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The 23 Best Places To Have Deep Thoughts

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 29, 2015
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... YouTube/Paramount Pictures "HEY DO YOU WANT A SPICED APPLE CIDER ... More  →
The 23 Best Places To Have Deep Thoughts

6 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 24, 2015
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  →
6 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Toddler Terrified of Her Shadow Embodies Our Freudian Angst

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 16, 2015
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  →
Toddler Terrified of Her Shadow Embodies Our Freudian Angst

What I Learned at Comedy Summer Camp

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 15, 2015
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  →
What I Learned at Comedy Summer Camp

Career Guide: How to Become an Artisanal Pencil Sharpener

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 9, 2015
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  →
Career Guide: How to Become an Artisanal Pencil Sharpener

New School Year Resolutions for Hobbits and Also Regular People Who Just Want a Do-Over

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 2, 2015
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  →
New School Year Resolutions for Hobbits and Also Regular People Who Just Want a Do-Over

Your State's Most Popular Emoji, Decoded

By Ashley Brooke RobertsAugust 26, 2015
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  →
Your State's Most Popular Emoji, Decoded
The "We Didn't See That" Review of <i>Lucy</i>

The "We Didn't See That" Review of Lucy

By Ashley Brooke RobertsJune 29, 2015
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  →

We've Got Your Summer Horoscope-and We Based It Solely on Your Shoe Choice

By Ashley Brooke RobertsJune 11, 2015
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  →
We've Got Your Summer Horoscope-and We Based It Solely on Your Shoe Choice

6 Harry Potter Life Hacks Better Than Felix Felicis!

By Ashley Brooke RobertsJune 8, 2015
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  →
6 Harry Potter Life Hacks Better Than Felix Felicis!
About the Author
Ashley Brooke Roberts

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.

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