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2/14/20
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“Pimemento” was bound to be a Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode that comes in absolutely hot. It even does so in its cold open, with Jake’s harmless prank on Hitchcock turning into Hitchcock almost “being strangled to death.” (“How?!?”) But the exact reason it was always destined to come in hot was because of the return of

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2/13/20
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Samuel L. Jackson will be playing the “retired” version of any number of other badass Samuel L. Jackson roles pretty soon, with Deadline reporting that the veteran kicker of other people’s asses has signed on for a new, as-yet-untitled movie about a hitman. After a long career of killin’ folks, said purveyor of

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2/13/20
6:34 PM
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It’s a big day in pop culture news, the bigness of which is only slightly lessened by the fact that this is something that has already happened a few times in the last couple decades, but either way it’s always exciting when we get our first look at a new Batman. It immediately became a meme when Zack Snyder released t

2/13/20
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Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite—sorry, that’s “multiple Academy Award-winner Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture-winning Parasite—is a film that rewards multiple viewings, filled as it is with twists, turns, and clever ways of laying out both its plot convolutions, and its underlying themes, well before they come fully into the

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2/13/20
5:00 PM
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Somewhere along the path towards our current culture of post-post-post-ad-infinitum irony, e-cigarette giant Juul has managed to mutate into a semi-sentient meme symbolizing the worst in lazy “millennial” marketing, peddling still-unknown health risks under the nebulous guise of hip, cool alternatives to your parents’

2/13/20
3:41 PM
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You’re probably familiar with Cameo, the service that lets you book famous/almost famous/used-to-be famous people to deliver video messages to your loved ones. You can have Debbie Gibson deliver your Galentine’s message to your best friend for $150, or Larry Thomas, a.k.a. Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi,” deliver a stern

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