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The ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’ Trailer Is a Hilariously Low Budget Ad for Camp Firewood

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With Netflix’s upcoming series prequel to Wet Hot American Summer fast approaching (it premieres on July 2013), the streaming service is still being withholding: their new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is actually an ad within an ad. The whole thing is a very low budget (so low-budget that a flash to a sex tape was “accidentally” edited into it) commercial for Camp Firewood — the place where both the original and the prequel take place.
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Pixar’s Charming ‘Inside Out’ Torpedoes Some Gender Roles, Reinforces Others

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Inside Out, Pixar latest animated film, is as lovely and sophisticated as it is full of contradictions. It both derives its “inside the brain” premise from our era of hyper-technological organization — and undercuts that with its ultimate embrace of inner chaos. Similarly, the film reinforces a white-bread and hetero-normative version of family, while also creating a wild, female-centric road-trip adventure story, a groundbreaking Thelma and Louse for kids that celebrates difference.
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Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner star in a new, semi-autobiographical Hulu series, "Difficult People." (photo by Ali Goldstein)

Amy Poehler, Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner On New Series ‘Difficult People': “We End Up Looking like Assholes in Most Episodes”

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Amidst a constant stream of jokes about Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Alan Cumming, and Mandy Patinkin yesterday, Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner introduced their semi-autobiographical Hulu series to the crowd at the second annual Vulture Festival. Amy Poehler, one of the half-hour comedy’s executive producers (alongside Klausner and Louie‘s Dave Becky), joined the real-life BFFs for a fast-talking hour of conversation about mining one’s own life for material, the New York comedy hustle, loving Yentl and Wendy Williams, and what to expect from the star-studded series about getting in one’s own way, which premieres this August.
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Inside the Weird World of Twitter’s Celebrity-Impersonating “Parody” Accounts

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At 4:50 on the afternoon of March 1, @BillMurray tweeted a joke to his 497,000 Twitter followers: “I always say ‘morning’ instead of ‘good morning.’ If it were a good morning I’d still be in bed instead of talking to people.” His fans responded enthusiastically. “I knew we’d have something in common,” replied one follower; “Thanks for the laughs this am,” replied another. A third took the opportunity for a personal connection: “I watched Meatballs today for the first time in roughly 30 years. It was a good morning with some good memories.” In all, the joke was re-tweeted 1,243 times, and 1,587 Twitter users favorited it.

There’s only one problem: the person tweeting as @BiIIMurray isn’t really Bill Murray. As those with even a passing knowledge of the comedian and actor’s personality could guess, Bill Murray isn’t on Twitter. But “Bill Murray” is.
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