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    I Think About This a Lot: These Photos of Scott Eastwood Working OutFor starters, he’s barefoot and wearing jeans.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Vanessa Bayer’s Sunday Routine“I order food from my couch,” she admits, “and I don’t leave my couch again until it comes.”
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    I Think About This a Lot: The 1993 Adam Sandler Song ‘At a Medium Pace’If you weren’t listening closely, it could have been a Bryan Adams theme song from a blockbuster movie. But it got far more graphic.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Palate Cleanser From The Princess DiariesWhen I watched this scene for the first time, my 10-year-old self needed to know everything about these alleged “palate cleansers.”
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Beauty Habits of This Possible Cult LeaderTeal Swan is a controversial self-made guru who calls herself “the spiritual catalyst” — but what I can’t stop thinking about are her pores.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Scarlett Johansson’s Tom Waits Cover AlbumThe songs absolutely succeed in making you think, I should listen to the Tom Waits version of this.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Susan Sontag on ‘Emotional Book-keeping’Ceaseless emotional bookkeeping was my vain attempt to apply order and logic to the unpredictable moods of my hot little heart.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Cher Saying Tom Cruise Was One of Her Top 5 LoversCher is Cher. Tom Cruise needs a last name.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Dave Matthews Band Poop Bus IncidentI told everyone I knew: “Did you hear about Dave Matthews’ bus? How it dumped POOP on a bunch of TOURISTS?”
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    I Think About This a Lot: Kirstie Alley’s Bikini Reveal on OprahThe lead-up was so excessive, you’d think that she was preparing us for something more groundbreaking than a woman wearing a swimsuit on television.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Horny Week EditionFrom the ice-bath scene in Stick It to Prince Charles’s Tampongate, 11 writers share the horny pop-culture moments that have stayed with them.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Kelly Bensimon Running in Front of a CabShe’s just barreling down the city streets like she’s some sort of very tan Prius.
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    I Think About This a Lot: This Photo of a Family Arriving at Ellis IslandThere were seven sons and one daughter, and I feared she spent her entire life caring for others.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Sharing Frozen YogurtSpecifically the tabloid line that claimed they were seen walking with “yogurt in their hand.”
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    I Think About This a Lot: Ally Hilfiger’s Burrito Breakdown on Rich GirlsShe’s not sure what kind of beans to get, or what kind of cheese goes on nachos. She ends up staring at a row of salsas for a million years.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Food Fight in This Olsen Twins MovieAs with most fun things, I figured this was something children are not allowed to do, but that we’d have ample opportunity to enjoy as adults.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Sex and the City EditionFrom Aidan eating too much chicken to the socialite falling out of the window, 15 writers share the moments that have stuck with them over the years.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Hilary Duff’s Feud With Faye DunawayHilary Duff loves a feud.
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    I Think About This a Lot: A Song About New York From This ’70s MusicalThere’s a joke in the lyrics about alternate-side-of-the-street parking, for god’s sake.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Kim Kardashian Brushing Her TeethAnd I feel closer to Kris Humphries than anyone in the world.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Last Scene of The HillsAs the cameras pulled back to reveal a sound stage, two things became abundantly clear: the TV had lied to me, and this was deeply upsetting.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Kris Jenner’s 30th-Birthday Music VideoWatching it, which I did countless times during the first few months of my son’s life, was like entering an alternate universe devoid of anxiety.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Robert De Niro Yelling ‘You Blew It!’ in Cop LandIt is the greatest line reading in the history of cinema.
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    I Think About This a Lot: This Song About Zach Braff Being Your DadMaybe this song sticks with me because it gets to a little tiny truth in the world: we’re trained to see the faces we love everywhere.
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    I Think About This a Lot: This Bling Ring Member’s Voice-mail Meltdown“Nancy Jo, this is Alexis Neiers calling.”
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Sliding Doors in Sliding DoorsSliding Doors is a perfectly light, frothy rom-com that shoves you down into a bottomless funk of self-doubt right after the credits.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Emily Weiss’s Wedding Prep RoutineMuch of its impact can be traced to an early admission of lingering dissatisfaction, if not outright deficiency.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Mark Cuban Saying ‘Right’ on Shark TankEver since Cuban opened my ears to the tic, I’ve noticed it near constantly.
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    I Think About This a Lot: This Grainy Photo of Katie Holmes and Jamie FoxxIt’s an incredibly intimate moment, rendered even more so by its banality.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Kanye West at the Katrina TelethonKanye West, predecessor of the shoe chucked at George W. Bush’s head during a press conference three years later.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Pool Scene in The Bachelor Season 13 FinaleEvery single season of The Bachelor claims to be the most dramatic in the history of the show, but Jason Mesnick’s actually was.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The ’90s Computer Game Chop SueyTheresa Duncan decided that the most beautiful thing a young person could see was something possibly similar to her own life.
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    I Think About This a Lot: When Stuart Little Went on a DateWhenever I’ve felt that particular, familiar tug of humiliation and longing in my own life, I’ve thought of Stuart and Harriet.
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    I Think About This a Lot: This Photo of Nora Ephron Looking MiserableShe hasn’t yet turned the situation into a funny story, she’s just frozen in time in that moment feeling exactly what she’s feeling.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Song ‘Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover’You get your chance to say all the things you want to say, to a person you’d like to seduce, and you say shucks? Language is a prison.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Martha Stewart Sharpie-ing Her Louboutin SolesAt best, this is an act of sadism against moms who own novelty wineglasses that say things like, “Chocolate is good but shoes are carb-free!”
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    I Think About This a Lot: Salman Rushdie Calling a Woman ‘Gorgeous and Hottt’The winner of the Man Booker Prize is a worse booty caller than your average college freshman.
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    I Think About This a Lot: A Photo of Britney Spears Holding Voltaire’s CandideDid Britney pick up a copy of Candide while in Maui? Did she bring it with her for the trip? Did she finish it? Would she recommend it to a friend?
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    I Think About This a Lot: The First Episode of The Ashlee Simpson ShowLike many things from 2003 that most people forget existed, this has been archived to my “Very Impactful to Your Essential Being” memory file.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Paparazzi Photos of January Jones Getting Out of a CabMultiple sites ran the photos with some variation on the phrase “walk of shame.” To me, all of this seems glamorous as hell.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Insane YA Series About an ‘Alpha’ Girls’ SchoolOverwhelming late capitalist undertones aside, I tried hard to be worthy of this fictional school.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Cal and Lovejoy’s Relationship in TitanicIt took me well into adulthood to identify one of the most important — and oft-overlooked — dynamics in the oceanic thriller.
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    I Think About This a Lot: Cher Yelling at Nicolas Cage in MoonstruckThis scene is permanently stuck in my head — I see wolves and brides everywhere.
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    I Think About This a Lot: When Kimberly Shaw Ripped Off Her Wig on Melrose PlaceFor just a few seconds, it feels like the show has cracked wide open and it could go anywhere.
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    I Think About This a Lot: One Line From the Simpsons Bible EpisodeFor me, if it’s historical, I’m hysterical.
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    I Think About This a Lot: When Two Talking-Pig Movies Were Released in One YearWithout Babe, Gordy is forgettable. With Babe, it’s an affront to farm-centric cinema.
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Facebook War Over Dunkin’ Donuts Hot CupsThere aren’t a lot of things right now that work just the way they’re supposed to work, but the Hot Cup does.
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    I Think About This a Lot: When a Feminist Artist Dragged Overgrown SkatersThe absence of digital niceties in Barbara Kruger’s statement sends a chill of awe down my spine.
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    I Think About This a Lot: This GIF of Real Housewife Dorinda MedleyIt perfectly captures how I usually want to answer the question, “How are you doing?”
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    I Think About This a Lot: The Celebrity Tweets of CarmageddonIt was the summer of 2011, a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeway in L.A. was closed for construction, and celebrities were asked to spread the news.
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