Reid McCarter, The AV Club

Reid McCarter

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent:
  • The AV Club
Past:
  • WIRED
  • Paste Magazine
  • GQ
  • PC Gamer
  • Kill Screen

Recent articles by Reid:

Since there are no Krusty Burgers nearby, here's how to make steamed hams at home

Binging With Babish's Andrew Rea and Alvin Cailan of First We Feast’s The Burger Show filmed themselves figuring out the best way to make the cartoon steam hams from The Simpsons into actual cheeseburgers. → Read More

Nice, a supercut of all the movie scenes that fucked us up as kids

A YouTube compilation highlights some of the most frightening scenes that came out of nowhere in kids movies, forever scarring unsuspecting viewers. → Read More

Chicago man pioneers new pandemic stress-relief technique: Jumping into a lake every day

A Chicago artist named Dan O'Conor has been documenting himself jumping into Lake Michigan as a form of daily pandemic stress relief since June. → Read More

Animal Crossing is now being used to remake TV show intros

YouTube channel Great-Bit Arcade has been recreating TV show intros, from Saved By The Bell to The Simpsons, through Animal Crossing: New Horizon's design tools. → Read More

Watch a child learn real surgical techniques with Play-Doh

YouTube channel The Breakfasteur sees a doctor mom teaching her son various surgical techniques, from C-section deliveries to coronary bypasses, using Play-Doh models. → Read More

At last, the war between Dave Grohl and child drummer Nandi Bushell has come to an end

Dave Grohl and 10-year old drummer Nandi Bushell have been in a drum battle since August that has now ended with Grohl admitting defeat. → Read More

Beaver rehabilitating at woman's home keeps building dams out of her stuff

A woman from wildlife rehabilitation center Raising The Wild has taken in and uploaded videos to TikTok of a beaver named Beave that's intent on building dams out of everything she owns. → Read More

The Internet Archive just added a whole bunch of Flash stuff

With official support for Adobe Flash ending this year, the Internet Archive has launched a collection of emulated Flash-made games and videos. → Read More

"One gotta go" meme taken to its logical conclusion in new horror-comedy short

Benjamin Flores has turned the "one's gotta go" meme into a horror-comedy short about actually having the power to make one thing in a list of things truly "go." → Read More

Vatican now investigating how Pope Francis' Instagram liked photo of woman's butt

Last week, Pope Francis' official Instagram account liked a photo of a model's butt, prompting the Vatican to investigate who's responsible for this remarkable instance of being horny on main. → Read More

You can thank our big dumb president for that "disputed claims" Twitter meme

Twitter introduced a "disputed claim" tag to counter lies tweeted on its platform, inspiring a new meme that went from funny to grating in record time. → Read More

Sanctity of New Zealand's Bird Of The Year contest preserved after voter fraud uncovered

New Zealand's Bird Of The Year contest had to overcome voter fraud in declaring this year's most popular bird. → Read More

Listen to "Miss Eerie," the song that would go on to become a-ha's "Take On Me"

To accompany the release of its biography, a-ha has released "Miss Eerie," the song by two of its members' former band, Bridges, that would get reworked into "Take On Me." → Read More

This holiday, get your kid PS5 Simulator instead of a real PS5

Alex Grade has released PS5 Simulator, a free downloadable game about getting a PlayStation 5 in the mail and trying to set it up. → Read More

Discover "the power of sound" with music wizard, Kenichi Kanazawa

Kenichi Kanazawa uses Cymatics to create visual designs with the manipulation of sound, which is either the result of a cool scientific phenomenon or pixie magicks. → Read More

We could watch this groundhog devour a guy's garden all day

A gardener set up cameras to find the creature intent on destroying his yard and, in the process, brought us lots of videos of groundhogs staring directly through our screens while eating food. → Read More

A look back at the dick-yanking and rod-measuring of medieval Engand's divorce courts

An article from Narratively looks back on the many ways medieval English divorce courts measured impotence by publicly evaluating a man's penis. → Read More

All Gas No Brakes takes a detour into Bigfoot hunting country

The latest video from All Gas No Brakes takes a little time out to go Bigfoot hunting in Minnesota. → Read More

Pour one out for GarfieldEATS, North America's foremost Garfield-themed restaurant

GarfieldEATS, a Garfield-themed restaurant, has closed its Toronto storefront and exists now only as an online frozen lasagna business. → Read More

Happy 50th anniversary to the time a beached whale was blown up with dynamite on TV

50 years ago today, Oregon's KATU News reported live on the horrible decision to blow up a beached whale carcass with dynamite in a now-infamous broadcast segment. → Read More