Tomorrow, the final episode of “Serial” will post online and fans of the podcast are on pins and needles waiting to see how the story will end. Well, spoiler alert, but I’m pretty sure Adnan Syed will still be in jail and we’ll all still be pretty unsure as to whether he killed Hae Min Lee. (I am inclined to believe Adnan is innocent, but I would also be utterly unsurprised if he did do it. SO FRUSTRATING.) That’s not to say the episode won’t be interesting or even revelatory — I’m sure host Sarah Koenig has been working round the clock to deliver an episode to remember, driving herself crazy with stress. Kinda like this on point Funny or Die spoof starring Michaela Watkins, who does a great Sarah Koenig, but an even better impression of Cristina Gutierrez’s terribly grating voice. [Funny Or Die]
Funny or Die made a response to Hollaback’s street harassment video and, of course, there are buzzkills all around. People who sympathize with women say it’s making light of a serious topic, while those who don’t sympathize are complaining that this isn’t what it’s really like for men.
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What happens when you stick “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks in a modern office and ask her to get to work? Well, she’s a little confused. Where’s the phone? How do you “fax” something? Who wants a martini? What do you mean she can’t smoke? See, if pay disparity between men and women is going to remain so woefully retro, so will she. Pass the vermouth! [Funny or Die]
With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges’ chambers. Can I hang out in the fort too if I give the password? [Funny Or Die]
Hey, even Mary Poppins needs to pay the bills. Maybe if the federal minimum wage were just a little bit higher, she wouldn’t have to quit! Leave it to Kristen Bell to combine musical theater and social justice. Just a $3 increase can make a living wage! [Funny Or Die]
As far as I’m concerned, there are only two “Game of Thrones” recaps you should be interested in: 1) the in-depth episode recaps at the New York Observer and 2) the hi-laaaaarious Funny or Die series “Gay of Thrones,” in which hair stylist Jonathan dishes on each episode while he works. I can only imagine Jonathan straight up made water in his 2xist smallclothes when A Song of Ice & Fire creator George R. R. Martin agreed to make an appearance. I love the fact that his cameo is also a reference to “The Princess Bride,” one of the best movies ever. (There are spoilers for the season four finales, so beware.) [Funny Or Die]