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Bradley Cooper and Sean Penn ruin Louis CK’s act

Bradley Cooper, left, and Louis CK, right, both appear in “American Hustle.” Little did Mr. CK know, however, that fact would come back to bite him on the Web. (Columbia Pictures)

The world truly is a minuscule place. Or maybe the Internet is incredibly good at digging up dirt. One skillful YouTuber, presumably with those ideas in mind, decided to give Louis CK a lesson in hard knocks. Plus, Buzzfeed teaches us a thing or… 77, and one local poet tweets a springtime haiku in today’s edition of Blog Log, your source for all things click-worthy.

“what a perfect storm of coincidence” — commenter Mihail Etropolski at sums up a video that went viral this week, which starts with comedian Louis CK joking about how asking a question to a famous actor, such as Sean Penn, on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” means you’ll never be famous. The video then cuts to Bradley Cooper asking Penn a question on the Bravo series. The last part is the kicker: It’s a scene from “American Hustle” where the now-famous Cooper humiliates Louis CK.

“Stop posting on Yelp and start writing your first book.” — commenter yellowjournalism at gives New York restaurant manager Chase Compton some career advise. After going through a painful breakup, Compton decided to tell his story by posting essays on Yelp. Rather than review the offerings of the restaurants, bars and services he frequented, many with “Him,” Compton wrote tales of their relationship.

“As i write this, I’m cleaning up cat puke.” — Seth MacFarlane at answers the question, “As a celebrity, what are somethings that you do to make you feel ‘normal’?” during his Ask Me Anything session on Reddit on Wednesday night. As another fan put it after the “Family Guy” creator brought up feline vomit, “He knows how to win the reddit audience.”

“Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he’s an egg.” — Dave Stopera at recounts one of “77 facts that sound like huge lies but are actually completely true.” Other eyebrow raisers on the list include: “The toy Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts,” “Home Alone was released closer to the moon landing than it was to today,” and “the dot over an ‘i’ is called a ‘tittle.’ ”

“The first day of spring/ muddy, foggy canvas of/ possibility.” — @chelseydc tweets a haiku Thursday to welcome the new, hopefully less chilly, season. Are you excited for spring? Tell us why by tweeting @WaPoExpress or commenting below. Your quote could end up in Blog Log.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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