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Sep 17, 2020 at 21:54.

Man, fuck these Chewbacca shoes

Man, fuck these Chewbacca shoes

Chewbacca, beloved Star Wars Sasquatch, has been murdered and his pelt refashioned into shoes. It gives us no joy to report this. As everyone knows, the best way to appreciate Chewbacca is when he’s alive, bleating words of encouragement to his friends and wasting storm troopers with that big laser crossbow he uses so well. Adidas’s decision to hunt down the space beast and turn his luxurious...

Sep 17, 2020 at 03:32. 1 comments

Hulu's M.O.D.O.K. showrunners jump to comics in this Head Games exclusive

Hulu's M.O.D.O.K. showrunners jump to comics in this Head Games exclusive

For decades, M.O.D.O.K. has been one of the biggest jokes in superhero comics, a supervillain whose ridiculous design makes it very hard to take him seriously. But M.O.D.O.K.’s giant head is floating into the spotlight in a big way, taking a central role in the new Marvel’s Avengers video game and headlining the upcoming Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Hulu animated series. The cartoon’s showrunners,...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 22:58. 1 comments

Two "amateur investigative journalists" made a 6-part podcast about Jeremy Renner's shitty app

Two "amateur investigative journalists" made a 6-part podcast about Jeremy Renner's shitty app

Jeremy Renner puts out

so much ridiculous stuff that his now-defunct app —a social media platform for Rennerheads to connect with one another—has become little more than a footnote in his career. Caroline Goldfarb and Sarah Ramos haven’t forgotten it, though. Far from it. The two are so fascinated by the late app that they’ve created a six-part podcast series called The Renner Files devoted...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 12:00. 23 comments

This week in Savage Love: Premies

This week in Savage Love: Premies

I’m a straight man who’s been dating a woman for not quite four months. In the beginning things were light. But things started to get heavy quickly. Two weeks in, she revealed her very serious abandonment issues and then began asking me whether I really loved her and demanding reassurance that I wasn’t going anywhere and she wouldn’t be “just a single chapter” in my life. After a month, I met...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 22:09.

Let's check in on a nasty argument taking place on a bonsai-growing subreddit

Let's check in on a nasty argument taking place on a bonsai-growing subreddit

Put a group of people who are passionate about any

conceivable topic online together and it won’t be long before they’re tearing each other’s throats out over the most inscrutable shit. Case in point: The (apparently thriving) community of passionate bonsai growers from r/Bonsai, who are amped up and ready to go to fucking war with their fellow tree enthusiasts at the drop of a hat.
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Sep 15, 2020 . 7 comments

“Call me now!” Fraudsters looks back on the life of psychic grifter Miss Cleo

“Call me now!” Fraudsters looks back on the life of psychic grifter Miss Cleo
PodmassPodmassIn Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com.
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The laughs are big and boisterous on this weekly podcast in which the veteran talk-show host chops it up with a celebrity pal,...

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Sep 14, 2020 at 22:00. 18 comments

With Wagnerism, Alex Ross complicates the image of fascism’s favorite composer

With Wagnerism, Alex Ross complicates the image of fascism’s favorite composer

“Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit…” For a certain generation of pop culture junkies, the first image that springs to mind when Richard Wagner comes up is Elmer Fudd, clad in shiny armor and horned helm, mangling “The Ride Of The Valkyries” as he operatically hunts (and lusts!) after his rabbit quarry. Perhaps instead one pictures a flock of U.S. military helicopters soaring over the Vietnamese...

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Sep 14, 2020 at 20:00. 15 comments

What are you reading in September?

What are you reading in September?

In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This Month?

Having And Being Had by Eula Biss

Eula Biss began writing Having And Being Had (September 1, Riverhead) shortly after she and her husband bought their house, in a gentrifying neighborhood in Chicago. Biss comes from a working-class background,...

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Sep 13, 2020 at 12:00. 18 comments

Sometimes your own stomach can get you drunk

Sometimes your own stomach can get you drunk
Wiki Wormhole We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 6,150,520-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

What it’s about: A party in your stomach, and everyone brought booze! Auto-brewery syndrome (ABS) is a not-as-fun-as-it-sounds condition where gastrointestinal bacteria or...

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Sep 11, 2020 at 19:00. 8 comments

Rhea Seehorn deserved an Emmy nomination, damnit!

Rhea Seehorn deserved an Emmy nomination, damnit!

Sometimes great parts don’t add up to a great whole. It could be argued that was the case for

The Morning Show , which currently enjoys five Emmy nominations for acting but was left out of the Outstanding Drama Series category. But what about the inverse? What does it mean when a series is up for the big prize but practically shut out of the acting categories? That was the case for Stranger...

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Sep 09, 2020. 22 comments

This week in Savage Love: No choke

This week in Savage Love: No choke

I’m a 29-year-old straight woman in Pennsylvania. My question has to do with choking and consent. I’ve had two experiences in the past six months or so where someone has tried to choke me without my consent. The first time this happened, I coughed immediately, but he tried multiple times during sex. I was caught so off-guard that I didn’t say anything until the next morning. I told him I...

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Sep 08, 2020. 14 comments

TMNT: From The Ashes brings together a grieving family with tenderness and charm

TMNT: From The Ashes brings together a grieving family with tenderness and charm

Most people wouldn’t consider the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) franchise a well of emotional complexity, but after 30 years, these characters have become more than children’s novelties and evolved into fully realized people. Their world has also significantly grown over the years, with IDW’s TMNT comics introducing new concepts over hundreds of issues spanning the main ongoing book and...

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Sep 08, 2020. 8 comments

Jelly Belly's doing the Willy Wonka thing, hopefully without all the child torture this time

Jelly Belly's doing the Willy Wonka thing, hopefully without all the child torture this time

David Klein, founder of Jelly Belly, has decided to head into retirement in proper candy mogul fashion, bestowing money and the key to an actual goddamned jelly bean factory on contestants in a nation-wide treasure hunt who prove themselves capable of solving his strange, sugary riddles.

In a presumed effort to thwart any low-class Bucket families from rising above their station, it...

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Sep 06, 2020. 6 comments

A fashion faux pas turned violent in NYC’s Straw Hat Riot

A fashion faux pas turned violent in NYC’s Straw Hat Riot
Wiki Wormhole We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: The Straw Hat Riot

What it’s about: A bizarre incident in 1922 when the fashion police were supplanted by fashion vigilantes, out for blood. Like wearing white after Labor Day, wearing a straw boater after September 15 was a faux pas in 1920s America, and it was common practice...

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Sep 03, 2020. 19 comments

Nebraska man brings pressing issue of boneless chicken wing terminology to city council

Nebraska man brings pressing issue of boneless chicken wing terminology to city council

Andrew Christensen has looked at the social, political, and economic landscape of 2020 and decided that now is the right time for him to advocate for an issue near and dear to his heart: Our worryingly widespread acceptance of the term, “boneless chicken wings.”

A video shows Christensen at a city council meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he’s come before local government to argue...

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Sep 02, 2020. 18 comments

Agent of chaos makes anonymous gossip account to fuck with high school she doesn't go to

Agent of chaos makes anonymous gossip account to fuck with high school she doesn't go to

Being a high school student is confusing and difficult even at the best of times. In 2020, thanks to social media, it’s apparently become even worse, turning into a hellscape where Gossip Girl-styled Instagram accounts are created to post anonymous rumors that anyone—even people from different parts of the country—can make.

The best example of this is a TikTok video where a 19-year old from...

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Sep 01, 2020. 1 comments

Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata turn to the stars to explain their Best Friends connection

Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata turn to the stars to explain their Best Friends connection
PodmassPodmassIn Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com.Best Friends With Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata
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This sparkly podcast from Earwolf is...

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Aug 31, 2020. 5 comments

This lion fucks

This lion fucks

Frasier The Lion was an early ‘70s sex icon, famed for spending his retirement years banging his way into scientific history. A short documentary from Popular Science looks back on the history of this dynamo and, along the way, helps show that the sexual revolution wasn’t confined just to humanity.

Frasier was brought to a Los Angeles safari business in 1970 as a 19-year old former...

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Aug 31, 2020. 6 comments

A lib gets triggered into madness in Hari Kunzru’s smart, savage Red Pill

A lib gets triggered into madness in Hari Kunzru’s smart, savage Red Pill

“The cruelty is the point.” They’re words made famous by an Atlantic headline about life under Trump, and they’re likely to ring throughout your head as you read Hari Kunzru’s Red Pill, a twisty and disquieting novel that, despite what its title might suggest, is not about

The Matrix . Kunzru doesn’t explicitly define his title, but anyone who’s been online lately likely doesn’t need him...

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Aug 31, 2020.

A girl obsesses over The Lying Life Of Adults in Elena Ferrante’s latest novel

A girl obsesses over The Lying Life Of Adults in Elena Ferrante’s latest novel

“The truth is difficult, growing up you’ll understand that, novels aren’t sufficient for it.” This proclamation in Elena Ferrante’s latest novel, The Lying Life Of Adults, is so in keeping with the derisive ways the pseudonymous author’s characters treat bookishness and intellectualism that a reader might miss it. But in contrast to the famous Neapolitan Quartet, The Lying Life Of Adults is...

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