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Brian VanHooker

Brian VanHooker is a writer at MEL. He is the co-creator of the John O'Hurley pilot ‘The Tramp’ and co-created 'Barnum & Elwood.’ He also hosts a TMNT interview podcast.

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The Hilarious Uselessness of Those Old DVD Anti-Piracy Ads

For a couple of decades, seemingly every VHS or DVD came with an inane, over-acted plea not to copy it. Did anyone actually think they’d work?

Four-Thousand Years After Their Inception, ‘Guy Walks into a Bar’ Jokes Still Slap

The Ancient Sumerians first cackled at them, and we haven’t stopped laughing at them since

Humanity’s Hopeless Quest for a Pizza Cone

Despite the tired promise that cone-shaped pizza is the next-gen wave of the future, pizza cones have been a catastrophic, decades-long failure. When will we learn our nauseating lesson about ‘reinventing’ pizza?