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(Sugar) Baby’s First Date

(Sugar) Baby’s First Date

On a recent Wednesday, my friend Annie1 went on her first date with a man she met through SeekingArrangement.com, the self-proclaimed “leading Sugar Daddy dating site.” Annie, a “Sugar Baby,” has…

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A Portrait of the Alt-Bro as a Young Dumbass

A Portrait of the Alt-Bro as a Young Dumbass

It’s 11AM on the 4th day of Spring Break. He’s reading Steppenwolf at a minimal loft cafe that sells tote bags and leather notebooks and beard lube. He’s drinking a $4 Americano and debating whether…

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Worst Man: I’m the Friend You Didn’t Invite to Your Wedding

Worst Man: I’m the Friend You Didn’t Invite to Your Wedding

My friend Stephen planned his wedding very carefully. He picked Howe Caverns, in upstate New York, for the ceremony because it was a favorite weird-but-cool destination of himself and his…

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A Complete History Of Gerbiling So Far

A Complete History Of Gerbiling So Far

The act of gerbiling, according to the Internet, is simple. In most instances, it involves a tube up the ass, followed by a gerbil up that tube. Some accounts suggest that the gerbil should be…

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A Guide to the Spooky Scary Secret Monsters of Every State

A Guide to the Spooky Scary Secret Monsters of Every State

Here you will find a field-guide to the werewolves, lake monsters, vampires, swamp people, and space brains that populate these 50 states. Because here there be monsters — and over there, too. In…

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The Rise And Fall Of Grunge Typography

The Rise And Fall Of Grunge Typography

Hop on the nostalgia train for a second. Think back to the 90s. To Nirvana, Linklater’s Slacker, and the flannel-clad rebels on the run from the 80s. To skateboards and graffiti and toe rings and VHS…

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