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Enter Hamlet, Skateboarding: ‘Dirtbag Hamlet’ Births A Modern Classic

Dirtbag Hamlet by Matt Lubchansky and Mallory Ortberg

William Shakespeare's Hamlet has gone through some ups and downs in the four hundred years since it was written. For every thrilling 19th century performance by Edwin Booth (slightly overshadowed by his brother), there's a version where 45-year-old Mel Gibson plays a college student. But that said, I feel confident in proclaiming that we are living in the greatest period in Hamlet's long history.

Not only are we in a time when Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be exists, but this week, Mallory Ortberg and Matt Lubchansky have reimagined the classic tragedy to focus on the lead character's angsty student status with Dirtbag Hamlet. Check out a few scenes below, and know this: They had me at "Enter Hamlet, skateboarding."

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Yesterday, when I was checking out the bootleg skateboard Spider-Man action figure, I was suddenly reminded of what is quite possibly the greatest cutscene ever made for a video game: The secret live-action Spider-Man skating sequence from "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2...

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The Most Extreme Shirt from Dinosaur Comics


Is there anything more extreme than skateboarding out of a helicopter? "Dinosaur Comics" does not think so, which is why it has released a new tee called "The Most Extreme Shirt" through Topatoco. Personally, I think that commercial where the guy falls out of the sky in a shopping cart, lands on a highway, and then drives against traffic down the narrow column between two tractor trailer trucks while stretching his arms out like Kate Winslet may offer some competition in that department, but since that's selling deodorant and not a shirt this is still your best bet for all of your extreme clothing needs...

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