Brian Dunkleman left American Idol. What an idiot! Why would you leave the money, and the fame, and the…humiliating teenagers if you want to keep your job?
THIS WEEK: Adam Tod Brown brings on comic Jeff May, Professor Blastoff's David Huntsberger, and America’s “tousle-haired dunderhead” Brian Dunkleman to explore what it’s like to turn down a deal with the Devil for ethical reasons, and still kind of regret it.
I made a series for Cracked about an astronaut video chatting with an elementary school class while slowly going insane. It’s called Dispatches from Goddamn Space and if you watched it, thank you! If you haven’t seen it yet and think that might be something you’d enjoy, you can watch all the episodes here (they are very short if that sweetens the deal for anyone). I’m very proud of it and I hope you’ll share it if you like it…or if you hate it. Hate sharing is OK too, though obviously less ideal.
Are most rom com meet-cutes unrealistic? Or realistic? Or are they specifically realistic to the pairing of hot people?
THIS WEEK: comedian Dave Waite and Cracked/Mental Floss/excellent books author Kathy Benjamin join Adam Tod Brown for a Valentine’s Day battle against depression, a transatlantic love story, and a celebration of the actual St. Valentine’s badassery.
Excellent follow-up point, either way see our show instead of that.
So we just found out what the deal is, and I want everyone (specifically friends with dogs) to know about it. Yesterday I posted an adorable photo of our sick puppy Maggie…
She looks so happy, and it’s one of my favorite pictures of her, but it is misleading. She was simply thrilled to see…
Oh hey, I totally forgot that people would take this post as an invitation to say the exact same thing I cautioned against. But this is the internet, I should have foreseen.
Brutal honesty: Some of our columns are more inspired than others. That’s true. That’s what comes from having a…
So when a TV show’s “we’re pregnant” plotline results in a baby, why does the baby get dumped from all plotlines and scenes like Holly White at the fire station?
THIS WEEK ON UNPOPULAR OPINION: comics Laurie Kilmartin, Jeff May, and Adam Tod Brown get into the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and that one kid on Modern Family who’s regressing every episode.
See these comedians and more LIVE at our stand-up show this Tuesday February 4th at Westside Comedy Theater.
THEY BEAT THE SYSTEM
#4. Girls Are Nurtured to Not Tell Jokes
In a landmark study, one researcher found that women make the same number of jokes as men — when they’re children. But around age 6, something changes; the number of jokes girls make decreases, and it never evens out again. That’s because, around the time girls start school, society gives them a joking lobotomy, so to speak. Think back to elementary school. You probably had a class clown, and it was almost certainly a boy. Boys are allowed to be loud and funny and play practical jokes and be annoying little shits, and girls are encouraged to act like little ladies. … Which sucks, because it’s just about that age that kids start to practice and understand wordplay and more advanced humor.
Ever noticed a certain odor in San Francisco and thought…
THIS WEEK ON UNPOPULAR OPINION: host Adam Tod Brown welcomes Judge Joe Brown infiltrator Harmon Leon and Cracked Tumblrizer Alex Schmidt to figure out whether New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco is America’s greatest worst great city. Plus, what the hell is wrong with Rolling Stone these days?