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Ryan Dunn, drinking and driving, and Internet outrage

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On Monday, we told you about the death of “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn, killed in a car accident at the age of 34. Dunn’s death later mushroomed into a full-on Internet controversy when Roger Ebert tweeted “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive” upon hearing the news. Well, apparently friends don’t let Roger Ebert tweet things about their buddies either, as members of the “Jackass” crew and hundreds of fans all responded with anger and outrage at Ebert’s tweet. Ebert then responded with an explanatory blog post, which offered sympathy to the victims and clarified the intentions of his tweet. Cue additional arguing and finger pointing and outrage.

Ebert’s tweet was made out of assumption, but in the days that followed, his assumption was proven correct. Today police said that Dunn’s blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was .196, more than twice the legal limit in Pennsylvania. Experts now estimate he drove his car off the road at more than 130 miles per hour. Dunn’s death and the death of his passenger in the car, Zachary Hartwell, are tragedies, and they could have been avoided if Dunn hadn’t drank and drove, which makes them bigger tragedies.

I don’t feel like getting into a semantic argument over whether Dunn was a “Jackass” or a “jackass.” Or whether someone it’s okay to make a joke out of drunk driving. Here is what I want people to take away from this story: the realization that sometimes the Internet moves faster than the news does. Yes, the Internet is an incredible informational tool. But outrage and rumors tends to quicker faster than information, and the demand for instantaneous gratification can be destructive and hurtful. Basically everyone in this chain of events got ahead of themselves, ahead of the truth that was only two days away. Ryan Dunn should have slowed down, and so should we. Friends shouldn’t let friends forget that.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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