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Aziz Ansari convinced us to give up on love this week on The A.V. Club

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We talked with Parks And Recreation’s Aziz Ansari about relationships, and he proved that, yes, love is most certainly dead.

On the flipside, Parks And Rec’s Nick Offerman and his wife Megan Mullally showed us you can maintain a successful relationship. But only if you’re whipping your dick out and showing your partner who’s boss.


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In Inventory, we discussed 18 songs that deal with that elusive relationship, the one-night stand.

C. Thomas Howell talked to us about the enduring appeal of The Outsiders and how a pack of Marlboros landed him a part in E.T.


Todd VanDerWerff found the nostalgia sweet spot with his examination of DuckTales in 100 Episodes.

In honor of influential emo outfit Texas Is The Reason releasing Do You Know Who You Are?: The Complete Collection this week, Jason Heller analyzed the band’s short discography in Permanent Records. And, in case you were unaware, it’s still pretty great.


Nathan Rabin reminded us of a time when country music wasn’t defined by Toby Keith’s conservative views, and how it used to have—believe it or not—a-whole-lotta funk and more black artists.

Chris Gethard explained his new deal with IFC, his strategy for financial planning, and the method to the madness of his public-access show show in Money Matters.


As The Office draws to a close, Myles McNutt examined how incorporating the documentary film crew into the show makes the fake reality feel even more fake.

This week in Great Job, Internet!:
Questlove programmed a marathon of Valentine’s Day jams, Will Ferrell escorted Shaquille O’Neal off the court, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas fought crime on his new television show, and goats did their impression of the Internet.


What are we arguing about this week?
We all have those pop-culture items that we long for but remain unattainable. One day we’ll have those unreleased Alan Moore books. One day…

This weekend
See: Apparently, it’s not A Good Day To Die Hard.
Read: Lawrence Wright’s in-depth history of Scientology, Going Clear. If you weren’t already convinced that you should avoid this “prison of belief,” Wright will further that claim.
Listen to: To add a dash of grit to your weekend Pissed Jeans’ Honeys will bring all the nihilism you’ll need. 
Watch: Community’s second episode since its return displayed how much promise the series still has, while Girls found a way to play to its audience and further antagonize its haters.


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