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Top 10 reasons we love comedian Matt Walsh

Top 10 reasons we love comedian Matt Walsh

If you’ve watched a few Hollywood comedies in the past three or four years, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of Matt Walsh. Comic bit player is sort of his secret identity, which transforms into super funny Upright Citizens Brigade founder and improv master on stage. Here are ten reasons to love this under-sung comic genius.

Tune into see Matt Walsh on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, Monday November 12th 10p.

Top 10 most awkward family moments

Top 10 most awkward family moments

Regardless of the season, it’s always important to make time for family. And with family comes some of the most awkward, amusing, cringe-worthy or downright creepy moments on film. This selection, including the much-loved SIDEWAYS, covers some of the best and most guffaw-inducing moments imaginable, from a talk about the birds and the bees to lying to mom to something perhaps even a bit weirder…

Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph is an evocative user submitted website that displays juxtaposed photographs overlaying the past and present with an often poignant impact, such as the example above.

Young Me Now Me

Young Me Now Me

There’s a popular website Young Me Now Me devoted to a meme where people submit photos of their now grown-up selves in the same pose as a photo from their youth. It’s generally a touching juxtaposition, but one Redditor took this meme to a disturbing place. He explains how it came about: Mom: Merry Christmas!…

10 rules for surviving your in-laws this holiday season

10 rules for surviving your in-laws this holiday season

You may tie each other up every Monday and feel completely comfortable exploring each other’s less traveled orifices, or you may consider doggie style to be “experimental” — but when it comes to the holidays, we’re all just a bunch of overgrown kids hoping to survive extended time with the in-laws (or potential future in-laws). We interviewed therapist Dr. Terri Orbuch, author of the book Five Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great, who says she has found, in her long-term study of married couples, that when a husband or wife fails to get along with the in-laws, it’s predictive of marital unhappiness down the road. “On the flip side,” she says, “in the happiest marriages from my study, both spouses reported that they felt close to, or at least got along with, their in-laws.” We distilled Orbuch’s advice into 10 rules for making sure your relationship survives the onslaught of questionable family members this holiday season.

Make your partner a priority — and stand up for them. You can affect your parents’ behaviors and how they treat your spouse by treating your spouse with respect, dignity, and validation. If your parents love you, they want what is best for you. And the best thing for you is a happy spouse who wants to spend time with your family.
Set a time limit. Short visits may be the happiest ones.
Manage expectations. Don’t expect praise, warmth, and approval from your partner’s family. Realistic expectations reduce frustration.

Unpopular Science

Unpopular Science

Based on supercomplicated physical observations, Einstein concluded that two objects may perceive time differently. Based on simple life experience, I have concluded that this is true. SunFiltered fave Christoph Niemann published his latest gem of insightful illustrations in his New York Times blog Abstract City. Titled Unpopular Science, Niemann depicts how “whether we like it…

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST : Lazy Brother

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST : Lazy Brother

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST, hosted by Josh Dorfman, screens Tuesdays at 9PM on Sundance Channel.

It’s been “interesting” to witness the varying degrees of interest on the part of my immediate family members to my Lazy Environmentalist endeavors. I mean, I’m pretty sure my Mom has read my books, but I can’t say the same for my dad or my brother. And while it’s pretty simple to sign up for a subscription to Sirius Radio, no one in my family ever did so during the two years I hosted my radio show on that network. But things changed as soon as I made the Lazy Environmentalist TV pilot. “Josh” was no longer just “off doing some weird-eco-save-the-planet-thing even though he has an MBA and could be cashing in by now.” To the contrary, suddenly everyone wanted to watch what the Lazy Environmentalist was up to. And not just once either; they wanted to watch it over and over again, share it with guests on holidays and with pretty much whoever else visited my folks’ house for any reason whatsoever be it to deliver the mail or even exterminate bugs.

10 Things Your Father Inadvertently Taught You About Sex

10 Things Your Father Inadvertently Taught You About Sex

It’s Fathers’s Day on Sunday, June 21st this year — don’t forget to call and thank him for all the wonderful advice. If you refuse to ask for directions, make sure you’ve got a nice, communicative lady (i.e. Garmin) to show you the way. Use headcovers for your woodies. Stand up straight, shake hands firmly…

And you thought your family was bad

And you thought your family was bad

“Happy Mother’s Day!” photo from Awkward Family Photos

Just in case one of your friends hasn’t forwarded you this new website yet, check out AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com. In the awesome tradition of FAILblog and The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks, Awkward Family Photos aims to “spread the awkwardness,” in their case by collecting some of the most horrendous displays of familial unity — and hilariously captioning them.