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10 Things Idiocracy Got Right About the Future

Catch Idiocracy this month on IFC.

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Mike Judge took a lot of shots at humanity’s expense in Idiocracy. Eerily, the cult comedy actually made a few spot-on predictions about our future. And since we’re a country of over-achievers, it’s only taken us nine years to do in real life what the movie claimed would happen in 500. Here are a few things the Luke Wilson/Dax Shepard comedy got right about the future. (Click here to see Idiocracy airings on IFC this month.)

10. TV basically looks like this now:

With TV and computer screens looking more like App stores, it’s only a matter of time before can dial up the latest episode of “Ow, My Balls!” with one touch.

9. Whoever has the most babies wins.

Between Jon and Kate Plus 8 and The Duggars plus infinity, popping out litters of tiny humans increases your chances of having your very own reality show. It’s only a matter of time before the overbreeders slowly take over the world.

8. Companies are (almost) cursing in ads.

They may be a bit more brazen in the movie.

But it’s not like companies aren’t trying.

7. News channels are getting ridiculous.

We may not have scantily clad anchors yet, but we have holograms!

6. We’re on track to talk way dumber by 2505.

In 2014, Oxford Dictionaries added a bunch of new words. Fittingly, douchebaggery was one of them.

5. Ass may not be a number one film, but…

It’ll still make someone millions.

4. Food vending machines have evolved.

It must have been really hard finding good pizza in Italy. Good thing there’s this pizza ATM.

3. Fast food has gone next level.

Those Big Az Fries are nothing compared to these culinary gems.



2. Everything has electrolytes.

Mountain Dew should change their name to Mountain Don’t.


1. Our computer screens are getting simpler.

And not necessarily in a good way.


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.