Blog Roll: Whom I am currently investing my critical neediness in for guidance

PopHangover.blogspot

PopHangover takes the satirical approach towards dishing out the most up to date scoops on all things pop culture related. Ranging from celebrity news, to current politics, and even sprinkling in the most current waves in fashion, music, and television, PopHangover utilizes multiple media platforms, such as bloodspot, twitter, and Facebook, to attain the most relevant information for their readers. PopHangover can also be customized for each reader in receiving specific pop-cultural stories, based on preferred interests. It is news, waiting to take a stab. It’s pointed, poignant, and positively punny.

TheReturnoftheModernPhilosopher.wordpress

The Return of the Modern Philosopher is an unabashedly brash critical responder to screenwriters on television today. TROTMP unbiasedly critiques a variety of television shows, mainly situational comedy on primetime/ late-night variety comedy specials. Comparing and contrasting relative structures of modern screenwriting techniques and more “abstract” methods seen today, TROTMP does not beat around the bush, and provides deep, detailed insight as to what works on television, and what simply got lucky. TROTMP is unapologetic, invested, insightfully witty, and overall an interesting read in which you’ll grow to expect the unexpected.

TelevisionWithoutPity.blogspot

While just recently announcing the end of posting new material, Television Without Pity serves as a testimate to one of the original television reviewing blogs in the blogging sphere. TWP stands by their methods and their reviewers, choosing to post carefully curated reviews of current television show episodes a few days after the initial airing of the show. This may be a surprising method due to the stiff competition proposed by social media spheres who immediately release reviews, but TWP advocates the artistry which goes behind storytelling and takes its time cultivating and curating multiple sources for the most well rounded reviews, and opinions on each of their shows. No funny business here, just really good crap detection.

KenLevine.blogspot

A professional screenwriter, producer, and director for a multitude of situational comedies and independent comedic films, Ken Levine provides personal insight into what it takes to get a laugh out of an audience in modern times while still developing a story with a purposeful meaning behind it. Levine’s blog provides the roadmap to aspiring screenwriters on how to cultivate a cult following with quirk and charm, while establishing credibility in the production world as a credible storyteller. He is quippy, fun to read, and almost too insightfully aware on exactly what you want and need to hear.

FunnyOrDie

A classic of the times. A kind of no-brainer. But also, an unconventionally introspective dissection of all things satirical, why they are so, and the things that make us laugh, are so damn inappropriate. Funny Or Die is the plethora of cynical sources which piece together a movement of utilizing satirical comedy in spreading awareness and prompting discussion of both the world’s most pointless and most pertinent topics. Covering everything from pop cultural phenomenons, celebrity news, current politics, and even controversial ethics, Funny Or Die takes the laughable approach to every situation, shedding light on all things that matter, whether it be a fleeting or deeply rooted topic, and proves that no matter the scope of the situation, laughter is always a correct response.

Twitter Roll: Whom I’m currently leeching inspiration off of

@mindykaling

A voice of a generation. The culmination of cool. Noted as a cross between Tina Fey’s cool little sister and “the next Nora Ephron.” This page provides cultivation of humorous personal quips, analysis of comedic screen writing currently on television, and witty jargon in reference to what’s up in pop-culture today.

@spittakecomedy

Straight up, unfiltered, long-form reviews of up and coming comedians/actors online and on television by comedy critics. Submitted by writers based from all major television stations and specialty websites and blogs. It’s practical, it’s informative, and it’s pretty damn funny.

@conanobrien

An unapologetic voice of society today. A keen observer of all things which make us laugh, whether it be crude, stupid, or mind-numbingly pointless, with the depth and knowledgable insight of a Harvard graduate student of psychological studies. O’Brien is approachable with items we want to here, with his unwavering slant, but enough credible background to give you more than you ever knew you wanted.

@comedycentral

The television station which started it all. Dedicated not only to its exclusive shows, but curated by all the screen writers of the station. Offering top-knotch insight on what to watch and why you should be watching it. It’s about the laughs, not the ratings.

@theonion

The ideal balance of political and social relevancy with a comedic approach. They prove anything and everything can be made into a joke (as twisted as it may be) but show that laughter is the most approachable platform to get people to discuss some of the more serious issues presented in the world today? Are we going to solve all of the world’s problems? Probably not, but The Onion at least gets its audience discussing the topics.

@complexpop

A pop-culture reference site of infinite sources from all major news sites to socially famous bloggers. An ultimate destination to be updated on what to know to fit in with every 16 year old with a smart phone.

@thedailyshow

A different kind of news. Updating its followers on absolutely all that should be deemed relevant today. From politics, celebrity news, finance, and even music, The Daily Show is everything comedy should be. Revelatory, inappropriately humorous, unabashedly raunchy, and critically responsive to all matters which affect our society, no matter the scale of the issue presented.