10 huge pop songs rewritten as sonnets. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is actually really moving…

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

Usually, song lyrics don’t stand alone as poems to be simply read aloud without music, let alone read silently from a page. But what if some of our favorite lyrics (or at least some incredibly famous lyrics) were re-imagined as renaissance-era sonnets?

It sounds silly… It is silly. But the genius behind Pop Sonnets has discovered that ridiculous as the idea is, it’s still pretty awesome.

While some of the results are funny, others actually work surprisingly well…

Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”

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Will Smith, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

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16 Shakespearean insults that still totally work in a modern office

Sep 24, 2014 By Abraham 0

If you’re angry at your coworker, but are at a loss for words, let Shakespeare be your guide. Follow his lead and your words will definitely cut them to the quick…

Yes, those were actual insults from his plays.

The hilariously awful first drafts of your favorite movies, shows, and books [17 pics]

Jul 25, 2014 By Joey White 4

Even geniuses start their best works with occasionally lame prose, so almost every great book, movie, or television series you’ve ever enjoyed actually began as embarrassing brainstorms. Thank goodness for rewriting and editors.

But why shouldn’t these first drafts come to light?

Writer and comedian Paul Laudiero was in his last semester at George Mason University, just trying to stay awake through his “British and Irish 18th Century Drama” class, when he got an idea. That afternoon, he wrote his first post for his new site called Sh*t Rough Drafts, imagining what the first version of our most iconic pieces of literature and cinema were like.

A year and a half later, the success of Laudiero’s site led to a book full of his hilarious imagined rough drafts of movies, TV shows, books, and more called Sh*t Rough Drafts: Pop Culture’s Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been.

We’ve included some of our favorite below. If you like these, be sure to follow him on Tumblr and check out his book for a lot more laughs…

(Some NSFW language)

Spider-Man, directed by Sam Raimi

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Casino Royale, directed by Martin Campbell

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The depressing enterprise of writing a novel is exposed by this hilarious book of Tweets

Jul 20, 2014 By Abraham 0

Thousands of us are or have been aspiring novelists. And for most of us, it never went beyond that. Because, as exciting as being a writer seems like it would be…it turns out you actually have to write.

In a funny expose of how bleak that process is, Corey Arcangel has “written” a book called Working on My Novel.

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Except he didn’t really write anything.

The book is comprised entirely of numerous Tweets that use his titular phrase — Working on my novel.

It is at once hilarious and depressing as we both feel bad for these unlikely authors while at the same time totally seeing ourselves in them…

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