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Punch Pop Culture App Launches

Mindlessly brilliant fun on your iPad

punch ipad app!

Your personal digital strategy: screen down at all times, lest someone spot Mom’s mortifying text (“You left your undies in the dryer”) or the copy of Lover Reborn: a Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood on your Kindle.

Something you’ll want to whip out and touch-screen zoom in public? Punch, a new, free iPad-only magazine from DailyCandy founder Dany Levy, Radar’s Maer Roshan, and The American Independent’s David S. Bennahum.

Download the app, then browse virtual shelves stocked with beautifully illustrated pop culture ephemera (Sacha Baron Cohen movie reels, crossbows, Alec Baldwin bobbleheads) corresponding to news-verified, zeitgeisty media clips that you can read, tweet, and post to Facebook.

Among the mindlessly brilliant fun: dictators singing karaoke (on video) and Game of Thrones death stats broken down every way imaginable (only one mob dismemberment in all five novels).

They call it a “gamelike app for the iPad that invites users to play with pop culture.” We call it our most addictive download of late.

Well, outside of privacy mode anyway.

Available online at punch.is.

Photo: Courtesy of Punch