Apple, News

Mad TV Sort of Predicts the Future, Apple Continues to Take Over the World

Amy Laviero :: Friday, February 5th, 2010 1:15 pm

I don’t think Mad TV, the red-headed stepchild of sketch comedies, has ever been funny. I never understood Ms. Swan and thought Stewart was just plain creepy. Regardless, it seems as though it inadvertently predicted the future back in ‘05 with the i-Pad sketch. MORE »



Pete Wentz Plays God via Twitter

Shannon Hassett :: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 3:00 pm

Fall Out Boy is irrelevant, almost as irrelevant as you’re wishing Twitter could be, but let’s face the harsh reality folks: they’ve both made their way onto the map of cultural relevancy. One can certainly achieve this mark through an inherent mockability — clearly the case of the former — but by capitalizing on the latter, Fall Out Boy has displayed a sense of foresight difficult to overlook. MORE »



Myspace Secret Shows Now On Twitter

Isaac Lekach :: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 9:00 am

We recommend following Myspace Secret Shows on Twitter (@secretshows). We have it on good authority that the details involving their next show will be revealed shortly. We know who’s playing it-but that’s cos we’re special. All we’re allowed to say is that it’ll take place in NYC. Get on the Twitter train to get your invite, details, etc.



Edward Droste Leaves Twitter, World Dies Just a Little Bit More

Brenna Ehrlich :: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 2:20 pm

That saddest of days has finally come: Edward Droste, of indie darling band Grizzly Bear, has left us all in the dark, reaching out with weak hands toward where the illumination he oft dispensed once streamed. No, he didn’t break up the band-Droste quit Twitter. One cannot even take a trip down memory lane by reading his old Tweets, because he has totally erased his account. Those of you who followed the musician will recall that his bio once read: “I will do this until I inevitably say something I regret and erase the profile.” Which leaves us with the overwhelming question: What was the regret-worthy sentiment that caused E.D. to beat his hasty retreat from the digital realm?


Comedy, News, TV Shows, Twitter

Twitter Account Gets Own Television Series

Danielle Johnsen :: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 5:01 pm

Apparently if you want to become the next big thing in publishing or Hollywood, take to the internet. A few months ago it seemed that any sort of pop culture relevant blog, like This is Why You Are Fat and Look at This Fucking Hipster, were securing book deals, so it was only natural that the next step was to give Twitter users their own piece of the pie. @ShitMyDadSays, a Twitter account started in August by Justin Halpern, has not only scored more than 700,000 followers in the few months since its inception - it now has a production deal with CBS. MORE »


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Das Racist Review Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3

Stephen Blackwell :: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 4:30 pm

Jay-Z  | The Blueprint 3 | Roc Nation

Himanshu Suri: In this short-attention span, micro-blogging Twitter world the three-step trajectory goes: Album leak, Twitter go buck, opinions made. It’s a shame that I hated this album before I heard it. Then I heard “Empire State of Mind” slowly grow into an anthem on the NY radio and began to perk up at the mention of that McDonalds uptown near City College and freaked out imagining what Bjork would sound like on it instead of Alicia. MORE »



Trent Reznor Makes Twitter Rock ‘n’ Roll Again

Brenna Ehrlich :: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 4:15 pm

With all the upheaval over Hollywood Twitterers brewing as of late, one would think that stars would be logging out rather than logging in. So why has Trent Reznor  rendezvoused with the social networking site? Well, the NIN frontman has always marched to the beat of his own hardcore drummer: He quit Twitter back in June with the condemnation: “I will be tuning out of the social networking sites because at the end of the day it’s now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result. Idiots rule.” And then he signed back on, like, a week later. And then he quit again. But, as of last night, homeboy is back on the Internets and ready to Tweet. Wanna get verbally abused? Follow Reznor on Twitter here. In the meantime, check out a selection of Reznor’s most inflammatory Tweets after the jump. (Publicists, avert your eyes.)