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Diarrhea, Toxic Masculinity, The Magnificent Seven And Robert Vaughn

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

One of Sarah’s all-time favourite random facts is that everyone had diarrhea on the set of the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven.

Recently Sarah expanded on this runny bit of info in a sprawling essay for Medium that tackled the trots, toxic masculinity and one of her all-time favourite actors, Robert Vaughn.

If it sounds like a lot to take in, well, it is.

To read the full story go here.


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W. Kamau Bell And The Influence Of Bruce Lee

W. Kamau Bell (left)

W. Kamau Bell (left)

Comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell is a huge fan of action hero Bruce Lee.

He’s also a great example of Lee’s enduring influence on culture.

Sarah wrote about this in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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YouTube Playlists: Shark Attacks, Faceplants, Billy Corgan

Shark bites diving cage

Shark bites diving cage

Ditch TV, the website I curated a bajillion video playlists for, is now RIP and apparently an impassable “insecure connection,” according to my web browser.

That’s ok, though. The work I did for them lives on.

Here are some of the playlists I did for them back in the day:

Remembering Lollapalooza 2010

Brilliant Rap Songs From 2010

Scary Ass Shark Attacks

The Painful Art Of The Faceplant

This Is Billy Corgan’s America

New Pornographers’ Still Bruisin’

15 Great Tiny Desk Concerts

The Unique Style Of 80s CanRock

Last Shadow Puppets Got Style


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Ditch TV: Jeff Ross, Slick Rick, Hoverboard Fails, More

Hoverboard fail

Hoverboard fail

One of the last batches of video playlists I curated for Ditch TV (RIP) contained all kinds of fun stuff.

Check it out:

Remembering Lollapalooza 2009

The Importance of Tambourines

The Best Hoverboard Fails

Philly Phanatic is the Best

Remembering Lollapalooza 2008

Hall and Oates: Out of Touch

Brilliant Rap Songs From 2008

Animals Who Think They’re People

Slick Rick’s Children’s Stories

Jeff Ross: Roastmaster

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Ditch TV: Kanye Wisdom, Thirst Traps, Parkour Fails

Parkour Fail

Parkour Fail

It’s a shame Ditch TV is RIP because this one batch of videos I curated for them was on fire.

Check them:

What is a Thirst Trap?

15 Rap Illuminati Conspiracy Theories

Intro to Patti Smith

Jack Black Chews Some Scenery

The Wisdom of Kanye West

Mickey Avalon: Hustler Hall of Fame

Amoeba: What’s in These Stars’ Bags?

15 of the Greatest Fails Ever

The B-52’s Rock Your Lobster

11 Wicked Parkour Fails

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How Jared Keeso Almost Ruined The Don Cherry Movie

Jared Keeso in Letterkenny

Jared Keeso in Letterkenny

“How’re ye now?”

This simple phrase is both a greeting and secret code to identify devotees of the best Canadian show on television, Letterkenny.

In an alternate universe Letterkenny star and co-creator Jared Keeso might have never gotten to make his smalltown comedy about brawling and social cliques. That’s because a few years ago he got into a bigtown brawl that could have jeopardized his filming of a Don Cherry film as well as his career.

This winding exposition will all make sense if you head over to Fightland to read the interview Keeso did with Sarah about the punch-up in question.

To read it click here.

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Ditch TV: The Verve, Evil Cats, Trampoline Accidents

Evil cat

Evil cat

Here’s a batch of video playlists I curated for Ditch TV where I got to collect a bit of pratfall and weirdness to go along with the music:

World’s Evilest Cats

Channing Tatum: Modern Renaissance Man

The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphonies

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever

Colin Stetson’s Spooky Sax Sounds

R.E.M.’s Shiniest Happiest Hits

16 Covers of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

It’s a Kaytranada Dance Party

Trampoline Accidents, Collected

Brilliant Rap Songs From 2005

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