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Louis Peitzman is a freelance arts writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a regular TV critic for TV.com and a film critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He also writes the weekly Pop Punishment column for io9 and the biweekly Out Loud column for the San Francisco Chronicle. In his free time, Louis is an aspiring humorist on Twitter, and a contributor to Michael Ian Black and Lisa Cohen’s WitStream.

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Paul F. Tompkins Works to Make You Laugh in Laboring Under Delusions

0 Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 11:16 AM


You've seen Paul F. Tompkins in TV shows, films, and commercials, but this weekend he's taking center stage. Laboring Under Delusions, PFT's latest Comedy Central hour-long special, premieres Saturday night at 11 p.m. While Tompkins covers a wide variety of topics in his...

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Jay Brannan Returns With Rob Me Blind

0 Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 4:52 PM

It's been three years since singer-songwriter Jay Brannan released a full-length album of original songs. His latest album, Rob Me Blind, is a labor of love that reflects his growth as an artist, and his desire to take new chances. I chatted with Jay about his new music, his live...

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If I Were a Middle Aged White Man

0 Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 4:03 PM

If I were a middle aged white man, I wouldn't write articles called "If I Were a Poor Black Kid" for Forbes. With a title like that, it wouldn't matter what points I was making. You are not a poor black kid, tech writer Gene Marks -- you...

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My Twilight Fanfic

0 Comments | Posted November 19, 2011 | 3:53 PM

I didn't marry Edward Cullen until I was 32.

Married at 18? Are you fucking kidding me? Edward said we needed to be married to have sex, which was a crock of shit -- not to mention a terrible reason for getting married young. We broke up when he proposed....

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Kim Kardashian: Why I Defend Her

0 Comments | Posted August 20, 2011 | 5:13 PM

Look, I don't think Kim Kardashian needs any help from me: she's far too rich and famous to actually let the haters bring her down. And yet, I feel compelled to come to her aid -- if not out of genuine sympathy, then at least because her role as walking...

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The Second Coming Of Roseanne

0 Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 5:03 PM

I want to be excited about a new blue-collar sitcom starring Roseanne. But as it stands, I'm about as optimistic about her upcoming series as I am about her presidential bid. It's not that I don't have faith in Roseanne: on the contrary, I place most if not all of...

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A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence

0 Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 2:24 PM

I devoured The Walking Dead in two days. (Get it? Because it's a show about zombies.) To be fair, the first season is only six episodes -- and I've got the added incentive of catching up before Comic-Con. See also: my seemingly endless marathon of The Vampire Diaries. Having read...

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Hoarders: Obsessed

0 Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 6:40 PM

I can't stop watching Hoarders. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I don't want to stop watching Hoarders. This isn't an Intervention-level addiction -- if you made me quit Hoarders cold turkey, I would manage, though I'd definitely feel bummed for a while. I don't know...

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10 Questions for John Mulaney

0 Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 11:58 AM

You may have seen him on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," or as a talking head on VH1's regrettably canceled Best Week Ever. But John Mulaney continues to tour the country doing stand-up comedy, now bringing his blend of charming and awkward to the Punch Line Comedy Club in San...

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Stop, Thief!

0 Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 5:58 PM

I learned not to plagiarize at a young age, with the admonition, "I'll be able to tell." This was in middle school before everyone understood how the internet worked, and it was a lot easier to get away with stealing huge chunks of other people's work. I never did it...

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No Apologies

0 Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 10:59 AM

I don't like the word "faggot." I'll use it -- in context or, very rarely, to make a point -- but I don't think it's worthy of reclamation. It's a term with a violent, hate-charged history, and I loathe hearing it. That having been said, I would never suggest a...

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