This week, The Washington Post published "The 20 defining comedy sketches of the past 20 years" covering television sketch comedy of the 2000s. It includes a lot of what you'd expect it to include: SNL's "More Cowbell" and "Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks," Inside Amy Schumer's "Last F---able Day," Chappelle's Show's "Frontline -- Clayton Bigsby."
And: For only the second time ever, The Nose has read a book. This time it's Stephen King's latest, The Institute. It's a kind of science fiction horror thriller with kids in it that harkens back to a lot of classic King.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Should We Pay to Enter Bookstores?
- Dennis Quaid, 65, confirms engagement to Laura Savoie, 26
- Patti LuPone on getting bullied by Broadway. And why she keeps coming back.
- Why Are Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Having Such A Hard Time With Their Royal Life?
- Francis Ford Coppola agrees with Scorsese, calls Marvel movies "despicable"
Plus, James Gunn once again steps up to defend superhero movies
- Marvel Movies Aren't Sexy Enough for Pedro Almodóvar, Says Pedro Almodóvar
- How Popular Is Baseball, Really?
- 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Trailer Breakdown: Long Have We Waited for This
- 'This is natural chemistry': Behind the scenes with ESPN during the WNBA Finals
- Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing
- The Astros Don't Deserve a World Series of Distraction
Houston's response to a report about a prominent executive reveals a culture that not only values titles above all else, but condemns anyone who dares to feel differently. The Astros' actions are the story of MLB's signature event -- and no amount of winning should change that.
- An Interview With The Viral Chinese Stunt Drinker Who Became Our King
- Men, That Constant Tugging on Your Shirt? We Notice It
As targeted by a skit on Netflix show 'I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson,' the male tendency to pull on shirts has become a pop cultural pressure point
- Millenials are killing the Doorbell Industry by texting 'here'
- Coldplay use classified ads in local papers to reveal new album tracks
Band reveal details of double album Sunrise and Sunset among ads for bales of hay and whitegoods
- The Secret Service Interviewed Eminem Over "Threatening Lyrics" About Trump And Ivanka. These Docs Prove It.
Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show the Secret Service interviewed the rapper about his Trump lyrics after an email from a TMZ staffer.
- Always to Ax Female Symbol From Sanitary Products Packages in Nod to Trans Users
The decision follows calls by transgender advocates who said the company was alienating trans and gender-nonconforming customers
- Cult Halloween Classic Hocus Pocus getting a sequel on Disney+, Disney hopes to get original cast involved.
- Warner Bros Wants Michael Keaton To Return For Batman Beyond Live-Action Movie
- Chris Grosso - Writes for Fangoria and Revolver magazine, the author of three books, and the host of The Indie Spiritualist Podcast
- Rich Hollant - Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford
- Julia Pistell - Founding member of Sea Tea Improv
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.