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The Turner County Sheriff’s Website Is The Web 1.0 at Its Finest
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As the Internet slowly continues to consume our lives entirely, there are a a few diamonds in the rough that hearken back to the early days of the web, where jerky GIFs and dancing text was king. Some sites, like the original site for 1997’s Space Jam, are kept in their original glory as an Internet mausoleum of sorts, while others have simply been neglected or are managed with laughable judgement.

Enter…Turner County Sheriff’s Web 1.0 masterwork, from the depths of the Internet straight into your heart. Let’s explore. More

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April Has Been a Crazy Month for Boston Craigslist
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 Where would we be as a city without such a quick, easy resource for passing off irreparably damaged sofas and futons on unsuspecting online strangers? There’s no site quite like Craigslist on the Internet, and Boston’s little corner of it is especially unique. Here’s our roundup of some of the best posters on Boston Craigslist so far this month. More

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Sorry Easter, History Shows Us That Rabbits Are Jerks
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Easter is a weird holiday. Ostensibly, it is an old pagan fertility ritual that celebrates the resurrection of the lord and savior of a plurality of the word’s population. Does that seem too complicated to explain to kids? Just tell them that they’ll get candy (mostly egg-shaped candy) delivered by a giant, egg-laying mammal. A platypus? No, that’s a mammal that actually does lay eggs. Tell them it’s a bunny. The Easter Bunny. Kids will believe anything. 

But eventually, they wise up. They ask questions about our non-federal holiday – one that makes a lot less sense than a “birthday” celebration replacing a good old-fashioned orgy – and that’s when you have to tell them the even harsher truth: rabbits are jerks. More

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Author of Fake Harvard Rejection Letter Gets Rejected From Harvard for Real
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You may recall the tale of Molly McGaan, a high school senior from Chicago whose fake Harvard rejection letter (originally published in her high school’s comedy magazine) made the news with its jokes about her “proficiency in ‘dank memes'” and her “level of $wagg moneyyyy.” On Tuesday, McGaan got another Harvard rejection letter — but this one was real. More

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Paul F. Tompkins Is Getting a New Podcast, Let’s Party
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Paul F. Tompkins is many things, not limited to being a “true gentleman,” a terrific standup and the originator of brilliant and terrifying portrayals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Cake Boss. His true genius, though, has always shone best in podcast form. He announced on Twitter this past Thursday that he’ll be hosting a new improvised podcast called Spontaneanation with musical accompaniment from pianist and collaborator Eban Schletter next month. More

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This NSFW St. Patrick’s Day News Blooper Is Utterly Ridiculous
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St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing in Chicago this weekend, from the dyed green river to the excitement of the Big Ten tournament. And you can bet a pot of gold that sparks were flying in pubs across the city as soused day-drinkers bonded over their love of authentic Irish culture and green beer. If you happened to watch this completely absurd WGN broadcast, however, the sparks were very, very literal. More