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Monday Morning Videos: Contortions and Self-Recriminations

211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do is sort of a cross between The Dangerous Book for Boys and a field manual for fraternity pranks, with instructions on how to paddle a canoe or throw a boomerang so it’ll actually come back as well as how to play the drinking game “Edward Fortyhands.” (Don’t ask; talking about it only makes me weep for our civilization.) In this clip, author Tom Cutler demonstrates how to take your underwear off without removing your trousers.

Not literary enough for you? Here’s some excerpts from Shalom Auslander‘s just-published memoir, Foreskin’s Lament, featuring his deadpan take on Jewish theology. It’s perfectly safe for work, but could be construed as rather sacrilegious.

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