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Why newspapers are going bankrupt

July 29th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 48 Comments

Yes, yes, you might read any number of commentaries about why the decline of the newspaper happened so rapidly . But nobody is addressing the key issue: that the comics used to look like THIS:

And now look like this:

Let’s take a closer look at the Katzenjammer Kids comic (the Born Loser strip is best left [...]

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Meet the Sheriff

May 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

Recognize this guy?  He’s Leon Unczur and yesterday he celebrated his first year anniversary serving as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
The modern day Sheriff’s role is a bit different than this guy:

Unlike old Bushel-Britches here, Sheriff Unczur’s roles focus less on extorting taxes from widow rabbits and dogs wearing full leg casts and more on tourism, [...]

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Trappings of privilege

May 1st, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 30 Comments

Was reading an article about Justice David Souter stepping down, when I came across some valuable information:
He kept comfortably to routine, bringing a daily lunch of an apple and yogurt in a plastic grocery bag, eating alone in his chambers.

I leapt on this, and placed a phone call, hoping to land this dynamic sounding [...]

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In all seriousness, a man has died here

March 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 28 Comments

With all apologies to Karl Pilkington, my life needs more Monkey News.  So the other day I set up a Google Alert feed for “monkey”, half expecting to be so inundated with news that I would cancel it hours later.  I did not know that Google Alerts has the option to provide you with a [...]

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Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog

March 2nd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 19 Comments

 
The antics of this hilarious dog named Bizkit nearly make up for the grim pallor cast over the world by his newly reunited namesake.

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The Intern Decathlon

February 23rd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 30 Comments

Five years ago tomorrow, my friend Richard wrote a letter to his boss.  Richard was working as an unpaid intern with the San Diego Gulls, a minor league hockey franchise.  Richard loves hockey, and gets along famously with pretty much everyone, but as I recall there was for some reason a personality clash with the [...]

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Business Watch: Yardstick Enterprise Co.

January 28th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 42 Comments

The news I received today that the infamous “Snuggie” blanket has sold over 4 Million units since its launch in August blew my mind.  The inventors and investors of this laughable infomercial product are no doubt quite wealthy for the first time ever, while the rest of us are left to wonder: How could that [...]

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How many A’s in Braaaaaaaaaaains?

January 21st, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 16 Comments

Inspired by this intrepid fellow who set out to determine once and for all how many A’s are in Kirk’s legendary “KHAAAAAN”, I wanted to determine the proper amount of A’s to linger on when calling out for Braaaaaains.  The results may astound you!

Braaaaaaaaaaains, Braaaaaains, and Braaaaaaaains (11, 6 and 8 ) come in one [...]

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Lost Hip Hop vault recordings: When Sen met Freaky

December 30th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

In 1996, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and Freaky Tah of the Lost Boyz got together in the studio to lay down some new tracks while both their groups were between albums. The project was eventually cancelled due to creative differences, and the tapes of the sessions have never surfaced, until today. Below [...]

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Major Italian Dancing Mickey Update

December 5th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 27 Comments

While cleaning our her room in her parents house over Thanksgiving, my girlfriend Lauren made a discovery.  As yearbooks, awards and diaries were indiscriminately tossed into the garbage, one particular souvenir made it into the “Keep” pile:
Yes, it’s one of the infamous Italian Dancing Mickeys (Minnie Version).  Though I only saw one of [...]

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NYC Bathroom Graffiti

November 17th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 10 Comments

Spotted in New York City this weekend on the wall of “Antarctica”, the most crowded bar I’ve ever been in.  I’m not usually one to whip out the cell phone camera in the mens room, but the absurdity of this particular graffiti being somehow written ten feet up on the wall was too good to [...]

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Nathanial Matthias Sinister

November 10th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 34 Comments

**Scene – Mr. Sinister’s apartment.  Mr. Sinister sits in silence next to the phone.  A bottle of Champagne sits in a bucket of ice on a stand next to his recliner.**
[The phone rings]
Mr. Sinister:  Hello?  Murr-hur-ry!  Gimme the good news baby!  [pause]  You’re kidding me.  The Hobgoblin?  Kraven the Hunter offs himself and to replace [...]

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Ironic Internet Halloween Fever!

October 27th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 21 Comments

Halloween fever is upon us! And much like every other real life activity we have, real life Halloween now has a healthy amount of ironic internet related activity mixed into it.  For example, the results of a pumpkin carving party I attended on Sunday, complete with youtube annotations.

My Pumpkin – Homestar Runner
(NOTE:  So as I [...]

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Media Cover-up!!!

October 2nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 18 Comments

We’ve all been going about our lives as the biggest story of 2008 is just swept under the rug by the mainstream media.  Yes, that’s right!  Controversy taints the pages of Cat Fancy!
Just a few weeks ago,Cat Fancy’s August issue featured a cover photo of a Javanese

But these feline fiends forgot to say Java-please, and [...]

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Endless Loop of Raccoons

September 10th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 32 Comments

 

There’s very little that needs to be said about the above video, except that I can all too easily envision a scenario where terrorists somehow slip THC into our nations water supply and use an endless loop of this video to keep everyone busy while they take over the world. Kudos to anyone who [...]

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