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Comedian Kurt Braunohler has a penchant for the ridiculous. “I think I was always a fan of the
absurd,” he says. “I always liked the out-of-place or the non-sequitur. I
always think that’s the funniest thing.” However, Braunohler originally
had no desire to be an entertainer; instead, he majored in philosophy
and English in college.
by Jac Kern
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Jac's favorite recent pop culture and Internet findings
If you watch IFC’s
new comedy game show, Bunk, or remember
the relationship Rumspringa
story from This American Life, you’re
familiar with comedian Kurt Braunohler. One of his newest projects shared on
his blog has Braunohler buying tons of greeting cards at pharmacies, adding his
own inscription, and returning them to the store shelf. Check them out, along
with other funnies, on his blog.
Here are a few notable examples:
There’s been a lot
of focus in recent years on adopting green eating habits: buying organic, supporting local
restaurants, eating seasonally, etc. Behind the Kitchen Door exposes an aspect of
food/restaurant ethics too often ignored: the exploitations of service industry
workers. The documentary, set to be released next year, exposes the "political, economic and moral implications of eating out." Read more and find the trailer here.When I was 12, it
was 2000. I had just been fitted with headgear, graduated from Hanson to
*NSYNC, and my AOL screennamed had “pRiNcEsS” in it. And, obviously, I was nowhere
as cool as Jeremiah McDonald, who was watching Doctor Who and creating a video
for his future self to watch one day. Twenty years later, McDonald created a video where he "interacts" with his preteen self.
It seems everybody (and not just hipsters) love Instagram, the now-Facebook-owned camera app. And soon, people may be able to buy an actual Instagram Camera. The model's features include 16 GB storage, touch screen, social media sharing, filters (of course) and an internal printer, providing tangible, instant, Polaroid-esque photos.
And now, six-year-old Albert Roundtree's rapping debut, "Booty Pop." Warning: NSFL(ife). Although the
director says it was all a joke, he stands by the decision to put the hernia-shakin' child in a pool with
half-naked adult women. And fans, worry not: a new Albie video is on the way,
called “Girls, Girls, Girls.”