David Simon pens anti-Twitter opus, calls its CEO "a fuckbonnet for our time"

David Simon hasn’t stopped doling invective upon Twitter since the social media platform slapped The Wire and The Deuce creator with a two-week suspension for telling CEO Jack Dorsey to “die of boils.” Now, in a lengthy, vitriolic, and frequently hilarious blog post on his personal website, Simon has distilled his…

Finally, somebody is updating Crashing for current day

Pete Holmes’ semi-autobiographical HBO show, Crashing, feels a bit out of place in 2018. Maybe it’s that Holmes’ goofy comedic persona is just too genuine for our current cultural climate. Or maybe it’s that the world simply doesn’t need another navel-gazing comedy about the “struggle” of straight white male comedians…

Here's an exhaustive breakdown of each Trump cohort's Simpsons analog

Comparing pop culture figures to the cretins in President Donald Trump’s circle is nothing new, but, Jesus Christ, a writer named Alessandro King has definitively conquered this particular brand of meme. When he promised on Twitter to discover the “Simpsons analog” of “everyone in Trump’s orbit” he wasn’t kidding, and…

A single flaw in The Simpsons' sixth season has been discovered, hereby ruining it

“And Maggie Makes Three” is a lovely episode of The Simpsons, serving as a hilarious, heartfelt origin story for the animated clan’s youngest member. It also contains what might be the most glaring error in the history of a show that’s more or less managed to cleverly sidestep continuity questions throughout its 29…

Wil Wheaton on quitting social media: "I don’t deserve to be treated so terribly" 

Earlier this month, Wil Wheaton decided to take part in a little protest called #DeactiDay. The plan was for a bunch of people to delete their Twitter accounts because, among other reasons, the social media platform had refused to oust hate-spewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Despite having been on Twitter since…

That "Don't Believe Every Tweet" campaign is fake, obviously

Yesterday, a number of outlets and tech journalists reported on a new Twitter campaign called “Don’t Believe Every Tweet.” It had an account, a series of polished, gently comedic videos, and a a website with a quote from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that offered “a simple reminder to be skeptical of everything you see on…

Norm Macdonald spent his weekend tweeting at Lena Dunham for some reason

Whether you’re talking best stand-up comedians, best late-night talk show guests, or best Canadians, Norm Macdonald has got to be a part of the conversation. But what does a Norm Macdonald do on his time off, when he’s not being simply the best? Well, if you were to ask that question this weekend, the answer would be …

This satirical trip into "Trump country" is a New York Times op-ed come to life

As the Democratic party flails to find an identity in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, a number of journalists have tried to “make sense” of his victory by visiting Trump-voting towns and writing braindead editorials that only serve to expose how closed off they are from the realities of the poverty…

Twitter refuses to ban Alex Jones, says a bunch of words while failing to justify it

Confirming its status as the social media platform where propagating conspiracy theories that hound the families of school shooting victims out of their homes won’t get you banned, but pretending to be an Italian Elon Musk will, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refused to give in to peer pressure—the coolest kind of…

Jimmy Eat World, to new bands: Choose a name with a good acronym

Choosing a name is one of the most important decisions a new band can make. And in this year of our lord 2018—when solid names like Car Seat Headrest and The String Cheese Incident are already taken—finding a really good name that will stand the test of time seems nearly impossible. Luckily, up-and-coming artists can…