Deep thoughts can be seriously disruptive. Some are heralded with trumpets, some with a crack of lightning, some with Earth-melting fury. Whatever the revelation, if it happens at Starbucks, you're going to attract a lot of attention...
"HEY DO YOU WANT A SPICED APPLE CIDER ... More →
When it comes to podcasts, I prefer the original podcast: talking to myself. But sometimes even that gets boring, and I think, “I want something NEW to stuff my ears with!” Thankfully, among my friends, hosting podcasts and listening to podcasts are pretty much the ... More →
Life is cruel. One minute you’re goo-goo-ing and gah-gah-ing all over town, and the next you’re faced with the Sisyphean task of self-actualization and/or your first spiritual heartbreak. Why the sudden existential crisis, you ask? Did I just get out of therapy? Did I watch ... More →
While you were swimming in lakes and "keeping up" with sundry Kardashians this summer, I was in a basement teaching 10-13 year-olds improv and stand-up at a comedy summer camp. A comedy. summer. camp. (Have you suddenly been struck by the feeling that you did childhood ... More →
Looking for a dream career? Want to apprentice someone with true vision? Let us introduce you to illustrious artisanal pencil sharpening pioneer David Rees.
Real person and host of Going Deep with David Rees on the National Geographic channel, David Rees charges $40.00 per "manually" sharpened ... More →
It's here: school year 2015/16. And as we told ourselves right before our debut in the high school musical production of The Hobbit, everything that came before was just a dress rehearsal for this, the greatest moment of our lives.
To ensure that you hit "curtains-up" on the new school ... More →
Forget the official state bird—nothing says state pride quite like an emoji, and now, thanks to the good folk at SwiftKey, we know which U.S. state has the strongest hold on each emoji.
Someone at SwiftKey, whose actual real job it is to spend hours worrying ... More →
It was just announced that there will be a sequel to the 2014 Scarlett Johansson action flick Lucy. But what if you haven't seen the first one? Well, you could go buy the DVD or find it streaming somewhere. But that's awfully pedestrian. How about ... More →
The summer solstice is NIGH, dear Sparklers, and while some people trust planetary alignment to reveal their destinies and lead them to true happiness, we thing astrology is a little done. We’d much rather look deep into your SOLES (see what we did there?) to ... More →
Holy Hogwarts, Potter fans! If you've ever stormed out of a Starbucks in a huff(lepuff) because it just didn't feel MAGICAL enough (plus you weren't even thirsty; you just wanted to flirt with Madam Rosmerta), we have amazing news for you! We just learned of ... More →
Ashley Brooke Roberts is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. She's a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and can usually be found smiling at random dogs on the street. Follow her on twitter at @AshleyBRoberts.