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Yesterday, the sequel.

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Judi Dench, doing her Dame thing.A few additions to topics from yesterday:

Because you can never have too much Sarah Silverman — yet another interview, this time with Pamela Paul at Slate. Pretty much the same territory, though this is probably a fairly recent development:

Slate: Do you self-Google?

Silverman: Yeah, of course. I bet you self-Google. Everyone self-Googles. And, I have, of course, the Google alert. But I don’t have the time lately to read it. I’m actually losing interest in Googling myself. I’m so sick of myself after these past couple of months.

Sam Anderson, also at Slate, subjects Silverman’s use of irony to a lengthy analysis.

On the subject of further "Jarhead" fallout, Nathaniel Fick, another former Marine who’s written a Gulf War memoir (What’ve you done lately, Iowa Writers’ Workshop?) writes about what the movie does and doesn’t do right (also at Slate).

Re that Austen movie we reviewed yesterday, (cough) Lloyd Grove at the (cough) New York Daily News reports that director Joe Wright‘s creative choices have angered some hardcore fans of the writer:

The trouble started a couple of months ago when University of
Colorado English Prof. Joan Klingel Ray, president of the Jane Austen
, slagged off the movie in an interview with the U.K.’s
Telegraph, criticizing everything from Matthew MacFadyen as the male
lead, Mr. Darcy, to the movie’s in-your-face sexual imagery.

"The Darcy in the film does not have the quality of attractiveness
that Colin Firth has," Ray asserted, referring to the star of the
acclaimed 1995 miniseries.

She added: "The film is full of sexual imagery, which is totally
inappropriate to Austen’s novel. In one scene, a wild boar, which I
assume is supposed to represent Darcy, wobbles through a farm with its
sexual equipment on show."

Fortunately, most Austen adaptations follow more closely the long-established historical fact (backed by the fossil record and carbon dating) that the invention of sex did not actually take place until the mid-20th century.

+ Sarah Silverman (Slate)
+ Irony Maiden (Slate)
+ How Accurate Is Jarhead? (Slate)
+ Austen flick irks those with Jane addiction (NY Daily News)

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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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