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Lightning [Poem]

You catch the wind like a broken back, your knotted spine groaning against the harsh winds—inflexible under the weight of the cracked red dirt spread like concrete around your roots. […]


Top Five Fictional Catholic Clergy Who Would Be A Better Pope Than Francis

The white smoke has spoken, and the Roman Catholic Church has announced that Argentinian archbishop Jorge Bergoglio as the new pontiff. Taking the name Francis, the new pope inherits a […]


‘The ABCs Of Death’ [Review]

The ABCs of Death is an anthology horror film with a novel premise: 26 directors each take a letter of the alphabet as inspiration for a short, horrific tale of […]


Kevin Smith To Get Kevin Smith-Eee Again

Welp, I guess we’ll get to find out what Dante and Randall are doing in their 50s: Kevin Smith posted this image today, announcing the beginning of his quest to […]


Whedon Makes Much Ado About Nothing

We all know that Joss Whedon is coming off a strong year. We all know about his billion-dollar superhero introduction to mainstream America, but in 2012 he also produced and […]


Jon Stewart Is Going On A Short Hiatus, Sobbing Ensues

Jon Stewart will go on hiatus from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” beginning in June in order to direct his first feature film, entitled Rosewater, which will be produced […]


Diplo Does “Gangnam” (Sad Face)

Diplo’s new remix is out of Gangnam style. Viral videos are notoriously short-lived. South Korean rapper Psy’s smash hit “Gangnam Style” broke the mold by lasting weeks instead of days. […]


Self-Reflection: Twenty Authors Draw Themselves

It’s easy to gain an idea of a writer’s personality through their writing in ways a jacket photo just can’t convey. But when an author draws a self-portrait it’s fascinating […]


The State Of Our Tweets Are Strong: State Of The Union Twitter Round-Up

The State of the Union is a constitutionally mandated address that the President gives to a joint session of Congress every year. It’s his opportunity to set his agenda for […]


Between Two Ferns: Oscar Edition

The Twitter-Tumblr-Blog world might actually explode today. Zach Galifianakis’s brilliantly surreal Funny or Die talk show Between Two Ferns has returned from a long hiatus with a jam-packed episode. If you’re […]


Comedy Bang! Bang! To Return? This Deserves An Extra Bang!

After making host Scott Aukerman sweat for a few months over the possibility of a second season of his surreal talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!, IFC has announced that it will […]


Horrible Joke Of The Day: Chris Brown. No Actual Joke… Just Him As A Person

If you’re reading Serial Optimist you’re obviously a smart, culturally aware person who recognizes that Chris Brown has some issues. That’s why I hope you’ll join me in a sigh […]



The podcast takeover of television is moving ahead on schedule if, uh, quite slowly. After Comedy Bang Bang! was re-tooled as a brilliant, surreal talk show on the Independent Film […]


Your Nightmare on Elm Street

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street series. If you’re like me, you also used to have recurring nightmares where a young Johnny Depp […]

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