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The Tron Guy Thinks He’s Got Talent

The Tron Guy Thinks He’s Got Talent (photo)

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Do you know The Tron Guy? Don’t be upset if you don’t; I kind of wish I didn’t. Knowing the Tron Guy means I am a huge dorkus, much like The Tron Guy himself. If you are unfamiliar with this (Tron) guy, he’s a gentleman known on our biological plane of existence as Jay Maynard, who became an “Internet celebrity” for creating a disturbingly accurate spandex version of the costumes from the movie “Tron” and then, even more disturbingly, wearing it in public. By choice!

Apparently, Mr. Maynard got a taste for humiliation on a mass scale, one that he can’t wait a couple years for the just-announced next “Tron” film to quench. And so The Tron Guy took his act to television, as a contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” And what, pray tell, is Tron Guy’s talent? I will let you find out for yourself.

Yes, that’s right. His talent is the ability to be booed off a stage and maintain his sunny disposition. And to wear spandex without a cup. Dear Lord, I think I can see his joystick.

Poor Tron Guy. You were too beautiful for this world and its restrictive obsessions with loose-fitting fabrics and full-time jobs. Someday, when the programs rule the earth, you’ll get your due.

[H/T Badass Digest]

Would you ever wear a spandex Tron suit in public? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook!

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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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