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How ‘Ireland Simpsons Fans’ Saved the Soul of Their Favorite Show

I’ve spent decades obsessively watching The Simpsons, and I’ve lost count of the pieces I’ve written on it. Just in my time at MEL, I’ve…

What’s With This Sexy Derp Face That’s Suddenly Everywhere?

The year is 2019. Self-driving cars are crashing, people are throwing cheese at babies and a very peculiar facial expression is taking over the internet….

Inside the World of Weird Catholic Twitter — and the ‘Rad Trads’ Keeping the Old Traditions Alive

Ron Swanson, the fictional government-hating libertarian boss on Parks and Recreation, isn’t outwardly religious. He certainly isn’t Catholic; in season one, Leslie Knope describes him…

The Original Cheese Thrower Is Pissed Throwing Cheese Is Viral Now

Ten years ago, Karl Bergholz, aka Karl From Online, began throwing pickle slices onto various objects to entertain a group of his friends. Something about…