How to tell Patty and Selma apart
The Daily Show takes down all the cable news, business and financial channels and, especially, The New York Times for failing to even mention an extremely shady deal by a private equity firm.
Cover of Lorde’s “Royals” featuring Puddles the clown.
Ron Burgundy co-anchored a news broadcast in Bismark, North Dakota over the weekend.
I (try) to beat up a DJ - story telling from This is Not Happening on Comedy Central Studios
"The period was always the humblest of punctuation marks. Recently, however, it’s started getting angry. I’ve noticed it in my text messages and online chats, where people use the period not simply to conclude a sentence, but to announce “I am not happy about the sentence I just concluded.”
Say you find yourself limping to the finish of a wearing workday. You text your girlfriend: “I know we made a reservation for your bday tonight but wouldn’t it be more romantic if we ate in instead?” If she replies,
we could do that
Then you can ring up Papa John’s and order something special. But if she replies,
we could do that.
Then you should probably drink a cup of coffee: You’re either going out or you’re eating Papa John’s alone.”
"How and why did the period get so pissed off? It might be feeling rejected. On text and instant message, punctuation marks have largely been replaced by the line break."
“’In the world of texting and IMing … the default is to end just by stopping, with no punctuation mark at all…In that situation, choosing to add a period also adds meaning because the reader(s) need to figure out why you did it. And what they infer, plausibly enough, is something like ‘This is final, this is the end of the discussion or at least the end of what I have to contribute to it.’ …
"It’s not just the period. Nearly everyone has struggled to figure out whether or not a received message is sarcastic. So people began using exclamation points almost as sincerity markers: “I really mean the sentence I just concluded!” (This is especially true of exclamation points used in sequence: “Are you being sarcastic?” “No!!!!!”) And as new problems of tone arose on text and instant message, people turned to other familiar punctuation marks on their keyboards rather than inventing new ones. The question mark has similarly outgrown its traditional purpose. I notice it more and more as a way to temper straightforward statements that might otherwise seem cocky, as in ‘I’m pretty sure he likes me?’"
James Franco & Seth Rogen - “Bound 3”