Researchers have just proven that not only is Mean Girls the greatest movie of all time, but it’s also scientifically accurate.
As reported on Motherboard, a recent study called “Do Girls Really Experience More Anxiety in Mathematics?” proves that—contrary to disturbingly popular belief—girls aren’t actually intimidated by math; they just think they should be. Thanks, society.
Zosia Mamet made a Kickstarter campaign to fund a pretentious folksy music video, and so far, nobody’s giving her any money.
Outside of Girls, Ms. Mamet performs with her sister, Clara, in a folk duo called “The Cabin Sisters.” Apparently, the band produces a “unique brand of folk via body percussion, banjo and harmonies.” (Maybe they could team up with Allison Williams on a banjo version of a Kanye album?)
No Sleep Til Brooklyn
If you’ve recently moved to New York City solely to live out your Girls-themed fantasies (hi!), your apartment hunt is now over. There’s a distressing post on Craigslist looking for one lucky person to pay $1,500 a month for a room in Williamsburg. It already comes furnished with a Hannah (who probably becomes more aggravating as your lease progresses), and a gay roommate “with a penchant for backhanded compliments.” Shut up.
It’s been said that if Sex And The City were still on the air, Carrie would be dating a startup dude. (For related theories on how George Costanza would deal with Snapchat, please see @ModernSeinfeld.)
Lucky for Lena Dunham that her Brooklyn-based take on entitlement coincides with the rise of New York’s nouveau tech riches. We already saw boho babe Jessa slum it with a square venture capitalist. (Factcheck on his “Steal My Sunshine” mash-up, though: In real life, VCs are much more partial to posting indie rock or dad rock on their Tumblr. And we’re sorry to report you probably picked the same song of the year.)
see and be seen
Not only is the Girls star gamely attending the D: Dive Into Media conference with her boyfriend, College Humor cofounder Ricky Van Veen—sample panel: How the Net and Social Media Are Changing the Movie Business—but she can be relied upon not to dish about the relationship to bloggers.
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Brand Meets GIFs
A couple weeks back, Betabeat noted that Cinemax had embarked on a GIF-happy marketing campaign for its new show, Banshee, which seemed like a heavy-handed
Does that mean HBO is the Adam Driver of networks? “You should never have to be anyone’s fucking slave. Except mine.” Read More
A surprisingly diverse crowd showed up at The Gramercy Theater last night for the annual CollegeHumor Offline show. The audience was almost half female and included numerous fans significantly older than the site’s namesake demographic.
The content, however, was exactly what you’d expect if you’ve ever perused CollegeHumor for some sophomoric fun. The show featured a familiar crew—Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of the site’s most popular series, Jake & Amir, Elaine Carroll of Very Mary-Kate—delivering familiar punch lines, most to the effect of, “I put my dick in your Sprite.” CollegeHumor’s editor in chief Streeter Seidell opened the show with a few jokes about peeing himself and disliking farmer’s markets before assuring the audience that there were a lot more “cumming jokes” to look forward to. In that respect, the performers did not disappoint.
Gather round kids, and set down your game of Tiny Wings for just a minute, because we have some mind-blowing news to tell you. A survey commissioned by Popcap Games and released today reveals that people are addicted to mobile gaming. Yes, that’s right, the Angry Birds Flu has officially infected a majority of the U.S. Read More