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From the Vault – Murphy’s Law – Santa’s sidekicks

In 2011, Joel Murphy wrote about Krampus and Zwarte Piet, two of Santa Claus' international sidekicks who help keep wicked children in line. He followed that up last year with three more of Santa's sidekicks - Le Père Fouettard, Belsnickel and Knecht Ruprecht - who do

Murphy’s Law – Episode II: Attack of the drones

Lately Americans have been hearing a lot about drones. Though typically, those conversations revolve around the unmanned ships the United States military uses to attack enemy combatants. However, the Federal Aviation Administration is currently looking for six test sites so that it can begin drawing up regulations

Murphy’s Law – Taking back Thanksgiving

Joel Murphy certainly isn't the first person to point out that Thanksgiving is getting increasingly overshadowed by Christmas. However, he might be the first person to actually have a plan to do something about it. Murphy thinks it's time to take back Thanksgiving. And he's ready to

Murphy’s Law – I’m finally tired of all the comic book movies

This may surprise you, but Joel Murphy has finally reached his saturation point with comic book movies. That's right, the man who once co-hosted a weekly "Contractually-obligated Batman Discussion" on the Hobo Radio podcast is somehow finally tired of seeing comic book characters duke it out on

Murphy’s Law – The “real” Dan Harmon

Since the end of season four of Community, the show's creator Dan Harmon has been getting a lot of press online. Some of it has been good, like the announcement that Harmon would return as showrunner for season five. The rest of it, which has included quotes

Murphy’s Law – There can be only one

Esquire has once again named its "Sexiest Woman Alive." In an unprecedented move, the men's magazine gave the honor to Scarlett Johansson, the first ever two time winner. (She was previously the magazine's 2006 "Sexiest Woman Alive.") Joel Murphy shares his thoughts on the award - and

Murphy’s Law – Damn dirty apes

Joel Murphy has long believed that it would be robots that eventually defeated human beings, but he's now reconsidering that. Some new research has him focusing his fear-mongering on chimpanzees, who recently beat humans in a study on short-term memory. Murphy explains why you should be very,

One Shot – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new show by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, takes the shadowy government agency featured in The Avengers and gives them their own superhero-free stories. Clark Gregg and Cobie Smoulders reprise their roles from the film, but the rest of the

Boob Tube Breakdown – Fall TV preview 2013

After leaving you hanging all summer with nothing to do be venture outside and enjoy nature, the four major television networks are finally back with all-new fall lineups. Keeping track of all of the new shows the networks have to offer can be tough, so today Joel