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“Nowadays they call them sound bites.”

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06172008_loureedsberlin.jpgA look at who’s been saying what in interviews lately:

“There are maybe seven women who make up Caroline. But these ‘Did it really happen?’ questions really don’t interest me. That’s what everybody kept asking me when I did a Q&A at South by Southwest. I got off a couple of one-liners, like, ‘I’ve got a BA in dope but a PhD in soul.’ I’m good at those. Nowadays they call them sound bites.”
       —Lou Reed on the inspirations for the main character in “Berlin,” at the Independent.

“To me, it’s used up. It’s condescending now. The people that celebrate it are not from it. I feel that in some weird way they’re looking slightly down on it. I only celebrate something I can look up to.”
       —John Waters tells the AP his feelings on Honfest.

“It was sort of surreal. He is very professional and made me feel comfortable and it was pretty cool.”
       —Mary-Kate Olsen on making out with Ben Kingsley in “The Wackness,” at the Independent.

“They asked me if I would partake and I had to decline. Part of me would love to run around and act like a freaking a-hole again but I can’t do that. I’ve got two kids. I saw something on VH1 or something about me in the 90s and I thought, oh my God, how am I going to explain this to my kids? I have a few years to think about how to finesse it but I do think about it on a daily basis.”
       —Mark Wahlberg on why there’s no Funky Bunch reunion looming in the near future, at MTV.

“I don’t have a clue. But we’ll figure it out, because that’s what we do.”
       —The late Stan Winston on what he told Steven Spielberg when asked if he could build a 25-foot dinosaur for “Jurassic Park,” at CinemaTech.

[Photo: “Lou Reed’s Berlin,” Weinstein Co, 2007]

+ Bad boy of rock, cleaned up and making movie magic (The Australian)
+ John Waters swears off the word ‘hon’ and Honfest (AP)
+ Mary Kate Olsen – she wants to be alone (Independent)
+ Mark Wahlberg Passes On Funky Bunch Reunion. ‘Not A F–ing Chance,’ He Laughs (MTV)
+ Stan Winston on Art & Innovation (CinemaTech)

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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