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10 Hysterical Comedians That Died Way Too Early (w/ Videos)

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Sometimes when I think real hard about it, I think that the universe must hate good comedians. Just when a comedian seems to be doing really well for himself, making people laugh, making the world that much more bearable for the common folk, they die young and only leave us with Youtube videos of their comedic accomplishments. Lets take a good look at ten comedians that left us while we were still laughing. And try not to be sad about it.

 

10. Patrice O’Neal

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While the only shows he had recurring roles on were Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Shorties Wathin’ Shorties, Patrice did a lot of guest appearances on such critically acclaimed shows such as Arrested Development, The Office, and Chappelle’s Show. Patrice just always had this way of getting me to laugh my ass off, so it’s a goddamn tragedy that he died so soon. I also can’t believe that I’ll have to keep watching The Roast of Charlie Sheen over and over again just because it’s his last TV appearance. Maybe it’ll just make me too angry since everybody was making fun of his diabetes. But anyway, good night, sweet prince.

 

9. Andy Kaufman

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Now, I hate the fact that I only learned about Andy Kaufman because of the Jim Carrey movie Man on the Moon, but it at least got me watching all of Andy’s stand-up and skits on Saturday Night Live. A lot of people are mixed about Andy’s brand of comedy, with it’s extremely awkward silences and the fact that you could never quite tell if he was being serious or joking around. Maybe he was just that brilliant.

 

8. Greg Giraldo

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Greg Giraldo was just a fucking hilarious dude. When I have to describe what he acts like, the only thing I can think of is that he just acts like everybody’s uncle. He’s just that dirty, down-to-earth, cynical uncle that might get a little too close to your hot half-sister. Besides being “That Roast Guy,” he was also well known for his roles on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and the short lived Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil. He was the kind of comedian that you actually wanted to hang out with. Needless to say, I was actually pissed when I heard that he overdosed.

 

7. Phil Hartman

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Phil Hartman will always be one of my favorite cast members from Saturday Night Live. There’s something about his deep, radio voice that just makes you want to keep listening to him, not to mention his various roles on The Simpsons. Now, while most comedians die from diseases or drug-related incidents, Phil Hartman has the craziest death story of them all. He and his wife had been having problems, so she shot him, confessed to two people and brought them to the house, then she locked herself in her room and committed suicide. It’s just way too dramatic to be the end to one of the comedy greats.

 

6. Lenny Bruce

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Now, Lenny Bruce might be a comedian that not too many of you are actually familiar with. His comedy may seem pretty tame for these days, but Lenny Bruce was such a fucking awesome dude that he was actually arrested for his comedy being too obscene. If those laws were still around today, you’d have cops standing outside of every comedy club, and half the programming on late night TV would be illegal.

 

5. Chris Farley

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Since I’m a chubby, white male, I’ve gotten compared to Chris Farley many, many times. As a kid I would watch Black Sheep and Tommy Boy constantly, and I’d even watch Beverly Hills Ninja if I was feeling especially crazy. He was the kind of comedian that could make you laugh with just a look or a simple movement. Unfortunately he also died of a drug overdose, but he keeps living through his timeless comedy.

 

4. John Belushi

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Now this guy was one of the funniest fucking motherfuckers that ever lived. We’ve all seen him in Animal House and we’ve all felt embarrassed by his brother Jim’s attempt to replace him by making his TV show According to Jim. He was just so ridiculous that sometimes you’d have to watch the same sketch two or three times before you were rolling on the floor and crying with laughter. Plus, nobody delivers an inspirational speech quite like he does.

 

3. Eddie Murphy

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Okay, Eddie Murphy is alive, but he might as well have died with the way his career has been going. Did anybody even want to see Tower Heist? Sometimes, I’d like to forget that he survived after the Beverly Hills Cop movies and Coming to America. He’s had a few hits since then, like Bowfinger and the first Shrek movie, but seriously Eddie? Daddy Day Care? Norbit? Meet Dave? What the fuck, man.

 

2. Bernie Mac

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Oh Bernie Mac, one of the Original Kings of Comedy. Honestly, when I first heard that Bernie Mac was dead, I just thought it was another internet prank getting tons of people to think that a celebrity died. I made jokes about it and denied it fervently until somebody pointed out to me that he was actually dead. I was actually more sad when I found out Bernie Mac died than when I heard Michael Jackson died. I just wish his posthumous movies were actually good.

 

1. Mitch Hedberg

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I’ve quoted Mitch Hedberg more than any comedian ever. His deadpan humor and the fact that I think that he’s just constantly smoking the greatest weed ever grown just make him one of my absolute favorite comedians. He looks like the Kurt Cobain of comedy, so I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised when I found out he died. All of that’s irrelevant though, because he’s so fucking hilarious that when I watch clips from his stand up I completely forget that he isn’t around anymore.

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Time for a Meme Dump: The Walking Dead’s Scumbag Shane

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So if you know about memes and the internet, then you’ve heard of the popular meme Scumbag Steve. Well, if you’ve been watching AMC’s The Walking Dead, you know that Shane has become the biggest scumbag of them all, what with fucking his best friend’s wife and still trying to sleep with her once he finds out that his friend wasn’t dead after all. That’s a serious violation of the bro code, if I might add. So, with the powers of the internet, Shane now wears Scumbag Steve’s hat in this week’s Meme Dump.

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West Coast Report: Fraternity Rush (Video)

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This video touches on the three important b’s of college: Beer, Bitches, and Brothers. Not necessarily in that order, but sort of in that order. It’s giving me flashbacks of staying awake in a cold basement, chugging beers, and slapping people awake. Also, try not to fall into the trap of playing “Kill, Rape, Fuck” while you’re rushing…it just makes the rest of the night awkward.

[via The School Philly]

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Time For A Weekly Meme Dump: Pick-Up Line Panda

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If there’s one thing I love more than highly offensive pick-up lines soaked in chauvinism, it’s animals being offensive near alcohol.  With Pick-Up Line Panda, I’ve got them all rolled into one, bad-ass meme. What have I learned? That after a few dollar beers at the bar, we all have a little bit of this dirtbag panda in all of us. So fellas, take some notes, and make sure your face is nice and numb, because you’re going to be getting slapped there a lot after saying a couple of these.

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Facebook Is Under Hardcore Porn Attack

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Ladies, Professors, Bosses: if you walk by a companion, employee, or student’s laptop and it appears as though he’s looking at hardcore porn, he might be a victim of what is looking like a Facebook attack. Many Facebook users have seen random sex scenes, big cocks, and pictures of mangled bodies randomly appear on their Facebook newsfeeds today. I was one of them, but don’t worry, I’ll be fine. Nobody knows for sure but it’s looking like the boys over at 4Chan might behind this. Is Facebook really under attack?

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Many of my co-workers are saying that they haven’t themselves seen any porn. I however, opened up my compter this morning to see a giant cock staring me in the face. Then about an hour later I saw a picture of a guy (and motorcycle) laying by the side of the road, completely mangled. It seemed strange at the time, but not it seems a little more purposeful. Facebook is starting to look disturbingly similar to 4Chan and web-based “Hacktivists” might be making good on their threats to take down Facebook.

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Ever been to 4Chan? Picture the Wild West if it happened on the internet. It’s meant to be a general image board but what it really is is a general image board for all the most disturbing and controversial images on the internet….and porn! They have been behind many internet based disruptions and are thought to have spawned Anonymous, the group that almost took down Bank of America. It’s probably not a coincidence that my Facebook feed is starting to look very similar to a 4Chan image board, tits, ass, blood, guts and all.

Do I mind getting a little porn on my News Feed from time to time? Not especially, and as for work, have you seen our site? But for those reading Facebook in class, right this second, things could get a little complicated when the professor and/or girl sitting behind you sneaks a look at your monitor. Also, what’s next? Is this the beginning of the end. Not my Facebook, Anonymous! We’ll keep you guys posted on how this pans out. Check your Facebook with caution.

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A Big Day For The Cloud: iTunes Match, Pogoplug Cloud, and Google Music Shop

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Everyone keeps on saying that the cloud is the future, but I didn’t really see it taking off…until today. The Interweb is ablaze with news of Apple’s new iTunes Match service, as well as Pogoplug, a previously unknown player in the game of clouds. I hereby deem November 14 “Day of the Cloud.” Of course, companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple have been running cloud service for a few months now, but only today did it become a huge deal. Why? Well, let’s dissect what’s so important in these two unrelated services.

 

iTunes Match

Match is being touted as a game changer in the world of the cloud. The subscription-based service can sync your iTunes library to the cloud, organize it, identify songs that are already in the iTunes store, add the 256kbps, DRM-free versions to your cloud, and upload anything else it can’t find, up to 25,000 songs (not including songs purchased from the iTunes store, which don’t count towards your total). I know that was a mouthful, so let’s sum it up: it finds what’s already on the net to keep you from having to upload it yourself. It even syncs all of your playlists across devices. All you have to do is pay a yearly $24.99 fee. The service is in such high demand that it already oversubscribed, and Apple’s servers unable to activate new users – though that problem has been mostly fixed by now.

 

Washington Post took the words right out of my mouth: “As some users have pointed out, in some ways Apple is offering a $25 per year amnesty to music pirates, who will be able to match their pirated tracks. And, in some cases, they’ll even get them in higher quality, since Apple will play back any song at 256-Kbps, regardless of the state of the original track.” Score one for the future of music!

 

Pogoplug Cloud

Until today I had no idea what Pogoplug was, let alone that it even existed. But now I can’t scroll through a single tech blog without seeing the name pop up. They’re offering a free 5 GB of cloud space to anyone who signs up, but that’s not what is so special about their service. They claim to be the only cloud service that offers “infinite expansion.” Basically, once their server runs out of space for all your shit, you can buy a Pogoplug box – your very own cloud server – and upload to your heart’s content, with no monthly fees. That kind of freedom, from a company that was never mentioned in the cloud race until today, is a big deal.

 

Google Music Shop

It’s important to note: the first images of Google’s music service, the direct competitor to the iTunes Store and Match, leaked today. There’s no one to confirm the legitimacy of the pictures, but if they are real then Google is readying to compete not only with Apple, but with Amazon’s Cloud Player as well. We hear that the store might be plugged right into the Android Marketplace, cutting around the need for an app.

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Type “Do A Barrel Roll” Into Google. Seriously, Do It

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Remember Star Fox 64? Of course you do. That also means you remember one of the most iconic phrases in video game history. 4 words: “Do A Barrel Roll.” Well apparently Google remembers them too. Go type it into Google on Chrome or Firefox. Watch the madness ensue. Maybe not madness but still really funny. Gotta love you Google. Keep it coming.

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Best Education Sites: The Universities That Rule The Web (Infographic)

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Saying that college lives on Social Media would be an understatement. College kids probably spend more time on Facebook then they spend drinking, fucking, and studying for class combined. Scary thought, but I don’t think anyone is gonna dispute me. Seeing as how all these college kids are spending half their days on Twitter and Facebook, it kinda makes you wonder which schools do it best, and which schools are really ruling the space. This Infographic from BestEdSites.com tells all. Find out where your school ranks in The Social Explosion.

Schools That Rule the Web
Created by: Best Education Sites

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MC Hammer Plans To Launch His Own Search Engine. Seriously Dude?

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Too legit to quit is right. We should have stopped hearing the name MC Hammer years ago yet he continues to make the news every so often for reasons that grow more and more ridiculous with time. The story this week is either a genius PR stunt or the ravings of a washed up lunatic. We’re thinking more-likely the latter. Mr. Hammer is launching his own Search Engine which he hopes will compete with Google and Bing. You may have heard of them.

Let’s take a super short break from making fun of MC Hammer and talk about his actual idea. The name of the search engine will be WireDoo, and Hammer says it will focus on “Relationship-Driven searches.” What in the flying fuck does that mean? I’m not exactly sure but I’ll attempt to explain anyway.

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Hammer’s vision is that when you search something, you will not only get what you searched for but information on “related” topics as well. The example he gives is if you type in a zip code , you will also find out information about schools and restaurants in the area of that zipcode. Ok, break time is over. So in essence, my search results will be watered down with information I may or may not have wanted, depending on what MC Hammer feels is relevant? What if I type in coffee? Will I also get information about how to bake scones and underground indie bands? Doesn’t this contradict everything the major search engines have worked so hard to create, i.e. : a system that gives you what you are actually looking for?

Check out the video below of MC explaining itself. Or don’t. The result will be the same.

 

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Chime.in is Looking to Package The Internet, Specifically for You

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I know what you’re thinking. With keeping up on my Facebook, my Twitter, my Linkedin, why the fuck would I need another social network to occupy my time? If you indulge me though, I’ll attempt to explain why Chime.in, a brand new social network that launched officially today is worth your time. Its CEO, Bill Gross calls it an “interest network,” a network that allows you to easily access posts that are both quality and relevant to your interests. It might be the network that will once and for all, de-clutter the wild world of the internet.

The way it seems to me is Chime.in will be focused much more on the content sharing aspect of social networking. Sure, you can post articles and links from websites on Facebook and Twitter but it’s not really their main purpose and definitely not their only purpose. The niche that Chime.in seems to want to fill is the social networking site that specializes in outside content that is suited specifically to your interests and purposes, and one that also allows you to share your own shit and re-friend your actual friends. Even better: Chime allows you to vote up or down on any post, allowing it to determine which content is quality, affecting what gets shown to you and what gets shown to others.

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Google+ tried to do something similar with their +1 system but do you know anyone who actively uses Google+? I don’t. Google+ attempted to take a few minor problems with Facebook and make a new product out of them but all Facebook had to do was fix those issues in a better way than Google+, before Google+ even got running and now it probably never will.  Chime.in on the other hand sounds new and fresh.

The way I see it is Twitter got together with Google+ and had a child. Then that child wasn’t 5 days out of the womb before Reddit got in on the action and yada yada yada, Chime.in was born. Apologies, that was graphic. The point is however that now you have a platform that allows you to share content, allows you to discuss that content and allow you to control what content you see through interest groups and user voting. For those who depend on the social for all their web viewing and reading,  Chime.in has the potential to make life really easy.

 

 

 

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