In an appearance on “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday, Kristen Wiig impersonated “Bachelorette” contestant JoJo Fletcher in the most perfect way.

Wearing a beige, blinged-out gown and a perfectly curled brown wiig (get it?), the 42-year-old SNL alum made all of us actually want to watch “The Bachelorette”again — if only Kristen Wiig could be the one to date a bunch of dudesnext time around. While she certainly had her look down pat, Wiig knew next to nothing about the show itself, which made her bit with Jimmy Fallon all the more hilarious.

One of the funniest moments? When Fallon asks her to reveal some secrets about the famous fantasy suite, Wiig says they “kiss a little” and “sometimes we rub each other.” She goes on to say that some of it’s faked because it’s TV and there are fountains in the hotel rooms.

But the best part comes when Fallon brings out pictures of her final four bachelors. Kristen Wiig — er, JoJo — completely botches their names and the moment is almost too good to be true.

Watch the clip above to see some of the hilarious interview for yourself.

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Censorship and suppression of public speech and expression has been a big problem for many decades now. From films to magazines, music lyrics to TV shows and video games, there have been many cases where the authorities have gone to great lengths to ban or control into whose hands these products have ended up. Here is a list of 25 video games that got banned for insanely absurd reasons.

25. Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is by far the best game of the series (I am only being fair here), but if you live in Indonesia, please don’t go looking for it because you won’t find it. According to the authorities the game portrays life in Indonesia as similar to living in hell and, yes, it can be viewed as such since things like disease, starvation, and plague are some of the game’smain themes.

24. Postal 2

Postal 2 was banned in both Brazil and New Zealand for gross, abhorrent content such as urination, animal cruelty, homophobia, racism, and ethnic stereotyping among other little things. However, the game’s developers took the whole thing lightheartedly and assured that a “careful” gamer (whatever that means) could play the game without conforming to any of its sick content. Who’s kidding whom here? We will probably never know.

23. KZ Manager

KZ Manager was banned in Germany and won the award for the “Most Unnecessary Game of the Year” at the 2001 IGN Awards. To be honest, we can understand the reasoning behind the ban; see, to play this game you have to become a Nazi concentration camp manager where the “resources” to be managed include prisoners who are either Jews or Gypsies. What the hell was the developer thinking?

22. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

This game was banned in Indonesia because it includes a fictional terrorist group named Darah dan Doa, which translates to “Blood and Prayer” in English. Oddly enough, the country’s president considered the whole thing a direct threat to him and his people so the game was banned immediately.

21. Homefront

In Homefront the gamer has to fight against a fictional North Korean military occupation of the US. The reason this game was banned in South Korea might sound crazy to most of us in the West, but we all have to admit that living below North Korea is no joke and allowing such a game on the market might upset Kim Jong-un who loves his nuclear weapons a little too much.

20. Saints Row 4

What we’ve learned with Saints Row 4 is how incredibly conservative Australia can be, at least when it comes to video games. Apparently, the game features a weapon with the bizarre name “alien anal probe” and this is the reason the game was banned, because it “obviously” promotes sexual violence.

19. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Ironically, the fact that this game is filled with graphic violence, drugs, and guns didn’t bother the Indonesian authorities at all, but the protagonist CJ’s “no pants” dance with his girlfriend did and is why the game was banned there, while in the “progressive” United States the game received an “Adults Only” rating. Funny people!

18. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Well this game wasn’t technically banned, but it was edited to the point that the original doesn’t look much like the Russian version. See, the Russian mission that one could play in the original was removed and everyone’s happy now in Russia. Putin doesn’t want Russian gamers shooting other Russians, even in a fictional, digital “reality.”

17. Football Manager 2005

You’re probably wondering how football (soccer), in videogame form no less, could ever be banned in somewhere and for what reason. Well, in China recognizing Tibet as an independent nation, even in a sporting event, is a very bad thing so the game was banned as soon as the Chinese authorities found out about it. An edited version was later released worldwide where Tibet wasn’t included as an independent nation and China reconsidered in good faith.

16. Manhunt 2

Both IGN and UGO Entertainment included this game in their top 10 lists of “The Most Controversial Video Games Ever,” while it was ranked first in Gameranx’s list of the “Top 25 Goriest Games of all Time.” However, the uncut version became the first and only game to be refused classification by the British Board of Film Classification(therefore banned), due to excessive violence, a decision that shocked and disappointed the vast majority of British gamers.

15. The Darkness

The Xbox 360 version of this game was originally banned in Singapore because it was thought to be excessively violent and truthfully, there’s nothing wrong with that. Where things get a little cheeky is that shortly after, the ban was lifted for the PlayStation 3 version for some mysterious reason. Let’s be honest here—Sony just paid better, didn’t they?

14. Command & Conquer: Generals

This is one of the weirdest cases and we still can’t understand why China banned this game. The official excuse was that Command & Conquer: Generals portrayed the country in a “negative light” which, to be honest, confused us even more since anyone who has played the game knows that China is portrayed as the good guys and one of the world’s superpowers. Maybe the Chinese interpreter sucked at the game and lied to the Chinese government on purpose? We can’t think of any other logical explanation.

13. Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 picked the Pakistani army as the bad guys at some stage of the game and as expected under such circumstances, the game was banned there. However, the surprise here wasn’t that the game was banned, but that the consequences for selling or playing the game include jail time and community service. Relax guys… it’s onlya game!

12. The Guy Game

The Guy Game made history when it became one of the very few games in American history to get banned. The reason? Much of the game involves watching live-action video footage of sexy women in bikinis, and as the player succeeds in the game the women eventually expose their breasts, which is strangely against the existing pornography laws in the US, where ironically you can get very easy access to boobies in pretty much every hip-hop video and blockbuster film.

11. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

Let’s get things straight here, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is just another fighting game a la Street Fighter and Mortal Combat but its copies were violently pulled off store shelves in the United Arab Emirates and several other countries in the Middle East because the local authorities felt that the game’s characters were too raunchy and that their costumes revealed too much flesh. Oh yes!

10. Every Shooting Video Game In Venezuela

In November 2009, the government of Venezuela announced that it would ban all video games in which the objective was to shoot people, and they made sure to keep their promise a few months later. The ban was due to widespread violence in the country. That made Venezuela the first country to ban all violent video games thus making their manufacturing, distribution, selling, rental, exhibition, and use illegal there. Hugo Chávez didn’t play around!

9. Pokemon Trading Card Game

The Pokemon Trading Card Game was banned in Saudi Arabia because the cards supposedly promoted and supported Zionism. According to the mufti, the highest religious authority in the state, the cards have symbols that include the Star of David, which according to the mufti, is connected to international Zionism and is Israel’s national emblem. Nothing can shock us much more after this.

8. Three Sisters’ Story

This Japanese visual novel for your PC, which looks more like digital manga art than a traditional video game, was banned in New Zealand because it supposedly promoted and supported the use of violence to compel a person to submit to sexual conduct, and the exploitation of young persons for sexual purposes. An incomprehensibly harsh decision, not to say comical, especially when you take into account the kind of sexual content you can be exposed watching a blockbuster film in the theater or on TV.

7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

It seems like this Tom Clancy series know how to get attention and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 got in hot water and eventually banned in Mexico for the offensive, stereotypical portrayal of Mexican rebels who are depicted as the antagonists. Furthermore, the game negatively stereotyped the city of Chihuahua, which was what led to the ban in the first place. However, the game can be found in the stores of other Mexican states, which means that the ban was only local.

6. Counter-Strike

In 2008 the Brazilian federal court ordered the prohibition of all sales of the game because, in their opinion, the game “brings imminent stimulus to the subversion of the social order, attempting against the democratic and rightful state and against the public safety.” To sum it up, the local Brazilian authorities reacted to a character in the game who uses a map that simulates a favela, aka a Brazilian ghetto.

5. RapeLay

First off, let’s make it clear that RapeLay was appropriately banned in several countries worldwide since it’s one of the sickest video games in history. To get an idea how disturbing this game is, the gamer’s mission is to stalk and rape a mother and her two daughters. However, what shocked us even more is the reason it was banned for good in Argentina: apparently the main issue according to the Argentinian authorities was that one of the two daughters appeared to be underage. So the question is: If all the women in the game were over eighteen then it would be legit to sell it on the open market?

4. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

This game was banned in Brazil because it apparently uses music by a Brazilian composer, Hamilton da Silva Lourenço, without permission. Not sure if that benefited Lourenço’s album sales in any way, but we are pretty sure that the man gained many haters in Brazil who are diehard video gamers.

3. Mass Effect

When you first hear that a blatantly disturbing scene of a lesbian encounter between an alien and a human is included in this game, you fully realize why this game was banned in Singapore. Oddly, the fact that an alien was having sex with a human wasn’t the reason for the ban but rather the lesbian action. Homophobic much in Singapore?

2. God of War

Saudi Arabian theocracy is above everything and anything of lesser substance in life, such as video games that include the name “God” in the title, which is considered an extreme blasphemy in the country, and thus an excellent reason for any game with the word in it to be banned there. Additionally, the game’s developers are permanently prohibited from ever entering the country or there will be blood. You get the point, right?

1. EA Sports MMA

Scandinavian countries are known for being really progressive and socially open-minded but they showed no tolerance for this game and banned it for the most ridiculous reason you could imagine. And no, the game wasn’t banned for excessive bloody violence as one might suspect but for marketing specific energy drinks, which is surprisingly against Danish law.

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DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR SUPER-POWERED GIRLS.

1. Kevin Wada

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Known For: She-Hulk, Covers

2. Fiona Staples

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Known For: Saga, Mystery Society

3. Phil Noto

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Known For: Black Widow

4. Jamie McKelvie

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Known For:The Wicked and The Divine, Young Avengers, Phonogram

5. Ronald Wimberly

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Known For: She-Hulk, John Constantine (covers), Dead Letters (covers)

6. John “Roc” Upchurch

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Known For: Rat Queens

7. Becky Cloonan

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Known For: American Virgin, Demo, Batman

8. Lee Garbett

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Known For: Loki: Agent of Asgard, Batgirl, Batman:RIP

9. Kate Leth

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Known For: Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time

10. Ming Doyle

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Known For: Mara

11. Gabriel Ba

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Known For: Casanova, Daytripper, The Umbrella Academy

12. Fabio Moon

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Known For: Casanova, Daytripper, B.P.R.D. 1947

13. Annie Wu

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Known For: Hawkeye

14. Rodin Esquejo

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Known For: Mind The Gap, Morning Glories

15. Bryan Lee O’Malley

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Known For: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Seconds

16. Sara Pichelli

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Known For: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Runaways

17. Afua Richardson

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Known For: Genius

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First off, let me state that this review and everything within it are purely my own opinions and does not represent the views of anyone I know or company that I work with/ for (I’m just a big nerd/ Superman fan). It does contain spoilers to the film, “Man of Steel.” Please do not read if you do not wish to know any of those spoilers before you’ve seen the film.

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I will go on record as saying that I am probably one of the biggest Superman fans of all time, and it’s well known amongst all who know me (I make it known. haha). From comics to shirts to mugs to posters to movies to shows, I have them all. There’s even a picture of me somewhere as a kid wearing tighty-whities and a blanket around my neck, ready to fly. All of this and the infusion of my love for films and you can see the amount of anticipation that I have for “Man of Steel.”

I won’t lie, when the film ended, I wasn’t as blown away and satisfied as I thought/ hoped I would be. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was an amazing and action-packed film. It was a great reintroduction and reinterpretation of the character for the modern audience. However, it was missing something.. and after a few days (and much thought), I realized what was missing was embracing that the main character was Superman. I didn’t feel like this was a Superman movie, more like a movie inspired by Superman. The suit was there. They showed (most of) his powers. The classic characters were there. Yet, it just didn’t feel fully like a Superman movie. But… maybe that has to do with me and my history with Superman. I mean… to be fair, my expectations were beyond anything you could have imagined (like seriously, think of the highest expectations ever… and then go beyond that). This is how I felt for probably a day after watching the film, but it kept gnawing at me… why did I feel this way? And then it all clicked for me.

Growing up, I’ve experienced many variations of Superman through countless comics, TV, and films. When I was a kid, it was the classic Fleischer cartoons and a little while later, I discovered the classic films starring (who many believe to be) the definitive Superman, then moved onto Dean Cain’s portrayal in “Lois and Clark: the Adventures of Superman” as an early teen, after that came the animated series on KidsWB, getting older and into my teenage/ college years it was all about “Smallville” before the (disappointing) Superman Returns. Finally, as an adult, I’ve been presented with this latest reboot known as “Man of Steel.” Going through so many versions and variations of this iconic character that has meant so much to me, it’s not surprising that I have my own “rules” about what or rather… who Superman should be (and I won’t even mention comic book Superman because there are so many amazing different stories and universes within that medium alone). That’s my investment, and I feel like that’s the same for everyone else. We each have our own very specific ideas and even, special relationship, about what makes up this hero of all heroes. Unless it’s the specific one in each of our minds, it won’t be completely fulfilling. It’s because Supes means too much to us.

For me, I don’t believe I’ll ever be fully satisfied with any Superman film unless it’s one that is born out of my vision. It is my goal/ dream to one day direct a Superman film. I was actually happy that I haven’t encountered the “perfect” Superman film yet because if I did, there’d be no point in me telling my version of this super man in a long, red cape – it would already exist. That being said, this is Zack Snyder/ David Goyer/ Christopher Nolan’s version of Superman. There were/are complaints about how this is a much more sci-fi film than a traditional superhero film, and yes, that’s true. They wanted to approach the film in as grounded of a way as possible and ask what if Superman literally existed with us right here and right now? From a scientific standpoint, how would that be possible? Literally and logically, how would that work and come to be? Scientifically speaking, there are high chances that there are other lifeforms somewhere in that vast ocean of stars up there, but it’s fiction because Krypton does not necessarily exist (that we know of anyway). Superman has always been an alien from another planet, another immigrant who finds his way here to be like us without ever being able to actually be “one of us.”

There have been quite a few reviews and comments about how this film is “cold” or “sad” which is apparently “not what a Superman film should be” because apparently it should be more “fun.” (But come on, that scene where one of the jerks Clark runs into at a bar gets his truck demolished? Hilarious and fun.) Well, I’m glad that it wasn’t just another “fun” entertaining summer blockbuster that had no real intensity, no real meat to the story (like “The Avengers” in my opinion). What I’ve loved about Nolan’s Batman trilogy and the way that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have approached this film is that they wanted to make it a strong artistic piece of work comparable to any award-nominated drama out there. They make their characters these people that you can really look into and see their flaws, and that they’re actually human at heart. Don’t get me wrong, I was entertained by “The Avengers,” but after I left the theater, there was no discussion or discourse needed. I went in, had a fun time, left, and that was that. “Man of Steel” has forced me to really examine and discuss not necessarily what I think about Superman but through using this character/ this film as a vehicle, really, what my ideas are about morality and what it means to be human. And that’s the beautiful thing about what this film has done is that it’s made so many people do that as well, it’s created real thought and conversation, impassioned words at that, whether positive or negative. (Most) people are actually taking this film seriously. (To think, a superhero/ “comic book movie” has caused this sort of discourse). I think that’s such a great thing and came to realize that even with a more serious tone, this film was and still is ultimately about hope. Hope is not always whimsical and happy or at least, the path to find it isn’t always an easy one. At times, it may take sacrifice and pain in order to truly understand the power of hope.

The biggest (and easily most-discussed) part of the film is when Superman is forced to kill General Zod at the end of their battle. I have always felt that Superman does not kill. He always finds an alternative option because he is meant to represent an ideal of what humankind should be like, more than we are. Apparently, a lot of other people feel the same as well, but let me tell you why (at least in my humble opinion) this ending works. Throughout the entire film, Clark/ Superman has always taken the higher ground (whether that’s when he was a kid getting harassed by those jocks or even as an adult working at a bar and seeing someone getting harassed). He’s always found out a way in those situations to pick the other path, but Zod was different. Here you have (with no other known way of stopping) someone who is equally, if not physically stronger and more militaristically cunning than Superman. Zod (as he stated himself) has been created to become a warrior whose whole definition of being is to preserve the ideals of Krypton and that’s it. After Superman “takes that objective” away, he has no other reason to live for except to destroy the person who took that away from him. His goal became to destroy Superman and everything he held close to his heart. As Superman was holding onto Zod, watching as he was about to incinerate those innocent bystanders, he knew he had no other choice. Think about it, even if he were to throw him a mile away and delay the destruction for a bit, Zod would not stop. He would keep going and cause more and more destruction and pain, and (as presented in the context of the film), there was no prison (aside from the Phantom Zone which was gone by then), object (kryponite does exists as of yet), or other way that anyone knew of within the universe of the film that could hold him at bay. There remained only one option that could stop him… Superman had to kill Zod. He had to make the toughest choice he’s ever had to make (maybe aside from sacrificing his father) because this is again coming from someone who has always taken the other road. People make it sound as though it was just this easy thing that he did and then felt fine about, but it wasn’t, it was his sacrifice and doing something that no one else could do because he had to in order to PROTECT (and this is in response to Mark Waid’s piece regarding the film) mankind. Most of the time, in reality (where this film is based) there is no third option, and the hard choice has to be made. I think it really is from that one action that he would do whatever it takes to not have to make a decision like that ever again. Superman will from here on out find another way even if there is no other because he knows what it is like to take a life.

With that, I know, maybe Snyder’s version is not necessarily “your Superman” and you know what, he’s not completely mine neither. I really do believe this is a great reinvention of this character for this current generation. It holds no feeling of need to be beholden to anything that came before it because they literally created this film as if no others came before. They went at it with no rule book. They created their version of Superman for the 21st century, and I fully respect them for it. The filmmakers did their job, and now, as the audience, we need to do ours. We need to be okay with the fact that this is Superman, just as Christopher Reeve’s Superman is Superman or Tom Welling’s is allowed to be Superman as well. We need to be okay with loving our own versions of this character so much that we can put aside the those films and stories that came before, at least enough so that we are giving this newest incarnation of the character an opportunity to be a part of this incredible lexicon – to be Superman. He may stumble, he may fall, but in time, he can accomplish wonders.

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Racism seems to rear its ugly head at Donald Trump rallies and for some its no surprise, as Trump himself has fueled the flames by blasting Latinos and boasting that they will be paying for the enormous wall he wants to build.

A tatted up, muscle bound bro from Arizona was captured on video recently outside of a Phoenix rally. Hes a proud American he proclaims, and he had a message for the Mexican protesters: Go fucking make my tortilla, motherfucker and build that fucking wall for me!The bro was clearly amped up, shouting his love for Trump, and his country, while telling the protesters how he could take ten of them on at once, and also what he would do to their families! Sometimes its not Trump himself that is the scary one, but some of his supporters!

Check out this dude’s roid filled epic rant, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section on Facebook!

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N64 Music Video

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The XBox 1 and PS4 may be all the rave this year, but back in 1996 there was only one system every geek dreamed of for Christmas. 

The Nintendo 64. 

UPROXX traveled back in time to celebrate and remember one of the great systems of all time with this outrageous N64 music video

 

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We’re two weeks into the first MashableReads selection, and we have even more exciting news to share. To make finding our next MashableReads picks even easier for you, we’re launching our book club today on Apple‘s iBookstore.

Instead of scouring our website to make sure you didn’t miss an announcement, just check the MashableReads book club page on iBooks. If you have an e-reader, you can purchase the book right then and there.

We also put our heads together and chose eight additional books recommendations for your free time — because who couldn’t use more awesome books to read? Each selection is unique and offers completely different experiences. From the surrealist parallel universe of 1Q84 to discussions on artificial intelligence in Ulysses, you’ll be engaged and challenged by books from across the globe.

Check out our recommendations below — and don’t forget to participate in our first #MashReads Twitter chat with Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. on Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

MashableReads Recommendations

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1. We Need New Names
Author: NoViolet Bulawayo

We need new voices — and Bulawayo is one we’ve needed for some time. This first-time novelist from Zimbabwe was listed for the Man Booker Prize this year. There are plenty of good torn-between-two-countries stories out this year — but it’s what Bulawayo leaves to your mind that enriches your senses long after the novel is done. The story of Darling and her exodus from the horror that has befallen Zimbabwe is painfully real, but even more so when we see the America she comes to.


2. 1Q84
Author: Haruki Murakami

If you’re already a Murakami fan, this book will solidify everything you’ve ever loved about him. If you’re a new reader, this epic novel about the intertwined fates of two elementary school classmates will make you a believer. Aomame and Tengo both find themselves living in a world quite like their own, but with a few notable differences. In this lengthy story Murakami gives us murder, religious cults with sinister practices, the supernatural — and a love story that keeps you engaged until the very end.


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3. Savage Detectives
Author: Roberto Bolano

Youth! Drinking! Sex! Blissful despair! Down with the Establishment! In other words, ideations of literature. Bolano, who hails from Chile, wrote this book in 1998. Mexican visceral realists (starving intellectuals) are the lone survivors in the literature wasteland of today. Their self-imposed mission is to find their elusive poet. But just as their journey begins, we flip form and get only third-hand accounts of their trek into the desert until the end of the novel.


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4. Ulysses
Author: James Joyce

Artificial Intelligence realized. Think IBM did it with Watson? Or Google already has and just isn’t telling us? Joyce beat them both to it in 1922. This 650-page tale doesn’t present another tired iteration of a humanly contrived Other. Instead, it creates one life in one day. Leopold Bloom exists like we do — his experiences and thoughts are all fully-formed and functional. Modern, experimental, so nuanced you will need a companion text or a class to discuss and understand it. Find out why it’s considered the best novel written in 100 years.


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5. Freedom
Author: Jonathan Franzen

Freedom is one of those novels that you can instantly relate to. Franzen brings to life incredibly well-rounded characters who you may not always like but will make you cringe with recognition. From marital disputes and teenage relationship angst to the effects of global warming and animal extinction, Franzen keeps readers entrenched in real-world issues. Ultimately, the temptation of freedom and the consequences of abusing freedom underlie this epic novel about the contemporary nuclear family.


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6. The Pale King
Author: David Foster Wallace

The geeks who would be kings? One would think the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Ill., is rife with those who call numbers and code their only friends. But this novel shows the true rich depth of humans, agents and otherwise, versus the numbing grind of our work, sex and family lives. So what is the value of our work; what is the meaning in life? Since this is Wallace, expect his attempt at an answer to be quixotic, incomplete and long.


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7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Díaz

Oscar is an overweight comic book nerd in a family full of guapisimos hombres who is just trying to find love, damn it. In this 2008 Pultizer Prize-winning novel, Díaz takes you through one family’s life in the Dominican Republic to Washington Heights with raw and often heartbreaking descriptions about being an outcast. He’ll have you laughing along with Oscar’s awkward adolescence as you simultaneously sympathize with the difficulty of finding your place in the world.


8. Shantaram
Author: Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram is one of the rare books that balances beautiful storytelling with stark poverty, heartbreaking loss and hopeful romance. As you journey through the slums of Bombay, the beautiful beaches of Goa and war zones of Afghanistan, Roberts takes you through the gamut of human emotions. This novel based loosely on the author’s own life will fundamentally change you and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.

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More than 30 years hooked on kickass playtime.

1. Spanish art director and self-confessed gamer Javier Laspiur paid homage to his beloved hobbie in a photo series titled “Controllers,” documenting classic game controllers of the past three decades.

22 Classic Game Controllers Held In One Man's Hands

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2. Each photo, placed in a Polaroid-esque frame, showcase the dates Laspiur first played the video consoles, starting with the prehistoric Teletenis, a gadget released in the mid 70s in Spain.

Each photo, placed in a Polaroid-esque frame, showcase the dates Laspiur first played the video consoles, starting with the prehistoric Teletenis, a gadget released in the mid 70s in Spain.

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3. Then off to a lesser known artifact by Casio.

Then off to a lesser known artifact by Casio.

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4. The humble Atari joystick.

The humble Atari joystick.

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5. The one that needs no introduction whatsoever.

The one that needs no introduction whatsoever.

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6. Sega’s MasterSystem, aKa 8-bit Heaven.

Sega's MasterSystem, aKa 8-bit Heaven.

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7. Nintendo’s groundbreaking Game Boy.

Nintendo's groundbreaking Game Boy.

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8. Two of Sega’s standards, the Mega Drive…

Two of Sega's standards, the Mega Drive...

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9. …and the Game Gear.

...and the Game Gear.

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10. The all-mighty Super Nintendo.

The all-mighty Super Nintendo.

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11. Its rival, the Sega Mega-CD, home to the controversial “Night Trap.” Remember that one?

Its rival, the Sega Mega-CD, home to the controversial "Night Trap." Remember that one?

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12. The last of the fifth generation of video consoles, the Nintendo 64.

The last of the fifth generation of video consoles, the Nintendo 64.

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13. And its less superior competitor, the failed Sega Saturn.

And its less superior competitor, the failed Sega Saturn.

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14. Onto the new age with the original Sony Playstation.

Onto the new age with the original Sony Playstation.

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15. The toy-ish Indigo controller from Nintendo GameCube.

The toy-ish Indigo controller from Nintendo GameCube.

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16. The ahead-of-its-time but short-lived Sega Dreamcast, home to “Shenmue,” the most expensive video game ever produced upon release in 2000.

The ahead-of-its-time but short-lived Sega Dreamcast, home to "Shenmue," the most expensive video game ever produced upon release in 2000.

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17. The superior PS2.

The superior PS2.

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18. The original Xbox, by Microsoft.

The original Xbox, by Microsoft.

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19. The always handy pair of PSP…

The always handy pair of PSP...

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20. …and the Nintendo DS.

...and the Nintendo DS.

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21. That annoying Nunchuck and Remote from Nintendo Wii.

That annoying Nunchuck and Remote from Nintendo Wii.

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22. The brilliant but costy PS3.

The brilliant but costy PS3.

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23. And last but not least, Sony’s PS Vita.

And last but not least, Sony's PS Vita.

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