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Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest Music Picks from the Event Producers

Stephanie Keller | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

The 9th annual Fun Fun Fun (FFF) Fest kicks off this Friday, November 7th at Auditorium shores with promises of three days of beautiful skies and a whole slew of music and comedy acts that range from underground to legendary.

Post-Election Moans From Democrats Causing Earth's Orbit to Decay

Spencer Green | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Scientists warn that continued moans from Democrats in reaction to Republican mid-term election victories are causing the Earth's orbit to rapidly dec...

What NOT to Include in Your College Application Essays

Sam Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Sam Johnson

College early action and early decision deadlines have come and gone, and you know what that means! Time to start prepping even more essays. The good news is: I have some words of wisdom to help make sure your essays are "totally baller" or whatever the kids are saying these days.

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

In Defense of the Pumpkin

Linda Roy | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Linda Roy

Our old friend the pumpkin. Is it just me, or does anyone else here think he's getting a bum rap? I mean, sure things have gone a little overboard in the last several years. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we're deluged with so much pumpkin that we don't know which end is up. Just to clarify, it's the stem end.

Am I a Drug Addict or Just Really Fun? (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

In episode 5 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny decides to clean up his act and get a real job (as a babysitter). However, the interview goes south when Danny's partying history catches up with him.

'SNL' Takes Middle Age To The Extreme With GoPro Parody

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy

Thanks to "Saturday Night Live," the gnarlier parts of middle age are now GoPro-worthy. "GoProbe," a hilarious digital short that aired during this...

Halloween Horror Story: President Cruz and the Tea Party Congress

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

President Cruz was, however, a bit mystified when McCain repeatedly showed up in the Situation Room wearing a saber and why did he keep droning on about ordering a nuclear strike on somebody called Barbara Ann?

Self-Deprecation For S/S 2015

Greg Mania | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Greg Mania

When it comes to comedy, I think it should follow the dress code I believe everyone should follow which is fuck the dress code. I don't have time to worry about what my sense of style says about my style of humor writing. I already spend 18-20 hours a day wondering how to properly pronounce "gyro."

The Characters in Your LinkedIn Network

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

LinkedIn started as a wonderful tool to professionally develop with avenues such as social selling, recruiting and B2B advertising, but now it is in a dark place. Kind of like that place the Cleveland Cavaliers went after LeBron James left. This is our fault a lot more than LinkedIn's.

Open Letter to Shoshana Roberts

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

I'm sympathetic, Shoshana. I, too, resented being accosted by men who give themselves permission to be aggressive, but it won't always be this way. The only man who started up with me on the street this year wanted to sell me a lulav and etrog.

A Letter to the American Non-Voter

Julianna Forlano | Posted 11.01.2014 | Comedy
Julianna Forlano

No, not all uninformed voters are lacking intelligence. Not all of their jaws are slackened. Mostly, you are folks who have watched too much Fox News, which, when it comes down to it, is any amount of Fox News.

Why Do We Wear Halloween Costumes?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 10.31.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Are You About to Get Dumped by a Liberal Friend?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

A Pew Center's stunning new report reveals that liberals are more prone to dropping friends who spout conservative dogma than the other way around.

Things No One Told You About Getting a Puppy

Sara Starkman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

I'm pretty sure ever since I came out of the womb I've wanted a puppy. My first words were even "pup pup"! OK fine, maybe it was "papa" but they sound really fucking similar.

Exclusive Interview With Amy Poehler on her book, Yes Please, and More

Marianne Schnall | Posted 10.31.2014 | Entertainment
Marianne Schnall

I had the electric experience of sitting down with Amy Poehler as part of AOL BUILD, in which she shared her quick-witted blend of humor and wisdom on a wide range of topics including her career advice.

An Open Letter to My Pregnancy Body Pillow

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

I simultaneously desire you and feel betrayed by your limitations, like a vibrator whose batteries are dying.

Handy Hospitality Translator: Bartender to Customer

Dan Miles | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

Bartender - Voice of reason in a sea of Jägermeister. From the word Bartenderus, Latin for Underpaid Badass Head Bartender - Guy that does the man...

Tenacious D's Comedy Festival Reigns Supreme

Ali MacLean | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ali MacLean

KG and Jaybles have done it again. Festival Supreme has now blossomed into the Coachella of comedy, drawing the best and brightest of today's stand ups and musical acts and has now become the place for legends to reunite.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

Maureen Ryan

Your Favorite Fabulous Comedy Veterans Are Back For 'Benched' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

It's not too much to ask that a mainstream half-hour comedy A) be funny, B) know how to use its cast well and C) have a good idea of what it wants to ...

Tony Sam Is a Big, Fat Scaredy Cat

Tony Bartolone | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

Refreshingly silly, Scaredy Cat stares into the ominous darkness of death and laughs in its stupid f***in' face.

How To Make A Doritos Chicken Casserole

Karly Campbell | Posted 10.28.2014 | Taste
Karly Campbell

Something about the addition of the chips to this dish made it juuuuuuust trashy enough for my cooking standards.

The Boss Who Finally Pushed Me Out of the Corporate World

Reem Kassis | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I pulled an all-nighter last night, so when my boss got in this morning, he seemed quite pleased. This streak of pleasure wasn't long-lived, though, and he soon started complaining again: I wasn't doing what he wanted, I wasn't getting things done fast enough.

Film Doubleheaders for Halloween: Plants and Pods, Gore and Guffaws

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

As an alternative to the standard fare of Psycho, The Exorcist and the Halloween and Friday the 13th franchises, here is my list of suggested titles which can be watched back to back, esoteric selections, if you will.