Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 144

The weekly roundup of things that are almost awesome as a pug shaking itself dry:

  1. So good: Todrick Hall Remixed Disney Songs as 90s James, and They Are Magical.
  2. Some I knew about, some were surprises: These 43 Disney Secrets Were Hiding Right in Front of Our Eyes.
  3. Way too catchy: Dark Lord Funk (Harry Potter Parody of Uptown Funk).
  4. Super excited about this movie: Here’s What the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Cast Looks Like.
  5. True: All Trailers Are the Same.
  6. Hah (and yet I’m still dying to get a dog of my own): A Bill for All Debts Accrued by My Dog.
  7. For future reference: Manhattan’s First Ever Subway Bar Map.
  8. Fun: An Animated History of 20th Century Hairstyles.
  9. Accurate: Real Housewives of King’s Landing.
  10. Hail: U-M Grads’ Rendition of Fight Song Will Give You Chills. I love this so much.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 135

The weekly roundup of internet awesome:

  1. Straight up evil genius: Ship Your Enemies Glitter.
  2. I finally saw Moonrise Kingdom last weekend, so this article caught my eye: How Wes Anderson’s Cinematographer Shot These 9 Great Scenes.
  3. Well, my mind is blown: The Central Perk Couch on Friends Was Always Unoccupied for a Reason You Never Noticed.
  4. YES: If Hermione Were the Main Character in Harry Potter.
  5. And in more Harry Potter news: A Boyhood and Harry Potter Mashup 12 Years in the Making.
  6. I love it any time the West Wing cast reunites: Big Block of Cheese Day Is Back.
  7. Hah: Differences Between the Ages 34, 24, and 14.
  8. File this under “not at all surprising”: Buckeyes Misspell Ohio During Pregrame Entrance.
  9. Fascinating: Detroit by Air.
  10. Agree or disagree? Personally, I’m not so sure Jean Ralphio should be number one: These Are the 25 Best Minor Characters on Parks and Recreation. In other news: I don’t want this show to end.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 133

Happy 2015! Start your year off with some awesome (and a wild rumpus, if you’d like):

  1. Some true gems here: 51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature.
  2. So talented: Forget You – 25 Celebrity Impressions by Christina Bianco.
  3. I think I just might try this: 2015 Reading Challenge.
  4. An important compendium: Everything J.K. Rowling Revealed About Harry Potter in 2014.
  5. Awww: The Story Behind Last Night’s Closing Song on the Colbert Report Is Heartbreaking.
  6. Dying: 19 Times “Family Feud” Contestants Spoke the Damn Truth.
  7. Of course she does: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Owns a Surprisingly Large Number of “Notorious RBG” Shirts.
  8. Yessss: President Obama Called on Women Reporters for All Eight Questions at His Press Conference.
  9. Marcel the Shell stuff will never, ever get old: Jenny Slate Sings Landslide as Marcel the Shell.
  10. Can’t wait for it to return: Parks and Recreation Cast Explains the Entire Show in 30 Seconds.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 132

The weekly-ish roundup of awesome internet finds:

  1. The decline of the show in a nutshell: Looking Back at the Most Awkward Sponsored Challenges on Project Runway.
  2. Using an apostrophe to pluralize is my number one grammar pet peeve (yes, I have many). Thus, this is awesome: How to Make Your Last Name Plural This Holiday Season.
  3. I would for sure eat a Cumbercupcake.
  4. The Onion gets it: Michigan Fans Thankful Program No Longer Relevant Enough to Be Humiliated on National Stage.
  5. Best gift ever: J.K. Rowling’s Christmas Present to You Is More Harry Potter Stories.
  6. Like I could love John Legend and Chrissy Teigen more.
  7. Any self-respecting Friends aficionado will get 100% on this quiz: The Friends Episode Where the Girls Lose the Apartment.
  8. Dying from all the cuteness: This Little Boy and His Rescue Dog Are Adorable Together.
  9. An interesting video project from the New York Times: 9 Kisses.
  10. Yesssss: The 2014 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 126

The weekly-ish roundup of internet finds:

  1. “It’s like FourSquare, but for your education. If you were a wizard.”: Syracuse University Turns to Harry Potter to Motivate Business Students.
  2. If they hadn’t put C.J. at #1, I would have revolted, so that’s good. Also, I love that Mandy is #113. But Leo should be #2, Ainsley should be higher, and Amy should be lower: A Definitive Ranking of Every Character on The West Wing.
  3. I personally think they taste gross, but this is an interesting read anyway: The Greatest Trick Capitalism Ever Pulled Was Making You Want a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
  4. #2 and #3 are the story of my life: 14 Things Overthinkers Say and What They Actually Mean.
  5. “I smell like a baby in a damn meadow”: If Nick Miller Quotes Were Motivational Posters.
  6. Gorgeous: Recipes Suspended in Air.
  7. Insert cry-laughing emoji here: #NewSATQuestions.
  8. Heh: If Social Media Was Made For People Who Hate People.
  9. She’s the best: 16 Times Leslie Knope Made the Whole World Happy.
  10. This is adorable: Here’s Tom Brady’s Resume from When He Didn’t Think He’d Make It in the NFL.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 121

The weekly roundup of internet awesomeness:

  1. This week in movie trailers: the second trailer for Gone Girl looks as awesome as the first, and, after reading the book, I can’t wait to see what they do with Wild.
  2. Random, but I love it: Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal.
  3. It’s been a loooong time since the first time I watched Harry Potter, but this is on point: This Is What It’s Like to Watch Harry Potter for the First Time. And on another HP note: New JK Rowling Story Offers a Peek at Grown-Up Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
  4. Yes: Seinfeld Emoji Are on Their Way.
  5. Fascinating, in a “Why yes, I am a literary nerd” kind of way: New Jane Austen Waxwork Uses Forensic Science to Model the “Real Jane.” (Sidenote: as proof of my literary nerdom, yes, I did visit the Jane Austen Centre mentioned in the article when I went to Bath years ago).
  6. I note the irony of this article appearing in Elle, a magazine that I’m sure is guilty of its fair share of photoshopping, but I still like the message: Colbie Caillat Is Tired of Being Photoshopped. Here’s What She Did About It.
  7. Always love a good mash-up: Frozen Is the New Black.
  8. Clever: Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France.
  9. I’ve only been to #4, #5, #14, and #15, so clearly I have a lot of work to do: 25 Bakeries Around the World You Have to See Before You Die.
  10. Heh: Eloise: An Update.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 107

The weekly roundup of internet finds:

  1. I went 12 for 12, obviously: Can You Guess Famous Mean Girls Lines From Just a Freeze Frame?
  2. A pretty solid mashup: Hollywood Movie Dance Tribute.
  3. I mean…she’s the best, basically: Oscar Winner Helen Mirren’s Twerking Talents.
  4. Because why not: Downton Tabby.
  5. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you no doubt heard the news this week that J.K. Rowling regrets pairing off Ron and Hermione. This sums up my feelings on the matter perfectly: An Open Letter to J.K. Rowling.
  6. I’ve read a lot of articles about Philip Seymour Hoffman this past week, but this one is the most powerful: One of Ours: The New York Legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Would have loved to see him play Willy Loman.
  7. Being overseas, I didn’t actually watch any of the Super Bowl (or the halftime show or 95% of the commercials), but I can still enjoy Super Bowl-related things nonetheless. Exhibit A: Aziz Ansari’s Imaginary Friday Night Light’s Super Bowl Was Better Than the Actual Super Bowl.
  8. The Full House guys reunited on Jimmy Fallon, and it was everything this ’90s child could have ever wanted.
  9. I’m pretty sure I remember a lot of these: 28 Valentine’s Day Cards You Haven’t Seen Since the ’90s.
  10. Pretty much sums up 99% of why I love the Winter Olympics: Entertainment Weekly’s Ice Skating Supercut.