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Archive: September, 2013

POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:14 AM
The Hyrtl Skull Collection gets lots of attention at the Mutter Museum on December 30, 2008. ( Elizabeth Robertson / Staff Photographer ) EDITORS NOTE: HS1MUTTER05 107413 :Mutter Museum has a new (relatively) on lead poisoning in conjunction with the Philadelphia DOH and are doing research with the Penn Museum on their skull exhibit. Celabrating 150 years of "intriguing visitors" on Jan 9. (INQ ROBERTSON)

Anna Dhody is the curator of the Philly's Mütter Museum, of the grossest/coolest places in the city. On Friday, Dhody stopped by Reddit to tell the Internets all about the gross/cool stuff the museum has to offer.

She says that the anal tattoo device (which is exactly what you think it is) is the one item that skeeves her out the most. Dhody also discusses the museum's new exhibit on Civil War medicine, the legality of trading in human body parts, and her favorite items in the Mütter Museum.

If you've got five minutes, her whole AMA is worth a look. If you've got an afternoon to spare, you should definitely spend it gawking at human skulls 22nd Street. [Reddit]

POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013, 9:00 AM
Tina Fey as Princeton admission officer Portia Nathan in "Admission"

Tina Fey won her final Emmy for her wonderful work on NBC's 30 Rock last weekend. On Thursday, Fey stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to plug her forthcoming appearance on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live with musical guests Arcade Fire.

The Upper Darby native discussed her recent, ahem, wardrobe malfunction at the Emmys and her mother's Google alert system before delving into fatherhood advice for Jimmy Fallon. She quotes the scripture of Chris Rock, imploring Fallon to keep his daughter "off the pole."

Also, Fey talks about her own daughter and the French mustache she's trying to grow.

POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:18 AM
Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Kanye West either are engaged in a bitter feud or a heck of a parody. Kimmel's monologue Thursday night Sept. 26, 2013 was devoted to discussing what he called a "very angry phone call" he received from West about an hour and a half before taping ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." (AP Photo/File)

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m.

And he's back! But at least he's no longer tweeting in all-caps.

The morning after Kanye West and JImmy Kimmel's big, bad Twitter fight, Slate published a piece titled, "Kanye West is Right: JImmy Kimmel's Sketch was Ignorant and Stupid."

An angry Kanye took to Twitter to trash Kimmel up and down the Internet.

There was also a lot of name calling and impressive use of #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK and #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL.

Kimmel addressed the problem by trolling Kanye and telling the world that this isn't a prank. Everyone is a little skeptical of the late night host since he revealed that he was the evil genius behind the viral "Twerk Fail" video.

Either way, I'd suggest keeping an eye on Kanye's Twitter feed until he either mellows out and stops being crazy or, at the very least, learns how to turn his caps lock off.

Kimmel responded to Kanye's rant by discussing the incident during his monologue yesterday.

Then Kanye followed up with the following tweets Friday afternoon:

Then West's former manager Irving Azoff, who represents artists like Christina Aguilera, Journey and Van Halen, tweeted this:

Then Kanye West re-tweeted Azoff's tweet:

POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:44 AM

Rufus Starlight and Baddy Paris were tasked with toasting their brother on his wedding day.

Instead of getting up in front of the assembled friends and family and blabbering on about how true love is the soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another, the guys decided to wish their brother well the best way they knew how... with an epic, '80s-style music video begging him not to leave them.

Our brother asked us to be his best men for his wedding. We knew the hardest thing would be doing a traditional best man’s speech, because we would cry too much.  So instead, we made a music video - a plea not to leave us!  Which he did, regardless.

POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:11 AM
(Screenshot via Funny or Die)

Everyone's least favorite insufferable pop star agreed to be Zach Galifianakis' guest on "Between Two Ferns" and the result was as hilarious as you can imagine. SPOILER ALERT: It ends with Nickelodeon-style slime.

Justin Bieber sat down and let Galifiankis troll the hell out of him for five minutes. They talk about the Anne Frank House fiasco and the whole peeing in a bucket incident. At one point, Galifiankis takes of his belt and spanks his guest because The Biebz had a crappy attitude.

I'm not suggesting that everyone should start beliebing in Justin, or anything, but this isn't the worst PR move the kid's ever had.

POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8:37 AM
(Screenshot via YouTube)

Like Carly Rae Jepsen, Mariah Carey, and Robin Thicke before them, the stars of PBS' Sesame Street stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this week and joined the show's host and The Legendary Roots Crew in a dressing room to play the Sesame Street theme song on classroom instruments.

The Count. Elmo. Cookie Monster. Big Bird. Snuffaluffagus. All the major players are there. Black Thought even busts out a Sesame Street rap verse in the middle and brags about his report card.

POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8:29 AM
This publicity photo released by FX shows, from left, Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds, Rob McElhenney as Mac, Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds, Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly and Kaitlin Olson as Dee Reynolds in Episode 5, "The Gang Gets Analyzed" from the TV show, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which airs Thursday, November 8, 10:00 pm EDT/PDT. (AP)

Last night on Conan, the It's Always Sunny gang stopped by to plug their 9th season and to give the world a little taste of their 100th episode. Seriously, they've got 100 episodes under their belt now. Ain't bad for a show about a bunch of idiots running a bar in Philly.

In addition to the clip from the show, the guys also discussed with Conan the boundaries of the "gay spectrum" and Charlie Day told a story about the one time Danny DeVito refused to film a scene in tighty-whities and how the gang convinced him to go through with it, anyway. SPOILER ALERT: Charlie Day strips DeVito naked and dresses him in the tighty-whities.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 2:44 PM
(Image via Friday Night Lights, NBC)

A high school football coach in Utah has suspended his entire team after the school's guidance counselor alerted him to an online bullying incident.

Head Coach Matt Labrum at Utah's Union High School believed his program was going in the wrong direction as players cyberbullied a classmate on Because the site allows users to remain anonymous, Labrum couldn't be sure which players were responsible. That, combined with a perceived lack of discipline in classes and other arenas away from football, prompted Labrum to suspend all of his players.

“We said, ‘We’ve got to make a change,’” said Labrum, who met with the student who was bullied on Monday to offer an apology. “We were pretty open with (the players) about what we’d heard. We don’t want that represented in our program. … Whoever it is (doing the bullying), we want to help get them back on the right path.”

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