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Igor Derysh

Igor Derysh is a politics writer at Heavy. He is the former managing editor of and also covers elections for Salon. His work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, and AOL News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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May 19, 2011

The 24 Most Underrated Stand Up Comedians [VIDEOS, POLL]

The best comedians aren't necessarily the ones that get all the movie roles, have sold out comedy tours or guest star on the most popular television shows. In fact, some of the best comedians have been touring the minor circuit: comedy clubs and colleges, perfecting their craft for decades. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, they just haven't been able to get that one big break. Sure, some of them may have their own hour-long stand-up specials, and have appeared all over Comedy Central, but you're not going to see one of these guys starring in a hit movie any time soon. COED's giving credit where credit is due in our list of the 24 most underrated comedians. See the list and vote for your favorite after the jump!

Apr 25, 2011

8 Foods & Drinks That Make You Smarter

With the entire media caught up in the whole crusade against unhealthy eating habits, they seem to focus more on the foods we shouldn't be eating as opposed to taking the time to present ones that we should- especially the foods that fuel our brains! Forget about taking those foul-smelling and overpriced dietary supplements that end up giving you the runs, improving your brain function is just a can of tuna or cup of green tea away. Unleash your inner Einstein by checking out COED's list of 8 foods and drinks that make you smarter after the jump!

Nov 24, 2010

The 5 Relatives You’ll See on Thanksgiving

As we head home for Thanksgiving, we are all making a list of people that we will see and asking ourselves why we couldn't have come up with an excuse not to go. Here are the five people that you will definitely this Thanksgiving...

Nov 7, 2010

5 Signs The US Is Getting Too Fat

It seems that with every year more and more people are starting to look like Rush Limbaugh and Rosie O'Donnell and the free market is quickly adapting to meet the needs of the new, super heavy weight American. Here are five signs that the United States is just getting too fat.

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Nov 5, 2010

The 5 Biggest Marijuana Myths Debunked

As marijuana quickly becomes more and more socially acceptable, millions of Americans are beginning to understand the lies that they have been told about pot. Here are the five biggest myths about weed that have prevented any kind of legalization movement from getting on a roll.

The 5 Biggest NCAA Football Upsets

College football season is in full swing. And each Saturday seems to get better than the next. But what we need this year is a good, ol' fashioned upset. The kind of upset that makes you spill your beer and crap your pants, all at the same time. The kind of upset that sends you into such a deep depression, you think of offing yourself by suffocating on Astroturf. But until that happens, let's check out the 5 Biggest NCAA Football Upsets of all-time.

Oct 2, 2010

5 Things You Shouldn’t Tell Your New Girlfriend

Many guys have problems talking to women because we don't always know what to say. This is a pretty small problem considering that you could be the guy that is telling a girl WAY too much than he should be. Revealing something that weirds the girl out is the number one killer of budding relationships. Here are five things to avoid bringing up when you are talking to a new girlfriend or a girl you are just trying to go home with.

Sep 6, 2010

5 Cars That Make You Look Like a Tool

The car you drive says a lot about who you are as a man. It defines your personality to the world around you, as you whiz past at 80-MPH. It is your home away from home, your out-0f-the-office office. And, if you're lucky, it plays a major factor in helping get you laid. But if you drive one of these tool boxes, don't be surprised if everyone else on the road wants to punch you in the face.

Sep 6, 2010

Sep 5, 2010

The 5 Worst Ways to Break Up with a Girl

There are countless ways that you can break off a relationship with your girlfriend that can save face for the both of you and end it on civil terms. At the same time, there are five distinct ways to end a relationship that will end with a massive headache and humiliation. Here are The 5 Worst Ways to Break Up with a Girl.

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Sep 2, 2010

10 Major Health Benefits of Marijuana

The days of Reefer Madness are pretty far gone, but the American public is still vastly uninformed about marijuana, particularly concerning its myriad of amazing health benefits. Here are 10 (out of countless) health benefits that marijuana possesses. With that said, it's simply baffling that medical marijuana is not legal in most of the country, and still there retains such a negative reputation.

Aug 23, 2010

10 Signs You Might Be A Douche

The sad reality of life is that most douchebags do not realize that they are douchebags. It's true. You might be a douchebag and not even know it. In fact, the chances of that are pretty good. (Lack of self-awareness is another major douchebag feature.) So to help you clear things up,here are 10 signs that you just might be a douchebag...

Aug 9, 2010

4 Reasons You’re Still a Virgin

You have gone on awkward dates. You have tried to meet girls on the internet. You have even read books and blogs about how to get laid but you are still living a very sexless life. But forget all that nonsense. There are four very simple reasons the farthest you have ever gone is with your right hand.

Aug 9, 2010

7 Reasons Athletes Shouldn’t Own Guns

Whether or not people should own guns is another discussion but I think that it's safe to say that the jury is in on athletes carrying guns. While I can't recall a single incident in which an athlete has used a gun in self defense, there are countless incidents every year involving an athlete, a gun, and poor decision making. Here are the top seven reasons that athletes shouldn't own guns.

Jul 22, 2010

10 Amazing Addicts in Sports

It is a wonder that the media freaked out when Ron Artest admitted to drinking Hennessy in the locker room when alcohol and drug abuse has such a rich history in sports. Pitchers have thrown no-hitters on acid, sluggers have abused steroids, and linebackers have abused everything. Here's a look at the top alcoholics and druggies in sports.

Jul 9, 2010

What You Need To Know Before Dating Older Women

While you'll need to discuss the age difference, don't constantly remind her that she is so much older than you by saying things like "I want to be rougher in bed...but you're just so old, and I fear you might snap." OK, maybe that is pretty obvious, but here are a few other items that are worth taking into consideration.

Jul 8, 2010

The 6 Greatest Athletes Over 40…Ever!

Brett Favre turned 40 at the start of the 2009-10 season but will he come back for the 2011 season? We will know in a few weeks when training camp starts up. He may be one of the greatest quaterbacks of all-time but can he match the successes that these guys had after turning the big 4-0.

Jul 8, 2010

Top 10 Worst Sports Signings of the Last Decade

It seemed like every off season in every sport brought us deals that left everyone scratching their heads at first and shaking their heads afterwards. From the Magic paying Grant Hill nearly $500,000 per game played over his seven-year contract, to the Giants paying Barry Zito $1.75 million per win, this decade brought us these terrible signings from the world of sports:

Jul 4, 2010

A Beginner’s Guide to the World Extreme Cagefighting

Ever since the UFC took off, many a company has tried to replicate their success. With many having tried and failed, it is no wonder that the first company that could come close to rivaling the success of the UFC is the WEC, World Extreme Cagefighting, an organization owned by the UFC's parent company Zuffa.

Jul 3, 2010

The 5 Most Racist Things Said By Politicians

Forget Harry Reid and Trent Lott, their comments have fallen in with countless others that have been deemed “racist” by an all-too-eager bunch of reporters and bloggers. The media's coverage of Reid's “racist comments” is exactly the reason no one takes the growing problems with race relations in this country seriously. If everything is racist, nothing is racist. Luckily, we here at COED have gone out and tracked down REAL racist comments that politicians have made. Here's a few:

May 3, 2010

Handicapping the Celebrity Deathpool

2009 was undoubtedly been the year of celebrity death. Michael Jackson Farrah Fawcett, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Patrick Swayze Ed McMahon, Steve McNair the screaming dude famous for Oxyclean . . . This has led many to start placing bets on who is the next to go, so let's handicap the Deathpool.

Apr 10, 2010

5 UFC Fighters That Need To Change Class

Randy Couture, after two bad beats to Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar and former Pride Champion Antonio Noguiera, is planning to drop down to the Light Heavyweight division. This would be a great move for the long time veteran and will hopefully push these fighters to gain or shed a few pounds as well.

Apr 5, 2010

The 4 Greatest MLB Season’s Ever

The Cardinal's Albert Pujols is in the peak of his career and could produce one of the best all-around seasons ever but when it is all said and done, will it be as good as any of these incredible single-seasons that each player believes is the greatest MLB season of all time.

Mar 27, 2010

Beyond The UFC

The UFC not only created the world of MMA and brought it to the mainstream, but it also features most of the top names in the sport. That doesn't mean, however, that the other fighting organizations don't have their share of stars, and more importantly, tons of former UFC talent.

Mar 22, 2010

The 5 Craziest Things Glenn Beck Has Said

We’re obsessed with the craziness that is Glenn Beck. He’s a barrel of laughs as he rambles and cries on his Fox News show. Sometimes, however, his deranged faces make it difficult to hear the words coming out of this loon’s mouth. Here are some absolute gems.

Mar 21, 2010

Politicians’ Love-Children (Not ‘Politicians Love Children’)

Sex and politics go hand in hand, just ask Eliot Spitzer. What happens when sexual improprieties turn into twenty-years of diapers, food, clothes, and college tuition? Here are 5 politicians who got a little more than they bargained for when they hopped into bed:

Mar 10, 2010

How Much Money Are NCAA Players Missing Out On?

College athletes are arguably the most exploited people in America. Consider how much money top schools, the NCAA, TV networks and top coaches are pulling in. Take a look at how much these five NCAA players would be making if they played in the NBA this season.

Mar 7, 2010

The 8 Things That Will Definitely Happen At The Oscars

Hollywood likes its award shows the same way it likes its movies, done to death and starring washed up big...

Feb 12, 2010

The 20 Most Anticipated Guy Movies of 2011: Part II

It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Laden with sequels and comic book movies and comic book movie sequels,...

Feb 11, 2010

Top 10 Sex Scandals of the 2000s

On the dawn of the Year of The Tiger (February 14th), the staff at Coed (hu hu, hu, hu hu,...

Feb 9, 2010

10 Amazing New Tech of the 2,000s

With the breakneck speed of technological advances that we saw in the first years of the 21st century, the 2000s have had some of the best new products released. Here are the top ten of the decade.

Feb 8, 2010

Celebrity Ultimate Fighting Challenge

The folks that decide the crap that gets to be on television have made a rate great move to bring...

Feb 6, 2010

The 5 Greatest War Video Games

In honor of the awesomeness that is Modern Warfare 2, we thought we would take a look back at the...

Feb 6, 2010

Girl Stuff That’s Never OK to Use

In our very metro-sexual society, many men have taken to using chick shampoos and facial creams on a regular basis....