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Odds: Friday – Penguin backlash.

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Penguins. Marching.Peter Howell at the Toronto Star writes about something you could see coming: penguin backlash.

The Onion AV Club gathers for a list of 10 famous flops worth watching. A noble and interesting endeavor, but there are at least three on there that we still wouldn’t watch at gunpoint.

Dorothy Bartoszewski at the Globe and Mail reports that Vancouver will be having its first zombie walk tomorrow. Because all the cool cities are doing it.

Kaleem Aftab at the Independent looks back over this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and the changes wrought by this year’s decision to ignore Hollywood films in favor of UK films and indies.

And Burhan Wazir at the Times of London reports on Roy Battersby’s "Red Mercury," a film about a trio of Islamic terrorists armed with a dirty bomb who take a restaurant hostage. The film will be making its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, and Wazir wonders if the country is ready to see a terrorist attack of London on film yet, given recent events.

That’s all for now, beloveds. Have a safe weekend, and don’t be cruel to any penguins you might run into — remember, their own success will prove their undoing.

+ Penguins waddle over big stars (Toronto Star)
+ 10 Notorious Flops Worth Seeing (Onion AV Club)
+ The Latest in Killer Pastimes: Zombie Walking (Globe and Mail)
+ The Edinburgh taboo (Independent)
+ Born on the seventh of July (Times of London)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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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.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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

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