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Past articles by Joe:

NBC reaches out to red states with military pilot For God And Country

NBC has ordered a pilot for an hour-long military drama to be titled For God And Country. This could be a sign that network TV is trying to court Middle America in a post-Trump world. → Read More

Jane Lynch to play Janet Reno in Discovery Channel’s Manifesto

The Discovery Channel has found a Janet Reno for its upcoming series Manifesto: Glee veteran Jane Lynch. → Read More

Bill Burr’s new stand-up special arrives on Netflix January 31

A new Bill Burr stand-up special debuts on Netflix at the end of January. And this one was recorded in one of the scared temples of country music. → Read More

Mark Hamill joins the voice cast of animated Lovecraft film

Mark Hamill will join the voice cast of Howard Lovecraft And The Undersea Kingdom, an upcoming animated film inspired by the life and work of horror legend H.P. Lovecraft. → Read More

The original iPhone is now obsolete, except as a souvenir of 2007

Sorry, Apple traditionalists, that iPhone from 2007 is now officially obsolete. → Read More

George Harrison’s memoir and solo albums are being reissued

George Harrison would have turned 74 next month. To mark the occasion, both his solo albums and his 1980 memoir are being reissued. → Read More

An undead Drew Barrymore adorably feasts on the living in Santa Clarita Diet trailer

Netflix’s upcoming Santa Clarita Diet casts Drew Barrymore as an undead real estate agent who craves human flesh. Is she a zombie? Let’s not get hung up on labels. → Read More

Jeopardy! tries to appease the internet with meme-inspired categories

The January 12 episode of Jeopardy! featured a whole round of meme-inspired categories, so Alex Trebek had to say “yas queen” in front of everybody. → Read More

Superman’s blue leotard is going up for auction

Heads up, nerds. A Los Angeles auction house is taking bids on two iconic superhero costumes: Christopher Reeve’s supersuit and Michael Keaton’s batsuit. → Read More

That career-spanning “Weird Al” box set is finally available for pre-order

Squeeze Box: The Complete Recordings Of “Weird Al” Yankovic will be released by Sony’s Legacy Music in the fall of 2017. It is now available for pre-order. → Read More

Tomorrow, Norway will say goodbye to FM radio

Starting this week, Norway will be the first country in the world to begin phasing out FM radio. Could the rest of the world be next? → Read More

The fifth and final season of Bates Motel promises to be creepy as hell

The fifth and final season of A&E’s Bates Motel is debuting in February, so here’s a very creepy trailer to get fans excited about the finale. → Read More

Read This: The elusive appeal of Jack In The Box’s terrible, beloved tacos

By most standards, the tacos sold at Jack In The Box are a disgrace. So why does the chain sell half a billion of them a year? → Read More

The internet is slowly killing off those curly quotation marks

More and more, the internet favors straight quotation marks over curly ones. But why? → Read More

Could you actually survive these horrific Christmas movie injuries?

Some YouTubers decided to myth-test some of the injuries received by characters in Home Alone, Elf, and A Christmas Story. → Read More

A fetus orders its mother to kill in the trailer for horror-comedy Prevenge

From the days of Rosemary’s Baby and It’s Alive, pregnancy and birth have long been, let’s say, fertile topics for horror movies. But writer-director-star Alice Lowe, who previously co-wrote and acted in Ben Wheatley’s 2012 film Sightseers, takes prenatal terror in a new direction with Prevenge, in → Read More

Learn the death-filled true story behind Disney’s 7th Air Bud movie

A 2008 direct-to-DVD movie called Snow Buddies has an incredibly tragic backstory. Warning: it contains the term “puppy-killing virus.” → Read More

Sure, Joel McHale will host those People’s Choice Awards for you

Joel McHale is your host for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards, scheduled for broadcast in January on CBS. → Read More

Jerry Lewis has no time for bullshit interview questions

At 90, Jerry Lewis is as quick and engaged as ever, as he proves by brilliantly stonewalling an interviewer for seven glorious minutes. → Read More

The Price Is Right’s 1972 debut episode is on YouTube and it is glorious

When it was revived in 1972 with Bob Barker as host, The Price Is Right was almost exactly the same show that it is today. The elements were already in place. → Read More