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I have never in my life seen this bar so crowded. It’s funny what the impending closure of a 70+ year old bar will do. 

I’ll miss this place.

I have never in my life seen this bar so crowded. It’s funny what the impending closure of a 70+ year old bar will do.

I’ll miss this place.

#tbt

#tbt

It’s been 2+ years since MCA died, and I still get sad about it whenever I listen to the Beastie Boys.

(Source: Spotify)

I’m sorry… The Wall Street Journal has a fucking “Mansion” section? How have I not known about this? Has anyone told Occupy Wall Street about this?

I’m sorry… The Wall Street Journal has a fucking “Mansion” section? How have I not known about this? Has anyone told Occupy Wall Street about this?

The long rants, many of which have gone viral, are master classes in how to make downer subjects encased in received wisdom lively, funny, and entertaining without obscuring their essential seriousness. The segments are long, but they swiftly move from bullet point to bullet point, often wringing humor out of Oliver’s own outrage rather than the subject itself.

I was just saying to my wife yesterday that, in my opinion, Last Week Tonight is the funniest show on television. It also happens to be one of the smartest as well.

If you’re not watching this show (or at least, for you non-HBO subscribers out there, watching the longrants they post on their Youtube channel), you’re missing out on some excellent television and news.

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight and the art of the viral rant.

Being dead tired and not having a lot of work to do is a bad thing.

Edit: The Starbucks near my office could early tell, because they accidentally bumped me up from grande to venti.

For your viewing/listening pleasure this evening. It’s even more apropos today, considering this article.