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Brett Michael Dykes, aka "Cajun Boy," is the Editor-in-Chief of Uproxx and a New York Times contributor. Previously, he was a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News and a writer/editor at Gawker. Brett has also written for Gourmet Live, Deadspin, Esquire, Animal New York, Yahoo! Sports, Complex, Gambit and Dealbreaker, among others. His hobbies include obsessing over sports, politics, food and culture, taking long, hot baths, and hanging with his dog, Sazerac. Email him at: brett at uproxx dot com. Follow him on Twitter at @thecajunboy.
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Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Inspired Jenny McCarthy & Sherri Shepherd To Go Topless On 'The View'

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In case you needed more reasons to not like Lena Dunham, well, here ya go!


UPROXX Interview: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matt Weiner On His Show's Obsessive Fans & His Own TV-Viewing Habits

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In conjunction with Mad Men returning for its seventh season on April 13th, we spoke with creator Matt Weiner by phone last week to discuss the show.


Meet The Ungrateful Pennsylvanians Who Won’t Accept Free Pizza In Exchange For Environmental Pollution

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Recently, after a gas well explosion in Pennsylvania, Chevron said "We're sorry!" to local residents by offering them all free pizza from Bobstown Pizza.


Charles Barkley Hilariously Ripping On Shaq Last Night Was One Shining Moment For The Ages

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Shots of Greg Gumbel and Clark Kellogg doubled over from laughter should be part of the "One Shining Moment" montage at the end of the tournament.


The Theme Song To Sarah Palin’s New Reality Show Is An Irony-Free Version Of ‘America: F*ck Yeah’

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Well you just knew that the theme song to Sarah Plain's new reality show would be ridiculous. Here it is, in all its ridiculousness.

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Watch A Guy Sing Into A Fleshlight About Not Being Able To Get A Real Girl To Love Him

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I'm not sure if this spot makes me want to buy a Fleshlight or feel sad for bros who have to use them as their only means to get off.

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UPROXX Interview: Hannibal Buress Tells Us All About His Failed Schemes To Get Airtime At 'SNL'

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We spoke to Hannibal Buress about his new standup special, working on SNL & 30 Rock, his career and his love for New Orleans, among other things.


UPROXX 20: Walton Goggins Doesn't Twitter

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Walton Goggins, AKA Boyd Crowder from Justified, was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.


James Rebhorn Wrote His Own Obituary Before Dying And It's Beautiful

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We should all be so lucky as to be able to write our own obits. And to be so damn eloquent in doing so, too.

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Mika Brzezinski Is Sick And Tired Of The Speculation About Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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This morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe program, Mika Brzezinski finally cracked and said what a lot of people have been thinking re: Flight 370 on the air.


UPROXX 20: VICE Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Enjoys Butt Porn And Listening To Top 40 Tunes By The Pool

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VICE co-founder Gavin McInnes was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.


Starbucks Will Soon Start Selling Booze Because It Desperately Wants To Be All Things To All People

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It's not enough for Starbucks that you go in in the morning to get coffee. It wants to be your neighborhood bar at night now too.


Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Is Dead

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Renowned hate-monger Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church is dead. He was 84.

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Sold For $2 Million, A Tibetan Mastiff Is Believed To Be The Most Expensive Dog In The World

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A Chinese real estate developer just paid $2 million for a Tibetan mastiff, the breed of dog favored by Genghis Kahn when he was conquering Asia and Europe.

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UPROXX 20: Give Theo Von A Shrimp Poboy And Some Lil Boosie Tweets And He's Happy

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Theo Von was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

Sarah Palin's New Reality TV Show — 'Amazing America' — Is Predictably Beyond Parody

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Uber-patriotic hero/host, Sarah Palin, with an electronic American flag draped around her: "Get red, wild and blue, America."

Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Get What All The Fuss Is About Regarding Woody Allen

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Scarlett Johansson says she doesn't "see why anyone wouldn’t" work with Woody Allen. Except for the parent of young daughters, of course.


Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend L’Wren Scott Found Dead After Apparent Suicide

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L'Wren Scott, a model and costume designer perhaps best known for being Mick Jagger's current girlfriend, has died after apparently committing suicide.


Inventor Of Internet: I Never Expected Cats Would Be Such A Big Deal

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To celebrate the internet's 25th birthday, Tim Berners-Lee, the man widely credited as the inventor of the internet, participated in a Reddit AMA. Naturally, cats came up.


An Apartment Building In Harlem Has Collapsed Following A Huge Explosion

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What appears to be a residential apartment building at the corner of 116th and Park Avenue in Harlem exploded and collapsed around 9:30 EST this morning.

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