out about the late Vivian Maier, nanny and secret photographer, whose extensive collection of work wasn't found until after her death. (BF)

Parents, pack up your blurry iPhone pics and CVS 5x7s of your crotchfruit and go home. This guy has won at taking portraits of his kidlet. I guess it's not fair that he's a professional, but still, gorgeous. (BF)

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I feel like I've been waiting forever to see Upstream Color, the second film from Primer writer/director Shane Carruth. It's comes out April 5th, but until then, you can upstream the soundtrack. (/Film)

This is an interesting peek at an anonymous director's Oscar ballot. Whoever it is, they are really pissed off at Michael Haneke. (Playlist)

Neil Gaiman and Blackberry partnered to produce a series of micro stories (PDF) on Twitter based on months of the year and follower idea submissions. For you creative Pajibans out there, they are seeking submissions for artwork based on those stories. (MS)

Some of these 8 new punctuation marks that are sorely needed are better than others. I know I would wear out the sarcastises button on my keyboard. (College Humor)

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Alison Brie has been doing the media rounds, trying to get people to watch "Community" now that it's finally returned. That includes dropping this little freestyle rhyme on Jimmy Fallon. (A.V. Club) And over at EW, they have the first look at Jeff Winger's dad. I was one of the Community fans holding out hope that they could get Bill Murray to play the role. But, alas, it's James Brolin that'll be filling those shoes.(EW)

Will Arnett has jumped ship from "Up All Night" to a pilot for CBS. Someone call CPS. At this point, the only one left on that show will be the baby. (WG)

You can print out and play your very own fan-made "Breaking Bad" Methopoly game. I call the Heisenberg hat piece. (Unreality)

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AWWWWWW SNAP, SON! Shit's about to go down at a rate of 32 ft/s² in the world of speculative scientific theories based on fictional comic book weaponry. Scientist, Matt "I'm the damn captain of this" Shipman, delivered a big bang to Neil deGrasse "Bite 'em like" Tyson's ego when he tried to school my man Neil on his calculations about what Thor's hammer would weigh in the real world. Even though Shipman came at Big NDT hard, dropping mad knowledge about Mjolnir's composition and origins, I don't think Nielio is gonna take this challenge lying down. This science scuffle could easily escalate. Anything can happen when they whip those calculators out. (io9)

Supervillian and real world villains collide in these illustrations. (Curious Brain)

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Sony announced the new Playstation 4 yesterday, though they only showed the controller. More information (like when you'll actually get to buy it) at (Kotaku)

Jake Johnson (everyone's favorite turtle-faced curmudgeon) walks us through his craziest moves on "New Girl". I'm just happy to know that I'm not the only one who tries to badly moonwalk out of awkward conversations. (Vulture)

This powerful video on bullying has been making the social rounds and deservedly so. The animation is just a strong as the message.

Why shouldn't Gollum get a crack at putting his own spin on "I Dreamed a Dream". If there's anyone who could draw rock bottom from memory, it's him.


Jasmine Markes guesses she's going to have to switch to the Truffle Shuffle to get out of sticky situations.



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  • Sirilicious

    Thanks for posting 'To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan'. I hadn't seen it yet, it is really good.

    I just can't recall any systematic bullying in my schools. Of course some people got teased more, but not turning mean on a daily basis. No wedgies, stealing lunch money, beatings, slurs written on lockers et cetera. I don't know if it was because i didn't see it, we didn't have it 20 years ago or we didn't have it in Holland. Kids can tease, but kids should never be allowed to terrorise. We need to stop this crap. And parents should stop defending their own bullying kids at all instances and cost. They are kids. Of course they lie to you. Get a fucking grip, parent.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Bullying isn't just physical violence. After watching that video, that must have been clear. It's enough when just 3 or 4 other kids are doing it, and no one of the others steps in, or even cares.

    Just watching that made me curl up inside. I'm still that fat kid.

  • Sirilicious

    I guess i didn't make it clear enough with my 'turning mean' and 'slurs' that i am very well aware it's not just physical.

    What i was maybe trying to say is that I don't believe this type of behaviour is normal kid-behaviour. Teasing yes, unrelenting systematic destroying of another person (physically or mentally), not. And we need to shut it down.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Sorry for not noticing. I had just watched the video, and wasn't thinking right.

    OTOH, only because you didn't experience bullying in school does not mean that it doesn't exist, and is not widespread.

  • Sirilicious

    True, that's why i said i didn't see it, i'd never say it wasn't there. But at least in the classes i was in, i believe I would have noticed full on bullying.

    Do you mean to say you think it IS part of normal social behaviour for kids?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I think it's "normal" insofar as it is common.

  • Sirilicious

    Well, rape is common in some places. It is not normal though, and i think we should all fight against it, even if it doesn't affect you personally. Same with bullying and lots of other unacceptable behaviours we should grow the fuck out of as a species, post haste.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    True.

  • John W

    I'm holding out hope that Bill Murray will replace Chevy Chase. It would be fitting.

  • CurlieQt

    The Gollum video is cracking my shit up

  • BendinIntheWind

    I love Alison Brie. I think she is beautiful and talented and wonderful on Community and Mad Men. But I CANNOT with her rapping. It was cute the first time, but every time it comes up now it's just grating. If she weren't so freaking gorgeous no one would indulge it - it's like your friend who insists on going to karaoke not because they think it's fun/funny, but so they can show off their mediocre voice.

  • John W

    whew I thought I was the only one.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I've never been one for slam poetry, but Shane Koyczan is something else. I had the pleasure of seeing him at the local Folk Fest in 2011 and he pretty much blew the crowd away. One powerful, eloquent performer.

  • BWeaves

    The photos of the little girl are gorgeous.

    There's no point to all these sarcasm punctuation marks if you can't easily use them on a regular keyboard. This is the 3rd set of sarcasm punctuations I've seen, and they still haven't caught on.

  • Iiiiiii'm pretty sure that anonymous director is a Pajiban. Seriously, that ballot could've just been a printout of some of our choicest comments.

  • Matt C.

    As much as I hate George Bush, it's pretty harsh to put him in with the Hitler/Bin Laden/Gaddafi crowd, don't you think?

    EDIT: Although I guess it works 'cause he's Two-Face and he started out with good intentions...

  • birdgal

    Considering there's an entire network devoted to equating Obama with Hitler every damn day, eh, I don't feel too bad.

  • googergieger

    Fucking Lifetime.

  • birdgal

    HA.

  • arp123

    Do you seriously think it's ok to use the term 'spastic'? It is grossly offensive.

  • shardik

    I'm assuming you're from the UK--the word 'spastic' isn't offensive here in the States, it just means excitable, jumpy, or all-around inept. Nothing about disabled people whatsoever.

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    i'd never heard "spastic" used to insult someone or whatever before, is all

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    i actually had to look up why you would even say that. it's like fag being innocent in the UK but an epithet in the US, just the other way around.

  • BlackRabbit

    Sure, it's like how they say "c*nt" all the time. And why would the British want our football when they have thugby?

  • PerpetualIntern

    I had no idea it was offensive.

  • Artemis

    Just one goddam story about Community that isn't headline by a picture of Alison Brie's boobs? Pretty please?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    What kind of monster are you?

  • BLASPHEMY!!!

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    By Thor's hammer, I'm excited about the Science Smackdown! Reminds me of the good old days at CERN, where people would have drunken arguments about the Copenhagen vs Many-Worlds interpretations of quantum mechanics. Then fall out of trees.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I'm sorry, I just can't see it. Alison Brie's appeal that is. I'm immune to the whole "wide eyed adorable twee little girl with big boobs" thing she and Zooey Deschannel have going.

  • googergieger

    Well she ain't Danilo Gallinari. And if she ain't Danilo Gallinari, I could give a rat's ass.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Did you just compare Alison Brie to Zooey Deschanel?

    *takes the gloves off*

    Oh it is on!

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Yes. Although I could've gone with Katy Perry, so...small mercies and all.

  • tamatha_uhmelmahaye

    I loved the Morgan Freemark.

  • KatSings

    The ballot link doesn't seem to work. Also, I adore those pictures of that child. Beautiful work.

  • jM

    It should be working now.

    Those photos are great and she's so damn cute. It's like a scissor kick to the ovaries.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    I read that as "Return to Fap".

  • jM

    That's not far off.

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