Cringe is a difficult form of comedy to pull off well. It seems simple enough: put your characters into awkward situations and watch the audience wriggle at the second-hand embarrassment. 1,615 more words
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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 1,087 more words
London’s Bartholomew Fair, a wild celebration on the eponymous saint’s anniversary, died not with a bang but a whimper after enduring for more than seven centuries, Although originally established for legitimate business purposes, the fair had become all eating, drinking and amusement (for shame!) and a bit of a public nuisance with rowdiness and mischief. 196 more words
Warp back twenty years and tell a Trekker that the series would one day reach a point in which Kirk and Spock have to use the musical power of the Beastie Boys to save millions of lives, and the poor Trekkers would inform you that the alternate time-line that you come from is the darkest one. 951 more words
So many things had to happen for one of the most infamous moments in television history to occur. If someone nixed the idea of doing a backdoor pilot from… 432 more words