6 New 2014-2015 Shows To Kill Winter Boredom

When the going gets tough, the weak watch TV.

Stave off the worst of the winter duldrums with these new shows. The best thing about brand-spanking-new first-year TV is that you can’t possibly be behind. You might even be… ahead.

Today’s topics:

  • sword-making
  • semi-closeted homosexuals
  • pretentious trailers
  • the Daily Show‘s edgier friend
  • a shit-ton of live-action comic book characters

Behold…

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Bad Literature Alert: Beautiful You Is Actually Hideous

When I was a teenager, I really liked Chuck Palahniuk. I even met him (see below). I felt that his edgy writing spoke to my fuck-the-system feelings. His tales were ridden with kinky sex, violence, body fluids, masturbation, depravity, horror; and atheistic, anti-establishment leanings. I wanted to see where he would continue taking his extensive boundary-pushing. There was nowhere to go but gloriously down.

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I was 16. I listened to Marilyn Manson. I wanted to learn more about the entire world, especially its counter-cultures. I wanted to know the truth… though only intellectually. (I’ve always been boring; I’ve never lived on the edge myself.)

How glorious can the world be? How awful can it be?

Chuck Palahniuk found rock bottom in his newest book, Beautiful You.

Before I get into what that is, I’d like to drop a quick trigger warning.

That said, click through if you want to continue reading.

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5 Streaming Sci-Fi/Horror Flicks To Consider!

Do you want to watch sci-fi & horror without putting on pants?

Below this cut are reviews for Predestination, The Man In The High Castle, The Conspiracy, Black Mirror, & The Houses October Built. There’s also a bonus review for the documentary Women Aren’t Funny. All are streaming. No need to leave the house.

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Fat Legs, Vicious Lovebirds, and Drowning Mermaids: 8 True Facts About My Youth

I am not making any of this up.

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“When I grow up, I want to be a cheerleader,” a girl in my kindergarten said.

“Me, too!” I chimed.

“With those legs?” she asked.

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When I was little, I’d put my legs together to form a “fin” and practice “swimming like a mermaid” across the pool. It wasn’t an efficient water traversing method.

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My aunt & uncle left the electric fence around their sheep enclosure on when we were visiting. I climbed on it. I later asked why the fence “felt funny” and everyone panicked.

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Pretty pictures. Sass-mouth. Morbid nerdiness.