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If I Was In It: Jurassic World

Watch This Before You Plan Your Visit to Jurassic World

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By Julian Ambler ‎

Self-taught film students and If I Was In It hosts Mike and Frank just saw Jurassic World, and while they felt that the film was very good, they believe it teaches its audience all the wrong lessons on how to have an enjoyable vacation. Mike and Frank give some practical advice on how to actually enjoy your trip to an island filled with genetically engineered monsters.

Here are five tips to keep in mind for your trip to Jurassic World:

1. Try to avoid escaped carnivorous dinosaurs engineered by man’s unyielding hubris — Not only are these creatures very dangerous, but they are very loud. Their near constant roaring is far from conducive to relaxing. It’d be a shame to return from your vacation more stressed out than when you left for it.

2. Pack sunscreen – This is a good tip for all trips. Don’t let something like sunburn ruin the trip you’ve been looking forward to all year. (note: remember TSA guidelines. If it’s carry on, then it needs to be below 3.5oz and in a separate Ziplock bag.)

3. Try and avoid letting any family members get eaten. Nothing puts a damper on a vacation like seeing grandma masticated by a formerly extinct hell beast. If the dinosaurs have once again escaped their confines, try and spend the day doing something else. Jurassic World offers a full range of amenities including two Michelin Star restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa, and complimentary wine and cheese receptions every evening.

4. Tip generously — When man’s attempt at playing god goes horribly wrong and a vicious reptilian daemon starts eviscerating innocent holiday travelers, who do you think the hotel staff will be most eager to assist? The guy who tipped the bell boy in change or the guy that generously broke off a $20?

5. Download a VoIP app on your phone. Roaming charges can make calling home to tell your family that your brand new husband was gobbled up by an Allosaurus that much harder. VoIP apps use the hotel’s wifi to make cheap or even free calls home.

To find out the rest of the tips, watch the latest episode of If I Was In It:

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Final Countdown

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 IFC.com

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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…