The Morning Banter: SNL’s Most Powerful, Monsters from the Deep, and Hula-ing Dinklage

Here’s what you should be reading instead of contemplating how drunk you’ll be by 5:15pm:

1. He Owns the Night

Dave Itzkoff wrote a really great little book on coming up through the ranks at magazines like Details and Maxim — it was called Lads — and he’s turned into one of the New York Times‘ most entertaining columnists. Here he profiles the guy who Jim Breuer still speaks of in hushed tones because, as he says, the guy is just that fucking powerful.

The New York Times: The God of SNL Will See You Now/8.22.13

2. Some Thing Has Found Us

Start hoarding your canned goods and evacuating the coastal cities now. The extermination of mankind from the deep-sea Kaiju has begun.

The Huffington Post: Mysterious Sea Creature In Spain Washes Ashore, Baffles Locals/8.22.13

3. Throne for a Loop

Finally, this is, as the headline says, everything that is right and pure and beautiful in the world: Peter Dinklage drunk hula-hooping at a gay bar. This isn’t gonna help him convince Tywin to give him Casterly Rock.

The Superficial: This Is Everything That Is Right and Pure and Beautiful in the World/8.22.13

Have a great Friday, boys and girls.

Chez Pazienza was the beating heart of The Daily Banter, sadly passing away on February 25, 2017. His voice remains ever present at the Banter, and his influence as powerful as ever.