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New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent:
  • The AV Club
Past:
  • Timothy McSweeney
  • Comic Book Resources
  • VICE

Recent articles by Andrew:

Director who poor-shamed actor Lukas Gage apologizes for being a dong

Last week, Euphoria co-star Lukas Gage publicly ethered an unnamed director for a serious, classist Zoom faux-pas. In a rare bit of responsibility, the director decided to come forward with a public apology...with some caveats, though. → Read More

Revisit the Rudy Giuliani performance that earned James Woods an Emmy nomination

A lifetime ago, Rudy Giuliani actually enjoyed some level of national acclaim. Perhaps we should have seen what was coming when James Woods signed on to play America's Mayor in the 2003 USA Network film. → Read More

Obama surprises viral YouTubers during chat about "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Fred and Tim Williams of TwinsthenewTrend fame were interrupted by the former President shortly after hearing "The Times They Are A-Changin'" for the first time. We're not jealous at all. → Read More

Read this: A game designer breaks down QAnon's absurd, terrifying popularity

QAnon is wild, complex, unhinged, and completely untrue. So why is it so terrifyingly popular right now? A game designer's recent essay delved into this question, and came to some fascinating, if unsettling, realizations. → Read More

A visual history of first-person shooters in 3 carnage-filled minutes

As this breezy three-minute montage of some of the genre's high points can attest, people have long enjoyed murdering both friends and strangers in first-person shooter video games. → Read More

Obama's memoir playlist is so boring that people are spicing it up for him

Obama's new playlist released in conjunction with his memoir, A Promised Land, is bland as hell. Thankfully, the Internet stepped in to add some much needed flavor to the mix. → Read More

Trump's shrieking spiritual goons get auto-tuned in this all-star remix

It's like Farm Aid, but concocted of a Who's Who of Trump sycophants, enablers, propagandists, and various other trash humans. → Read More

Someone mapped out the seating chart for the plane in Con Air

There's a lot of nasty characters traveling in the 1997 action classic, Con Air. Now, thanks to the wonders of free time, we can pick our least seedy seating option thanks to a detailed chart of the titular, convict-stuffed cargo plane. → Read More

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins remixed the living hell out of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Today in Things We Didn't Know We Needed: A complete, Houston-centric chopped and screwed remix of Wilco's monumental 2002 album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, courtesy of...acclaimed director, Barry Jenkins. → Read More

Just a reminder of how Trump sycophants reacted to voter fraud claims in 2018

Republicans are having a very difficult time accepting the results of last week's Presidential election. Would it surprise you to learn they had no problem swallowing 2018's midterm results when it was in their favor? → Read More

Read this: A 30 Rock writer annotated the lyrics of "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"

30 Rock's "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah," the tale of "boys becoming men, men becoming wolves," gets the deep dive it so richly deserves. → Read More

Justice for the Milwaukee official who used "WAP" to promote a "Weatherization Assistance Program"

Turns out, some people have an issue with conflating Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's hit song with a Weatherization Assistance Program. → Read More

P.T. remade with the original Doom engine? Still spooky

In 2015, a short-lived Silent Hill project involving Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, and Norman Reedus was unceremoniously dumped by Konami. But it's playable demo, P.T., has endured, and even remade using the original Doom engine, it's still scary as hell. → Read More

Don Hertzfeldt on hope, solitude, and a World Of Tomorrow cinematic universe

Don Hertzfeldt talked to The A.V. Club about his latest installment of World Of Tomorrow, Episode Three: The Absent Destinations Of David Prime. → Read More

NASA shares playlist of the spookiest sounds from outer space

In space, no one can hear you scream. But here on Earth, you can hear space scream at you, apparently. Thank you, NASA, for once again reminding us that the universe is an incredibly terrifying place. → Read More

This robot is coming for our pumpkin-carving jobs

Automation has always spelled doom for blue-collar labor markets, but at least robots can't take away our cherished seasonal family crafts like Halloween pumpkin carving, right? ...Right? → Read More

Man turns hovercraft into bar, it goes terribly

Sure, it's technically legal to build a small working bar atop a speeding hovercraft in Britain. But, as this guy quickly demonstrates, there's a reason the idea isn't all that popular. → Read More

This irradiated footage of Chernobyl is haunted as hell

It's likely we'll never know the full effects of the disastrous 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, but haunting information can still be gleaned even from the actual film reels used to first capture the tragedy. → Read More

Borat meets some Gen Z YouTube influencers, is very Borat about it

To promote tomorrow's release of Borat 2, Sacha Baron Cohen got creative with his advertising tie-ins. In this case, spending the day with a bunch of Gen Z YouTubers, who were more than happy to oblige. → Read More

The most horrifying thing that could befall you in outer space also has the most hilarious name

The universe is a vast, cold, cruel place. Need any more proof than you already have? Take the name of its most horrifying fate: getting torn apart by a black hole is officially called friggin' "spaghettification." → Read More