1. So GM’s known for a decade about a deadly design flaw, waited years to attempt to fix it, botched the fix, threatened to recoup legal costs from anybody who tried to litigate the issue, and then when the sh*t hit the fan, decided maybe it’s time to promote Car Gal.
     


  2. Chelsea Handler’s comedic personality isn’t always easy to love; like Schumer’s and Sarah Silverman’s, it’s aggressive, raunchy, and thrives on shock value. Ultimately, though, these are all personas meant to undermine the cultural expectations we place on women’s speech. In this particular comedic performance, no one is proverbially safe and there’s little room for niceness.
     

  3. Sometimes, compromise really isn’t best.

    The funniest #CivilWarCentrists tweets

     

  4. Bluh! I Bit Your Mother

    Dracula tells a bunch of kids about the time he turned their mother into a soulless vampy.

    How I Met Your Mother spin-offs that would be more interesting than How I Met Your Dad

     

  5. Parks & Rec stand-inBrooklyn Nine-Nine

    Why you should watch: Andy Samberg’s quirky cop show, which was created by one of Parks & Recreation's showrunners, was recently picked up by Fox for a full season despite good-but-not-great ratings. Sad Parks fans can find some solace here; much like the public servants of Pawnee, the ensemble of officers onBrooklyn Nine-Nine are weird but lovable, overly competitive, and frequently incompetent. Though Samberg’s Jake Peralta is at the center of the action, supporting characters like the yogurt-loving and princess-castle-building Terry Jeffords (played by former NFL player Terry Crews) steal the show. Like Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine also boasts its own prickly, deadpan department head prone to priceless reaction shots (Andre Braugher).

    Straight out of Pawnee: This scene of a youth outreach seminar gone wrong.

    6 comedies to watch while Parks & Recreation is off the air

     


  6. JOHN MULANEY: You tell a lot of funny stories on the new record. Stuff about being on the road. Were there any you left out that you would like to include here?

    ERIC HUTCHINSON: I told a story about playing a private concert for Fergie from Black Eyed Peas. My lawyers advised me to leave it off the record. […] I can’t say much about the Fergie story, except it ends with her trying to feed me a hamburger.

     

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  8. Seinfeld plot: A New York Public Library investigations officer named Mr. Bookman comes after Jerry to track down a copy of the Tropic of Cancer that Jerry took out in 1971 and never returned. At the cost of a nickel a day for 20 years, Kramer surmises, such a long-term offense will cost Jerry $50,000. After conducting his own investigation, Jerry finds that it was the Tropic of Capricorn he returned so many years ago, not the missing Tropic of Cancer. He relents and writes a check (for much less than $50,000) to the library.

    Real-life story: On Feb. 4, a branch of the New York Public Library received a long-lost copy ofThe Fire of Francis Xavier, 55 years after it was first checked out. While the real-life literary fugitive wasn’t apprehended by the dedicated efforts of a humorless library cop, he or she clearly felt some shame, opting to send the book through the mail instead of dropping it off in person. 

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  9. Cartoon of the day — He’s alive!
    TOM TOLES Copyright 2012 Universal Press Syndicate

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  10. Recommended viewing. All the way to the end.

    From This American Life’s website, Ira Glass writes: “In our recent cinema event, he talked about his illness and, for the last time in his life, danced onstage.”

    David Rakoff, an essayist, actor, and regular contributor to This American Life, died yesterday at the age of 47.