See the hipster above? She calls herself a nerd because she wears non-prescription, thick-framed grandpa glasses and reads the occasional comic book. She’s ‘pretty enough’ to be a model, but she claims that at her core, she’s just a nerd. Portlandia’s Nerd Council released an
important PSA against these supposedly geeky creatures, starring a real life nerd.
The whole thing is hilarious, except for two things:
1) The “real life nerd” seems to be ashamed of his nerdom, when in fact, he should own it! Be passionate about the things you like, people. Take it from YouTube’s teddybeast:
2) Why can’t this chick actually like comic books and video games? I thought we already established with that lovely, pink-haired Cosplayer albinwonderland that fake geek girl shaming is ridiculous! It reminds me of the whole punk “poser” thing that was going around in the noughties. Labels are ridiculous — like what you like without the persuasion or dissuasion of what people will think of you.
For all the self-proclaimed nerds out there: Do you think people pretend to like ‘nerdy’ things and does it make you angry?
Watch it here
Have you ever been to a yoga class and locked eyes with a cute dude doing warrior pose a couple mats over? While you’re staring deeply into each other’s eyes, you start imagining all the amazing coupley things you could do together — like wearing matching terrycloth outfits and forfeiting a house party to watch A Walk To Remember on Saturday night.
In this clip of Portlandia‘s upcoming season, Carrie learns the hard way that sometimes people are a lot sexier when they’re mediating rather than talking. She gets a little ahead of herself planning a future with Fred’s character until he opens his mouth and starts complaining to the kind, old yogi. And well, he kind of sounds like Woody Allen
The clip makes me even more excited for the upcoming season, which returned on Jan. 4!
Watch it here
Portlandia star Fred Armisen is starting a new YouTube project that challenges you to stop smiling and be serious for 30 seconds of your life. The project, aptly called ”Be Serious For 30 Seconds,” will have users submit edited or unedited videos of themselves being serious just for kicks. It’s not a competition and the videos can be scripted or improvised. Now let’s get down to business.
Here are the rules:
1) It has to be serious.
2) It must be 30 seconds or less.
3) There can be no more than two people in it.
4) There has to be one five second dramatic pause
5) There must be one cutaway of an object.
6) You must do you best acting job possible.
7) It must end with a door slamming.
Now that you’re up to speed, watch Armisen describe the rules in more detail and show you an example of what he means, below.
Angelina Jolie’s right leg was one of the most interesting things at the Oscars on Sunday night. Well, that and J Lo’s nipple. Both of them now have their own Twitter feeds, though @AngiesRightLeg has over 33,000 followers to @JLosNipple’s weak 4900. Not that it’s a competition or anything.
And if you haven’t heard already, the new thing is legbombing. It’s all the rage.
Legbombing reminds me of Portlandia’s Put a Bird on It but this time with the provocative leg lamp from A Christmas Story. And you can really put Angie’s leg on anything to spiff it up: postcards, album covers, Tom Cruise. It doesn’t even have to be artistic at all. You can just plop it in, but you get bonus points for a cleverly crafted legbomb.
These album covers have all sneakily been legbombed by PopHunter.
The Beatles, Abbey Road
Last night’s episode of SNL was hosted by Maya Rudolph with performances by Sleigh Bells. The best act of the night was a Beyonce/Jay-Z sketch in which celebrities paid their respects to baby Blue Ivy Carter. Angelina tried to kidnap the Blue Ivy to add to her baby collection and an overly-excited Taylor Swift came through saying nothing at all. My fave visitors were Fred Armisen from Portlandia creeping over Ivy’s crib and giving her a creepy one-sided grin and Justin Timberlake putting himself to sleep strumming his canoe-guitar as Bon Iver.
Another great part of the night was a performance by musical duo Sleigh Bells. They also revealed that Jack White will be a musical guest on March 3 with Lindsay Lohan as host. It’ll be an interesting dynamic and I wonder if Lohan will poke fun at her longtime tabloid headlines.