The Missing Links: The Anthropology of Comedy

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It’s Casual Dress Friday
It’s Friday, so you may be at your office right now wearing jeans. If so, your office is one of many with a relaxed end-of-week dress code. If you’re lucky enough to be dressed down today, you owe it to yourself to know the history of business casual.

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Does Obamacare Cover Robots For Old People?
A new movie has an interesting idea: develop robots to take care of America’s aging baby boomers. The only problem might be that the elderly don't want to be taken care of by machines.

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Survival of the Funniest
An anthropologist studies the sense of humor and how it has been binding people together throughout human history.

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Finally Smart Phones Have A Useful Purpose
Sure smartphones let you make calls, search the internet, watch movies, text message, listen to music, read books, check the weather and buy Groupons. But besides that, of what use are they? Well wonder no more, because now you‘ll know how to make animated GIFs on your phone.

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The First Rule of Fight Club: Be Honest About How You Feel
This re-edited trailer for the brilliant film Fight Club (that description is sure to illicit a few disagreements in the comments) gives the film a whole different feel. The Meat Loaf song helps out.

Also: Ferris Bueller takes on a bunch of different moods.

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Witnessing the Ah Ha Moment
You don’t often get to see creativity in action. Here are a few creative processes that the writers of the AV Club wish they’d been around for.

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Who Is the Clown With Steve Jobs’ Stolen iPad?
He’s an actual clown.

August 17, 2012 - 12:56pm
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