Day: October 10, 2011

National Lampoon’s first Twitter Awards: Who won?

Who decides who’s the best at using Twitter? Exactly. Nobody knows. Which means everybody can throw their proverbial hats into the three-ring social media circus and make their own proclamations. Which is what the latest edition of kids over at the National Lampoon chose to do with their first-ever Twitter Awards. As they explained, “Since there are awards for everything else in this God-Forsaken world, we’ve decided there should be awards for Twitter also, and we’ve decided we should be the ones to dole them out because… well, just BECAUSE.” They drew up the categories and nominees, and then...

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Follow-up videos: Comedians join activists at Occupy Wall Street

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its fourth week and expands to activist protests in Los Angeles and elsewhere around America, it’s becoming more difficult to dismiss this as an unorganized, unmotivated lark. In 2008, the disenchanted masses turned their minds and hearts to Barack Obama, because he told them, “Yes, we can.” Three years later, as the global economy teeters on the brink of crisis and as more and more Americans are out of work and out of luck, people are finally reaching that Network point where they have to step outside in pubic and yell, “I’m...

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Sean Kent wins 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition

Congratulations go out to Sean Kent, who has become the third stand-up comedian to win both the San Francisco and Seattle comedy competitions. Kent completed the double with his victory last night in Northern California. This year’s runners-up from the San Francisco contest, in alphabetical order: Sal Calanni, AJ Finney, John Hastings and Alex Koll. Want to hear what Kent is all about? Check out his 2010 album, Waiting for the...

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