Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn. You can follow her on Twitter because that is mainly where she hangs out.
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The Craziest Things People Put On College Apps

I applied to college as an 18-year-old (which was roughly eight million years ago). It was 2001, and it was hella intense. What I've come to understand after watching my three younger siblings go through the same stressful process is that it's only g…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

This Sketch Got Colbert His 'Daily Show' Job

Dana Carvey's eponymous Dana Carvey Show might not have been on the air for very long, but it introduced the world to a wealth of comedians. Take, for example, this sketch starring a young Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell, which incidentally proves …
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Seinfeld Performs Rare Set on 'The Tonight Show'

No, you did not wander into a time warp into the mid '90s: That was Jerry Seinfeld performing stand-up on the Tonight Show earlier this week. The rarely-perfoming comedian did a five-minute set on Tuesday night's show, largely dedicated to how much h…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Brendon Urie Tells Fall Out Boy's Drunk History

Fall Out Boy is back, and they've got a new album. Rather than proclaim their triumphant return in the usual way (a press release? TRL? What year is it again?), they put Panic! At The Disco's lead singer Brendon Urie to work doing a Drunk History- st…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

10 Reasons Why 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Is The Best

I am, was, and forever will be a massive book nerd. It began when I was a kid, poring over anything I could get my hands on. This included everything from cereal boxes at breakfast to heady academic tomes in school. My dad was all, "You are five and …
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

This Interview Maybe Funnier Than 'The Interview'

Seth Rogen and James Franco being interviewed for their now-released, much discussed film The Interview by comedian Nick Kroll in character as Liz from "PubLIZity" is probably funnier than the movie itself. If you aren't yet familiar with Nick Kroll,…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

David Bowie and Bing Crosby Sing Christmas Carols

Remember that time David Bowie and Bing Crosby gathered together and sang Christmas carols together? No, it did not happen in my imagination's most secret corner, although that is a fair question. It happened in real life, and it was awesome. If I co…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Joanna Connor's Guitar Skills Are Ridiculous

Dear Joanna Connor: Please marry me. Okay, I take it back, I've been burned in love so many times before, but at the very least, would you please consider teaching me how to TOTALLY SHRED ON THE GUITAR? Not sorry for the caps lock. Sometimes a girl's…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Most Annoying Subway Guitar Performance Ever

It's not uncommon to see people performing when you're traveling via mass transit in any given city. It is also not uncommon to marvel at people exhibiting all manner of crazy-isms on subway trains and busses 'round the world. It's like someone rando…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

How To Eat A Live Octopus Because That's A Thing

If you would like to learn how to eat a living octopus, but you are at work and your work is not the sort of place that supports the blatant watching of YouTube videos (I'm looking at you, ER intake nurses and covert snipers), I'll do you a favor and…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

11 Times Wonder Showzen Was Everything To Us

Please tell me that you watched Wonder Showzen when it was TV back in the day (aka, the early 2000s). I would really like to believe that, at this point, we've all seen it. If not, hang with me because your life is about to change. Being a bit of a t…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

App Lets You And Aaron Paul Call People "B*tch"

Aaron Paul is back, yo! I mean, to be clear, he didn't actually go anywhere. Aaron Paul is all over the place since Breaking Bad ended (still not over it; will never be over it) what with the movie-making, and the photo-bombing, and the tweeting at…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Bride Hits Craigslist To Find Corgis For Wedding

A bride-to-be in Boston needs to immediately invite me to her wedding. This is not, however, because I enjoy large social gatherings where I must interact with strangers, but because the bride wants her bridesmaids to carry corgis instead of bouquets…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

12 Discontinued Foods That Need To Come Back To Us

Whenever a discontinued food is given a second chance at life, like the recently reborn French Toast Crunch, I pause in whatever I am doing to twirl in place in celebration. Because I get easily dizzy, I usually then fall over, bruise a butt cheek an…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

11 Things Never To Say to Someone With Insomnia

I am trying to think of worse things than a bout of chronic insomnia. So far, the closest I've come is this one time I pooped myself while throwing up at the same time and then just rolled over and fell asleep in my own filth. It sounds punk rock, bu…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

New "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" Is The Best Yet

Oh, joyous day! The newest installment of Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets is here, and it is most excellent! I had to restart the clip because the first celeb featured is my beloved Gwyneth Paltrow and I squealed so loudly as to have obsc…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Get Your Hipster Small Business Name Here

The Hipster Business Name Generator is a marketing tool from web domain sellers DomainCheap.com. So let's just be upfront about that: this is an advertising tool for them. But it's a really good one, which is why I'm playing their little game and tel…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

9 Things All Texting Addicts Will Understand

If there was a religion dedicated to praying to a god text messaging, I would immediately shave my head and join up. Everyone else in the religion would probably be like, "Why did you shave your head?" and I'd be like, "I don't really know—enthusiasm…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Things Girls With Short Hair Are Tired of Hearing

I rock a super-short hairdo. I did the big chop about three years ago now, and I've never looked back (except on Halloween when I wear insane wigs because Halloween). For the most part, people around me seemed to be staunch supporters of my new look.…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes

Movember For Ladies

Break out the 'stache wax, y'all, it's about to get mustache-stastic up in this joint. S. Van Lokey is a Dallas woman who also happens to own more than one fake mustache. Last year, for her own amusement, she began taking photos of herself as differe…
By Rebecca Jane Stokes